A few weeks ago I joined 15 other fabulous Vancouver bloggers for West Coast Creative Co’s second event. West Coast Creative Co was created after Crystal from Sew Creative Blog and Tara from Suburble got together for tea. These two ladies realized very quickly they had lots in common and their hour long chat turned into a four hours and West Coast Creative Co was born. After seeing how much fun their first event was, you can see my friend Tamara’s recap on her blog Discovering Parenthood, I knew I had to go to their next event.
Tara and Crystal did such an amazing job organizing an evening of fun for us. We painted, we chatted, sipped wine and nibbled on yummy appetizers. I had previously only met these ladies at the Vancouver Mom event Five, so it was great to sit down and get to know one another a bit more.
We started off our evening with a special visit from Milestones Robson Street. Kevin from Milestones set up a temporary prep line in the splatter room and prepared a handful of Milestones fall appetizers for us to snack on. We mingled and sipped Haywire wine while enjoying these yummy treats.
We had two sponsors stop by to speak to us about their product. Deland from Counting Sheep Coffee came by to tell us about the benefits of his coffee and a bit about his experience on Dragon’s Den. Counting Sheep Coffee is supposed to help you fall asleep as it contains an herbal sedative, Valerian. Next we had Sky from Mandala Sky share with us her inspiring journey of entrepreneurship. Not only did she join us for the whole evening she created shirts for all of the attendees!
We also had Lindsay Faber Photography capture our evening of fun.
We also walked away from the event with a swag bag loaded with wonderful goodies that I can’t wait to play with. Here’s what we received.
- Cloth Bag from Superstore
- Chalk Paint from Plaid
- Folk Art Paint from Plaid
- Mod Podge Furniture from Plaid
- Stencils from Royal Design Studio Stencils
- Party Supplies from Pick Your Plum
- Coffee from Counting Sheep Coffee
- Custom Designed T-Shirt from Mandala Sky
Where was the event held you ask? It was at 4 Cats Arts Studio in Kerrisdale. I have never been to a 4 Cats Arts Studio before and I was blown away! The studio is filled with so much fun artwork and the splatter room looks like an absolute blast. In the splatter room they basically close the door and leave you to fling paint at a canvas, its the perfect setting for a childs birthday party (which they do!). I can’t wait until Hazel is older and we can host a party there. Simone from 4 Cats Kerrisdale walked us through creating our very own Van Gogh painting. It was a lot of fun to learn different techniques and watch as everyone creative side came out. I had so much fun and cannot wait for their next event!
Tamara and myself with our final paintings!
You can check out the rest of the groups event recap here: