Archive | June, 2015

Canada Day Sale!!

30 Jun

Happy (early) Canada Day!

We will be having a huge sale tomorrow and the next day… 30%-50% off all Blushing Designs clothing in store!! Here are some of our favourite styles:IMG_0060

One of our 4-ways, worn 3 different ways.

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Faux wraps you can throw on and be instantly fabulous!

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Our classic wraps, perfect for all year round.

See more on our website: blushingboutique.com

Vancouver’s Best Vintage Stores

29 Jun
  • F As In Frank

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Situated on Main street, this awesome store offers vintage clothing for men and women. They will take consignment, but only on vintage clothing. They also fund raise often for environmental charities and some times they give clothes to homeless people.

http://f-as-in-frank-vintage.myshopify.com/

  • Mintage

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Located in the eclectic Commercial Drive district, Mintage is home to over 3000 square feet of one-of-a-kind pieces. You can find clothing for women and men, and on some of the tags they include information about the year the item was made and its history.

http://www.mintagevintage.com/

  • USED – The House Of Vintage

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Used House of Vintage is a Vancouver based retailer with a passion for vintage clothing and accessories. They source vintage finds from all over the world, and supply all of their stores from their distribution center in East Vancouver.

http://www.usedhouseofvintage.com/

  • Value Village

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You can find many Value Village locations throughout the city, but the best one is the one on Victoria!  Value Village is a global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods.

http://www.valuevillage.com/shop?gclid=CjwKEAjw2cOsBRD3xNbRp5eQxzYSJADZGYbzE2_uHjPjPjL48i-Ywa0X3k1amSoZaFJ5wVbVE–ZMxoC82nw_wcB

Vancouver’s Trendiest Restaurants

26 Jun

The Flying Pig

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With an amazing ambiance and fantastic food the “Flying Pig represents our desire for you to see the impossible happen every time you visit us.”

Website: theflyingpigvan.com

Locations: 1168 Hamilton Street Yaletown, Vancouver BC

102 Water Street Gastown, Vancouver BC

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The Pourhouse Restaurant

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Famous for its amazing cocktails and great burgers,the Pourhouse has a great atmosphere perfect for date night.

“Yet another great find in Vancouver. Pourhouse has a killer vib for either chilling at the bar or having a full blown meal. This might be the least pretentious restaurant in Gastown. The food is great. Try the mussels and you won’t be disappointed.” – Yelp review

Website: pourhousevancouver.com

Location: 162 Water Street Gastown, Vancouver

Brix Restaurant

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This restaurant is many locals’ first choice for special occasion dinners and known for its stunning courtyard.

Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar, set in a 1912 Yaletown heritage building, is known for its modern Canadian cuisine that uses local ingredients in a comfortable, yet innovative way, a strong commitment to wine and an excellent wine by the glass selection offering over 60 wines by the glass. The room is warm, inviting & artistic; the unique glass covered courtyard patio is one of the jewels of the city, heated and open year round.

Website: brixvancouver.com

Location: 1138 Homer Street Yaletown, Vancouver

This Summer’s Hottest Colours to Wear

19 Jun

Mellow Yellow

Yellow is a great summer colour that makes you shine like the sun! Try it in our Isabella & Belinda dresses.

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Aquamarine

Light blues to bring out your summer glow.. Wear it in a dress or a skirt for a beautiful day look.

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Passionate Red

Reds grab attention and look fabulous on everyone, blondes, brunette, even redheads when you find the right shade. Try one of our little red dresses for a Saturday night such as a fab Faux Wrap or our Story of a Girl Gabriella dress.

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Glacier Grey

If you don’t want to be overly bold, try a subdued grey for a soft day look. These new Isla and Phillipa dresses also come in green.

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Glorious Greens

A unique choice to try is a great green! For a fresh summer day look, try our 4-Way Dresses or light Faux Wraps.

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The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Tomorrow!

17 Jun

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The Vancouver International Jazz Festival, featuring amazing acts from all over the world, is happening June 18-21 at Robson Square and Vancouver Art Gallery block and end in David Lam Park.

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is produced by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society. 1800 Musicians will perform in over 300 shows (150 are FREE to the public), in 35 Venues throughout Vancouver.

Festival goers will be able to enjoy two more days of music downtown with live music gracing the Robson Square and Vancouver Art Gallery block on Thursday and Friday, June 18-19 as well as Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21.The festival will once again close with a two-day weekend of outdoor jazz at David Lam Park.

Confirmed musical acts for the 2015 downtown jazz four-day weekend include vocal group Naturally 7, Portland-based lounge band Pink Martini, and New York City fusion band Snarky Puppy.

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For complete details regarding the 2015 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and related events, visit coastaljazz.ca.

Today’s Vancouver Events

13 Jun

GUILTY PLEASURES GOURMET TOUR 
VFTlogo“5 Courses, 12 Tastings, 8 Stories, 3 Hours of Pure Bliss

Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven” (FoodieTours)

Website: foodietours.ca

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Location: 1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver

 

SIDESADDLE BICYCLE BOUTIQUE OPEN HOUSE
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“Come celebrate the launch of Vancouver’s women-focused, everyone welcome bike shop! Nice people, beautiful bikes, live music.” (Vancity Buzz)
Website: facebook.com

Time: 3pm to 7pm

Location: 2496 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

 

 

 

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
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“The strawberry Festival is an all-ages event. There will be live music, raffles, vendors with unique wares, kid’s games, and strawberry shortcake.” (Vancity Buzz)
Website: West End Seniors’ Network

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Location: Barclay Heritage Square, 1447 Barclay Street, Vancouver

NEW! Isla Dress

9 Jun
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The Isla dress is great new summer dress from blushing boutique! Available in green and grey.

Here it is! The perfect dress for summer. The Isla dress is a halter neck dress with flattering rouching to flatter every body type. The slit in the bust creates a slimming effect similar to a V-neckline. The low back is a classic way to show skin respectably and show off your summer glow. The breathable cotton makes looking fabulous all summer a breeze. Like all of our dresses it is easy to wash and is wrinkle resistant. This dress would be perfect for all occasions from a casual lunch on the patio to attending a summer wedding. Check out our Pinterest board on how to accessorize the Isla Dress.

Available now

exclusively at Blushing Boutique

579 Richards St., Downtown Vancouver