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CONTEST CLOSED Cocktail Art #Giveaway 2 tickets $150+

 

High-Concept Design Meets Haute Cuisine at Fourth Annual Dinner by Design – Cocktail Art #Giveaway

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The fourth annual Dinner by Design, presented by The Social ConciergeCosentino Group and new title sponsor Kabuni, in partnership with IDSwest, is where Vancouver’s twin passions for fine dining and even finer design come together. Two tasteful and tasty nights (September 15 and 16, 2016) will benefit Interior Design Program scholarships at the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver(VCAD).

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In keeping with the event’s mandate to foster the next generation of design stars, students of the benefiting VCAD Interior Design Program will be tasked with creating a bar and lounge under the mentorship of designers Jamie Banfield, Meaghan Jones of Sherwood Cabinetry and Monica Jeffers.

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The collection of tablescapes and room sets and the student-designed lounge will serve as the backdrop for Thursday, September 15th’s, Cocktail Art to showcase Vancouver’s world-renowned cocktail culture. An all-star bar team will concoct a series of signature cocktails, each one conceived to push the limits of mixology. Canapés will be provided by an enviable roster of some of the city’s top restaurants and caterers.

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Location: Harbour Events Centre (750 Pacific Blvd.)

For ticket and event information, please visit www.dinnerxdesign.com
Partial proceeds to benefit the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver.

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CONTEST CLOSED #Win 2 Tickets $130+ to Cocktail Art IDSwest

Vancouver’s largest and most luxurious cocktail party, Cocktail Art! is back for its third year on Sunday, Sept. 20!

The traditional start of Vancouver Design Week, Cocktail Art! brings together 14 of Vancouver’s — and Canada’s — most renowned interior designers and the an all-star bar crew to create fabulous cocktails in a breathtaking space.

We have a giveaway for our readers for 2 tickets to Cocktail Art! $130 value!

Congrats Jasmine!

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Winners will receive admission to the event and a drink ticket to get them started. Attire is cocktail chic.

Cocktail Art!, Vancouver’s largest and most stylish cocktail party for 750 guests (Sunday, Sept. 20)

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Cocktail Art! will bring together upwards of 750 guests for an extravagant showcase of Vancouver’s world-renowned cocktail culture. An all-star bar team, helmed by Absolut Brand Ambassador Jacob Sweetapple, will concoct a series of signature cocktails, each one conceived to push the limits of mixology.

Dinner by Design & Cocktail Art

On Sept 20 and 21 IDSwest and The Social Concierge present Dinner by Design & Cocktail Art

The third annual Monogram® Dinner by Design, presented by GE Monogram® and The Social Concierge, in partnership with IDSwest, is where Vancouver’s twin passions for fine design and fine dining come together on two tasteful and tasty nights (Sept. 20 and 21, 2015) to benefit CANFAR and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Monogram® Dinner by Design will offer 15 top-tier, West Coast-based interior designers free rein to create extraordinary tablescapes within a 12×12-foot footprint — the only limit is their imagination. The tablescapes, as well as six high-style bars, will serve as the backdrop for two magical, back-to-back evenings:

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  • Cocktail Art!, Vancouver’s largest and most stylish cocktail party for 750 guests (Sunday, Sept. 20)
  • Dinner by Design, a multi-course dining experience for 150 guests served inside the Dinner by Design tablescapes (Monday, Sept. 21)

Participating tablescape designers include contemporary traditionalist Karla Amadatsu, “Golden Girl” Stephanie Brown and award-winning architect and designer Sean Pearson of RUFproject. Internationally renowned, award-winning firm II by IV Design will install the central sponsor tablescape, which incorporates premium-grade appliances from the GE Monogram line into the design.

In addition, former Whitecaps Captain and Portmanteau Stereo Company founder Jay Demerit and Calgary design rockstar Amanda Hamilton will head a roster of celebrity and VIPs in creating killer cocktail bars.

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On Sunday, Sept. 20, Cocktail Art! will bring together upwards of 750 guests for an extravagant showcase of Vancouver’s world-renowned cocktail culture. An all-star bar team, helmed by Absolut Brand Ambassador Jacob Sweetapple, will concoct a series of signature cocktails, each one conceived to push the limits of mixology.

Monogram® Dinner by Design takes place the following night, Monday, Sept. 21, and will see 150 guests take their assigned seats at one of the designer tablescapes for a sumptuous, multi-course feast — prepared by Chef Taryn Wa of Savoury Chef Foods — complete with wine and bubble pairings.

Those wishing to view the remarkable and unfettered creations of some of Canada’s top designers may also take part in the student-friendly public viewing on the afternoon of Monday, September 22 from noon to 5 pm. Suggested donation is $20 with 100% of admission benefiting CANFAR and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

IN BRIEF
Monogram® Dinner by Design

  • Cocktail Art! – Sunday, Sept. 20, 8 pm to 1 am, tickets $50
  • Public Viewing – Monday, September 21, 11 am to 3 pm, suggested donation $20
  • Monogram Dinner by Design – Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30 pm to 1 am, tickets $300

Location: Studio 40, 700 Hamilton Street.

For ticket and event information, please visit www.dinnerxdesign.com
Partial proceeds to benefit the CANFAR and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

CONTEST CLOSED #GIVEAWAY 2 Tickets to The Deighton Cup

The Deighton Cup, is running Lucky Number Seven on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Hastings Racecourse (188 N. Renfrew St.), from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Named after legendary Vancouver saloon owner John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, The Deighton Cup is warming up for its seventh anniversary of heart-stopping horse racing, fearless fashion and masterful mixology, co-produced by Droski/Turner and The Social Concierge.

You’ll win 2 tickets to  Concourse G.A. ticket

  • complimentary welcome cocktail
  • eight thrilling horse races with trackside electronic betting
  • access to the new carnival-themed midway with live band and DJ
  • access to the trackside Stella Artois Beer Garden
  • access to grandstand viewing boxes
  • entry into the Style Stakes competition for the Best Dressed woman and man of The Deighton Cup — Lucky Number Seven.

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Known as “the most fashionable event of the summer,” a Derby dress code is highly encouraged: fancy hats and dresses for women, and seersucker suits and fedoras for guys. The best dressed woman (Belle Du Jour) and man (Gallant Sartorialist) in the Style Stakes will be chosen by a panel of fashion industry professionals and each win $500.

The Deighton Cup has six ticket levels to take you off to the races in style! All tickets and packages are available online at www.deightoncup.com.

Concourse & Grandstand Area ($35 – New this year!) ticket holders will enjoy access to the inaugural Concourse & Grandstand Area, eight adrenaline-pumping horse races and a complimentary welcome craft cocktail.

IN BRIEF
The Deighton Cup – Lucky Number Seven
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2014
Time: 12pm to 6 pm. Post Time (first race), 1:45 pm
Location: Hastings Racetrack (188 N. Renfrew St.)
Tickets: $35 GA Concourse ($47 with lunch addition), $75 VIP and $150 Cocktail Jockey from www.deightoncup.com
$5 from the sale of every ticket benefits Variety – The Children’s Charity

The Deighton Cup

The event that changed the way Vancouver plays, The Deighton Cup, is running Lucky Number Seven on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Hastings Racecourse (188 N. Renfrew St.), from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Named after legendary Vancouver saloon owner John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, The Deighton Cup is warming up for its seventh anniversary of heart-stopping horse racing, fearless fashion and masterful mixology, co-produced by Droski/Turner and The Social Concierge.

In honour of Lucky Number Seven, The Deighton Cup will double in size. A specially constructed viewing platform and reserved grandstand seating will accommodate an additional 1,500 Concourse-level guests trackside. Meanwhile, $5 from every ticket as well as the proceeds of charity blackjack and roulette on the casino-themed midway will go to benefiting partner Variety – The Children’s Charity.

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Known as “the most fashionable event of the summer,” a Derby dress code is highly encouraged: fancy hats and dresses for women, and seersucker suits and fedoras for guys. The best dressed woman (Belle Du Jour) and man (Gallant Sartorialist) in the Style Stakes will be chosen by a panel of fashion industry professionals and each win $500.

The Deighton Cup has six ticket levels to take you off to the races in style! All tickets and packages are available online at www.deightoncup.com.

  1. Concourse & Grandstand Area ($35 – New this year!) ticket holders will enjoy access to the inaugural Concourse & Grandstand Area, eight adrenaline-pumping horse races and a complimentary welcome craft cocktail.
  2. Concourse & Grandstand Area with Upgraded Lunch ($47 – New this year!) Add a freshly prepared, Southern-style sandwich-and-salad lunch by Cocktails and Canapés Catering to a Concourse and Grandstand Area ticket for an additional $12.
  3. Marquee VIP ($75) ticket includes full access to the Concourse level, welcome craft cocktail and picnic lunch, as well as elevated access to The Deighton Cup’s traditional VIP Areas: the Lounge of Leisure, Field of Dreams, Cigar Lounge and Champagne Stage. Marquee VIP guest are also eligible for The Style Stakes and Gallant Sartorial awards. Winners will have their names engraved on The Deighton Cup for posterity and win a weekend getaway, courtesy of our partners.
  4. The Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition ($150) limited to 50 tickets, this includes full access to the Marquee VIP Area as well as admission to the Hastings Grandstand Skybox Patio for the 3rd Annual Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, presented by Bulleit Frontier Bourbon. Get shaken and stirred as the city’s top bartenders compete before an all-star judging panel to win bragging rights and $1,000 cash!
  5. Marquee Experience VIP Package ($2,500 for 8 guests) is the ultimate in race-day revelry. Receive full Marquee VIP access for your party as well as private seating on the trackside Champagne Stage, three bottles of premium Champagne and tableside lunch service.
  6. Grandstand Private Suite ($2,950 for up to 30 guests – New this year!) A branded, reserved trackside suite for up to 30 guests, private bar with dedicated server and 30 drink tickets, Southern-style sandwich-and-salad lunch and charcuterie and cheese spread refreshed throughout the afternoon.

IN BRIEF
The Deighton Cup – Lucky Number Seven
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2014
Time: 12pm to 6 pm. Post Time (first race), 1:45 pm
Location: Hastings Racetrack (188 N. Renfrew St.)
Tickets: $35 GA Concourse ($47 with lunch addition), $75 VIP and $150 Cocktail Jockey from www.deightoncup.com
$5 from the sale of every ticket benefits Variety – The Children’s Charity

High-Concept Design Meets Haute Cuisine at Monogram® Dinner by Design

DxD_Kelly DeckPresented by GE Monogram® and The Social Concierge, in partnership with IDSwest, Monogram® Dinner by Design is where Vancouver’s twin touchstones of culinary and design culture converge for two tasty and tasteful nights on September 21 – 22, 2014, to benefit the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, Monogram® Dinner by Design will give 20 nationally and internationally acclaimed interior designers a 12×12 foot space and free rein to create imaginative and extraordinary tablescapes, each telling a personal design story that will serve as the backdrop for these two magical events.

Some of this year’s participating designers include Western Living Magazine’s Robert Ledingham Memorial Award-winner Sophie Burke, Robert Quinnell and David Keeler, owners of iconic Vancouver housewares store Provide, and BYU’s award-winning designer Nicole Gomes.

“In one year, Monogram Dinner by Design has doubled in size and I’m thrilled to see Vancouver’s top design talent come together to showcase their unique designs while supporting the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation,” said Philippe Meyersohn, GM Marketing for GE Monogram.

On Sunday, September 21, upwards of 400 people will gather at Cocktail Art!, a party to enjoy hors d’oeuvre from Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events and designer molecular mixology concocted by Absolut Brand Ambassador Jacob Sweetapple, served from behind two spectacular designer bars.

Monogram® Dinner by Design takes place the following night, Monday, September 22, and will see 150 guests take their assigned seats at one of the event’s 20 designer tablescapes for a sumptuous multi-course Culinary Capers feast complete with wine and bubble pairings.

Those wishing to view the remarkable and unfettered creations of some of Canada’s top designers may also take part in the public viewing on the afternoon of Monday, September 22 from noon to 5 p.m. or wait until all 20 tablescapes take pride of place at IDSwest from Thursday Sept. 25 through Sunday Sept. 28 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. 

IN BRIEF
Monogram® Dinner by Design

  • Cocktail Art! Party – Sunday, September 21, 7 pm to midnight, tickets $50
  • Public Viewing – Monday, September 22, 12 p.m. to 5 pm, suggested donation $20
  • Monogram Dinner by Design – Monday, September 22, 6 pm to midnight, tickets $300

Location: Studio 40, 700 Hamilton Street.

For ticket and event information, please visit www.dinnerxdesign.com

Partial proceeds to benefit the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.

Willkommen! to Harvest Haus

HH edits-4New autumn festival brings a taste of Northern Europe to Vancouver

With their continuing passion for bringing accessible, premium cultural experiences to Vancouver, The Social Concierge has partnered with Wet Ape Productions to present the inaugural Harvest Haus from October 2 – 5, 2014.

For four days, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza will be transformed into a multi-media mini Münich, encompassing everything from medieval minstrelsy to Bavarian brass oompah bands to live DJs. Harvest Haus is a celebration of German-European culture and West Coast bounty, presented in an immersive Oktoberfest-themed setting.

Beginning with a theatrical keg tapping by the Harvest Haus Burgomeister, each four-hour seating at the long tables under the canopy of the great Halle marquee will highlight the evolution of Northern Europe’s harvest festivals from medieval times to the present and feature interactive theatrical and live musical performances.

Guests will be able to tuck into authentic German delicacies like Spätzle, Brezen, Bratwürst, Schnitzel and Sauerkraut prepared with locally harvested ingredients. There will also be a traditional Swiss-style chocolatier tempting the crowds with his delights.

As befitting such a fest, European bier will be front and centre — served exclusively in the 500ml Harvest Haus Bierkrug (ceramic stein) that can be rented for $1 or purchased for $8 (yours to keep). Or, guests can bring their own 500ml ceramic stein.

Harvest Burgomeister VIP tickets take you right to the head table with reserved seating, access to expanded culinary offerings from Cocktails & Canapes in conjunction with Sole Foods, a complementary Harvest Haus stein, and access to a VIP bar, table service and more.

Tickets range from $25 to $50 and will be available to the public on Friday, September 5 at 10 am on the website: www.harvest-haus.com. Pre-registration for tickets is now available online.

IN BRIEF

Harvest Haus
Date
: Thursday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 5
Thursday: Evening seating, 6 pm to 10 pm.
Friday and Saturday: Afternoon seating, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and Evening seating, 6 pm to 10 pm.
Sunday: Brunch seating: 11 am to 6 pm.
Location: In the Halle at Queen Elizabeth Plaza (Georgia St. at Hamilton St.)

Tickets available at www.harvest-haus.com starting September 5th at 10am.

  • General Admission Afternoon Seating and Sunday Brunch: $25
  • Harvest Burgomeister VIP Afternoon Seating and Sunday Brunch: $40
  • General Admission Evening Seating: $35
  • Harvest Burgomeister VIP Evening Seating: $50

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The Deighton Cup — A Day at the Races

IMG_7543Get the inside track on the most anticipated event of the summer

The event that changed the way Vancouver plays, The Deighton Cup, runs for its sixth summer on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the storied Hastings Racecourse (188 N. Renfrew St.), from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Named after legendary Vancouver saloon owner John “Gassy Jack” Deighton, The Deighton Cup is a full afternoon of heart-stopping horse racing, fearless fashion and masterful mixology, co-produced by Cocktails & Canapes and The Social Concierge.

This year, the Deighton Cup offers three ways to go off to the races:

  1. Thoroughbred Marquee Experience ticket holders ($75) can look forward to eight adrenaline-pumping horse races, a complimentary welcome craft cocktail, a picnic-style lunch created by Cocktails & Canapes, an exhibition of exotic supercars and performance vehicles in the Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, live entertainment by 10-piece afro-funk band Miami Vice, and a pétanque tourney (French bocci ball)
  2. The Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition ticket holders ($150) will access the full Thouroughbred Marquee Experience as well as admission to the 2nd Annual Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, presented by Bulleit Bourbon. Get shaken and stirred as the city’s top bartenders compete before an all-star bar panel to win bragging rights and $1,000 cash. The competition to create the ultimate Old Fashioned will take place in the custom-constructed Jockey Lounge on the roof of the Hastings Racetrack and the winning recipe will be featured on bottleneck tags of Bulleit Bourbon in all BC liquor stores.
  3. V.I.P. Experience Corporate Hosting ticket holders ($2,500 for 8 guests) for this ultimate indulgence will enjoy the full Thouroughbred Marquee Experience. In addition, they will receive reserved seating on the Champagne Trackside Stage, a branded company placard, three bottles of premium Champagne and tableside lunch service.

The Deighton Cup encourages its guests to sport their best racing attire; every ticket holder will be automatically entered into The Style Stakes and Gallant Sartorial Awards, presented by Market One Media Group. A panel of judges including renowned local designer Jason Matlo and Deighton Cup Style Director Crystal Carson, will choose the 10 best-dressed attendees who will then flaunt their looks before a celebrity fashion panel. The most stylish lady and daringly dapper gentleman will be awarded the coveted Style Stakes and Gallant Sartorial Awards, respectively, along with a generous cash prize from Market One Media Group and their name engraved on the Deighton Cup for posterity.

IN BRIEF
The Deighton Cup – A Day at the Races
Date
: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 12pm to 6 pm. Post Time (first race), 1:45 pm.
Location: Hastings Racetrack (188 N. Renfrew St.)

Tickets available at www.deightoncup.com
•Thoroughbred Marquee Experience, $75
•The Cocktail Jockey Mixology Competition, $150 (includes full Thoroughbred access)
•The V.I.P. Experience Corporate Hosting, $2,500 for 8 guests (includes full Thoroughbred access and Julep Mixology Competition privileges)

 

Sidecar Trolley Tour

sidecarThe Sidecar Trolley Tour Craft Brewed Edition, presented by Pilsner Urquell, returns July 10th, featuring four new venues and, of course, amazing craft beer! Starts at GoodWolfe Kitchen and Bar, where you’ll be enjoying the good vibes and cuisine before departing on the tour.

Date: Thursday, July 10

Starting Location: Goodwolfe Kitchen & Bar

Tickets include a complimentary drink at each stop and transportation from bar to bar on one of the famous Vancouver Trolleys! Come early to enjoy the libations and cuisine at Goodwolfe – accepting riders from 6:30PM. Trolleys roll at 8:00PM sharp!

Get your tickets here: http://goo.gl/WtIvCn

Food For Thought Gala Support The Backpack Buddies Program

food for thoughtOn Friday May 23, 2014, ‘Food For Thought’ will take place at Science World in support of Vancouver’s much-loved Backpack Buddies Program. The interactive and fun-filled evening will raise funds for this charity that provides students in Vancouver’s inner city schools with backpacks filled with nutritious food to help sustain them through the weekend.

Supported by children for children, Backpack Buddies currently works with partner schools Collingwood, West Bay Elementary, Brockton and Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School to fundraise and prepare backpacks for Queen Alexandra and Grandview Elementary School in the Downtown Eastside. In operation since 2012, the program currently provides over 300 children on a bi-weekly basis with breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus snacks, yogurt, cheese, and fresh fruit.

Run by the mother/daughter team Joanne and Emily-anne Griffiths, the Backpack Buddies run by the Community First Foundation is a labour of love. Long time philanthropist and founding member of Canuck Place, Joanne Griffiths has for many years held a special place in her heart for children in need. The Backpack Buddies came to be after Griffiths heard repeatedly from educators and teachers about the void in the system for a program that provides children with adequate food over the weekend.

‘Food For Thought,’ produced by The Social Concierge, will begin at 6:30 pm with an exclusive 80-seat, creative, multi-course culinary journey featuring inspired dishes and drink pairings prepared by Cocktails & Canapés. Following that, the doors will open at 9:00 pm for a Cocktail Party, a playful mingler for 250 guests with canapés and cocktails as well as live entertainment.

Tickets are $250.00 for The Dinner Experience, which includes the Cocktail Party admission. The Cocktail Party tickets alone are $75.00. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.communityfirstfoundation.ca/foodforthought. All proceeds from the event will go back to supporting the Backpack Buddies program.

About Backpack Buddies:Backpack Buddies delivers backpacks of food to the most vulnerable children of our inner city schools. Backpack Buddies focuses on kids helping kids, engaging youth in community and creating an avenue for children of all backgrounds to come together. For more information, visit www. www.communityfirstfoundation.ca/initiatives/backpackbuddies.

About Community First Foundation: 
Community First Foundation is dedicated to providing food to children in need and in engaging community involvement in food security issues. The mandate of the foundation is to help ensure food security for children in our own community. Community First Foundation was founded by mother daughter duo Joanne and Emily-Anne Griffiths and grew organically out of the Backpack Buddies Program, the foundation’s first initiative.  
For more information, visit www.communityfirstfoundation.ca