Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

It was an evening of sipping, nibbling and celebrating as Nadia Albano Style Inc. entered it’s 18th years in the biz – YAWZA!  You see, in a nutshell, I started my career as an independent, mobile freelance makeup and hair stylist.  Over the years, I  happily worked in various leading hair salons, cosmetic counters and fashion retailers.  I developed my craft in the beauty and fashion industry and worked hard at building a good reputation with my peers in the industry.  I worked with Vancouver Community College, where I founded and taught the Make Up Artist Certificate Program for 5 years.  I took an inspiring trip to Paris with my husband in 2010, then opened my first boutique studio space in Downtown, Vancouver (on Granville at Robson) in 2011.  Shortly after that, I began writing my weekly “Makeover” column in the Province Newspaper and provided my support and expertise in various publications across Canada.  In 2013 I moved the business into the quaint Yorkville area in Kitsalano (just minutes from Downtown), where I now call my home away from home.

I feel extremely proud and grateful for all of the wonderful growth and positive endeavors I have experienced thus far and can honestly say that I wouldn’t be able to do what I love the most without the love, encouragement and support from all of you; my loyal family, friends, staff, colleagues and guests.  To show my gratitude with a little NadittudeTM, and to celebrate how far we’ve come,  I hosted an intimate garden themed summer soiree last week and here’s how it went down…

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Hilary Miles, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Hilary Miles, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Countdown Events, Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Countdown Events, Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Countdown Events, Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Candy Bar, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Debut Event Design, Countdown Events, Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Candy Bar, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, NadittudeTM Cookies, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, NadittudeTM Cookies, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Prosecco, Fire Fly Wines and Ales, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Prosecco, Fire Fly Wines and Ales, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Le Gateau Bake Shop, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Andy Chu, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Andy Chu, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Natalie Langston, Andy Chu, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Natalie Langston, Andy Chu, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Roberto and Erin Sousa, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Roberto and Erin Sousa, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Madalena and Elsa Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Madalena and Elsa Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Sparkle Media, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Sparkle Media, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Samantha, Annelie, Roberto and Vanessa, Summer Soiree, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Samantha, Annelie, Roberto and Vanessa, Summer Soiree, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

The Wedding Lady, Jeweliette Jewellery,  Summer Soiree, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

The Wedding Lady, Jeweliette Jewellery, Summer Soiree, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Summer Soiree, Jessica Thomas Cooke, Wanderlust Management, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Summer Soiree, Jessica Thomas Cooke, Wanderlust Management, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Wade Chan-Kent, Vincent and Theo Videography, Holly Truchan, Union Photographers, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Wade Chan-Kent, Vincent and Theo Videography, Holly Truchan, Union Photographers, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Hilary Chan-Kent, , Wanderlust Management, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Hilary Chan-Kent, , Wanderlust Management, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Model Valentina, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Model Valentina, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Alexandra Thompson, Wardrobe Apparel, Holly Turchan, Union Photographers, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Alexandra Thompson, Wardrobe Apparel, Holly Turchan, Union Photographers, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Jaleh Fotoohi, Nadia Albano, Gratutude with NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Jaleh Fotoohi, Nadia Albano, Gratutude with NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Holly Truchan, Union Photographers, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Holly Truchan, Union Photographers, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Elsa Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery, Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Elsa Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery, Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nice Pops, Popsicles, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nice Pops, Popsicles, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nice Pops, Popsicles, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nice Pops, Popsicles, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Kristy Ryan, Blush Wedding Photography, Elsa Corsi Ear Cuff, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Kristy Ryan, Blush Wedding Photography, Elsa Corsi Ear Cuff, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Maurizio Peta, Debut Event Design, Le Gateau Bakery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Maurizio Peta, Debut Event Design, Le Gateau Bakery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Le Gateau Bakery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Le Gateau Bakery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lucas Mattiello, Level Up Living, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lucas Mattiello, Level Up Living, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Joe Sakic, Lucas Mattiello, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Joe Sakic, Lucas Mattiello, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Annelie, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Annelie, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Vanessa,  Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Vanessa, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Soha Lavin, Coundtown Events, Hilary Chan Kent, Wanderlust Management, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Soha Lavin, Coundtown Events, Hilary Chan Kent, Wanderlust Management, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Daniella Guzzo, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Daniella Guzzo, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Elsa Corsi, Aubrey Arnason, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Elsa Corsi, Aubrey Arnason, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Lele Chan, Tutu and Fru, Nadia Albano, Kristy Ryan, Blush Wedding Photography, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Lele Chan, Tutu and Fru, Nadia Albano, Kristy Ryan, Blush Wedding Photography, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Roberto, Samantha, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Roberto, Samantha, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Erin Cebula, ET Canada, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Erin Cebula, ET Canada, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Vanessa Westerager, Aubrey Arnason, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Vanessa Westerager, Aubrey Arnason, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Maurizio Peta, Debut Event Design, Erin Cebula, ET Canada, Madelena Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery,  Daniella Guzzo Photography

Maurizio Peta, Debut Event Design, Erin Cebula, ET Canada, Madelena Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Chella Levesque, Alexandra Thompson, Wardrobe Apparel, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Chella Levesque, Alexandra Thompson, Wardrobe Apparel, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Samantha, Vanessa, Nadia, Annelie, Cathy, Silvia, Roberto, NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Samantha, Vanessa, Nadia, Annelie, Cathy, Silvia, Roberto, NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Stesha Ho, Canada Wide Media, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Stesha Ho, Canada Wide Media, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Holly Turchan, Union Photographers, David Light, Debut Event Design, Erin Cebula, ET Canada, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Holly Turchan, Union Photographers, David Light, Debut Event Design, Erin Cebula, ET Canada, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Debute Event Design, Jeweliette Jewellery, Erin Cebula, NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Debute Event Design, Jeweliette Jewellery, Erin Cebula, NadittudeTM, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Joe Sakic, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Joe Sakic, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Joe Sakic, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Joe Sakic, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Outtakes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Joe Sakic, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Joe Sakic, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Gratitude with NadittudeTM, Summer Soiree, Daniella Guzzo Photography

I’d say that was a great event!  Thank you Daniella for capturing every moment, and thank you to everyone who made it out to celebrate with us.  I appreciate everyone’s kindness, support and love!  Special THANK YOU to my amazingly talented and growing team: Vanessa, Annelie, Roberto, Samantha, Cathy, Silvia and Madeline.  It feels so good to know that you have my back, just as I have yours, and that you’re open to accepting new opportunities and experiences.  You are all a wonderfully honest, kind and talented group of individuals and make coming to work so enjoyable!  I love and appreciate you all so very much!

Big thanks to all the sponsors and vendors for your generosity and time, and for helping me bring this event to life.  Soha, Jenny (Countdown Events) and Chella (Chella Lavesque Inc.)
you ladies ROCK!  This event went off without a hitch because of your guidance and expertise! – MERCI!!

Jeweliette Jewellery (Madelena and Elsa),  THANK YOU for always making us ALL sparkle a little brighter, and for supporting and encouraging me through my career over the years.  You ladies are the real deal! xo

An extra special GRAZIE to my dear, dear friends, David and Maurizio of Debut Event Design, for transforming my space into an outdoor garden escape.  You two are truly the best in the business and I’m so grateful that you’ve been in my life for the past 18 years…and counting — LOVE YOU!!

Thanks to my beloved family and friend for always being so encouraging, loving and nurturing.  I’m eternally grateful for you!

To my partner in crime, my right-hand man, my sunshine, my husband “Jozy-Bear” — I am so incredibly in love with you and am glad we’re sharing life’s awesome journey together.  Thanks for  being my rock and my biggest supporter!

Cheers, Everyone!

Special thanks to our event contributors and sponsors:

Countdown Events | Chella Levesque | Debut Event Design | Hilary Miles Flowers | Jeweliette Jewellery | Elsa Corsi |Le Gataue Bake Shop | Salmon’s Rentals | Fire Fly Wines and Ales | Project Skin MDDaniella Guzzo Photography | Union Photographers | Kardz Kouture | Make Up For Ever | KMS California