Oh boy, George: Toronto society types head to the Four Seasons to toast George Pimentel
The city might not be in the full throes of TIFF just yet (official celebrations begin tomorrow), but that didn’t stop the society types from fêting noted celeb photographer George Pimentel with a lavish party at the Four Seasons’ Avenue Bar. The room, though festooned with shots of such bigwigs as Robert De Niro and Scarlett Johansson, wasn’t packed with the Hollywood crowd, but Toronto royalty—Stacey Kimmel, Hello! magazine’s outgoing editor Ciara Hunt, Food TV’s Rocco DiSpirito, ASC PR honcho Alexandra Weston (preggers again) and Canada AM’s Seamus O’Regan—congregated to congratulate Pimentel on the exhibition of some of his most memorable festival photographs (see a slide show of the works here).
As guests supped on oysters served on beds of pink salt and sipped peach bellinis, conversation topics remained remarkably TIFF free. Overheard: Hunt’s description of her recent fashion choices at Kimmel’s Japan-themed Lake Simcoe party as “slutty geisha,” DiSpirito’s musings on houses “contaminated with negative energy,” and ladies contemplating air travel (“The flight to Hong Kong is just unbearable if you don’t get business class”). As the festival progresses, we look forward to catching more enlightening conversations about how tiny Natalie Portman is in person and how surprisingly short De Niro is.