Living close to a big city has its perks. Normally that means going to concerts or meeting up with friends. Recently? That meant attending an event sponsored by Elle Canada. The magazine teamed up with Swarovski for a night of luxury. Not only did attendees get the chance to take a peek at the latest pieces from the Swarovski holiday collection (just in time for Christmas shopping) but there was also a 20% discount on all items purchased, a presentation from the magazine, chocolate, and champagne. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night in the city.
Which is exactly why my mom and I decided to attend the event. She is a massive fan of Swarovski and already has a pretty extensive collection of pieces. This time? She was looking for something specific: a matching pair of earrings to go with the necklace and bracelet set she has. Along the way she also managed to fall in love with a pair of earrings and a ring. Me? I was head over heels in love with a set of stacked V shaped rings. Sadly they were sold out of most sizes and only had very small ones left. Alas! Perhaps this was a blessing in disguise. Even though there was a 20% discount to entice buyers, I was determined to enjoy the event, without spending.
The event itself was a lot of fun. We got to browse through some beautiful pieces, check out a live presentation from Elle Canada, and we even got a fabulous goodie bag on the way out! Inside was a copy of their latest issue (featuring Kylie Jenner on the cover), a shampoo and conditioner, a Marc Jacobs mini perfume, a nail polish, a Neutrogena skin cream, and a face perfecting cream. That was definitely a nice bonus!
Beforehand, my mom and I did a little bit of shopping downtown. We picked up a couple of things for the holidays. But for the most part we were on our best behaviour. I for one was very impressed with our self-control. Today, I was looking back at a few pictures I snapped at the event. So I thought that I would share them with all of you. Take a look….
There is something special about a night on the town. Especially when you spend it with someone you love. I always have a good time hanging out with my mom…. event or no event. However, the Elle Canada and Swarovski collaboration was certainly an evening to remember.
What do you think of these pictures? What is the last event you attended?