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Oscar de la Renta Trunk Show



It's Trunk Show season, where designers' collection of new and exclusive dresses travel across the country to be featured locally.

This Saturday and Sunday only, Bisou Bridal will be hosting their annual Oscar de la Renta trunk show. You will have an opportunity to see what trends the fashion icon will be setting with his Spring 2012 Bridal Collection.


This trunk show is by appointment only so be sure contact Bisou Bridal at 604.696.0880 to reserve your spot.

Images provided by Bisou Bridal

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs 10th Anniversary Gala Sparkle- celebrating entrepreneurs who shine



Held at the beautiful Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver on February 20th 2012 this year’s FWE Gala will be attended with who’s who of Vancouver's business community, with special guest the Honourable Christy Clark – Premier of British Columbia.

As always the FWE Gala will feature a wonderful sparkling silent auction and a fabulous cocktail reception. The Sparkle gala will also be showcasing the work of Eira Thomos “Queen of Diamonds”.

Along with the silent auction there will be a live auction presenting the two grand prizes of an 8 person World Class Executive Wellness Retreat generously donated by Sparkling Hill Resort and Predator Ridge Golf Resort. You may purchase tickets to this magnificent event by registering on the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs website.


Photo courtesy of Catherine Barr

CountDown Events is proud to be a part of the FWE 10th Anniversary Gala. Be sure to follow us on news about the upcoming Gala on Twitter @CountDownEvents and the FWE @FWEBC

This Week's #FF Kathrine Horsman of Bullet With Butterfly Wings



Name: Kate Horsman
Occupation(s): I am a blogger, writer, stylist…put more simply a Jill of all trades
Who is your role model? I’m not certain that I have one. It’s an interesting question for me. Perhaps I can’t just identify one person who has all the qualities I strive to have.
What do you like most about your job? That its constantly evolving, I can go anywhere with it, and all my experiences broadens my world.
Daily ritual: Well there are a few, but they’d all be lost without my dog Sarge who is always at my toes wherever I am. So I would have to say our daily walks are most certainly my most important ritual.
The most rewarding part of my job is: Meeting people. I love human psychology and understanding peoples “stories”. Fortunate am I to hear them if they are shared.
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? In general I would say one of my biggest strengths that has helped me in all areas of my life would be my independence. I’ve always, for lack of a better term, “marched to my own drummer” and stayed true to who I am.


Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: If I were to choose one, it would be Jay-Z. I’ve never been so star struck. He has been a long time idol of mine for sure. I think I had adrenaline flowing for a solid week!
Favourite quote: ”the world breaks everyone, afterward some grow stronger at the broken parts” Ernest Hemingway
Describe your personal style: I tend to revolve around a few styles but they would all have the basis of a little Steven Tyler, a solid hit of Kate Moss, maybe a dash of Johnny Depp, but with a nod to the classics too.
Dream vacation spot? I would have to say Bali. But I am pretty content anywhere that is above 25 degrees and has a surf break.
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? I love taking pictures of people. I don’t do it as much I would like to. At times it feels a bit voyeuristic. But there are so many interesting faces and people that just seem to scream out to be photographed. But this part, is just a hobby.
What has been your favourite event to attend? That would have to be going to the Stella McCartney Fashion show at Paris Fashion Week this past fall. Completely surreal filled with so many memories. On a slightly different tone but equally fantastic was my best friends wedding.
Favourite Vancouver Restaurant: I would have to say L’abbatoir. I do feel like we are quite spoiled in Vancouver with some exceptional dining though.
What is your biggest indulgence? Hmmm it’s a toss. Fine linens or fine scotch ;)


If there was more time in the day you would: spend more time with my friends!
Favourite social network: twitter. Tweet tweet tweet.
Favourite Blog: I just spend hours on bloglovin and peruse blogs from everywhere!
Where do you go for good ideas? If I am lacking in inspiration I usually take to the archives….old magazines that I’ve collected or books. Revisit something that I previously though to be beautiful. And music…music is key in my world. Perfect segue….
Last song you downloaded: It’s an oldie, Rebel Rouser by Duanne Eddy
What is the most challenging thing you have ever done? I feel like I probably haven’t done it yet…but to date, I suppose it would be achieving the success and level I did as a ballet dancer formerly.
What are you obsessed with right now? Reading!!! I go through books like Johnny number 5 in short circuit.


We loved having the fabulous Kate Horsman as our #FF of the week, Thank you Kate. We’d also love to plug her beautiful blog Bullet With Butterfly Wings in, if you haven’t checked it out already be sure to do so. You can connect with her on Twitter @lilkatehorsman and us @CountDownEvents

Happy Chinese New Year!



On Monday January 23rd millions of people around the world celebrated the Lunar New Year of the Dragon. The city of Hong Kong celebrated the New Year with an amazing display of fireworks overlooking Victoria Harbour. Vancouver will be headlining the celebrations with the annual Chinese New Year Parade through the historic Chinatown and in honour of this New Year we’d like to share with you a stunning traditional Chinese Wedding produced by us CountDown Events.


Held at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, who will also be celebrating the New Year with a bang, by renovating their kitchen, they are now the only hotel in Vancouver that can cater to traditional Chinese banquet dinners and weddings. Already serving Vancouver with one of the only Kocher kitchens in the city, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in partnership with a High-End group of Chinese restaurants will operate a dedicated Chinese kitchen complete with traditional menus and meal preparations.
Leading the way is Four Seasons Hotel Catering Manager, Lisa Ng will be providing her expert services for high-end Chinese Weddings on catering, Chinese décor, and other traditional Chinese “cake cards” and wedding favours.


Decorated beautifully with the traditional Chinese colours of red & gold, and captured in time by Leanne Pedersen.


Connect with us on twitter @CountDownEvents and to learn more about the Chinese banquet options checkout @FSVancouver.

Classy Photos and Fun Times with Crème de la Crème and the Collective You



We at CountDown Events are always looking for vendors who surpass the norm with their talent, passion and drive. This last fall we had the pleasure of having The Collective You participate in the Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.


The Collective You has certainly found a way to put a twist on the photo-booth scene with a touch of class and elegance and has shown that beauty and fun times can go together.


Bringing you timeless sophistication of black & white portraiture and a new standard in event entertainment: Forecast Creative Group is proud to present The Collective You – a passion project, building galleries on-location one guest at a time.


CountDown Events had an amazing time with The Collective You at the 2011 Crème de la Crème Grand Wedding Showcase.
Be sure to follow them @CollectiveYou and @CountDownEvents on twitter to find new ideas for your next wedding/event.

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