Sunday, March 16, 2008

Living The Fabulous Life?

In case you haven't already heard, much to the dismay of those of us who were greatly anticipating it, The Fabulous Life ended up being a complete bust...unless you think waiting in line with 500+ people for the one girl at the door to check your id is fabulous, that is. It turned out that the so-called "red carpet" was more of a little, red area mat. The entire scene felt like a gong show. I even got elbowed in the head by some girl who was putting on a serious full court press in an attempt to get her hands on a cupcake. There's nothing fabulous about that. The fashion show itself was difficult to see, as they didn't have a raised catwalk, and the commentating was muddled and difficult to hear. I have attended many events of this nature over the years and this was by far the most poorly organized one I've ever been to. I was happy that I got a chance to chat with Keira and Rebecca-who are both just delightful. They, of course, shared my sentiments with regards to the mayhem that was The Fabulous Life. Keira was kind enough to offer some words of advice for the organizers in her entry How Not To Hold A Fashion Show.
With Vancouver Fashion Week coming up next month from April 17-20, I am looking forward to having the opportunity to attend some well put together fashion shows featuring some of Vancouver's hottest up and coming designers.

Last night was my beautiful friend Shawna's birthday party and another chance to get all dolled up. After a pre-get together at her apartment (including wine and pretty girls running around in their underpants, trying to decide on hot outfits), we gathered at the Salt Tasting Room in Gastown where we met up with forty of Shawna's closest friends. We noshed on yummy cheese, small-batch cured meats, and drank copious amounts of pinot noir. It was an utterly perfect evening at a sensationally cool eatery in a dark, cobblestone alley. If you haven't checked this place out, you ought to. Beautiful dinners of connection, of interaction... candles and bottles of wine. It just doesn't get much better than that. Today I would like to wish a very happy birthday to one of the coolest people I've ever met. Happy Birthday Shawna!


Anonymous said...

Bummer that it was a bust. Your life can't be all perfect shows and opportunities all the time!

- J @

Jennifer Stoddart said...

sad but true, J...sad but true.

Melissa and Chris said...

Sorry the Fabulous Life didn't work out! Thanks for the recommendation: Salt Tasting Room is now on my list!

Tashina said...

That sucks that it ended up being a bust. But, it's better to have went and found that out than to have not gone and spent the whole time thinking it would have been amazing to go.

By the way, if you ever want to get off Blogger, just let me know. ;)

Keira-Anne said...

A friend of mine and I used to visit Salt on a regular basis - great cuisine but too much can be...too much. Glad to have met you too, babe :)

Phaedra said...

I am so going to try the Salt Tasting Room...sounds yummy! And at least you know fashion week won't disappoint :)