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The 2011 Aritzia Warehouse Sale is coming September 1st

23 Aug

Aritzia is having their annual sale from September 1 to 5, 2011 at  142 Water Street in Gastown.


Thursday Sept 1st: 8am to 8pm
Friday Sept 2nd: 8am to 8pm
Saturday Sept 3rd: 9am to 6pm
Sunday Sept 4th: 10am to 6pm
Monday Sept 5th: 10am to 6pm

will you be there?!


Gastown Shopping Tours with Jessie Carlson Wardrobe

27 Jul

Let veteran stylists Jessie Carlson and Michelle Addison of Jessie Carlson Wardrobe take you on a three-day private shopping experience. Gain expert advice, solve your wardrobe dilemmas and learn expert style advice while rediscovering shopping in Gastown.

Dates: Sunday, July 24, Sunday August 7, and Sunday August 14
Boutiques: The Block, One of A Few, Obakki
Fee: $145 per person
Registrants must email jessie@jessiecarlson.com.

** The shops will have drinks and treats for guests.

About the Principals:

JESSIE CARLSON has dressed Vancouver’s most stylish women for the past 8
years. With experience as a buyer and retail stylist, she began the company as a
part-time business, which quickly grew into a full-time venture. She is obsessed
with Chloe and Mulberry bags, j brand jeans, and the perfect t-shirt.

As a teenager, MICHELLE ADDISON gave her mother styling tips and found her
passion after friends and family began asking her for fashion advice. Her career
blossomed when she worked as a stylist and accessories buyer for boutiques
including The Block and One of a Few. With over 10 years of experience that
includes film industry work, Addison has become one of the city’s top fashion
experts. Her favorite designers include Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, and
Marc Jacobs.

Post by Nomfundo Dlamini AKA @MizReAdY FOLLOW!

Delicious food, trendy atmosphere at Terracotta

14 Feb

Walking in to Terracotta Modern Chinese Restaurant in Gastown, I knew right away I was about to have a very trendy experience. Sometimes when places are too trendy the food tends to suffer, so I was a little nervous but excited for them to prove me wrong. It’s always a bit scary for me trying some place new. You never know what to order and if you will be utterly unimpressed or left dying for more. It’s one of the main reasons I have a terrible tendency to have the same dinner night after night (Sushi!). This was a pleasant surprise.

We sat down at a small table on the upper level of the restaurant, the hostess who brought us to our table was really sweet, our server was really sweet also but seemed like she may have been either a bit clueless about the menu or many she was really new? She was really sweet but wasn’t really able to lead us in the right direction with regards to the menu. Luckily we made our way through

My friend Laura started with an amazing drink called the Chun-Li (Blueberry Stoli, Hpnotiq, Blue Liquer with fresh Dragon Fruit $9.50) it looked amazing. It was a bit sweet for her taste but she wanted to try something new.

I just had a glass of shiraz which was really nice at $10.

I am vegetarian and so did not have the opportunity to try any of the seafood or meat items. Others ordered them at surrounding tables and they looked nice. My friend had the prawn rolls (Prawn stuffed Bean Curd Rolls (Made in house) $7.50-which as reported from her were very good), and the Siu Mai (House Made Pork, Prawn and Mushroom Dumplings $7.50- these she was not a huge fan of, she said they tasted like they weren’t fully cooked and also they came with fish roe on top which she was not a fan of so she could not finish them sadly). She was also Stuffed so that was also a factor. She suggested that it was just her personal taste buds and not the dish per say. She would have liked it to be a bit less “seafood tasting” and more of the cooked pork.

I had two veg dishes! They were both amazing and I ordered some rice on the side.
First up was the Szechuan Green Beans (Wok Tossed Green Beans, Mild Heat and Complex Flavour $9.00) They were SO GOOD! I loved these, I always go for the green beans when I have Chinese (well not that, that is all that often!) They were sweet, spicy and FULL of flavour. This I would recommend AND get again and again. If you are at a table with a few people you should definitely order more than one order as everyone will want some.

I also ordered the Red Chili Tofu (Egg Tofu served in Red Chili Sauce $8.00). This was also really great. The tofu was so soft, yet had a slight “crust” on the outside holding in all the juiciness from the chili sauce. The sauce was spicy and also had a nice saltiness to it. I was breaking up the pieces of tofu and eating them but that was becoming to time consuming, so I decided to just bite in to the pieces, and it actually made the taste EXPLODE in my mouth. I really enjoyed it and it even complimented the green beans really nice. I would have liked both of the dishes to be served with a spoon as it was a little difficult to get the sauce.

The amazing owner of Terracotta, Eric, was kind enough to bring us two Aloe Vodka shots. These were AMAZING we really loved them. I recommend having these both before AND after your dinner. They were sweet and the light taste of Aloe was just a perfect finish to the meal.

It was a great meal all and all! I am looking forward to returning and trying some other items and hopefully coming with a larger group so I can order even more and try other things. I really want to try their Chivas and Green Tea. I wasn’t sure if I would like it, so I didn’t go for it, but maybe next time I will be a bit more adventurous. It was a fairly relaxing environment, they have room for bigger groups and its an ideal place for a date. Super sexy atmosphere and the food isn’t too greasy so you don’t have to worry about being a bloatasaurus afterwards!

Terracotta Modern Chinese Restaurant
52 Alexander St.
Vancouver, BC
Terracotta is open Tuesday – Saturday, 5pm – Midnight

CAYA-Come As You Are Now Open at Davie & Howe

28 Oct

Last Friday was the grand opening of the brand new Telus flagship store called CAYA (Come As You Are), which caters to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, transgendered and queer community. Neatly hidden at the corner of Davie and Howe St. this store is the first of its kind, and a truly fresh and groundbreaking concept for the way we purchase our mobile phones and accessories.

Designed with elegance in mind, the store features 20 foot ceilings, designer EVERYTHING, amazing lighting, photos and more.

Another cool feature about the store is that it will also be used as a space for Community events! All the display cases for the phones are on rollers so they can easily be moved out of the way for fundraising events etc.

On top of all this, the store has a ‘Giving Wall.’ You can drop $2 into a slot and the money goes directly to a program called Out in Schools, which is a program to help make students safe from bullying and homophobia.

Giving Wall donors are recognized on video screens inside and outside Caya, and on their website, thisiscaya.ca

There is also another store under construction in Gastown that will open soon.

Stop by the store to support and give the the Giving Wall!