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The Best of August Events

7 Aug

Free Movies in Stanley Park


One of the most popular summertime events in Vancouver returns! The Evo Summer Cinema Series at Stanley Park – “in the park after dark” free outdoor movies – returns every Tuesday from July 7 to August 25.


August 11 – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
August 18 – Jurassic Park
August 25 – Tomorrowland

Every Tuesday @ Dusk…Check sunset times here


Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach) – Stanley Park

International Summer Night Market


The International Summer Night Market at Vulcan Way in Richmond runs every Friday to Sunday from May 8 to September 27. Learn more here


Fridays and Saturdays at 6 to 11 p.m.
Sundays at 6 to 10 p.m.


12631 Vulcan Way – Richmond

Salsa Dancing at Robson Square


Robson Square will be kicking off free annual salsa events will be back starting July 5, every Sunday afternoon from 3:30 to 7 p.m. for a total of nine Sundays.

Free lessons begin earlier on in the day taught by professional salsa dancers, which are followed by a dance show at 5 p.m. filled with some of Vancouver’s best performers.


Every Sunday @ 3:30 PM


Robson Square – 800 Robson Street

Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival


On August 15, the zaniest event of the year is back in Whistler, BC: the famous Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival! Participants from across the globe will dash after an 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese as it rolls down Blackcomb Mountain. This festival in the Upper Village of Blackcomb is fun for the whole family and includes cheese seminars, a Canadian cheese market, recipe demos, and activities for children. This is a FREE event! Learn more here.


August 15 @ 12-4 PM (Cheese races)


4545 Blackcomb Way – Whistler


Blushing Boutique at The Deighton Cup

28 Jul

The Deighton Cup is not just about horse racing… but about crowning a king and queen of style. This event has the ultimate showcase of every kind of hat from big and floppy to small and feathered, finished off with some of the most beautifully designed dresses.

Three beautiful women Coreena Robertson, Karen Holness, and Sharon Taylor in Blushing Designs!


We love these gorgeous summer outfits, all matched perfecting with the correct headwear. Each lovely lady has her own individual sense of style, yet they go so well together in the photo.


Jacqueline Ryan looking effortlessly chic wearing our very own assistant designer Tassie Vicais’ label Addmint Designs.


Here we see coordination at its finest, by matching the Dress, Shoes and Hat to the T.


Sharon Taylor looking absolutely divine!


Wow! Stunning. Coreena Robertson and Sharon Taylor being interviewed by the beautiful Fiona Forbes. 


We love accessories, especially in the form of stunningly colourful hats!

Best Hairstyles of Summer 2015

24 Jul

Summer time is a great time to show of your luscious locks without the restrictions of a wooly toque. Here are our favourite hair styles for summer!

Accessorized Do’s

Adding a flower to your hair creates the instant feel of summer. Try a romantic rose, like the picture, or even a flower crown. Accessories are great for up and down do’s, straight, curly, and wavy alike. Dress it up with a sparkly hair barrette for dinner or a party.

Contemporary Crimps

Try a retro look with a new twist by only crimping small sections of the hair. Again, this looks great with any length, but best with straightened hair. This would be great for going out because it doesn’t require much effort but certainly looks like it!

Braiding Details



Try adding a few braids into your do! Spice up any look with some small to medium sized braids. You can do this with a large braid like the picture, in an up-do, or simply with your natural hair down. This looks especially beachy with wavy hair.

Half up-do



Simple, classic, beautiful. The half up look is great with all hair textures and on medium to long hair. Leave you bangs down or try a middle part like the photo to bring out your smile. This is an easy way to walk out the door looking fabulous without adding even 5 minutes to your morning routine.

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


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 


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


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


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

127 2nd Avenue West, Vancouver, BC

The Pourhouse Restaurant


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


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.



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


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


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.


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