Toronto elites braved the snow, the slush, and flu season for 2011's inaugural elite event at the sinful and sexy Stirling Room in the Distillery District. It was Toronto's biggest elite event yet, with plus ones, twos, and even threes in tow, ready to fight the winter blues with a highball in one hand and a Yelp bouncy ball in the other!
What is an elite party without drinks? "My goal was to drink as many of those drinks as I could in two hours," notes Kent P, "and lemmetellyou, those bartenders were more than willing to help my cause." Guests kept well lubricated thanks to top German pilsner Krombacher and the night's signature cocktail The Stirling Julep, courtesy Finlandia Vodka."
Delectable nibbles were concocted by Stirling Room neighbours the Boiler House restaurant. Another Distillery gem.
The wall-to-wallness made for a friendly frenzy as elites doled out "compliments" to their peers and yelp newbies. Steph L "came to the realization that life needs more stickers!"
Yelpers put on a smile at a Gothic photobooth run by Rannie T, with event photography by Elite Goddess Wendy H. All this to the backdrop of old school beats emanating from a pair of turnables embedded in a baby grand piano. Tara Z delivers "major props to the DJ Agile — what an excellent mix; it felt like middle school only with booze!"
Thanks again to the Stirling Room and their heartbreakingly beautiful staff. A special shoutout from Hana B to the "the cute bartender in the back room." Does anyone have a Hot Stuff compliment handy?
Until the next time those red suspenders come out…
SYOY (See You on Yelp),
Toronto Community Manager