An Intimate Affair Shangri-La

Earlier this season I had the pleasure of attending “An Intimate Affair” hosted by the Shangria-La  hotel Vancouver.

The evening featured a luxurious table surrounded by crystals and gold adorned petals, not a detail was missed.

Guests feasted on an impeccable menu of delicacies and international flavours. The evening ended with a gorgeous sweet table, that was simply too good to eat!

The Shangri-La Vancouver offers unique event spaces, including the Conway room that features floor-to-ceiling windows and the Heated (covered) Terrace, perfect for an intimate ceremony or cocktail reception.

For more information on this venue give us a call, as we simply love it there!

Nargess

Fitness: The Bar Method

My fitness routine has included running and spin classes (3-4 times per week) for as long as I can remember. This of course changed when I had kids and started my own business, and while I’m not complaining, I haven’t kept up with my fitness. This is the main reason why one of my resolutions for 2015 included making time for exercise on a daily basis.

I’m sure you’ve heard the term Bar workout as there’s been so much buzz + praise about this new workout for the past few years. I have read numerous articles about the physical benefits of this new trend, but it wasn’t until I tried my first ever Bar class this past week that I began to fully understand what all the hype (and excitement) is really about! The best way I can describe the class, was the perfect combination of small movements with multiple repetition, ideal for building long lean muscles. Using a variety of equipment such as the ballet bar, weights, and straps I got the a great full body workout and loved every minute of it.

A few fun facts about The Bar Method:

The Bar Method originated in San Fransisco in 2000.

There are two studios located in Vancouver + West Vancouver.

Between the two studios they offer over a 100 classes per week and the childminding is offered at the West Vancouver location (for the busy mom).

One hour workouts burn about 350-400 calories on average!!

If you’re looking to try a new workout, I have teamed up with The Bar Method and will be giving away one 30 day pass, which includes access to unlimited classes for 30 days at either locations. Check out my Instagram account for more information (@fleurdelisevents).

 

Nargess

 

Caterer- Louis Gervais Fine Foods

Its goes without saying that great food is key to any successful event. This week we are featuring the delicious culinary expertise of one of our favourite local chefs, Louis Gervais, executive chef at Louis Gervais Fine Foods. From high tea sandwiches, chocolate mousse cups, to savoury appetizers, chef Louis is always up to the challenge in customizing the perfect menu to suite his client’s events. For more information on their fresh new summer menu and private event booking, be sure to visit their website or pop by the bistro.

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Pastry chef J.J. Hauser

Fantasizing about the perfect cake for your upcoming nuptials? We’ve got you covered! This past week I had the opportunity to meet the talented pastry chef J.J. Hauser at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and sample (quite) a few of his delicious cakes! Chef J.J. is now offering one of a kind custom-made ‘show cakes’ as well as plated cakes (pre-cut slices) for weddings and special events. Its the perfect way to have an exquisite cake while avoiding the additional cake-cutting or plating fee(s). For more information on weddings at the Fairmont Pacific Rim and chef J.J. Hauser contact wedding & proposal manager, Kate Allen.

And if you’re wondering which was my pick for the best flavour, that’s easy, the Passion Fruit Hazelnut was absolutely divine!

xo Nargess

 

Holiday Must-haves

After a quick trip to Indigo this past long weekend I had share these must-haves perfect for your holiday entertaining! Get ready for some sequins, a whole lot of gold, and cocktails!

From left to right: Food-for-Thought Platter- Julia Child, Expression Pillow ‘Joy’, SS Print Shop ‘Only Happy Thoughts’ print, Bubbly Gold Champagne Flute, Bubbly Gold Dessert Plate, Vintage Gold Coupe Glass, Expression Pillow ‘Paris’, Wildlife Lowball Glasses,  Art Deco Lowball Glasses.

Nargess

Blush Bridal Semi-Annual Sample Sale

Ladies mark your calendars. Blush Bridal’s Semi-Annual Sample Sale is coming up on Sunday September 29th, featuring designer gowns reduced upto 75%! Doors open at 10:30, and we suggest that you arrive early as entrance is on a first come first served basis! Consider bringing along your mom and/or girlfriend, as all sale are final!

For reservations contact monti@blushoccasions.com. Happy Shopping.

xo Nargess

 

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