It was a cold spooky night of October in the Old Montreal, on the most perfect setting for a Halloween party. When my UberTaxi dropped me off in front of Hotel Pierre Du Calvet, I first noticed well dressed guests coming down the stony steet, and whose laughter were vanishing as they were getting inside the old venue. No, seriously it was creepy – at first! But as soon I pushed the door of the castle-like hotel, a warm feeling wrapped me up as I wandered through the different baroque rooms – Trying to find the belles of the ball (aka organizers of the event) – Tilila Idbalkassem & The EliasSisters (Rim & Rita, two adorable sisters who founded their event production company a while ago). I was pleasantly surprised. The large rooms were elegantly decorated with candles and flowers. Young and good-looking socialites were all over, cheering with champagne and mingling around. The ladies looked ravishing on their tailored dresses and men looked super mysterious. I was seduced by the event itself– It felt like a reinterpretation of an aristocratic debuting ball in the 18th century !
“Fati?” – I didn’t recognize her at first but she was there. An old friend with whom I attended Cegep back in the time I wanted to become a doctor (I completely sucked at even trying being that). Now she’s a pharmacist, engaged to the man of her dreams and evolving in this funny thing we call life. We hugged, and laughed on time that flies so fast. It was like bumping into an old ”me”, with different hopes and dreams. We cheered to who we were, who we became and to unexpected reunions. Then we moved along the party, each one with her crew, dancing to the wee hours of the night. It was the perfect Halloween party, and I can’t help but look forward the next edition! Cheers to the organizers!
Credit Photo : Josée Lecompte