It was a star-studded opening last week as several North Shore show business names were spotted at a very special restaurant reveal. Crystal Buble, sister to international singing sensation Michael Buble, rolled out the red carpet for VIP friends and family at the opening of her new Displace Hashery restaurant in Kits. The timing was perfect as newlywed brother Michael was also in town celebrating his recent marriage to Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato at a posh post-wedding reception at Vancouver’s Pan Pacific Hotel this past weekend. The excitement doesn’t end there either as Buble also revealed that he is now part owner of the new Tsawwassen Springs project – a $400-million, 490 home golf resort community in Tsawwassen with fellow investors Pat Quinn and Bruce Allen.
01 – Blonde bombshells! Actress Luisana Lopilato, left, cuddles up to her new sister-in-law, Crystal Buble, a former actress herself who is now a mom and part owner of the Displace Hashery restaurant on 4th in Kits.
02 – Superagent Bruce Allen is no stranger to success having launched the careers of Anne Murray, Bryan Adams and Bachman-Turner Overdrive in addition to Michael Buble.
03 – CBC sports gal Jody Vance, left, takes a break from her Canucks Stanley Cup playoff broadcasts to chat with Juno award-winning recording artist Jann Arden.
04 – Taking a break from pickles and ice cream, Virgin Radio 95.3 personality Drew Savage and wife Shelley-Ann Rogers don’t mind sharing a spam burger (seriously, try them, they’re great)!
05 – Record producer Bob Rock, left, who has worked with the likes of Metallica, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé and Motley Crue, chats with Turner Media Canada executive and West Vancouverite Craig Turner.
06 – I loved him in the 80s, and I still love him now. Loverboy lead man Mike Reno, seen here with girlfriend/singer Catherine St.Germain are two of the greatest people you will ever meet.
07 – It’s all smiles at the end of a big week. From left: record producer Bob Rock, newlyweds Luisana and Michael Buble and restaurant owner/actress Crystal Buble.
By Catherine Barr – May 16, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on May 26, 2011