Joe's Apartment envelops carousers in an unpretentious atmosphere with live music, engaging bartenders, and a considerable dance floor. Skip the long wait and saunter up to the VIP line with two covers ($24 total) in tow and a yarn carnation tucked into your lapel. Souse a draft beer ($5.75) or get your daily dose of veggies with the signature pickle back, a shot of Jameson followed by a pickle juice chaser. Bartenders genially ring Joe's Bell and salute any tipplers taking a shot or reciting the complete works of Proust, and appearances by alternative rock bands, hip-hop acts, karaoke, stand-up, and house band The Roommates keep the air molecules vibrating with convivial frequencies (see the calendar of events). Bedecked with crystalline chandeliers, gleaming wooden floors, and a lively pool table, the interior glitters with as much decadence as domesticity.
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.
More than 10 years ago, a group of seamstresses and tailors left their jobs at a top mensware store and opened Sun Tailoring with a goal to craft and alter clothing that reflects its wearer's personality and charisma. Each of the business' hemming experts has trained first hand with an Italian master tailor, an experience that equips them with invaluable knowledge as they repair clothing items and alter them to better fit customers who are aging in reverse. The staff furthers its commitment to personalizing fashion with wardrobe consultations, and they can also create custom suits, dresses, and costumes.
With six locations throughout the city, Vancouver Flower Company can have fresh florae delivered to Lower Mainland locations faster than it takes a time-lapsed tulip to bloom. Expertly arranged roses, dahlias, orchids, and daffodils arrive in time for holidays, or just to brighten up a plain old Tuesday. During the yuletide season, the company expands its selection to include poinsettias, wreaths, and potted evergreen trees that are available at the Vancouver Christmas Market location.
Crystal Palace is the Yaletown home of Madame Sonia, an intuitive, licensed psychic with 35 years of experience seeing into the future. She’ll work off of your personal energy and give you a glimpse into your past, present, and near and far futures with a half-hour reading of your choice. Choose a psychic reading for a glimpse into what lurks around time’s corner, opt to let Madame Sonia tell your story by reading from the tarot cards, or lay down your hands and have her read the cracks and coded-crevices to gain insight into the secrets you hold in the palm of your hand. Call ahead for an appointment.
Vancouver Custom Suits’ staff champions the power of a classically tailored, well-fitted suit, aiming to outfit gentlemen in the best fabrics, including British and Italian wools. After consultants measure customer dimensions, sartorial blueprints and chosen fabrics travel to overseas tailors for construction. Detailed topstitching, lapels reinforced with woolen felt underlay, and vibrant custom linings contribute to the high quality and luxurious feel of each suit. Completed garb reaches the shop about four to six weeks post-order, at which time the store's staff conducts a second fitting. Vancouver Custom Suits lists its perfect-fit guarantee as one of 10 reasons for their claim of superiority over all rival suit makers and custom-toga salesmen. Peruse the online FAQ for more information on the customization process.