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The Evolution of Blushing Designs

14 Jul

Designer Shelley Klassen has built her career by creating an irresistible feminine style of chic women’s clothing. Launching her first label in 1999, Klassen is a graduate of Richard Robinson Academy of Design in Ottawa, a school which taught Klassen the elegance of haute couture and the intricacies of pattern making.

Then came Blushing Boutique. The store opened in 2007 in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The store has been known for its amazing customer service and personal alteration on site.

See how her style has evolved throughout the years..

2008

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2009

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Shelley’s style has always had a feminine-retro feel.

2010

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2011

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2012

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Story of a Girl

– a line developed for the younger end of her market in their 20’s

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2013

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See what we have today at blushingboutique.com

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Vancouver’s Best Inexpensive Dates

3 Jul

Summer is the perfect time for cheap dates because all the great outdoor activities in Vancouver. From exploring the wilderness to basking in the sun, Vancouver has many fun date activities There are also many free events over the summer to enjoy, why pay for a date ever again?

Go for picnic in Stanley Park

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Make some class PB&Js and head out for a lovely picnic. Beat the heat by finding a shady spot to set up ,or get a nice summer glow eating in the sun. After your meal you can bike around the seawall, or enjoy a nice walk. A picnic date is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner because you can enjoy the warm summer day, or watch a lovely summer sunset.

Go on a Gelato tasting tour of the city

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Gelato is perfect for a hot summer day and with so many gelato shops throughout the downtown, you can try every flavour and run off before you annoy the employees. Great for silly or indecisive couples who have to try every flavour before deciding on one.

Maps: gelato+vancouver

Check out some free Festivals and Events 

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From music to cultural events, Vancouver has many different festivals to attend this summer at no cost. Plan a late night date in late July to watch the Celebration of Lights amazing fireworks display. Or enjoy a daytime date and attend one of the many music festivals such as the Folk Fest.

Check out all the events at tourismvancouver.com

Spend a day of one of Vancouver’s beautiful beaches

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Have a picnic, swim, make sand castles, do whatever your heart desires! The beach is a great place to relax with your sweetie all summer long. From day to night, the beach is a great place for dates.

Check our favourites beaches to plan your beach date now. vancouvers-5-best-beaches

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