Who believes Mom’s should be celebrated everyday of the year?? I do! We recently celebrated Mother’s Day at the third annual ROI Mother’s Day event. It was an indoor picnic with a Parisian theme; there were pretty flowers everywhere, delicious desserts , pink bubbly, a manicure station, a plate and flower crown making station, and so much more! This Mother’s Day event was especially special as ROI founders Delphine Nicholls and Sam Diamond were both first time Mommies (they gave birth two days apart!) This was also the first time that ROI committed to featuring local, female entrepreneur vendors and sponsors, such as Crowns by Caleigh and Recreative Works by Renee Elliott.
They also worked with the charity Dress For Success Toronto, by accepting donations of gently used, professional clothing and unused hygienic/makeup products; in order to make it easier for disadvantaged women to join the workforce and showcase their self-confidence and economic independence.
We were recently invited to the Skinnygirl Cocktails “Summer Styling Like a Lady” event, over at The Rosewater Room in downtown Toronto. Myself, Elana, and like a million ladies joined special celebrity guest/Skinnygirl Cocktails founder Bethenny Frankel for an evening of fun interactive sessions on fashion, decor, mixology, food, all while sipping on various cocktails from the Skinnygirl line (Sangria is my favourite by the way).
All the ladies were asked to bring a gently worn piece of business attire to help support Skinnygirl Cocktails as they teamed up with Dress For Success Toronto– a charitable organization which promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women in the GTA by providing them with professional attire for the everyday work place.
The event was hosted by Traci Melchor of CTV’s ETALK, and there was also an interactive Q&A session with Bethenny (which I missed cause I got carried away at they gym, then couldn’t decided on what dress to wear… girl problems.) After the Q&A session, we got a chance to explore the various interactive styling rooms, and of course, drank more Skinnygirl cocktails and snacked on for d’oeuvres for the rest of the night.
I kinda sorta wore my hair out 🙂
Thank you for inviting us!