As a wise woman once said, JUST DANCE

May 31, 2009

My birthday weekend has finally come to a close, and as I sit here on my bed ruminating over the events of the last few days I can’t help but smile huge. I have the best friends in the world and thanks to them I had one very amazing birthday weekend.

Some of my very best friends came from Kanata, London, and Guelph to help me celebrate with all of us Toronto dwellers, and the weekend absolutely wouldn’t have been the same without them.

On Friday I had a few drinks with some girlfriends at my house. It was my first foray into hostessing at the new Bloor West Village pad, and we definitely had a great time! It’s too bad that the warm, sunny summer weather transitioned to massive amounts of rain so we couldn’t sip our wine outside all posh-like, sitting around the fish pond in my courtyard. Instead we drank our wine, popped a little bubbly, and of course had the mandatory girly photo shoots all from the comfort of my living room. Around midnight we finally rolled out to the bar, Sneaky Dees was the destination of choice. There, I ran into some old Halifax friends and some even older Kanata friends. It was quite the adventure that night. Let’s just leave it at that.

Saturday night my BFF hosted a lovely BBQ and pre-drink before we hit up Andy Pool Hall. Although the rain dampened the barbeque, it did nothing of the sort to our spirits! Everyone was catching up and reminiscing; I couldn’t help but feel for the one guy there that didn’t go to high school with us and wasn’t even from Kanata, but he held his own. There were living room dance parties, flip cup games, oven-cooked burgers and homemade salads, birthday candles and cake, wine, vodka, gin, and beer, high-fives and hugs, laughs and smiles. No drama and no tears. Just the way I like it.

We arrived at Andy Pool Hall just as a string of great songs blared over the speakers; Thunderheist, Kings of Leon, Kid Cudi. It was musical heaven, and the dancefloor was packed with sweaty, smiling people. We found many more old friends and I duly noted that it’s totally awesome that we come to Toronto just to party with Kanata kids. Funny how that happens eh? I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I had never been to this bar before, and it was actually totally fun! From the outside it doesn’t look like anything special, it doesn’t even look like a bar, but once you step inside you see all these funky light fixtures emanating oh-so-sexy vibes and right away you’re put in the mood to dance, laugh and flirt, and have the most ultimate of times. And, boy, did we ever!

Now, enjoy some pictures from the weekend!



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