Poor me. I had a weekend filled with champagne and parties, celebrities and racing and yes, I’ve survived it all. It was a series of events to be remembered and of course shared with you. Here’s the recap!
We kicked off the celebrations in high style at Le Richmond (pictured above) on Thursday night for their official terrasse opening and unveiling of a massive piece of artwork by local artist, Stikki Peaches. The piece features Kate Moss and stands large on wall on the new terrasse that also features large LED screens which were perfect for watching the races on Sunday. For the Grand Prix le Richmond featured a marathon of champagne filled weekend parties that even that made even the most avid party hopper stop to take a breath.
Le Richmond’s new terrasse features a retractable roof, an herb garden, full bar and enough space to make the terrasse feel like an extension of the large restaurant. For more on Le Richmond, click here! The terrasse is a must see!
Shortly after leaving Le Richmond we headed to La Société (pictured above) on de la Montagne street for a meet and greet with past F1 winner and TW Steel spokesperson, David Coulthard (above, centre). We had more fun drinks at the packed party and enjoyed a quick chat with the enthusiastic F1 driver.
On Friday we covered a lot of ground. Starting at the Ritz Carlton (pictured above), we entered one of the most impressive parties of the year filled with flowing champagne, celebrity sightings and much, much more. Click here for our full coverage of the party.
After leaving the Ritz, we headed towards the crazy Grey Goose party at Jargo, the freshly opened restaurant located in Hotel 10 on the corner of Sherbrooke and St. Laurent. The restaurant is large in scoop and the covered terrasse almost doubles the restaurant’s surface. Three Grey Goose cocktails were the star of the show at the party and our VIP access allow us to rub shoulders with the stars all evening long.
The rest of the weekend was filled to the brim with local designer Denis Gagnon receiving rave reviews for his DNA party at Arsenal and hotspots like the St. James hotel, Velvet at the Auberge St. Gabriel and the rooftop terrasses in Old Montreal were constantly buzzing with partygoers.
The big races happened on Sunday and in the end it was Team Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo who beat out the competition. The sun beamed down on Montreal all weekend long making it not only a wonderful Grand Prix weekend but also a great weekend to get and enjoy all the celebrations happening around the city.
Photo credit: David Major-Lapierre