Monday, August 16, 2010

hugTO Pool Party: Wrap-up!

A big THANK YOU from myself and Wendy to everyone who participated and helped make The hugTO Urban Pool Party + Networking Event a success!  We have been planning tirelessly for almost four weeks and were stressing out hard at the thought of being rained out.  Lucky for us, we had only an overcast sky with broken bits of sunshine all day.  It actually made for perfect party weather, with just enough humidity to keep you coming back into the pool.

Over 100+ attendees hit the rooftop pool at The Hilton Toronto on Sunday August 15th from 12-5 pm.  The heavy rain finally broke through at around 5 pm, so we were very lucky with the weather.  Mill St. Brewery was on hand with complimentary samples of Lemon Tea Ale and Organic all day.  All Mill St. beers were only $5 and an outdoor BBQ kept everyone fed with Chicken Souvlaki Pitas, Beef Sliders, Grilled Sausages and Salads.  The Cotton Candy Station kept the summer sugar buzz going all day.  Our guests had their picture taken by Jessica Blaine Smith Photography at the Mill St. Photo Booth upon arrival.  

We were very lucky to be treated to luxurious hand massages from Arbonne and make-up touch-ups by a local Canadian company, Marie & Natie Cosmetics.  Laura Ford Designs showcased her gorgeous jewellery and sandals from Borealis in our exclusive vendor area.  The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide also scooped up advance copies of Lauren Wiesberger's new book, Last Night at Chateau Marmont for poolside reading.  DJ Roses kept the hot summer tunes spinning all day long with lots of old skool and Top 40.

hugTO guests also received a $5 Panago Gift Certificate upon departure and cute buttons from Shop Bicyclette.  Over a dozen different door prizes were given away care of our generous sponsors.  See the list of goodies here!

*Bonus* - Everyone who bought a ticket to hugTO is invited back to The Hilton Toronto THIS Saturday August 21st - all day, to use the pool at their leisure.  The hotel is hosting their own event with a DJ, so feel free to return as guests of The Hilton for some more pool + tan time.

Our next hugTO event will happen sometime at the end of September and will be just for the ladies.  We anticipate another co-ed edition in the future as we have so many great hip + urban guys that also support us.  Thanks again for attending!

All photos here courtesy of Jessica Blaine Smith Photography.  She's definitely a Toronto Photographer you should check out!

ALL PHOTOS + Photo Booth Pictures can be accessed HERE :)

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe I missed this. Great to hear all went well and the weather cooperated!