Fabulous Friends Night Out

If you follow us on Instagram, then you might of caught our story of a recent night out with The Girls at Joey's Restaurant. Everyone kept asking what the occasion was...a birthday? A celebration? What? Nope, just Thursday

We also got to resurrect on of our original chokers from the 90's as well as Tasseled Necklace we had hiding in our jewelry box. That's the fun thing about jewelry, it's not about wearing it everyday or how often you wear it - it's about being able to call upon pieces when the mood or the occasion calls for it. Bonus points for when it reinvents what you already have in your closet which can be even more satisfying than getting a new dress!

Elsa Corsi,  Jasmine Hoffman, Hong Photography
Elsa Corsi, Jasmine Hoffman, Hong Photography

To start we feasted on a family style presentation of appetizers that included Night Market Curry Dip, Hawaiian Tuna Tacos and Osaka Style Pressed Salmon Sushi. Note to self- next time order more of the Pressed Sushi...it was to die for!

Food Photography Vancouver, Hong Photography, Joey Restaurants

And then we feasted some more! You can never go wrong with Steak Frites. Unless you are a vegetarian, then it would not be the right choice. Good thing JOEY Restaurant has some options for both Vegetarians and Celiacs, who were also at the table.

Food Photography Vancouver, Hong Photography, Joey Restaurants Vancouver

Cheers to these custom, crafted Elderflower Collins Cocktails! They were the perfect color to match our table arrangements from Sunflower Florist. Yes, we brought our own flowers...because that's just how we roll.

Sunflower Florist, Hong Photography, Elderflower Cocktail

You would think that Jasmine had planned her nails and sequined Little Pink Dress to match our drinks as well, but pinky swear that was just a happy coincidence!

Beefeater Gin, Hong Photography, Vancouver
Jasmine Hoffman, Hong Photography, Vancouver

It's aways great when Jenny De Jong comes out to play! She is usually hard at work behind the scenes at Countdown Events or working on her collection of custom party supplies at Shop Tineke 

Elsa Corsi, Jenny De Jong, Hong Photography, Joey Restaurant

And these two! They are just the cutest! Diana is what we like to call a BRIEND. A briend is what you get when one of your past brides becomes one of your lifelong friends! Get it? Bride + Friend = Briend. 

Little Pink Dress, Hong Photography, Joey restaurant

Diana and Hannah from Little Pink Dress Design. Hannah made Jasmine's sparkly little number, pictures below and Diana's daughter christening outfit- now that's what we call range! 

Little Pink Dress, Hong Photography, Joey restaurants, Vancouver

What do you get when a microblader, a costume designer and a makeup artist walk into a room? Three super stylish women, obviously! Sarah just opened a chic Gastown Micro-pignemtation Loft and Claudia Da Ponte is one of Vancouver's most sought after stylists and costume designers for television.

Sarah Killen, Claudia Da Ponte, Jasmine Hoffman, Hong Photography, Joey restaurants

If you are curious about Micro-Pigmentation and how to "wake up with makeup" as she calls it, check out her studio, KILLENIT STUDIO where she combines her two great loves...tatooing and makeup!

Sarah Killen, Microblading Vancouver, Hong Photography, Joey Restuarants

This beauty needs no introduction! In fact, you are probably already following Jasmine on Instagram!

Jasmine Hoffman, Hong Photograpghy, Joey Restaurant Vancouver

When your best friends are also your GLAM SQUAD! For mobile and in-salon beauty services be sure to check out Hair By Brands and www.jasminehoffman.com

Glam Squad, Jasmine Hoffman, Courtney Brands, Hong PHotography, Joey Restaurants VAncouver
Elsa Corsi, Jasmine Hoffman, Courtney Brands, Hong Photography, Joey Restaurants Vancouver

Thank you to Ellen Ho of Hong Photography for all the beautiful photos of the evening! We are huge fans of Ellen! HUGE! She also photographs all of our Look Books , many of our brides and countless editorials featuring our jewellery! We previously blogged our most recent one that was featured in Wedluxe, here.

Elsa Corsi, Hong Photography Vancouver

So there you have it! A fun, fabulous friends night out where we ate, drank and be merry-ed the night away! Julia Child was really onto something when she came up with this Quote lettered by Lele Chan Designs.

Quote, Julia Child Quote, Lele Chan Designs, Hong Photography, Joey restaurants Vancouver

PHOTOGRAPHY Hong Photography HAIR Courtney Brands MAKEUP Jasmine Hoffman FLOWERS Sunflower Florist CUSTOM LETTER PRINT Lele Chan Designs JASMINES DRESS Little Pink Dress


Elsa Corsi

It could be said that Elsa Corsi was destined to become a jewellery designer. Heralding from a long line of Italian shoemakers turned merchants, it was only natural that she inherit a passionate eye and skill to pursue aesthetic beauty. It was in 2006, to celebrate her own wedding that she came out with a dedicated collection of bridal jewellery. Clients were attracted to the vintage technique mastered in the collection and were thrilled to have their own piece of heirloom jewellery. Her bridal and special occasion jewellery has been sought out by the city’s top stylists and fashion editors for photo shoots and Real Brides wearing Elsa Corsi jewellery are regularly featured online and in print in Real Weddings, Weddingbelles, Grace Ormonde and Wedluxe Magazine.