Blogs would not exist without the principle of sharing. People innately hold the desire to share and whether it be clothes, comic books, celebrity gossip, or armchair collections, sharing is a truth upon which the concept of "blogging" is built. In my case, I wanted to find more vehicles beyond cyberspace where I could share the essence of my blog with people. Bringing together the love of dessert and fashion under one roof (or in this case rooftop), where people could enjoy and indulge in this love became my goal . So what did I do? Threw a party of course! If my blog were a party it would be this...
The evening was planned with a dear friend Sheila (Toronto party connoisseur) who helped organize one of the top venues in the city - The Thompson Hotel Rooftop - that could hold a cookie to the fabulous desserts and fashion to be showcased. I was delighted when We Bake In Heels bakery agreed to sponsor the dessert for the evening along with Canadian fashion from Homegrown Boutique.
|Standing with Sheila who helped organize the evening.|
My look: Prada bag, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, Emily Woudenberg dress, Topshop belt.
Here's how it went...
First the venue was organized at The Thompson Hotel rooftop in Toronto, and with breathtaking views of the skyline and a rooftop pool, the desserts and fashion on show had their backdrop.
Next was on to Homegrown Boutique to choose the looks for the fashion presentation good enough to be shown alongside the delectable desserts. Homegrown Boutique sells only Canadian designed and made clothing, so it was important to me to showcase "homegrown" talent.
|Choosing new Canadian designers for Homegrown.|
|Colourful Canadian made scarves at Homegrown.|
|Spring/Summer looks at Homegrown.|
Next (and dare I say the most important part) was arranging the desserts! We Bake In Heels seemed like the obvious choice. Guests of the evening kept asking me whether the ladies at We Bake In Heels actually bake in heels, but I never got around to asking them such a pertinent question. You'll just have to visit them at their bakery to find out...
|The desserts arriving at The Thompson - Dessert bell-hop|
The menu consisted of chocolate, maple&brown sugar, vanilla, and red velvet mini cupcakes, French macarons, and white chocolate cranberry nut clusters. I must add that a guest from Paris told me that the macarons were just as good as any he has tasted in Paris - such a compliment! I'm not sure The Thompson has ever seen their rooftop so yummy...
|Desserts waiting to be served.|
|Red velvet and maple&brown sugar cupcakes|
I wanted to make sure the desserts tasted good enough for the guests (right), so I had my fair share of treats that evening...
Biting into the vanilla...yum.
As night fell in Toronto, not a single cupcake or Nicholas Kirkwood shoe was left unturned...
Lookout for Haut Appétit evenings in London, and... coming soon!