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My Modern Closet–A Modern Take On Consignment

12 Oct

MyModernCloset.pngRecycling and repurposing has been a way life for us long before it was on everyone’s radar as it is today.  Honestly, it pains us to throw things away. Out of sight is not out of mind for us.  It has to go somewhere and if it’s just tossed, it will likely be in a landfill. That’s not to say that we don’t toss things away, we try to keep that to a bare minimum.  So we are always pleased to see new ways to recycle and repurpose items. On that vein, we’d like to introduce you to My Modern Closet, a new take on consignment shopping. This site created by Chloe Popove allows you to shop local consignment finds by way of collection (ie. the style of someone you like) such as local food blogger, Erin Ireland, or by size, denim or athletics.  If you are  the one doing the shopping on the site, items are delivered twice a week locally. If you wish to consign items on My Modern Closet, drop offs are made downtown and pick ups are available within a 20 minute drive of downtown Vancouver. The idea is to make it accessible to every women.  Note though, do expect a wait for items to be picked up. Last we heard the wait was up to January 2017. Now on the other hand, if you want to have a fun night with friends and shop for clothes and/or accessories, Chloe can also host a Private Shopping Party.   For this you invite a minimum of 10 ladies (maximum 15) for an evening. Let Chloe know what type of garments people are looking for (ie. work garments or casual wear), some size guidelines for clothing and shoes, any accessories you might like. Chloe can provide a stylist for a fee. The party can last 1 or 3 hours, it’s up to you.  Whether you chose to shop, consign or host a private party, you are making a difference. We feel all those steps are in the right direction. If you wish to learn more about the affects of clothing on our environment, we invite you to read the post ‘Matters‘ on My Modern Closet.

 

Fundraising Dinner At Graze Restaurant For The Vancouver BC SPCA February 3rd

23 Jan

GrazeRest#2You are invited to Graze Restaurant, 3980 Fraser Street, on Tuesday, February 3rd for a fundraising dinner for the Vancouver Branch of the BC SPCA. The SPCA is a non-profit organization that helps nearly 37,000 injured, abused and homeless animals each year and relies on generous donations from supporters. On February 3rd, dine at Graze Restaurant between 5:00 – 10:00 pm and Graze will donate 20% of the sales from your bill to the Vancouver SPCA. Graze Restaurant is a vegan restaurant that provides locally and organically produced ingredients. Their food is creative, nutritionally well-balanced and simply delicious. Whether you are a strict vegetarian, a flexitarian who enjoys trying everything or an omnivore who simply wants a familiar and satiating meal, Graze was something for you. One of their delicious entrees has made it onto Erin Ireland’s Must Try Five List. That being their now rather famous Vegan Perogies with crispy shallots served with an intensely smoked coconut cheddar sauce, sour coconut cream and spicy tomato jam. As Erin would say, it’s To Die For.  You can make your reservation by contacting Graze Restaurant at T:  604-620-8822. Come out and support this charity that does so much for animal welfare within our community.

Photo Credit: Graze Restaurant

Vancouver SPCA Fundraising Dinner at Graze Restaurant December 18th

16 Dec
GrazeFood&DrinkYou are invited to Graze Restaurant, 3980 Fraser Street, on Wednesday, December 18th for a fundraising dinner for the Vancouver Branch of the SPCA.  If you are unfamiliar with Graze Restaurant, it is a vegan restaurant that provides locally and organically produced ingredients. The concept is to provide people of all eating preferences with dishes that are creative, nutritionally well-balanced and simply delicious.Whether you are a strict vegetarian who is starving for choice, a flexitarian who enjoys trying everything or an omnivore who simply wants a familiar and satiating meal, Graze was something for you. One thing they have that has made it onto Erin Ireland’s Must Try Five List is their Vegan Perogies. Erin says “Chef Karen McAthy’s piece de resistance is a yam and egglant perogy dish for $16 topped with crispy shallots and served with an intensely smoked coconut cheddar sauce, sour coconut cream and spicy tomato jam.”  Not only does Graze Restaurant do great food and service, they are doing fundraising dinners for local charities where they donate 20% of the sales from your bill to a local charity. When you make your reservation for this Wednesday’s dinner, make sure to mention the SPCA and Graze will donate 20% to the Vancouver Branch to help shelter animals in need. 

Should you not be able to make Wednesday’s dinner, you could always try for Tuesday, December 17th.  Another charity near and dear to my heart is the WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC. Funds raised from this dinner will help provide care for 4,000 injured, orphaned and pollution-damaged wild animals each year.  Same idea applies, when you make your dinner reservation, mention the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC. To make your reservation for either night, contact Graze at 604.620.8822.
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