Whoa! ¬†Way too many events last month. We just got back from a very cool all-night Toronto art show on Saturday¬†called Nuit Blanche. We were part of the French Pavilion and we displayed our art with our partners Roche Bobois. I brought my camera but unfortunately I forgot my flash memory card! ¬†Lots of interesting sites. Highlights included models in French lingerie walking around, Ligne Rosette couches being stacked into sculptures like gigantic Lego blocks, a pyramid made of Baccarat Champaign glasses, and a Smart Car with a camo motif. We also managed to snag a couple of limited edition Evian water bottles that were shaped like Christmas trees but someone “borrowed” them when we weren’t looking. Amazing event. We can’t wait for next year. Our only regret is not getting a chance to visit the 100 other exhibitors that were spread across the city.
Last night we celebrated our first year in business with 300 of our closest friends in our home town of Ottawa, Canada. The event was really two events in one. The reception was at Roche Bobois(and the after party was held at Restaurant 18). Many thanks to Roche Bobois for providing the perfect environment and hosting the reception. We went through 60 bottles of¬†Champagne and the food was fantastic.¬†Bacardi poured hundreds of Mojitos at the after-party and even had a special ice sculpture made for us. We also raised some money for Children’s Wish Foundation- our goal will be to help make a kid’s dream come true this year.
¬†CBC Venture was there to interview us for a segment that should be airing sometime this fall. Apparently they have over 700,000 viewers so it should be interesting. Keep an eye out for it if you’re in Canada.
Many thanks to DWELL Magazine, Holt Renfrew, Hugo Boss, Preston Catalogue, Meditheo Restaurant, and Nordique Spa for providing the goodies for the giftbags.
Finally- many, many thanks to my girlfriend Ania, Cecilia Graham (for her event planning), Emily B. for taking care of collecting donations, Dana for helping us with security. Jeremy Bourassa was busy all night taking pictures of the event. If you’re looing for a great event photographer e-mail him here.
I’ll be posting more pictures soon….