If I had an HGTV producer’s blank cheque to go redecorate my living room, my first stop would be Red Brick. The arcane language of interior design escapes me, but suffice it to say that almost everything in the new-ish store on Carnarvon St. is just lovely – and in many cases, surprisingly affordable. In addition to sofas, bedframes, chairs and tables, Red Brick carries a carefully curated selection of lamps, clocks, mirrors, quirky knick-knacks, gifts and cards.
On October 5 from 5:30-7:30pm, the store will host the fall kickoff event for NEXT New West, a monthly casual social group for young professionals. Catered by nearby Quantum Deli & Bistro, the free event will be an easygoing opportunity to mingle and meet other young adults living or working in New Westminster, wine glass in hand. Plus, any purchases made that evening will be 10% off.
Unlike most networking events, there isn’t a lot of business card-swapping and smarmy sales pitches are strongly discouraged. NEXT events are social first, business second. There will be a brief pause in the party for the quarterly ‘members spotlight,’ in which three NEXT members will have two or three minutes each to introduce themselves and share what they do professionally in the city. That concludes the formal program.
If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What: NEXT NW Fall Kick Off Event, hosted by Red Brick
- When: Wednesday October 5th, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm