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JUNE 20TH, 2008


Drinking champagne at altitude is our favourite summer sport and there is no better place in Vancouver to do so en-plein-aire than Joe Fortes new roof deck, open this week.

We counted almost 30 massive planters filled with lavender and flowers, plus a living wall of ivy and box hedge and a sleek new grey tile floor. The updated design is perfect for groups and the soaring views of the VAG, Shangri-La and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver are big-city spectacular.

But they didn't throw out the baby with the bathwater: the circular oyster bar and fireplace table are still there (only better) and the crowd is just as glam as ever.

Oh, was that you?

Joe Fortes, 777 Thurlow St., Vancouver, 604-669-1940,

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