Sip & Savour Benefit (Pictures)

Last night, Vancouver's finest gathered together at the Sip & Savour Benefit to raise money for BC Womens' Hospital Newborn ICU. It's an incredible, worth cause that brings to light the urgent need for more advanced equipment for newborns (such as advanced incubators, cardio-respiratory monitors, specialized transport incubators, emergency transport equipment to name a few). As I'm also a mother who delivered both my beautiful children at Womens where the staff took such good care of our family, this cause is personal for me too. Please go to the Newborn ICU website to learn more and donate to this worth cause.

NumpferSebba Stone and host Tamara Taggart presented a fabulous event, bringing together some of the best restaurants and cocktail experts in the city under a gorgeous, glittery room at the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Van. With restos like l'Abbatoir, Hawksworth, Minami, The Acorn, Torafuku, The Mackenzie Room, Fable and Biercraft and cocktail legends from The Keefer Bar, Bao Bei, Prohibition, Tacofino, the legendary Jacob Sweetapple and cocktail king Grant Sceney (Worldclass 2014 Bartender of the Year (Canada) and #4 Bartender in the World), the night was complete. Glitterati bid to their heart's content for numerous silent auction items including a chefs' dinners from the newest star on the block, AnnaLena

For a fundraiser, this was one of the best ones I've been to in a while. Great food, cocktails, wine (from Haywire and Joie Farm) plus a number of local craft breweries, a stunning space and a fantastic cause are recipes for a fabulous evening. I'm already excited for next year's event.

Stunning feature wall with all the sponsors and of course, the Big Love Ball. <3

Stunning feature wall with all the sponsors and of course, the Big Love Ball. <3

Under the sparkly lights of The Pipe Room at the Shipyards in North Van.

Under the sparkly lights of The Pipe Room at the Shipyards in North Van.

Silent auction for a worthy cause.

Silent auction for a worthy cause.

Restaurants like Hawksworth were serving amazing canapés throughout the evening.

Restaurants like Hawksworth were serving amazing canapés throughout the evening.

Full-size servings of multiple types of cocktails made for a very fun evening. :)

Full-size servings of multiple types of cocktails made for a very fun evening. :)

Sipping while waiting to savour fine fare...

Sipping while waiting to savour fine fare...