We called it the “Wine Before Whine Pre-Holiday Party” because we figured the end of November is the perfect time to host a party before everyone is partied out from holiday festivities. We wanted to supply our friends with lots of wine, in a beautiful waterfront venue, and while they were still in the mood to be wearing heels and sparkles. Next year, we’ll host the Wine and Whine Post-Holiday Party where everyone gets to wear their PJs and no one has to talk to anyone. Ha! This was our first event, and we are so happy with how it turned out. We decided that proceeds should go to a local charity, and since we’re a group of working women living in Vancouver, we thought Dress for Success was the perfect organization to donate to. We are happy to have collected clothing and handbags, and a $500 cash donation.
Thank you to all of our friends, old and new, who wined and dined with us. Thank you to Mahony & Sons for being the perfect venue, to Mark Anthony Brands for pouring 6 of their delicious wines, and to the ladies of Dress for Success for speaking about this amazing charity supporting local women. Thank you also to Cavalier Jewellers in Gastown for coming out with their collection of jewels to display, and Celinda Stevens for displaying her artwork, for some holiday inspiration. Here are a few photos taken by the talented Engelbert Romero.