…a huge success for Spy in July 2011.
The annual party, held at Spy Films headquarters at Spadina & Front, is hotly anticipated each year. Having never been, I was really excited when my boyfriend, a seasoned Spy in July attendee, asked if I wanted to go. I wasn’t disappointed.
Think you haven’t heard of the Spy team? Trust me, you have. They’re behind these (& so much more):
Stars – Changes (nsfw) from Spy Films on Vimeo.
Batelco – Infinity from Spy Films on Vimeo.
When we arrived around 9 p.m., the party was already in full swing. Beer was flowing and tequila was for the taking at tiki-themed bars scattered around the venue. Stella Artois in hand, we grabbed plates of delicious chicken, rice & peas and veggie skewers from Irie Food Joint and mingled with the masses.
The music was a mix of oldies and recent tunes, keeping the crowds – both inside and out – dancing all night. Japanese lanterns set the mood for the chic but laid back event – I’m told it was the work of Andrew Trulli, kudos!
The venue was absolutely rammed with revellers, creating an awesome vibe and forging connections between like-minded party-goers.
Since our hosts for the evening were the Trulli brothers, Mike & I got to spend lots of time away from the bumping crowd and got a sneak peek into the Spy Films offices.
I’ve got to admit…I really loved writing on the walls. Can you spot my graffiti?
I can see why this is one of Toronto’s must-attend events of the summer. Next year I’ll be taking the next day off work so I can fully enjoy the festivities.
In case you’re wondering, my dress is from Champagne & Cupcakes on Queen West. If you’re in the neighbourhood, definitely stop in for a look. Their clothing is gorgeous, reasonably-priced and they do custom!
Thanks again to our hosts & the Spy Films team that made this year’s Spy in July a raging success. Can’t wait for next year.