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Club and Event Previews and Reviews

The Ultra Re-invention

The Toronto nightclub tries something new.

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Beirut-born Charles Khabouth is not subtle about the newly re-invented ULTRA. The CEO of Toronto-based Ink has done it again with the recently reopened restaurant by day, and nightclub after dark.

The new ULTRA, designed by Toronto’s Munge Leung, has a dark, hellish and somewhat crazed vibe with black and red as the dominant colors, and gigantic images of imposing roosters loom over 400 plus diners or clubbers.  Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage created the threatening bird pictures. Partners Alessandro Munge and Sai Leung were also in charge of the award-winning design of the original ULTRA five years ago.

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Khabouth’s Ink is engaged in a range of prominent hospitality venues, including the Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa in Toronto (club) and The Beatles Revolution Lounge in the Mirage in Las Vegas.

European sports menswear Dirk Bikkembergs Fashion show at Ultra March 19th, 2009

More info here.

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March 23, 2009 Posted by | Clubs, Eateries, fashion, Fashion Design, Restaurant, Reviews, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is Where W4W Toronto Will Be on NYE 09…

JOIN US!  GET YOUR TICKETS RIGHT NOW!

ATMOSPHERE: Upscale
LAYOUT: Large, Lavish, Entertainment Complex – 41,000 square feet
AGE GROUP: 23 +
ATTIRE: Dress to Impress

ADDRESS: 15 Saskatchewan Road , Toronto

W4W Toronto loves Muzik Nightclub!

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, fashion, Night club, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feel like partying on Xmas Eve (tonight)?

The ladies of W4W Toronto have just the party for you…

Music: House, Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock,
Cover: GUEST LIST ONLY (tell them W4W Toronto sent you)
Dress Code: FASHIONABLE ATTIRE
Notes: @ LOBBY – 192 BLOOR STREET WEST, TORONTO ARRIVE BEFORE 11:30PM

Wednesday
Dec. 17, 2008

Wednesday
Dec. 10, 2008

Ed Hardy Icing Launch Party
Dec. 3, 2008

Wednesday
Nov. 26, 2008

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, fashion, Restaurant, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LOBBY PRESENTS-BOUTIQUE 09 ~ NYE EVE CELEBRATION

Wednesday December 31st,  2008

LOBBY PRESENTS…

BOUTIQUE 09 ~ NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION ONE OF W4W TORONTO’S FAVORITE PARTY DESTINATIONS, YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A GLAMOROUS CELEBRATION OF DINNER & DANCE AT LOBBY.

FEATURING THE MUSIC OF DJ JC (TEAM LA ROQUE) HOUSE – R&B – CLASSICS

PARTY TICKET
$30.00

INCLUDES:
GENERAL ADMISSION
COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOAST
COMPLIMENTARY PARTY FAVOURS

DINNER PARTY TICKET
$100.00
TAXES AND GRATUITY FOR DINNER NOT INCLUDED.

INCLUDES:
GENERAL ADMISSION
3 COURSE DINNER
COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOAST
COMPLIMENTARY PARTY FAVOURS

PARTY BEGINS AT 9:00PM | DINNER SEATING AT 9:30PM

NEW YEARS EVE DINNER

STARTERS

WILD MUSHROOM SOUP, GRANISHED WITH MOREL CHIPS & TRUFFLE ESSENCE

OR

BABY ARUGULA SALAD WITH FROSTED WALNUTS, DRIED CHERRIES, APPLE CRISP, AND CIDER VINAIGRETTE

MAIN COURSE

SQUASH & ROASTED GARLIC GNOCCHI WITH BROWN BUTTER & SAGE

OR

RACK OF LAMB WITH BALSAMIC GLAZED SWEET POTATO & ROSEMARY JUS

OR

ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST SUPREME WITH PEARL ONIONS, DOUBLE SMOKED BACKON AND CREAMY TARAGON SAUCE

OR

CHILEAN SEA BASS WITH SEARED SCALLOPS, MARINATED FRENCH BEANS, CILANTRO PESTO POTATO PUREE & CITRUS BUTTER

DESERT

CRÈME BRULE FLAVOURED WITH LAVENDER AND HONEY

OR

MILK CHOCOLATE & BAILEY’S TART WITH MINT BAILEY’S ICE CREAM

DOORS FROM 9:00PM – 4:00AM
FOR BOTTLE SERVICE AND DINNER RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 416.929.7169

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Eateries, fashion, Night club, Restaurant, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boxing Day with LITTLE LOUIE VEGA in Toronto!

Dancing Shoes only! Eat a huge Christmas dinner because you’ll be dancing it off the very next day!

Location: MARO – 135 Liberty Street, Toronto
Atmosphere: Upscale & Stylish
Attire: Casual Chic: fashionable attire is required.

Garage 416 in association with Uniq Lifestyle, Mystery, Milk. & Boogie Inc. present:

BOXING DAY – LITTLE LOUIE VEGA!!!

Born in the Bronx, “Little Louie Vega” is the Miles Davis of dance music.  During his nearly two-decade long career, Vega has crafted some of the most ground-breaking singles in dance music history – The “Nervous” Track, “It’s Alright”, “I Feel It”, “Beautiful People” & “I Get Lifted”. Don’t miss this opportunity so see Louie Vega at one of his rare appearances in Toronto.

Louie Vega (NYC)
+ dj’s:
Rude Jude
Felix & Gani
Marko Bongo (on drums)

Reserve a booth by calling: 416.361.1880 Ext. 233

Doors @ 10pm / 19+

Tickets here

To get on the GARAGE 416 “$15 before 11:30” guest list email them with your first & last name.

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Jazz Affair on New Years Eve

Looking for something different on New Years Eve in Toronto? Go for an intimate jazz affair with International jazz artist, Toronto’s own Nick “Brownman” Ali. Get your tickets early, because this is an intimate venue with die hard regulars, great food, and top-quality entertainment.
Click flyer below for more information and to buy tickets.

December 21, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

DREAMING OF A NAM XMAS – Party at Atelier Dec 18th, 2008

NAM Personal Management

An Event Not to BE MISSED!

Event Info Host:
Norwayne Anderson & Sunshine

Date and Time:
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 10:30pm – 3:00am

Location:
Atelier Private Club
508 King St West

More about Nam Personal Management here.

MUSIC BY SIAMESE2HEARTS

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December 17, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Legend…VIP….Afterparty – Fri Nov 28th, 2008

Join W4W Toronto at the Guvernment’s “D’Luxe” lounge for the official John Legend afterparty.  Mr. Legend will be there schmoozing the crowd and he may even sing a song or two.  RSVP was limited to the first 20 people reading our blog and responding.  They are in, and you’re not.

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Time and Place
Start Time:
Friday, November 28, 2008 at 11:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 3:00am
Location:
THE GUVERNMENT – D’Luxe (aka the Drink)
Street:
132 QUEENS QUAY EAST

UPDATE: Post party pics:

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Reason to Party on Thursdays This Season…

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Never a disappointment, schizophrenic Cheval is steadily proving to be a consistent party spot – once you get on the guestlist and arrive early (or at least KNOW somebody at the door)!  Every Thursday will be a different fashion event.  This Thursday, pre-shop at MODA and save $20% off, see their fashion show, and party at Cheval all in one evening.

Very worthwhile; the music is hot, and so are the people.

November 20, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CRYSTAL 09 NEW YEARS EVE AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

NEW YEAR’S EVE FALLS ON A WEDNESDAY THIS YEAR AND IT’S
TIME TO CHOOSE YOUR PARTY DESTINATION…

Guaranteed to be a unique New Year’s experience. Plan ahead, plan early, and purchase
your
Royal Ontario Museum New Years tickets ASAP to ensure entry.  This party promises
to have a more mature, “sophisticated”, and stylish party crowd.  It will be where the
Rockwood Monday’s, Lobby Wednesday’s, Ultra Friday’s, and This is London Saturday’s
crowd go to ring in their New Year.
This event will sell out, as will many of the NY Eve parties W4W Toronto will recommend.
Don’t be a last minute girl and then get stuck partying with the lackluster bar crowds.  They
don’t know how to dress, or dance and you’ll bring in the New Year with some schlep talking
your ear off.

Music: Classics, House, R&B

November 17, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Join NAM Models and Ultra Supper Club for the Launch of Quantum Of Solace – Nov 14th, 2008

Quantum Of Solace @ Ultra Supper Club

Put on your version of a tuxedo, and stilettos boots and Join ULTRA SUPPERCLUB and

NAM Models for the launch of the new 007 film, Quantum of Solace.  Enter to win a

trip to Britain at www.ultrasupperclub.com/bond

Nam Models

RSVP

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Usher’s Official After Party at This Is London – Nov 8th, 2008

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Usher is performing in Toronto at Kool Haus, and the after party promises to be a sexy affair.  The One Night Stand Ladies Only concert tour kicked off this weekend in Atlantic City.  For this tour, Usher has been given a fashion makeover by DSquared2 with clothing ranging from super crisp tuxedos, to a silk robe and slippers!  The promoters of this event at This is London say he is going to be hosting it.  That remains to be seen.  However, with DJ Chris La Roque spinning Mash Up House, R&B and Rock, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

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Toronto DJ - Chris LaRoque

Contact TIL to get on the guestlist here

The promoters of Ink Media here

UPDATE:

Usher came through Ultra Supper Club on Saturday in a lumberjack shirt and hoser beanie-hat.

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Pics in Muzik Nightclub’s VIP – Nov 1, 2008

Yes the party was a day after Halloween ended, but who cares?  Halloween at Muzik is a party for the grown and sexy. Thousands of people in costume, dancing and having a good time can’t be beat.  W4W Toronto was there, and here are some of our favorites. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/msjag

November 3, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, Reviews, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fashion Cares Now Coincides With Halloween

Fashion sCares, the Halloween Edition 2008.

The 22nd annual gala (in support of the AIDS Committee of Toronto) Fashion Cares, aptly called Fashion sCares is set for Saturday, November 1, 2008.  It will be a Halloween-themed extravaganza “imagine Haute Couture meets Halloween meets Paris is Burning and you’ve got an idea of where we’re going,” says Michael King, the 2008 Chair.

Fashion Cares is a mecca for the cross-dressing, ambi-sexual, freakazoid.  To be a straight married person in this context, one would wonder if you somehow go yourselves lost.

This years show promises a marked difference from the one that took place in May 2008 at the ill-equipped Distillery District, and left many in attendance dissatisfied, chilly, and confused.

The event returns to the Metro Convention Centre and the $125.00/person tickets can be obtained here.

  • Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction starting at 8PM
  • Show (Starts at 10PM)
  • After Party at Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Access to the After Party at Circa at a discounted rate

Fashion sCares After Party at Circa

Update:  PARTY PICTURES and VIDEO1, VIDEO2

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October 29, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Fashion Design, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C-Lounge Mondays are still happening…

If Cheval is not your cup of tea, go for the the less austere attitude of C-Lounge and let your hair down.  Remember this is Fashion Week in Toronto, so get on the guestlist, and arrive in time.  C-Lounge is guaranteed to be a long line up as the night goes on.

October 20, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , | Leave a comment

Official Madonna Afterparty at TIL – Sat Oct 18th, 2008

This is London (TIL)

Madonna’s DJ , DJ Enferno will be spinning.  They have also confirmed that Madonna’s dancers will be there to start the party off right and quickly!  Get on the guestlist and bypass the cover/waiting in line.  Get there early, because the guestlist ends at 11:30pm. A strict dress code is in effect.

Email to get on the guestlist here.

Madonna's DJ - DJ Enferno

The Sticky and Sweet tour, follows Madonna’s latest album entitled Hard Candy.  She plays Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on October 18.  BEST BET: Go down to the Air Canada Centre 5 minutes after the show starts and buy tickets from desperate scalpers.  Buying “Section: CFLR” for less than $325/ticket is a deal!  The tickets are pretty much worthless to the scalper once she gets on stage anyway.

This is London is a 16,000 square foot venue divided between a main floor and a mezzanine. Set in a renovated warehouse in Toronto’s Entertainment district.  Its multilevel design features several bars, VIP lounges, a seasonal outside courtyard, a fabulous ladies SPA type washroom, and the ultra cool VIP “Room 364”.  On Saturdays it’s a party spot that is definitely not for little kids.

October 17, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Toronto, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ultra – Fri Sept 12, 2008 Event Review

This was supposed to be a party hosted by Lindsay Lohan while her very talented girlfriend, Samantha Ronson DJ’ed.  Samantha showed up and ran a very hyped set for the last hour or so that Ultra remained open while Lindsay we discovered, stayed in a corner and texted on her celly.  Only those in the very front row who craned their necks got to peep her.

Ultra charged everyone $25.00 – $30.00 at the door regardless of whose guestlist you were on, and even if you arrived there at 9:00pm.

Lesson learned: Beware of the hype!  Here is the video.

September 14, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maro – Saturday Sept 13th, 2008 Preview

Event Name: TIFF 08 “Playboy Mansion The Grotto” with Jurgita Vault

The Playboy Swimwear Collection can be checked out here first.

Venue: Maro

September 12, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Caribana in Toronto 2008 – See the Videos

August 5, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

July 12th – “Miami Sunset Sessions” with JoJo Flores and Mat Chrysdale

461 King Street West

Why have the CD launch party at Brassaii Resto Lounge?  I suppose so that partygoers could converge and chat in the front courtyard over cigarettes and libations with the faint sound of house-music over the loudspeaker.  The inside of Brassaii certainly wasn’t packed, and although there were some die hard housers on the floor, the ambiance and overall “it” factor was really lacking.

For starters the $20 cover price with a guestlist that was closed at 11:30pm was incredibly greedy for a place like this.  Even Ultra does not charge this exorbitant amount, and Ultra is so much more chic and fabulous.  After being corralled into the narrow confines of a line in which to pay in front of the courtyard, we were ungraciously shoved by not one, but two apparent drunken males as they exited the club. Immediately upon entering, we noticed the setup.  It was hard to feel festive when most of the “in” crowd was outside.   Which is why one would have to become intoxicated, or take some other type of stimulant.  The “in” crowd being those individuals familiar with the Toronto party scene all seemed to be at this event along with some local TV personalities.  The sound system was decent enough inside, but we got there at just after midnight and the DJ was spinning some really unfamiliar and unspectacular tunes.  At 1:45am we finally heard the kind of house we came to hear, was it JoJo perhaps?  Who would know, the inside of Brassaii was so dark and lackluster, it was hard to see what was going on beyond a few feet in front of you.  I also had no idea where the DJ booth was.  As a matter of fact we did not see any release CD’s or signage of what the night was even about.

Overall, an overpriced, unspectacular event, terrible choice of venue, and not enough of the really good recent house tunes to move the crowd from the courtyard to the inside.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 7 People – 7 Ambiance – 3 Love factor -5

July 15, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ultra – Tribute to Prince Party – May 9th, 2008

314 Queen Street
http://www.ultrasupperclub.com

Ultra is still happening in a big way. Not only the the place still gorgeous to be in, promoters are working with Facebook and Myspace to keep this venue fresh enough to keep the crowds coming.

This event involved a “PurpleElectricity Party” tribute to Prince releasing his first album 30 years ago. That album was called “For You” and was released on April 7, 1978, two months shy of his 20th birthday. The most memorable single off the album was “Soft and Wet”. Thankfully, DJ Doctor Baggie, and Chris LaRoque didn’t play many tunes off this debut album in the first half of the night. The projector screen of rare Prince images was a nice touch, as was the purple glow of lights.

The warm up music prior to the main event was fabulous. A whole slew of tunes I had forgotten existed. Music I was only old enough to rollerskate to from the Mary Jane Girls “Candyman” and “In My House” ” and Chaka Khan’s “I Think I Love You”. Then there was an awesome 15 minutes of Madonna with “Lucky Star” “Borderline” “Get into the Groove” and “Holiday”. Every now and then the DJ’s would throw in some Prince sound teasers, but switch back, making your adrenalin flow in a good way. I absolutely adored the vocal house set that then turned into garage house. I give kudos to the DJ’s for really knowing how to move a crowd.

The time for Prince-a-mania had arrived and the set was started off with “When Doves Cry”. By now it was almost one o’clock and we had to get going to another undisclosed venue. I am sure we missed out on some great Prince remixes, but hey…we had a great time at the other venue too.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 9 People – 71/2 Ambiance – 8 Love factor – 8

May 13, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

C Lounge – March 17th (Opening Party for L”Oreal Fashion Week)

456 Wellington St. @ Portland & Wellington St.


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A “spa inspire bar” is what their website says. C Lounge has been around for a while now, and they are still doing well in a location that has a noise restriction after a certain time of night due to the residents living in the area. That’s what primarily annoys me about this place, the fact that I can never quite feel the music in bones, because of a shody sound system. We arrived after the Joe Fresh show at Nathan Phillips Square, and apparently missed some fashion installments that C lounge was partaking in. We were really there to see DJ Samantha Ronson, the gal pal of Lindsay Lohan, spin. She did not disappoint, and opened her set with Phil Collins “In the Air Tonight” mixed with Busta Rhyme’s “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”. That set the tone and changed the whole mood of the club, which was until that point was pretty boring.

C Lounge as a venue offers nothing new. Having been there many times, it is fairly easy to get in, and the bouncers are always pleasant. The bathroom is a spa and pick up spot. You can get a massage, nails done, and so forth from the assistants that inhabit the large washroom area. Outdoors, the backyard pool vibe has turned into an ice ring for the winter. Various heaters placed at the end of beds with white furry coverings, lit up and heated up, the below zero atmosphere while smokers shivered, and huddled together to stay warm.

As for the inside of C Lounge, I really believe that it is need of a serious makeover. They are not on the level of Ultra in terms of quality furnishings and appointments. The bar counter areas, the sofas, and the dance floor, are in need of some TLC. The VIP locations are not well placed, and again that sound system, or lack of it…

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 8 People – 7 Ambiance – 5 Love factor – 6

April 1, 2008 Posted by | Clubs, L’Oréal, Reviews, Toronto, Toronto Lounges, Toronto Nightclubs, Toronto Reviews | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cheval – Feb 3rd, 2008

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606 King St West

www.chevalbar.com

The party happens later in the night. I mean for God’s sake it is a Sunday night, but the crowd still gets there after midnight. Don’t these people have jobs to go to in the morning? I work three or four nights a week so I didn’t have anywhere to go on Monday morning. Alas as we all know for some individuals going to places like Cheval is their job. Hence the shady looking characters who were being let in through the side door and therefore avoiding paying to get in.

I must say I adore Cheval’s small club ambiance. It is a small and narrow space, but it feels cozy, and warm, and happy, and squishy all at the same time. The DJ really knew how to rock a crowd with his selection of beats. Even the 40’ish blokes who looked sorely out of place and were trying to get our attention, could not ruin the loving vibe of this particular night at Cheval. The crowded room was definitely there to have a good time.  The main VIP area at the back of the club is big enough to accommodate  at least 20 – 30 people in total, but it is shared with other VIP’ers.  Bottle service is a two bottle minimum per table.  We preferred to see and be seen near one of the smaller VIP booths across from the DJ booth.

This was our second time out to Cheval in a year, and the place was just as good as the first time. We have a winner in this club. Now if they would only read our interview and let us in the side door with the “others”.

Scale of 0-10 (10 being the best)
Music – 9 People – 71/2 Ambiance – 81/2 Love factor – 8

February 4, 2008 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TIFF 2007 Opening Night Party Hopping

Friday, September 07th, 2007

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The party @ the Liberty Grand was filled with filmmakers, producers and other industry folk. But more celeb-watchers than actual celebs. Who needs a red carpet when you can walk up a flight of stairs and through a kitchen? Yes, we had to use the service entrance in the back.

Next up: The Brant House, for the Lions Gate SAW IV party. We spotted Sean Ashmore drinking in the VIP, but Paris Hilton was rumored to have arrived shortly after we left. We ended up seeing her at at Lobby, Century Room and Ultra Supperclub in her first 48 hours in the city..hahaha. No it probably wasn’t her…maybe it was.
We hopped over to the FQ party at Atelier. Even with the tightest guest list we had encountered all night, the room was packed. Spotted in the crowd: Michael King (the host, of course), Anwar Mukhayesh (current Designer Guy), Dan and Davis Factor (founders of Smashbox cosmetics), Tracy Melchior and every top socialite this city has to offer. Now that was a nice party.

September 8, 2007 Posted by | Toronto Nightclubs | , , , , | Leave a comment