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Yelp’s ‘Word To Your Author’ Elite Party!



Vancouver’s numero uno Elite event of Twen-Lev showed off The 2011 Squad at The New Oxford, where English-style pub meets swank Yaletown. Over 120 Elites graced the hardwood floors of this cozy new haunt, getting their famous writer, book and preppy Oxford Grad garb on.

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Sharp looking bunch? You bet. From bodaciously beautiful staff doting on us to quirkily-dressed cuties, we yelpers were satiated and snuggly along the longest bar in the city (50 feet!). Capturing it all was Freshworks Photography, whose pics are featured here.

Wow

Highlights included a very photogenic Pixel Booth (complete with props), antique shuffleboard and a big game o’ “Writers Block” (we love our giant Jenga).

Pixelbooth

Yelpers got their literal thang on: busting a groove on ye ol’ typewriters and tweeting in harmony to our live and action packed twitter wall. How tekmology has changed. Respeck.

Picnik collage

The New Oxford staff gave yelpers a super sized surprise at the bar…it was OPEN! And by open, we mean completely o p e n. Any drink a yelper fancied was served up with swiftness and smiles. Oh, how the staff made us feel so welcome. The free-flowing spirits offered warm fuzzies of love (morning after, not so much).

Beer

The food? Hold onto your notepad, the chef created us canapés that tasted like a Midsummer Nights dream. We sampled brioche topped with chicken liver parfait and red onion marmalade, buckwheat blinis with roasted pepper sour cream and pesto, lamb pops, mini Dungeness crab cakes with tomato remoulade…drooling yet? We’ll stop there. But there were more, and they were all titillatingly tasty. *Swoon*

Tasty

 

Best 3 costumes of the night were praised with prizes donated by ultra sexy Knot Theory (made here in Vancouver) and highly-rated Macleod’s books. Here’s to Animal Farm’s Pennylane S, newbie Wes J as Charles Dickens and Dan J… dressed as himself!

Picnik collage

All in all it was a fantastic evening with our novel Squad in a gorgeous new space.

To read or add to the event reviews, check this page out!

Till the next adventure, SYOY!

Cyndi H

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Yelp Vancouver Community Manager

 

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