50 SHADES OF VALENTINE’S DAY
Rainier Provisions is planning a different kind of outing this February 14th. In celebration of Cupid’s day, Rainier is offering a three-course dinner themed on the film 50 Shades of Grey, which premiered on Valentine’s Day last year. Woo your date with dinner at the same setting where Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele had their very first coffee. Tickets are $40 per person and you can make a reservation here.
TAKEN, TRY ME, TALK TO ME PLEASE
If you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, head to the Cambie Gastown Traffic Light Party. The colour you wear signals your relationship status – red for “taken”, yellow for “try me” or green for “talk to me please”. There’s even a V-card station ready for those who are too shy to speak up. Find out more here.
Timbertrain Coffee Roasters is celebrating its two-year anniversary on February 12. They are giving away free treats and drip coffee and there will be a photobooth from 11am to 1pm – have your photo taken with props! During store hours (7am – 6pm) you can also get in on a great raffle, with proceeds going towards The Lookout Society, a local non-profit charitable organization dedicated to addressing homelessness in Vancouver.
Dutil’s 5th Annual Fade February is coming up, so consider this fair warning. Denim heads will be gathering at the Cordova shop on the 27th at 2pm to show off their fades. Join them and you could win a fresh pair of blues. Registration happens at 2pm and the event runs until 5pm. The contest is open to guys and girls and you have until the 26th to get your submission in. Learn more here and complete the entry form here. If you are in Vancouver, or can’t make the event on February 27th, please select “online” as your location of entry. All entrys must include photos to be considered.
Nicole Bridger has some inspiration for everyone this month. Every other day leading up to Valentines Day, she’ll be posting inspiring idea’s on how on to invite more love into your life. Olla Urban Flower Project will be popping up at the shop from Feb. 8-14th and 25% of all proceeds from the Pink Mantra tee will support Pink Shirt Day.
Eat, drink and cozy up to your favourite person this Valentine’s Day at Gastown’s French-inspired restaurant. This year, L’Abattoir is offering a special four-course dinner in the private dining room. Executive Chef Lee Cooper has designed a set menu, including baked Pacific oysters, lightly smoked duck breast, braised short rib and Black Forest gateaux. Set the mood this Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner for two and seductive cocktails in heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown. Make a reservation here.
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