View the Vibe hit up one of Vancouver’s chicest events recently, Thoroughbred, and the sun was more than shining upon us. Dolled up in our best Derby attire, we joined about 1,000 other event attendees for this sold-out event at Hastings Race Course.
It seemed that pretty much all of YVR’s pretty people had converged track-side for a day of celebrations, complete with classic betting, uplifting live music, cocktails, canapés and (of course!) champagne.
With starter beverage secured, we had plenty of time to peruse the scene… and what a scene it was, complete with luxury sports cars (Miles End Motors), live music and fashionable fixings (including an appearance by Miss America herself, Mallory Hagan).
Delectable bites were aplenty and lunch offerings came courtesy of the folks behind Cocktails & Canapés who treated us to a selection of Southern-style eats perfectly paired with craft beer and bubbles.
Once we’d strolled around the impeccably decorated event space (The Social Concierge have outdone themselves again), we made a point of stopping to snap plenty of photos prior to heading into the VIP area.
Hosted by Veuve Clicquot, we scored a front row vantage point of all the track action. Guests were invited to try their hand at some classic betting, tutored through the process by several helpful gals from Hastings Race Course.
With the party in full swing, DJ beats and live musical acts kept things rolling with the likes of Maria in the Shower entertaining us throughout the afternoon until the party started to wind down for yet another year.
If you haven’t penciled this into your calendar for next summer – be sure to do so; it’s a definite YVR must.