We brought the summery, retro vibes of Palm Springs to Vancouver thanks to Bespoke Décor! The D/6 Bar & Lounge Patio at Parq Vancouver was transformed with greenery, wicker pieces, funky poofs and a hand-painted Instagramable backdrop. And of course, what’s a beautiful space without an amazing photographer to capture all of the special details and memorable moments. Thank you, @brooklyndphotography!
And speaking of most memorable moments, Ashley, co-founder of Smash + Tess, shares hers since starting the business 3 years ago:
“It was the first time I saw a customer that I didn't know wearing a Smash + Tess item. I was in the LA airport with my mom and Mercedes waiting at our gate, when off walked a passenger rocking the cutest black Romper we ever did see- it was a Black Sunday Smash + Tess Romper! I practically lunged at her with excitement. "Is that a Smash + Tess???" I asked. "Yes," she answered, terrified. And I didn't care that I almost gave her a heart attack- it's the most thrilling thing ever to see a #smashtessgirl in her natural habitat rocking a Romper. My heart swells every single time.”
For Ashley, this party was important for her to take a minute and celebrate the wins. “In the entrepreneurial world, it's common to just keep pushing, always setting your sights higher, and rarely celebrating how far we've come. But this party was an important reminder for us to take a breath and cheers to the incredible journey it has been so far and the remarkably talented and supportive people that have helped make it all happen!”
It was a FUN night full of surprises with the launch of our Pink Lemonade Gift Set and our pop-up shop which kept Team Smash + Tess busy all night!
Mercedes, Principal & Director of Operations (AKA the “+” in S+T) said that she loved the energy of the party. “Just looking around the room and seeing so many people with huge smiles… especially the ones that we met for the first time that night! There’s been so many amazing memories in the last 3 years but the most memorable moment for me would be when we sold out of the Sunday Romper for the first time! We only made 100 and I was at home and kept getting notifications on my phone of sales!” And like that, the #smashtessgirl community was born!
Teresa, co-founder of Smash + Tess (AKA Tess) said that the birthday bash “felt like a big deal! And that was so coincident with our reality – S+T’s journey is a big deal! And I am so proud of being a part of it all. Just reflecting on our very humble beginnings and seeing how far we have come in just a few short years. When I speak of the reasons for our success, the first thing out of my mouth is the S+T community we’ve created. To watch that community grow, and to hear how we have touched them and made a difference in their lives, has been inspiring.”
We had such a blast celebrating this milestone at the Parq Vancouver and we’re beyond grateful for everyone who has supported us over the last 3 years. From our peers, to the S+T dream team and of course our #smashtessgirls… thank you and cheers to another amazing year ahead! Xx
About Parq Vancouver
Step into an environment of luxury, passage and discovery at Parq, Vancouver’s premiere entertainment destination. Embark on a culinary journey within its five outstanding restaurants. Savour hand-crafted cocktails in its three impressive lounges.Pamper yourself in the Spa by JW dedicated to healing, restoration and rejuvenation. The space includes The Glamoury, a professional Makeup and Blow Dry Bar, 24-hour fitness studio, an al fresco yoga space; and the Aqua Lounge terrace with a relaxing hydrotherapy tub.
Experience state-of-the-art gaming and exceptional service within Parq Vancouver’s 72,000 square-foot casino. The journey continues to impress with two distinctive hotels. A stay at the JW Marriott is personalized to each guest and complemented by unparalleled service and enriching amenities. The DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel, is a timeless and engaging space that creates a balanced dialogue between nature and city, desire and necessity.