Tired of the drudgery of their monochromatic, typical Sunday afternoons, the artistically inclined group known only as the Greater Toronto Elite squad decided it was time to add a splash of colour to their weekends as they tut-tutted their way to Yelp Pleases Your Palette Elite Event @ Paintlounge.
At the stroke of 6 PM, Elites lined up outside of Markham’s Paintlounge as they eagerly awaited what lay inside. A buffet of sinfully sweet sugary treats provided by Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show went on for miles, complete with Gingerbread and Sugar Cookies by Mad Batter Bakers, Mini Yelp Cupcakes by Lavish Cupcakes and an endless array of pastries from St. Phillips Fine Bakeries. In the opinion of Sami E, “the cannoli's were to die for (I had at least three) and the cupcakes were oh so decadent!”
Paintlounge poured a selection of loose leaf teas served a la French press all night long, and just when Elites thought things couldn’t possibly get any sweeter Cupcake Vinyards provided a generous taste of their Red Velvet and Chardonnay wines. “Seriously a line of wine called Cupcake!!! Cheers to Red Velvet,” Jennifer K exclaimed!
Once sufficiently sated and stuffed, Elites embarked on an interactive painting activity that had them talking colours with new friends to ensure their creative canvasses were coloured in. By nights end, each Picasso and Pollock had shown their stuff and were Dali-ted to discover that no one had Van Gough’d themselves.
Elite-Artiste Sara K.P was rewarded for putting her expressionist graffiti flavour on as many canvasses as she could, and took home a pair of tickets to the upcoming Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show. Congrats Sara! Vive la Sugar Coma!
A huge thank you goes to the peeps of the hour – The GTA Elite squad these events wouldn’t be nearly as fun without you! Finally, thanks to Alex from HD Focus Photography for tossing his own artistic flair on this paint-acular event!
Check out the pics for yourself here and be sure to check out all the fantastic guests' reviews here.
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Until next time, (See You On Yelp)