Friday, June 4, 2010

#hugTO Launch Party a Success!

A big THANK YOU from myself and Wendy to all those who braved the torrential downpour and made it out to our Launch Party + Co-ed Networking Event.  We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout and the wide mix of people who attended.  Follow for more photos...

Over 200 guests came through the doors of SpiceSafar Lounge and enjoyed a live burlesque performance from the girls of Fever II and door prizes from our sponsors.  Amazing ambient music was provided by Som Bomb DJ who was spinning some great beats and jamming with a live trumpet player all night.
Networking included lots of new introductions, twitter friends meeting face-to-face and industry professionals catching up.  The room was a-buzz with entrepreneurs and urban professionals with ambitious projects on the go.  The attitude was positive and welcoming - everyone there wanted to meet new people.
Lisa McLatchie of the Practical Fashionista dispensed free styling advice and answered questions on fashion.  The ladies of Fever II gave a showstopping performance to promote their new show opening this week!
Shout outs must be made to our hard-working event volunteers:
Danielle Camacho of Edenelle Events
Candice Joseph of I Do Wedding Style 
Colette Bayani-Thody @letteb
Amanda Rego - Your Regal Affair
Nadivia Patrick

Official Event Photography by Kevin Fung.  
Thank you to the Wilhelm, Jane and all the wonderful staff at SpiceSafar for hosting us.  Our next #hugTO Networking Event will happen sometime near the end of June.  We are definitely planning more Co-Ed Editions in the future, so our hip + urban girls can bring along their favourite guys.
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To see ALL the amazing photos from the event visit:

You can read more coverage of the event on:
Blog TO Street Style
I'm Charming You
Not Your Average Party
Distinct Occasions
Fungke Blog


  1. Lisa and Wendy, in such a short time you've made such a phenomenal splash. Kudos ladies!

  2. Thanks for all your support ladies!