More like a mobile photo studio, Pabs Photomagic's photo booths come replete with a pro photographer, high-end lighting, and muslin backdrop. But like a photo booth, guests get to pile in front of the camera to make funny faces and don goofy props such as crowns and jumbo sunglasses. Photo strips of those priceless moments are printed in a matter of seconds with customized layouts. To further enhance events, party-goers can add extras such as bubble machines and custom-made backdrops.
Cultivating local and fair-trade ingredients, Truffles Fine Foods celebrates the revered lunch break with hot gourmet meals prepared in its eco-friendly kitchen. Up to 10 colleagues or one package of 10 inflatable friends may glean The Hot Drop menu (a $15/person value), which evolves daily and always features two fresh entrees to choose between. Possible specialties include grilled wild coho salmon blanketed in maple glaze, beef moussaka layered with cheesy béchamel, and pulled pork sauced by chipotle barbecue. Each dish entails a savoury side at no extra charge, such as sun-dried-tomato gnocchi or cobb salad.
The Lobby Restaurant and Lounge at Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier occupies a window-walled space on the hotel's ground floor, adjacent to the harbor. The proximity of the water provides pleasant views, but also ensures the chefs get fresh ingredients for their locally-sourced, sustainably-focused menu. They specialize in using Vancouver's abundant seafood to their fullest advantage, creating dishes such as pan-seared halibut with pan-fried yams, sweet corn, and asparagus. Of course, they work with some of the fruits of the land, too, encrusting roasted racks of lamb in herbs and dousing them in rosemary brandy jus.
Building a custom canvas print is a quick and easy art project, unlike reconstructing the Tower of Pisa with pipe cleaners. First, upload any image (in JPEG format) from your computer, camera, or subconscious memory to be converted into a work of art. Next, select the canvas you would like your picture to be formatted on. Pricing varies depending on canvas style and size, starting with a $10 7"x7" flat print with a 1" white border. Stretched and mounted across 3/4-inch wooden bars, the standard gallery-wrap print doesn't necessitate a frame. Tons of sizes are available, including a 14"x14" for $78 and a 24"x8" for $80. After making your selections, simply go through the online check out, prepare any pre-existing wall art for its new baby sister or brother, and wait for the art-delivery stork.
The team at Soirée Planners knows that, unlike their guests, parties are seldom completely spontaneous and carefree. They therefore strive to ease all aspects of the planning and execution process. Operating behind the scenes as well as alongside their clients, the seasoned event staff handles conference meetings with the same attentiveness as glamourous galas. They specialize in corporate gatherings, from conferences to Christmas parties, and customize each get-together so that staff appreciation banners aren't full of crossed-out names.
Their wedding division, meanwhile, helps to prep ceremonies with varying degrees of involvement. Their full-on planning package puts them in charge of almost all aspects, including budget creation, decor, acting as the point-person for vendors, and providing the bride with a personal assistant. By contrast, their less-involved coordination service leaves the finer details to the couple, and deploys the staff to aid with scheduling and day-of supervision.