Champagne and Cartems Donuts: Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala at Opus Hotel
322 Davie Street, Yaletown, Vancouver
My two great loves are food and fashion so I was excited to attend Vancouver Fashion Week’s Opening Gala at the Opus Hotel with Rick, Sophia and Missy. Hot on the tails of London’s and Paris’s Fashion Weeks, Vancouver’s very own showcase of local talent in addition to designers from fashion capitals, London, Milan, and Paris hit the runway at the Chinese Cultural Centre starting today until Sunday (March 21 to 25). Check the Vancouver Fashion Week website for show times and a full list of designers.
When we arrived at the opening gala at Opus Hotel, it was packed. Literally shoulder to shoulder. Our guide for the night was Fashion Week volunteer and social media extraordinaire, Sandra Chung. Sandra lead us upstairs to different rooms in Opus Hotel, each room displaying the creations of a different designer. Jeweled pumps and necklaces were strewn on beds and on dressers in the rooms. We were all drooling over the shoes.
I will confess that my favourite room was the Penthouse suite where Cartems Donuts was set up along with beer and champagne. I’ve tried Cartems Donuts before but never in these delectable bite-sized portions. They were just as tasty as the full sized donuts.
Nothing says high fashion like gourmet bite-sized donuts and champagne at one of Vancouver’s most stylish hotels!
I had a great time at the opening gala, even though, it was so crowded in the lobby that at some points, I felt like I would be trampled (by a random super tall stiletto heel). It was a nice glimpse into the fast-paced world of high fashion.