ÀPropos of nothing and a great Christmas party
December 3rd was Ottawa Life Magazine's annual Christmas party.
Held at the fabulous Orange Gallery's new City Centre location, this event was so much fun to work on that I find myself sheepishly hoping that guests had as good a time partying as I did working.
Orange Gallery for hosting us. What a great venue! If you haven't been yet, please drop in. You'll be amazed by the old charm of the building and the varied and wonderfully-curated art.
Essence Catering for feeding us. Chef Jason Laurin and his team blew us away with their delicious and generous offerings. Note: they are also an event planner's dream. Contact me if you want to know more.
Muskoka Brewery for hopping to the occasion. They served us a delicious selection of pure, unfiltered craft beers. More, please!
Southbrook Vineyards for wine-ing us as we dined with their "Connect" and "Triomphe" lines which, by the way, are organic. Score!
Sweeter by the Dozen for sprinkling a dusting of sugar magic. Their mini-cupcakes and beautifully tasty takeaway cookies were a hit.
Kristine St-Pierre and Simon Poirier Lachance (on cajon) for serenading us. Kristine's talent is undeniable and we have no doubt that you'll see her and her band more and more often.
Sam and Dan, our two lovely bartenders, for keeping guests hydrated (or whatever you want to call it). They are graduating from the Algonquin College's School of Hospitality & Tourism and we were lucky to have them on board for the evening. Good luck, gentlemen!
Cody Party Centre, Ottawa South, for equipping us with good quality party gear and dependable service.
Finally, a great big thank you to the staff at Ottawa Life Magazine. Mariana, Marie, Madelaine, Sandra, Katie, and of course, Alessandra. What a great team to work with!