West Coast Alert

West Coast Alert
June 2008

Susie Wall

STRAP ON YOUR STAR GOGGLES! From Yaletown to Gastown, Vancouver is bursting with visiting celebutantes in the mood for gastro-delights, hip home accessories and breezy cover-ups (to shield them from the flashcubes, natch). So whether you’re cueing behind Kanye at a Holt Renfrew cosmetics counter or star-spying Jude Law along Robson Street, get ready to rub elbows with the beautiful people, babe.

LOVE QUOTES Want to channel the vibe of Angelina Jolie or Sienna Miller? Pick up a Love Quotes linen scarf from Fab in Kerrisdale—lickity split. Stars like Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz are flipping for this uber-soft, paparazzi-proof wrap (in hues like raspberry mousse and seaglass) that keeps Pilates-toned pipes warm on a chilly West Coast night and doubles as a chic pareo when you’re poolside in Positano. Love it? Thought so. 2305 West 41st Ave., (604) 267-3220 or visit for other locations.

CIOPPINO’S AND GLOWBAL With a stellar VIP room and star-friendly staff, Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill is Vancouver’s go-to joint for heavy hitters. Jennifer Aniston just celebrated her birthday here—and Catherine Zeta Jones, Halle Berry and Harrison Ford have all noshed on this hotspot’s Oscar-worthy fare. For a more chill experience, hit Glowbal grill and satay bar for lunch with Friends—Jen dined en privé here with BFF’s Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow this spring.

Cioppino’s, 1133 Hamilton St., (604) 688-7466
Glowbal, 1079 Mainland St., (604) 602-0835

THE CROSS Everyone from Demi and Ashton to The Cure (now that’s old school) have been spotted browsing The Cross decor and design shop lately, where Hollywood’s elite flip for this charming emporium’s selection of luxe linens, jewel box treasures, baby treats, drool-worthy furniture and glamour goods galore. P.S. Good luck getting out of here without at least one purchase (you deserve it, movie star). 1198 Homer St., (604) 689-2900,

STYLE NIGHT Gather your gal pals for a night of serious glamour at Oakridge Centre! On Wednesday June 11th, Susie Wall (that’s me) will present summer’s hottest trends with a fabulous runway presentation. Tickets are $25 and include a $20 Oakridge Centre gift card with partial proceeds to benefit Dress for Success. Call (604) 261-2511 or visit for details.