This past Tuesday, March 6, some of the finest that Yelp Vancouver has to offer were taken away to Thailand to celebrate Yelp’s Full Moon at Pink Elephant Thai. Elites drank out of a proverbial bucket, imbibed in traditional Thai bites, and were mesmerized by some of the best in Thai entertainment – all in the name of that big white orb in the sky.
Simon K sums it well: “Was it just a 'Full Moon'? What I can tell you is that it was another full-on party!” With its ultra sleek sparkling white walls and tables, Pink Elephant’s signature hot colour really Thai’d the evening together: Lara O exclaimed: “this has to be my favourite event to date – I loved the pink decor, the pink drinks and the tasty food!” Proving to be more than just a pretty face, the event quickly warmed the chill of the late-spring evening, as Tamara L noted: this “intimate Yelp event melted my normal ice queen face.” See? A Pink Elephant really does represent all that is fun, sexy and hot!
Speaking of heat, “the bartenders and servers were nothing less than courteous and well mannered” as “the party – or drinking – got started in a hurry.” With Yelper favourite, Jackson Triggs red and white wine on hand, plus two Mekhong buckets of the night’s signature cocktails to choose from, “the drinks kept pouring from every angle!” While the Pink cocktail's sweet strawberry flavour won many a fan, it was the spice in the Full Moon “that tickled” Evilyn E’s fancy. “What was in it?!” Other than vodka, banana liquor, apricots, and pineapple juice? Yelpy Love, friend. Pure Yelpy Love.
“After a while, when you've been to enough Yelp Parties,” Vincent N knows “there's a certain element of surprise and happiness that are rolled into one.” So it was no surprise when Fern, a traditional Thai dancer, performed for the Elites halfway through the evening. It’s true, “the best part of living in Vancouver is having so much culture,” so Louisa D “thought is was cool that your check-in entered you for a free one hour massage” from Smile Thai Wellness. Congratulations, Evilyn T!
But what really makes a Yelp Full Moon Party is the people, and now that Sarah O’s “recovered from this event,” she’s “begun to reflect on the fascinating world of Yelp. Yelp continually cultivates an electric, down to earth, engaging group of people. Each meet up is nothing short of amazing – the people are friendly, witty, and smart with endless fascinating side hobbies and aspirations.” Seems that Simon K’s got it right when he says, “that line ‘it pays to be an Elite’ definitely runs through the mouths of this community,” and “based on the excellent level of service,” at Pink Elephant Thai, this is one tradition that will continue.
Check out the photos courtesy of our ever-adorable photographer, Lindsay Elliott; and read what the full-moon buzz is about in the reviews found here. Kap-kun-ka, Desmond and all of the staff at Pink Elephant Thai who “kept feeding our throats and stomachs,” and to my helpers for the evening, Brent F and Malloreigh M for howling along with me.
Until next time, SYOY!
/ robin m
Vancouver’s “Partying like I'm in Phangan” Community Manager