by. Jacky Le

PEOPLE: Kristina Bazan, Vanessa Hong, Zanita Morgan

PLACES: Secret Location, Vancouver

THINGS: Secret Location One Year Anniversary Cocktail Event


 What can only be expected at an event hosted by Secret Location is that every ingredient needed to make a great event will be available at ones desire. This night was no exception for the luxury concept hub as it was a night worth celebrating as Viranlly,Joshua,myself, and friends gathered to celebrate a year of success for Secret Location.  The night had already started on a neon high as the boys of The Social Life were dressed to KILL in a pop of colour.



The shoe game that night was on point!

The night began with a private dinner event hosted for the store’s top clients,media, and supporters. With a 6 course meal of the most mouthwatering dishes crafted by the kitchen team of the Tasting Room. The real fun kicked off at the cocktail party as the Veuve was flowing and the cities top bloggers and media were dressed to the nines.



Carey and the amazing PR team behind Secret Location never disappoints when it comes to the special appearances they have lined up at events. My little fashion-boy heart was palpitating when I heard of the international bloggers they had lined up for the night which included Vanessa Hong (The Haute Pursuit), Zanita Morgan(Zanita), and Kristina Bazan (Kayture).


Left to Right: Kristina Bazan, Zanita Morgan, and Vanessa Hong.

While chatting with Vanessa and Zanita, I was blown away when I learned that Vanessa grew up here in Vancouver.  The ambitious journey she’s taken from her normal YVR beginnings as a Kitsilano High graduate to now running her fashion blog empire and an online shopping site. An inspiring success story for any aspiring fashion writer/blogger in this city.


The ladies were wearing stunning pieces from the Secret Location boutique.


Kristina Bazan serving veil realness. She looked amazing!

Now I couldn’t end my chat with Zanita without asking for a few posing tips from the former model. Few tips she taught me: 1. Find your light (fluorescent lighting is the devil) 2. Work your angles. After the short charm school of modelling from the lovely Zanita it was time for a pose off in front of the cameras. Safe to say I’ll most likely leave the modelling to the Sean Opry’s of the world.


Myself and the lovely ladies after our modelling 101.


You cant just have any DJ spinning at a Secret Location event you need to have a Juno-award winning rapper mixing your tunes!


Kristina and her boyfriend James.

In a short time span of only a year Secret Location has proven to be the creme risen to the top of Vancouver’s fashion industry. Proving to doubtful  souls that Vancouver truly has a market of consumers that have a desire for a luxury and avant garde approach to fashion and dining. What’s in store next for Secret Location is an expansion of their luxury boutique by branching into new products and departments. Can we smell menswear cooking up in that back room closet possibly? Only time will tell but we can only expect that there will be even more anniversary parties for years to come.


Cheers from Zanita. 😉

Thank you to all the amazing staff at Secret Location, Carey Melnichuk and Cara Mcleay for hosting the amazing event.  As well as Kristina, Vanessa, and Zanita for being the most fabulous blog mafia. Thank you for reading Social Lifers, and please keep an eye out for me because you may be hearing more from me real soon about something special. 😉

With Love xoxo Jacky