Monday, September 11, 2006

NOTE to SELF… Next trip - BRING MORE HELP!!!

Can anyone spell PARTY??? That's what we were doing for most of DAY 3 of this exciting Film Festival!!!

Starting with Tonya Lee Williams' ReelWorld Indie Lounge at the Empire in Yorkville, jumping with Celebs, including Danny Glover who gave a heartfelt speech about diversity and inclusiveness. He was surrounded by fans and our Russell Yuen mixed and mingled with many Montrealers, and lot's of photo ops.


Next Up HELLO! Magazine Party at HART HOUSE at the University of Toronto.

General Manager of Elizabeth Arden, Terry Brown, one of the key sponsors of this FAB event, could be seen mingling with the likes of Kevin Costner and Samuel Jackson. VIP Tent was a cool mixture of people including Merchandise Planner for Gucci, Phuong Le through to Nikki - Psychic to the Stars.

Partied to the WEE hours of the am….Departing Gift Bag included the Best Seller THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA….Someone must think we have time to sit down, relax and read the story that later became the movie.



Can anyone spell CHANEL ???

Monique spent the majority of the afternoon being photographed by Josh with HELLO! at CHANEL preparing for her RED CARPET debut . The World Premiere of THE LAST KISS opened at the newly renovated RYERSON THEATRE. CHANEL Executive Director, Public Relations & Fashion Promotion Front Woman, Anny Kazanjian (recently seen with President Clinton wishing him HAPPY BIRTHDAY NO LESS), along with Bernadette (all the way from CHANEL Paris), assisted Monique in finding the PERFECT little dress and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Pearl encrusted, strappy, high heeled shoes.

Speeding up to the RED CARPET (special thanx to Jeannie and Michael at Paramount), Monique was first up for her stroll to talk to the media. Etalk, ET Canada, Access Hollywood and our friends at BELL made sure to ask her fun and entertaining questions.

After the RED CARPET, we spent the rest of the night enjoying champagne at the BISTRO 990 - where David ensured we picked the right wines and specials on the menu, then moved into the lounge for more fun and activities!!! Met Lisa, from NY of SATELLITE FM, and scheduled a phoner for Monique upon her return to Montreal. Met and enjoyed the company of the boys, Tierry, Jean, and Dario from OCEAN in Paris who are here to promote their film.

More FUN tonight. But we must allow ourselves to reflect on THIS DAY - the 5th Anniversary of that fateful day now referred to as 9/11.

May we NEVER again witness an event like that in our lifetime!!!