First off, thanks to the over 250 people who have RSVP'd yes to help celebrate our new website launch and are coming to network with us! Wendy and I could not have imagined such a huge response in such a short period of time. Here are some final details for the event:
Guest List - Please check-in with one of our event volunteers, holding a clipboard outside of the venue. If you have not already, please RSVP with your names and guests to email@example.com to get on our exclusive VIP list.
Time & Location - SpiceSafar Lounge, 510 King Street West. Our event runs from 6-10 PM, please feel free to drop in and out at any time. SpiceSafar will have a cash bar, couture tapas, gourmet pastries, molecular cocktails, lattes, tea and coffee for sale.
Door Prizes - We have a couple great prizes to giveaway. Please make sure you drop off one of your business cards at the door prize desk by the entrance. Don't have a card? We will have ballots for you instead. The draw will happen at around 9 PM and you must be in attendance to pick-up your prize that night. Good luck!
Burlesque Dancers! - We will have a short promotional performance from our friends in Fever 2 at around 7 PM. Check out this exclusive sneak peek at our party.
Fashion Advice & Styling Tips - The always stylish Lisa McLatchie of The Practical Fashionista will be hand at her booth to dispense her expert fashion advice and styling tips. Have a questions of what goes with what? Want to know what's hot for summer? Don't be shy! Ask Lisa at the event.
Networking - We ask that everyone come with a positive, approachable attitude and not be afraid to introduce yourself! If we all have the same mindset, it will make for a fantastic networking night out for everyone. Bring lots of postcards/business cards to hand-out in case you make a connection. Not sure how to network? Read our article here on 'How-To Network'.
So Who Exactly is Coming? - The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide is open to everyone including urban professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our age demographic is 25-40 and our RSVP list includes PR professionals, top Toronto bloggers, graphic designers, web designers, marketing/ad agencies, sales reps, photographers, cake designers, DJs, event planners, digital media agencies, travel agents, yoga instructors, students, tech-sector, make-up artists, brand managers, non-profits, music labels, freelancers, journalists, TV hosts, a doula and anything under the sun you could possibly imagine.
Cost - Free! We only ask that you tell your network about our blog so we can expand our events in the future. Follow us on twitter @hipurbangirl and our event hashtag is #hugTO. The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide plans on hosting one unique networking event every month. Depending on the success of this night, we may run another HugTO: Co-Ed Edition again!
Thanks again to everyone for participating. See you soon....XOXO Lisa & Wendy.