Photography by: Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Last week we celebrated our 8 year anniversary since opening our doors at Nadia Albano Style Inc.  We decided to change things up this year, and rather than throwing a big bash at our studio on W. 1st Ave in Kits, we opted for a outdoor patio vibe.  With the generosity of Chef. Alvarez of Cacao Vancouver; a progressive Latin-America restaurant, we were able to live our vision of having a “Havana Night” themed summer gathering.  Here are a few behind the scenes images of how the evening went…

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

I want to take a minute to talk about these adorable branded cookies that our friend, Dalana, of Cake and Giraffe made for us.  They were the perfect touch of sweetness for our guests to enjoy and take home as a keepsake.  BIG thanks to my  talented friend and graphic designer, Lele Chan, of Lele Chan Design for creating my invitations to our party on such short notice. The invitation featured these hand-drawn leaves which Dalana then used to imprint on the cookies.  Thank you so much Ladies!

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Thank you Flower Factory, for designing the beautiful tropical floral arrangements that brought colour and life to the party.  I love and appreciate your support!

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Meet Chef Alvarez.  He is the founder and culinary genius behind Cacao Vancouver. He is one of the kindest, most easy going people I know and was very generous to let us take over his restaurant to celebrate our anniversary.  Prior to the party we met over a glass of Rosé and we crafted up a lovely menu of delicious and savoury treats for our guests to enjoy.  His staff were attentive and the space was perfectly located three doors down from our salon; which was an ideal situation for our guests.  Stay tuned for the official launch of Chef Alvarez’s new patio lounge, Cacao Upstairs, at the end of August.   He took us for a private tour of the space, overlooking our adorable neighbourhood, and it’s a hidden little gem!

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory, Lele Chan

Lele Chan of Lele Chan Design

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Nadia with Elsa Corsi of Elsa Corsi Jewellery and Jeweliette Jewellery

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

David and Maurizio, of Debut Event Design, have been a huge part of my life over the last 20  years.  We met in 1998 while working together at Club Monaco and our friendship flourished into family status immediately!  They are incredible event designers and helped make this space look so special.  I am incredibly grateful for them and look forward to many more wonderful celebrations together!

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Dalana of The Cake and The Giraffe

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Daniela Ciuffa is my sister from another mister and photographed the event.  She specializes in bridal photography and has an incredible eye for shooting detail work for various restaurants and corporate events all over Vancouver.  She’s got the best sense of humour and is game for pretty much anything that involves celebrating life’s milestones!

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia and her hubby, Joe, with Chella Levesque of Chella Levesque Inc.

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

This is Hayley Hudson of Hayley Alice Photo.  She’s our new Social Media coordinator and content creator for the Nadittude Label.  She is a gem and we are so blessed to have her on our team!  She’s a perfect fit! — we have so much fun together and she’s got an incredibly positive attitude for this type of work  She’s a keeper and on her way to achieving great things!

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

David Light of Debut Events.

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Amanda Hlatky of Glow Dermal Therapy

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Samantha Ellis of Roots + Ardor

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Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory, Union Photographers

Holly and Roger of Union Photography

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Lucas Mattiello of Level Up Living.

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Coleen Kalikaras of Bisou Bridal

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Salute, everyone!  Thank you for celebrating with us and for making our evening so special.  We love and appreciate you all and we look forward to drinks on the patio again very soon!

Special THANK YOU to all of the amazing friends + vendors who made this event possible:

Venue: Cacao Vancouver | Decor: Debut Event Design | Flowers: Flower Factory | Invitations: Lele Chan Design | Cookies: The Cake and The Giraffe | Photography: Daniela Ciuffa | BTS Video: Hayley Alice Photo