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Charm Modern Thai Closes it’s Doors

15 Nov

One of my favorite places to get panang curry has closed! I didn’t even get to say goodbye! Owner Desmond Chen, announced today that Charm Modern Thai has been sold. The restaurant’s last day of service was Sunday November 13, 2011.  The new owners take over on November 16 and the room will reopen on a later date with a totally different concept.

“It’s hard to believe that it was only three years ago that I opened CHARM Modern Thai,” said Desmond Chen.  “Although located on a notoriously difficult stretch of Hamilton Street, we developed a loyal following. Although the restaurant was not on the market, the new owners recognized CHARM’s success as an asset and they presented an excellent offer and quick completion.”

Key staff and management from CHARM will find employment within the Thai House Restaurant Group. CHARM executive chef Samnan Kamonroek will make the move to Pink Elephant Thai joining chef Parichat Poomkajorn in turning out traditional Thai favorites and innovative Thai creations.

I will have to just stick to Pink Elephant Thai which is really delicious so I don’t mind!



28 Jun

I had the opportunity to head over to Kitsilano after a long day in the office to try out the new location of Bombay Brown Bar. I had been to their Yaletown location before and loved it, so I knew I was in for a treat! One of the BBB creators and owners, Ravy was on hand to tell us all about the store.

The store is gorgeous! Located at 2206 West 4th Ave it is close to everything. I brought my friend Laura along with me so I could see the whole process! At Bombay Brow Bar they use threading which is a process where they use thread to take away the unwanted hair. It’s less and less painful the more often you go. It almost feels like they are shaving your brows, but they always come out perfectly!

I also go my brows done of course and they are looking fabulous two weeks later! A few plucks of unwanted hair and I am doing great!

Learn more about Bombay Brow Bar and book your next appointment by visiting their site www.bombaybrowbar.com

*ALSO note that Bombay Brow Bar has graciously donated a $25 Gift Card to my July 6th Tweetup at Calabash Bistro!Just one of the many great prizes! I hope to see you there! RSVP

Yaletown Mother’s Day Week from May 2nd – 8th

27 Apr

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is running a week long event in honor of Mother’s Day. Yaletown Mother’s Day Week will be running from May 2nd – 8th and will feature a different Yaletown Groupon each day! This is the first Groupon week of its kind in Canada!

Starting on April 29th, the I ♥ Yaletown street teams will be roaming the area giving away freebies and specials every day until Monther’s day (MAY 8th! don’t forget!!). They will also help guide you towards the best gifts for Mom.

Each day a special Yaletown Groupon will be available. To see the daily Groupon deals check here: www.groupon.com/vancouver/

You can also win a $5,000 “Yaletown Experience Grand Prize Package” for your mom! The package includes; Yaletown MINI’s Mini Cooper for the weekend, a night at the Opus Hotel, an exclusive salon makeover, brunch and dinner at Yaletown’s top restaurants and a fashion shopping spree!

Also daily prizes through Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you are following!

Win dining experiences, health and beauty packages, fashion and gifts, as well as spa and relaxation items as part of the daily Yaletown Mother’s Day Social Media Contest! To enter to win daily prizes with the “Yaletown Mother’s Day Social Media Contest” check complete details at yaletowninfo.com/mothers-day-contest/

Enjoy all that Yaletown has to offer, for yourself or for your Mom! So make sure you are following the Yaletown Business Improvement Association on Twitter @iyaletown!

Movie in David Lam Park CANCELED

9 Aug

The free outdoor 80’s movie night that was scheduled for this evening in David Lamb Park in Yaletown has been canceled due to the weather and rescheduled for the 15th of August. Stay tuned to www.yaletowninfo.com for more info.


9 Jul

The moment summer comes along there are so many things to get excited for here in Vancouver.
The free outdoor movies is definitely one of those things.

The next one is taking place Wednesday July 14th around 9pm at Ceperley Fields in Stanley Park near second beach!
They are showing the AMAZING CLASSIC the Goonies!!!!

Remember to check out these dates as well:
July 22nd, 2010: Monsters vs Aliens
July 29th, 2010: The Karate Kid

Also, there will be another great 80’s classic coming to Yaletown on August 8th. Get all the info HERE

Visit www.freshaircinema.ca for more details!