Fashionably Late: IDS11 Opening Night Gala!

I always like to be just a little fashionably late for any social event I attend, and apparently that also applies to writing blog posts about social events! Although the IDS Opening Night Party was a week ago, it still feels like it just happened yesterday.   Time flies when you’re having FUN!!!

Quick warning:  It’s a ‘pose-fest’ of pics below.  No design pics, just a lot of posers!! Embarrassed smile

untitled Vanessa, Christine, Arren Williams, Sarah, and me enjoying some wine!

The evening began with a pre-gala Tweet-up dinner at Nota Bene organized by 2 lovely ladies: Meredith Heron and Sonya Kincaid.  It was wonderful to finally meet some great ladies that I tweet with, but have never met in real life!  Women came as far as Alberta, Ottawa and Montreal.   It was definitely a schmooze fest of Design professionals who love to tweet on Twitter.

Me and Kelly Me with Kelly from Ottawa IMG_1053[1] Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, Sarah, me, and Lindsay Brewda

Tracy Moore and Patrick from Cityline also attended the Tweet-up dinner and filmed us crazy ladies for a segment that will hopefully air on Cityline soon!  Too much fun!!!


Oh yea…… it ladies!!!


Working it some more!

It never stops!

 LA and I

 The gang with Arren

Michelle and Vanessa  Lisa, Vie  and Sarah

Style at Home Magazine also attended the dinner with some fabulous prizes for some lucky winners -- including Sarah!  That's Margot Austin and Lauren McPhillips from Style at Home.  Lauren also wrote a blog post about the evening with lots of great pics -- you can read it here.

After dinner it was off to the IDS Opening Night Gala...a party I definitely will attend from here on in!  A schmooze fest of who's who in the Interior Design World.  Unfortunately my purse was too small to carry my lipstick, phone AND camera....thankfully my 'co-horts' in FUN had cameras and took some sassy pictures of us in action!!

Vamping it up for the camera!!

Catching up on some light reading.

Glamorous Ladies!

And of course, the  last pic of the night was with Mr. Dimples himself, Scott McGillivray from Income Property.  Can you tell I was feeling absolutely no pain by the end of the night!

Hope you enjoyed this post, although I do apologize that it was heavily skewed toward ME :-) and my design buddies.  But if you want to see more pics from the IDS show, than head over to either Vanessa or Ana's Blog where they posted about the show on Trade Day.

Hope to see you  back here real soon!

Christine xo

Thanks Ana for letting me use so many of your pictures in my post!  xo


  • admin

    Happy to know that I’m not the only laggard / busy bee!! :-) And as usual, it was a blast par-taying with you!!

  • admin

    Ditto to both Lauren!! Thanks for dropping by!!

  • Shelly

    Hi Christine!

    Looks like you had a fabulous time. LOVE your outfit. Thanks so much for sharing!

    p.s. I am having a little giveaway and if you get a chance would love if you popped on over for a chance to win.

  • admin

    Hi Shelly, thanks for dropping by….it was definitely a fab event! I’m going to drop by your blog now!!!

  • Sarah

    Great post Christine! I always have fun with you ladies. And not to worry, I have not written mine yet….this has been another crazy week.

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