Submitted by CountDown Events on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 22:09
Wouldn’t it be magical to spend your honeymoon in one of the most romantic cities in the world – Venice! This city begs for you to get lost with your loved one in the charming European streets and canals. One elite hotel that CountDown Events
would highly recommend for the design lovers would be the Palazzina G.
Hotel that sits by the Grand Canal.
The Palazzina G.
Boutique Hotel is sultry! A work of art by creator, designer & architect: Philippe Starck. This hotel is hidden behind a 16th-century façade. Luxury is evident with a champagne bar, giant chess set & terrace-toting suites. With 22 fashionable rooms and suits, this avant-garde hotel offers exclusive 5-star services & beauty.
The Palazzina G.
offers a special honeymoon package that includes a two night stay, continental breakfast, champagne with fruit & chocolate in room, romantic dinner at PG’s and a sunset Love tour in a mahogany boat with aperitif onboard. This sounds like an elegant time for happily newlyweds!
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Submitted by CountDown Events on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 20:43
is giving away an autographed copy of the Grace Ormonde
book - Being in Love Never goes out of Style. This book will give you endless ideas when planning your wedding!
To enter the Pinterest giveaway, repin the images you like from this “Love is in the Details”
board. Every repin counts as an entry. Winner will be announced on their ‘repin’ on Monday January 21st as well as on Facebook
. Good luck!
Contest Duration: Monday, Jan 07 - Friday, Jan 11
Winner Announced: Monday, Jan 14
Photo Credit 'Grace Ormonde Book Image' Jana Vackova
About Grace Ormonde:
“Grace Ormonde has built an enviable reputation in the wedding industry for creating the platforms for wedding specialists to showcase their products and services while offering prospective brides and grooms a multitude of choices, ideas and alternatives for planning their wedding. She has consistently made creativity and innovation hallmarks of her enterprises.
Grace ormonde Wedding Style magazine was first published as a regional New England wedding planning resource in 1998. After five regional issues, Wedding Style launched nationally in 2003. Grace is presently the editor-in-chief of the magazine. She is a simple woman, who simply loves wedding." - Grace Ormonde Website
Contest Rules & Regulations: Here
Submitted by CountDown Events on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 04:44
It seems as if 2012 passed in the blink of an eye. We feel so blessed that as every year passes, CountDown Events
faces new challenges and has the opportunity to expand in creativity. The theme of this year’s Crème de la Crème
Grand Wedding Showcase, produced by CountDown Events, was Le Rêve ~ The Dream. We thrive on making dreams become a reality, and our wish for all of you this year is to allow yourself to dream.
“Never let it be said that to dream is a waste of one’s time, for dreams are our realities in waiting. In dreams, we plant the seeds of our future.” – Unknown
Love & Gratitude from the entire CountDown Events team! xo
Submitted by CountDown Events on Fri, 06/22/2012 - 22:53
Occupation(s): Business Owner/Social Media Butterfly at Capital Q Creative, Fashion + Lifestyle Blogger at AliciaFashionista.com and I also teach dance a few days a week.
Who is your role model: I have a few, but I’d have to say my dad. Without completing high school, he worked hard and fought his way to the top at a very reputable company. He eventually was able to start his own business and had such success he’s already retired very young. His constant dedication and drive is something I’ve always admired and tried to find within myself.
What do you like most about your job: Being able to have creative control and doing things like writing and photography on a daily basis is so ideal. I’ve also made some great connections and friends through both my business and blog. There are some really amazing people in Vancouver!
Daily ritual: I make sure to write out my daily goals and to-do’s while enjoying my morning Americano. It’s all about lists and organization when you’re setting your own work schedule!
The most rewarding part of my job is: Someone telling me that I’ve helped or inspired them is literally the sweetest feeling in the entire world. That’s what keeps me going!
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? I’d have to say being an opportunist and the ability to network both online and in person.
Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: It was pretty surreal interview Jay Manuel from America’s Next Top Model. His “smize” is so intimidating, but he was really kind and fun to interview!
Favourite quote: A friend once told me “The greatest revenge is a life well lived”, which was really powerful at the time. I always keep it in mind when I’m going through tough work situations.
Describe your personal style: West Coast Chic
Dream vacation spot? At the moment it’s Paris and the South of France.
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? People. I love capturing the beauty in those around me and I get so much joy when I can boost their confidence and give someone a great photo of them. Also puppies. Just because they’re adorable and such a challenge to photograph.
What has been your favourite event to attend? I’ve been to a ton of amazing events, but I have to say being at the Vancouver Fashion Blogger Sale (that Cee of Coco and Vera and I planned) was pretty amazing. It was the first big event I’d planned, and it was such a success, we’re already planning the next one!
Favourite Restaurant: That is such a tricky question in such a great restaurant city. Would have to say Bandidas Taqueria, Establishment Lounge, and Ensemble (mostly because I have such a crush on Dale MacKay).
What is your biggest indulgence? Shoes and chocolate.
If there was more time in the day you would: Be in the best shape of my life (or so I like to think).
Favourite social network: Twitter and Instagram are tied at the moment.
Favourite Blog: Cupcakes and Cashmere, Rockstar Diaries, This Time Tomorrow, and Atlantic-Pacific.
Photographs provided by Alicia Quan
Where do you go for good ideas? I always get inspired in coffee shops, and I suppose caffeine helps a little too.
Last song you downloaded: Alabama Shakes – I Found You…I highly recommend it!
What is the most challenging thing you have ever done? Quitting my nine to five and embarking on a solo business venture. I’d never quit a job before and there were so many unknowns about going off on my own. They say most challenging things in life are also the most rewarding, and it was hands down the best thing I’ve ever done.
What are you obsessed with right now? Spanish lattes, tennis (playing, not watching), pastels, and home décor.
Any other comments/thoughts you’d like to add: (ie. new business features you are offering now) I have a ton of projects on the go right now, including a new website for my Capital Q Creative company. So stay tuned!
Thank you Alicia for being our #FF of the week, we’ll be looking out for your new website. If you would like to see more of Alicia visit her on her blog page at AliciaFashionista.com
and don’t forget to join us on twitter @CountDownEvents
to view other upcoming FFs.
Submitted by CountDown Events on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 23:57
Occupation(s): Fashion Buyer and Style Blogger at A Fashion Love Affair
What do you like most about your job: As a fashion buyer I am able to have relationships with designers whom I admire, and love being able to buy from collections that are not yet available in the stores. This year will be my first buying trip where we will be going to Milan, Paris and London, so I know that will be a big highlight too!
Daily ritual: Morning coffee and evening dog walk
The most rewarding part of my job is: The fashion world moves quickly, and you must be determined and passionate about it to keep up. My strength is that I have the support behind me I need to succeed.
What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? The fashion world moves quickly, and you must be determined and passionate about it to keep up. My strength is that I have the support behind me I need to succeed.
Describe your personal style: I would define my personal style as laidback chic. I love classic, feminine silhouettes mixed with an effortless West-Coast feel. A girly dress paired with a military jacket, for example, or a classic pair of pointed toe pumps styled with distressed boyfriend jeans.
Dream vacation spot? I love to travel, and have been very lucky to have traveled a lot in my life…a place that I have not yet been is Indonesia, it is number one on my list right now.
What has been your favourite event to attend? In May I was lucky enough to win Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous At Every Age Contest, and flew to New York for the Celebration and Awards ceremony. The day was perfect...I (along with the four other gorgeous finalists spent the afternoon at the London Hotel relaxing and visiting while the Bumble & Bumble and Estée Lauder teams worked on our hair and make-up. We then slipped into the various outfits that were chosen for us for the evening (I wore a Prada Dress an Givenchy heels) and were whisked away to the Hearst Towers for the big event. It was amazing!
Favourite Restaurant: Chambar
Favourite social network: Twitter
Favourite Blog: There are so many! The Blogs I visit regularly include Sincerely Jules and Atlantic Pacific.
Photographs provided by Cara McLeay
Where do you go for good ideas?
Pinterest, Magazines, and of course, the street! Last song you downloaded:
Gold On The Ceiling (Black Keys) Love Is Won (Lia Ices) and Helpless (Neil Young) What are you obsessed with right now?
Thank you Cara for being our #FF of the week, be sure to connect with Cara on her website at A Fashion Love Affair
and be sure to follow us on twitter @CountDownEvents
to view other upcoming fabulous #FF’s.