It's a Party!

I am so excited that this day has finally arrived!

 I am attending the IDS West Opening Gala tonight as a VIP guest! Not only do I get to attend tonight's party, I have also been invited as a VIP guest for Jenn-Air .

{Maybe they REALLY want to give me a stove? - a girl can only dream..}

But the icing on the delicious cake is that after many months of organizing with my fabulous and fantastic friends, Karla from Kerrisdale Design, Nancy from Marcus Design and Victoria from Edin's House, our blogger cocktail soiree, Blend 2011, is happening this Saturday night at The Loden Hotel sponsored by Ikea Canada. I bravely called up Ikea and was thrilled when they jumped on board and offered to foot the bill.


Ikea Canada is not only attending but are bringing the fabulous Suzanne Dimma, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian House and Home, Mark Challen, VP of Comminications for House and Home,  Kelly Deck from Kelly Deck Designs, Andrea Mills {former H & H staffer and now a design specialist for Ikea Canada} and Jen Knight, our local Ikea PR person!

Our evening will be full of food, drinks, friends, prizes, talking, talking and more talking! Then the next morning brunch with various bloggers who are staying downtown! 

You can read about our plans here!!

So you will have to excuse me as I need time to plan my outfits, paint my nails, fluff the hair and just get myself all dolled up for a few nights on the town!

This girl is going to paint the town!

XO Barbara


  1. Congratulations - sounds like a great evening!

  2. I think I might have to take a nap this afternoon in anticipation of all the excitement. See you tonight!

  3. WOW!!! Have fun this evening and congrats on the Ikea Sponspored Blend! What an honor to have the sponsorship and the company. That is simply fantastic and I am so happy for you!!

  4. That sound incredible. Have a great time and enjoy yourself. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  5. Fun!! Can't wait to hear all about it, I'm sure all the hard work will pay off. Have a lovely time.

  6. Have a wonderful evening and congratulations on your success

  7. Looking forward to Saturday! See you then.


  8. Have a FABULOUS time! Will look forward to your tweets tonight!

  9. Have an awesome time! It sounds super fabulous... wish I could be there!

  10. Have a great time tonight! Sounds like a lot of fun!


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