Headed up to a cottage tonight for the entire weekend to celebrate my bestie’s stagette. I cannot wait for some tanning on the dock, girl-talk, a few drinks, and some intense relaxation! I’m using this weekend to unplug from my thoughts (and hopefully my phone) and simply enjoy everything that cottaging has to offer. I’m looking forward sleeping in, lounging in my sweats, reading, and not having to think so much about a schedule or which jobs I should be applying for next. Wait, that sounds a lot like what I’ve been doing since leaving the pizza place and freelancing a bit… oh well, might as well enjoy it while I can!
On a crisp Wednesday evening, my girlfriends and I headed downtown to SPiN on King West. Not knowing what to expect, we walked through an alley and down some slippery steps into a barely lit but incredibly warm room. The ladies at reception took our coats and lead us to a ping-pong table tucked in the corner (which was perfect because our balls went everywhere). As my ladies and I took our places around the table, DJ FeelGoodSmalls pumped up the music, making our night start off with a little dancing, a lot of laughter, and thankfully a few practice rounds of ping-pong before the other ladies showed up.
After the arrival of fellow blogger babes (and their friends) Victoria Simpson @hautecanada and Melissa Hetu @melsays, appetizers were served and bottles of Fresita popped open. Fresita is a fruity, fresh and delicious all natural sparkling wine with only 8% alcohol. It’s sweet, refreshing, and it has a beautiful red colour to it. I’m thinking it would be the perfect signature drink for my bestie’s bridal shower. Kathryn attended the event with me (along with my other favourites, Lina and Stacey) and absolutely loved the taste of the wine. “It tastes like juice but not too sweet!” she exclaimed with a relaxed smile.
That relaxed smile could be found on each of the event’s attendees; with a glass in one hand and a paddle in the other we ponged the night away. My favourite part of the evening would have to be the roundtable, where anyone at SPiN could sign up to play. Basically you ping-pong the ball around the table as you run around to table. If you miss it, you’re out! It was fun to watch and Victoria rocked that game in a wicked pair of heels from Le Chateau! I had such a great time at SPiN that I think it might be the place to have my 25th birthday — drinks, great music, a relaxed atmosphere, and a friendly game of ping-pong — what more could a girl need for her birthday?!
Thanks to my lovely ladies for attending this event with me. Your attendance was the BEST part of my night! Thanks for the laughs, the great conversation, and some awesome memories. A huge thank you to Fresita Canada for the delicious libations and to SPiN for collecting all the balls that didn’t hit the table!
PHOTOS BY: JEFFREY CHAN