Our Vancouver contributor Joshua Langston heads to BIG SMOKE, the launch party for Vancouver’s weekend at the races.
BIG SMOKE OF THE DEIGHTON CUP
by Joshua Langston
Joshua with Miss America Laura Kaelleger
After what seemed like years of waiting, finally the weekend at the races was upon us. On Friday night I was invited to BIG SMOKE, an exclusive VIP gathering to kick off The Deighton cup. The event was inspired by a ‘Smoker’ which is a traditional southern gentleman’s event complete with a pig roast, cigars and a bourbon bar featuring Woodford Reserve’s finest bourbons. Graham Racich was on site crafting cocktails for all of the ladies.
Truth be told, I have never been to an event like this before. That being said, Southern food is something I am all too familiar with. Upon entering the venue the team from “Cocktails and Canapes” were preparing the roast. As I walked past I was immediately taken over by the smells wafting through the air.
To properly get into character for this event, I ran into my friend Mark Featherstone who passed me a cigar, and with a little help, I was lit and ready to take on the night. The event produced by The Adelphia Group, The Social Concierge and Cocktails & Canapés. It was a breath of fresh air, and yes that pun was fully intended. The Adelphia Group is a full service hospitality, management and event group, boasting some of the hottest clubs, restaurant and catering in Vancouver. With the help of the team at LJ-PR, a top Vancouver boutique PR agency run by fashion publicist Lyndi Barrett, the racetrack was a blaze with inspiring fashion.
Lyndi of Lj PR with Miss America