I'm trying to revert to using this online oasis for the same reason I first started blogging: to document and preserve memories! I love how reading old posts can make all of the details of an event or specific period of time come flooding back.
Last night was the annual Global Ivey Day event at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). It was a fun excuse to get dolled up on a Thursday (I'm usually a Grandma so staying out passed my bedtime on a "school night" = big things). I felt so fancy getting to mingle with the dinosaurs and drink cocktails after hours in the museum. Global Ivey Day is an annual, worldwide celebration for Ivey alumni. It was nice to see a few familiar faces and it reminded me of how much I love this city!
I attended the one in New York for a few years, which was a much smaller affair, but I was really impressed with the Toronto set-up! Just getting to hang out in the ROM is cool in itself but there was an all-night open bar sponsored by Ciroc (danger will robinson!), live music, DINOSAURS (I'm a sucker for some great mood lighting, especially when they're illuminating life-size fossils), and my favourite part: the roving hors d'oeuvres which they called canapés (potato, pot-ah-to).
I spent a good portion of the evening stalking the waiters with my favourite food trays. I also realized that I have a big problem saying no when it comes to anything and everything food-related...even when I was full and they would ask if I'd like one, I automatically said yes and grabbed it to be polite! I know they probably didn't care either way whether I took it or not but I always feel compelled to oblige when someone offers. In any case, by the end of the night I was quite tipsy and full of canapés. Naturally, this is when I was confident enough to test out the photobooth: