VROOM VROOM: Jacques Villeneuve headlined an invitational lunch at Blue Water Café, kicking off the 2013 Luxury & Supercar Weekend. More than 160 high-end automobiles in the luxury, exotic, classic and supercar categories parked themselves at VanDusen Botanical Garden for the swish two-day affair. Festival founders Craig Stowe and Nigel Matthews welcomed car buffs and a sprinkling of Real Housewives to the fourth running, a spectacular showcase of new and classic hot wheels considered the most prestigious automobile lifestyle event in the country.
MORE HORSE POWER Guests filed into the Rocky Mountaineer Station for a posh preview of Rolls Royce’s newest model, the 2014 Wraith, a $380,000 beauty worthy of Vancouver’s growing luxury car market. The train station was transformed into a posh dealership where wine and champagne flowed. Current and vintage models of the legendary auto and Italian notes from Vancouver Opera sopranos Melanie Krueger and Sheila Christie filled the room for the evening of extravagance and glamour.
VIVA MEXICO: Celebrating Mexico’s independence, the Consulate General of Mexico and Mexico Tourism, along with local business associations, held its sixth annual Courier-sponsored MexicoFest. Food, fiestas and the Baja California Sur, the paradise region between two seas, were front and center for the eleven-days of celebration and cultural activities.
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