Vancouver Home + Design Show Oct 11-14
Top Canadian brands and talent will unite at the Vancouver Home + Design Show from Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, 2012, offering visitors expert insight, innovation and inspiration to style, design, renovate and savour their lives. Topping the line-up are well-known personalities Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV’s Leave It to Bryan, and Jillian Harris, design host of W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, the west-coast spin-off of W’s hit series, plus celebrity stylist Janette Ewen, designer Alykhan Velji and colour expert Maria Killam, all of whom will appear on the HGTV Main Stage. For more information, visit vancouverhomeshows.com.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 2012 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
BC Place Stadium, 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
Seniors (60+) $12 or $5 Friday before 5 p.m.
Children (12 and under) FREE
Buy tickets online and save $3 courtesy of Homestars at www.vancouverhomeshows.com
HGTV Main Stage
Canada’s top design and style experts will take the HGTV Main Stage by storm, sharing ideas from past projects and fall trend forecasts for the home and wardrobe. Live presenters include HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler, W Network’s Jillian Harris, stylist Janette Ewen, interior designer Alykhan Velji and colour expert Maria Killam – plus insiders from the Vancouver Preparedness Show and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. Seeking professional help has never been so tempting!
Savour Your Life Cooking Stage
Home cooking is going decidedly up-market on the Savour Your Life Cooking Stage, as noted chefs Rob Feenie from Cactus Club Café, Ned Bell from YEW Restaurant & Bar, Quang Dang from West Restaurant + Bar, and Top Chef Canada finalists Trevor Bird & Curtis Luk from Fable share their personal recipe collections. Nose-to-tail techniques, local produce and fall flavours top the menu, along with clever pairing suggestions for every meal. Too many cooks in the kitchen? We think not.
Savour Thursday Dessert Duel
Executive pastry chef Bruno Feldeisen from YEW Restaurant & Bar, pastry chef and chocolatier Thomas Haas of Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates & Patisserie, and Top Chef Canada competitor Curtis Luk from Fable will put their collective fingers into the pie on Thursday, October 11, when sugar-coated confections will compete in a high-stakes battle of the sweet treats hosted by Chef Rob Feenie and Caren McSherry. A noteworthy panel of judges will put their taste buds to task in determining the winner, with ample tasters for all. Plus, Rob Feenie will sign copies of his new cookbook, Casual Classics: Everyday Recipes for Family & Friends, directly following the competition.
Style Friday Fashion Show
Fashionistas, take note! The city’s best-known bloggers-turned-models will cut a fine figure on Friday, October 12 as Park Royal presents the season’s sartorial must-haves, complete with coveted gift bags and a $2,500 shopping spree giveaway. Best clear those closets sooner than later.
Design Saturday Meet & Greets
Maria Killam and Janette Ewen will conduct complimentary consultations at Ask a Decorator throughout the day on Saturday, October 13, while Jillian Harris will meet and greet fans following her appearances on the HGTV Main Stage. Expert help is on the way!
Renovate Sunday Ultimate Upcycle Challenge Finale
Vancouver’s best-known design bloggers will go head to head by repurposing (or upcycling) an item selected from Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver’s ReStore. From bookshelves and doors to tables and chairs, household classics will get turned on their collective heads in this no-holds-barred challenge for the city’s creative minds. Votes will be accepted all show long, with the winner announced live from the HGTV Main Stage on Sunday, October 14.
Samsung Passion for Fresh Cooking Challenge
Three local amateur cooking enthusiasts will face off against each other in a battle for culinary supremacy on Saturday, October 13. Armed with a well-known local chef to mentor and assist, professional equipment, fresh ingredients and a secret recipe revealed by Samsung’s top-of-the-line wifi-enabled fridge, each competitor will have one hour to create the perfect dish. Chef Jason Parsons of Peller Estates Winery Restaurant will host and judge each of the dishes, with the winner receiving $7,500 worth of Samsung Home Appliances for their own kitchens. Ready, set, cook!
Vancouver Preparedness Show
Homeowners will learn the fundamentals of handling unexpected emergencies thanks to a wealth of exhibitors and a number of prudent presentations on the HGTV Main Stage. Making its Canadian debut this fall, this unique show-within-a-show will offer advice for coping with earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, severe storms and hazardous material spills for everyone who’s ever wondered, ‘what if?
Design Through the Decades
Nostalgia goes ultra-chic with this collection of vignettes commemorating a century of style as imagined by Janette Ewen. From the Roaring Twenties to the rebellious Gen X age, each distinctive scene will interpret a significant era of fashion and design with modern elements provided by retailers from Park Royal. It’s old meets new – with decidedly favourable results.
Inspired by London’s world-famous street market, Portobello West is Vancouver’s best-known fashion and art market. A selection of top emerging talent will showcase their wares in a special pop-up edition, with enticing opportunities to increase the inventory of any closet, jewellery box or art collection. Shopping local has never looked so good.
Bare walls will meet their match at this curated exhibit of affordable artwork from Vancouver’s most talented up-and-coming artists. With everything from post-modern prints to cubist canvases, there’s a style and size to suit everyone’s fancy and budget. Works of art, indeed.
Extreme minimalism steps into the 21st century at this swish 300-square-foot condo, created for living the good life with less. Designed by Alykhan Velji in tandem with Dado Designs and Resource Furniture, this radical take on urban living will capture the emerging micro-condo trend and the best of space-saving technology in one fell swoop. In this case, size matters.
BC Power Smart Home
Sustainability gets suddently stylish, thanks to four modern settings created by interior designer Jillian Harris. Featuring Samsung Energy Star appliances, efficient lighting options and a touch of whimsy, low energy consumption will get the high-style treatment at every turn, in every room. It’s easy being green – especially with simple take-home tips and expert advice for all.
Ask A Decorator
Decorating questions asked, decorating questions answered! Interior designer Christine Friend from Friendly Decorator will share her expertise with free, 10-minute consultations for renegade renters and hassled homeowners alike, paint chips and photographs in hand. No question too tough, no design topic taboo.
something Borrowed, Something Bloomed
Domestic bliss gets the floral treatment at the hands of the Canadian Professional Floral Design Association, by way of arrangements repurposing regular household items in a decidedly unique fashion. And, inspiration will turn to temptation at the featured fresh-cut flower stand, which invites even ingénues to recreate demonstrated design techniques at home. Everything will be coming up roses (or posies, or orchids, oh my).
Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Renovation Zone
Bad contractors give renovations a bad name. Stop the insanity with an abundance of trustworthy home improvement-related information from accredited members of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. Think more than 1,000 square feet of before-and-after photos and reliable referrals, plus complimentary consultations with well-respected trade members. Consider crisis averted!
Western Living Lounge
Sip and flip through the latest editions of Western Living and Condo Living magazines, all in the lap of luxury. Conveniently located adjacent to the HGTV Main Stage, this is one space that will beg for a break – and a lengthy one at that, thanks to a wide variety of wines and beers suited for every palette.
About the Vancouver Home + Design Show
The Vancouver Home + Design Show (vancouverhomeshow.com) has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1983, attracting more than 40,000 qualified visitors every fall. Produced by Marketplace Events (marketplaceevents.com), the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 33 home shows in 21 markets that collectively attract 1.1 million attendees and another 1.3 million unique web visitors annually.