Festival Party Wrap: Saturday, September 10
The Event: Hick afterparty by vitaminwater
The Location: The Burroughes
The Vibe: Relaxed and playful! Inside the private event guests could play darts or duck into a photo booth to take pictures. Bartenders wearing "take me drunk I'm home" shirts served up vitaminwater of all kinds as well as cocktails with more of a kick. Food being circulated included fried chicken, mac and cheese, ribs and mini corn dogs. Out on the roof, everyone was treated with a great view of Toronto, some bocce and the cool fresh night air.
Famous faces spotted: Hick stars Chloe Moretz and Eddie Redmayne as well as the director Derick Martini.
Memorable moment: Moretz giving co-star Redmayne a big hug when she spotted him - even though they'd seen each other an hour or so before at their movie's screening and subsequent Q&A
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The Event: Toro After Dark
The Location: Ame on Mercer St.
The Vibe: The restaurant had a definite "Saturday night club" vibe going - the beats were loud and strong. Lots of members of the press swapping TIFF tales and enjoying a SKYY Vodka cocktail or a scotch from the Glenfiddich table. The VIP area played host to various Canadian talent.
Famous faces spotted: Toronto's BT Canada crew, Backstreet Boy Howie D, Camille Sullivan ("Rookie Blue"), Gabrielle Miller ("Corner Gas," "Robson Arms") and Cory Monteith ("Glee")
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The Event: Grey Goose at Soho House
The Location: Soho House's pop-up at Duncan and King St.
The Vibe: The joint was packed with star power and all of them seemed like they were ready to go all night. (George Clooney spent well over three hours there, oozing charisma and charm the whole time.) With a stellar playlist and fun TIFF-inspired Grey Goose cocktails, the A-listers mingled with one another as well as other party go-ers until the wee hours of morning. Lots of laughter and chatter on the third floor which had plenty of room to mingle as well as sit and rest your weary high-heeled tootsies.
Famous faces spotted: Almost too many to list, but here goes (warning, we've probably missed some): George Clooney with Stacy Keibler on his arm, Jon Hamm and longtime partner Jennifer Westfeldt, Alexander Skarsgard, Bryan Cranston, Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kate Mara, Jimmy Kimmel, Gina Gershon, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Hugh Dancy, Scott Porter, Michelle Monaghan, Emile Hirsch, Jonah Hill, Evan Rachel Wood, Dave Matthews and Paul Haggis. (Keira Knightly and Bono were there before midnight - we just didn't get a chance to spot him personally.)
Memorable moment: Two stand-outs in a sea of incredible memories from the bash.
#1: Being literally bumped into by Alexander Skarsgard. He immediately turned around, looked down (he's really really tall!), apologized and made sure he hadn't caused any harm. (Aside from hearts skipping a few beats, no harm no foul!)
#2: Having a giggle with Jennifer Westfeldt about her role on "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place." She was a delight and admitted she rarely has anyone ask her about the gig, which was her first on-camera job.