After a lifetime of friendship, years of dreaming, and countless hours of creating, on Monday, January 9, 2017 we launched our very first issue of I Like Her Style Vancouver Magazine, and followed that up the very next evening with a proper launch celebration! This ‘Influencer Media Launch’ was the first of a series of launch celebrations for the new magazine. Tuesday, January 10th from 7-9pm, along with our Venue Sponsor: The Glowbal Restaurant Group, we welcomed bloggers, contributors and social media influencers for this exclusive, limited event hosted at Coast by Glowbal.
This event aimed to create a ‘Cover Model’ experience for each and every guest who were treated to an evening full of surprises under the flash bulbs. It was a champagne-popping, stiletto-wearing, good time… and we could not have possibly pulled it together without the generous sponsorship, creativity and contributions of a core group of fabulous partners.
So without further adieu… won’t you come in to our little party?!…
(Above: Founders Jody Belanger and Kyla Getty)
The Global Restaurant Group’s Coast Restaurant
The setting at The Glowbal Group’s Coast Restaurant’s private dining room was perfection! Guests entered a beautifully decorated lower tier where they were greeted with welcome sips, chic canapés and a beautiful lounge setting where they could mingle and view the above level where the DJ was situated. The second floor served as a media level where guests posed amidst our photo backdrop for professional photography by Kim James Photography and videography by Cole Bayford Media.
We are so grateful for the amazing partnership with Glowbal. From our relationship working with Glowbal’s fabulous Tara Armstrong (shown above posing with ILHSV’s Kyla), planning with Coast Restaurant GM, Claire Right, to the service provided at the restaurant level – absolutely every aspect of working with this organization exceed expectations! Thank you Glowbal Team … at an event where we aimed to make our guests feel honoured, you managed to make US feel like the guests of honour… with unparalleled hospitality.
It’s hard to put into words the glamour and attention to detail that Lily from Divine Decor put into setting the scene for this event. At the beginning of the project, she asked us for some samples to get an idea of the look and feel we wanted for our event. We were not short on ideas – and with a strong sense of our brand, had lots to share!
Lily instantly bought into the concept and took on our vision as her own. What impressed us even more was her ability to create the setting within the space we had. She envisioned moving away tables to allow the built in booth seating to become like low lounge couches. Adding low cocktail tables and cushions transformed the typical ‘restaurant’ setting into a lounge scene. On top of her ability to visualize and create the space, she had the perfect linens and rentals to style the look – and as a florist, her statement creations added softness and luxury.
(Above: The Mood Board for the Event)
As event hosts hoping to create ‘wow factor’ within an event, we dreamed of offering some unique and fabulous grand prize draws for our guests. Our partners came through and blew us away with their sponsored contributions! Four fortunate and deserving winners walked away from the evening with some great grand prize gifts.
Delta Laser / Lougheed Laser
Thank you to our friends at Delta Laser and Lougheed Laser for donating two over-the-top prizes.
Vancouver Makeup Artist and Influencer, Jasmine Hoffman received a gift basket valued at over $750 including the Coolsculpting Prize.
Fashion Designer (Canadian Label), Rimpy Sahota received a Laser Underarm Prize Basket valued at $500.
Bella & Wren
Thank you to our partners, Bella & Wren in Fort Langley for contributing a swoon-worthy designer bag by Mackage.
Beloved Fraser Valley Blogger, Codi Lynn of Creative Wife And Joyful Worker won this gorgeous handbag valued at $450!
Thank you so much to our wonderful prize sponsors!
We hope that the lovely recipients enjoy their prizes!
Sweet Treats Table
Thank you to the ah-mazing Cakes By Peddie for creating the most delicious sweet treats to share at our event. Everything was delicious… we had to try them all! From Earl Grey Truffles to Red Velvet Cakepops… and a personal favourite: Mint Oreo Cheesecake Macarons. Alanna Peddie created chic, designer petit fours that were as creative as they were delicious.
Thank you to U.C.A.S.S. Soundcrew for your DJ services for the evening. You kept the celebratory music flowing and the mood on point!
Each guest took home a Swag Bag full of goodies from our local business friends including:
Canvas Candle Company, Kis•met, Flaunt Fashion Library, Plum Polka Dot, Sweet Caroline Creative, Sparkling Hill Resort, S & S, Bois Bites, Blenz Coffee, The Glowbal Group, RYU Apparel, and The Innerview.
AX Art Makeup Touchups
A very special Thank You to the gorgeous Xoey of AX ART for not only ‘dolling up’ Kyla and Jody for the evening, but providing makeup touchups to the guests throughout the evening pre-photo op! It truly was the cover girl experience!
Paper And Parties
What would a media event be without photo ops – and what would photo ops be without fun props?! Bet you’ve never seen props like these! Michelle from Paper And Parties supplied us with the most adorable custom photo props, confetti, stir sticks and custom crowns for our cover girls. Thank you so much for adding your sprinkle of glitter, Michelle!
Above: Cover Girl Danielle Wiebe shoots a flatlay at our Flatlay Station
Countless gorgeous photos were taken and shared during our Influencer Media Event, and most of these were set in front of the most gorgeous Photoshoot Backdrop you’ve ever seen. Blooms & Paper did not disappoint: the white-on-white large-scale floral backdrop was nothing short of a show stopper!
Here are just a few shots of some of our beautiful friends who shared the memorable event…
Musician Jaclyn Gee, Natasha Raey & Rimpy Sahota
Founders Kyla Getty and Jody Belanger pose with Rimpy Sahota & Natasha Raey
Cover Story Women: Michele Phillips and Danielle Wiebe
Blooms & Paper’s Ayame Villarroel with Jasmine Hoffman
Kyla Getty, Influencer Ally Pintucci, Jody Belanger
Videographer Cole Bayford with Founder Kyla Getty
Megan Barker / Cover Girl Danielle Wiebe / Janelle Saccucci
Contributor / Blogger / Success Coach Megan Barker & Jody Belanger
Blenz Coffee Marketing Professional / Our Partner / Janelle Saccucci
Founder Kyla Getty, Blogger/Stylist Samantha Dempster, Blogger Randa Salloum & Jody Belanger
Makeup Artist Jasmine Hoffman & Photographer Nomo Akisawa
Kyla Getty, Blogger / Media Professional Erin Sousa, Author/Blogger/Baker Tessa Sam & Jody Belanger
Divine Decor’s Lily Ayala
Founders Jody and Kyla Crown Cover Girls Michele and Danielle with mini crowns by Paper And Paries