I was honoured to be part of a relatively small group of individuals invited to the book launch party for Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians at the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto. I met up with Christa (More Than Just Magic) just before we headed over to the party. Spotting Jenn (Lost in a Great Book) & Jaclyn (Literary Treats) at the paperless (aka tablet) check in, we were greeted with glasses of wine before seeing the delicious ginger/lemonade/something(?) cocktail on our other side.
Upon stepping into the Museum Room at the luxurious hotel, my breath was immediately taken by the floor to ceiling windows that occupied 2 of the walls and the ceiling full of beautiful chandeliers. We chatted with the RHC team for a bit before mingling with other book & magazine -industry people like the team from Chatelaine.
With a quick introduction, Kevin went up to the podium to speak briefly thanking all the people involved with the book. He was then whisked away to say hello to numerous people and give various interviews. Jenn and I eventually headed out just after 7:30pm, leaving Christa & Jaclyn waiting patiently for a chance to say hello and to possibly get their copies signed.
All guests left with a lovely gift bag with a copy of Crazy Rich Asians, copies of Flare, Chatelaine and Loulou (even though my bag apparently got missed on LouLou), a $20 Guess gift card (!), a small Benefit trial size of powder & gloss, some RHC bookmarks and postcards and a Bioderma cleanser.
Thank you to Kevin Kwan and the amazing team at Random House of Canada / Doubleday Canada for once again putting on a fantastic party! Also thanks to Flare & Chatelaine and the staff at Shangri-La Hotel. What a fancy-fun evening!