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This Friday there is 2 local groups hosting parties at LAVISH & ELEVATE! If you’re planning on joining one of these exciting parties here are the details!
-Pride Prom & LAVISH are collaborating for a party for the youth called Pride Beach Prom!
-The event runs from 8PM-1AM for youth ages 16-19. $10 tickets can be purchased at the door.
-This is a chaperoned event. There will be no liquor being served inside LAVISH at that time.
-This will be a private affair for the youth from 8PM-12AM. After 12AM everyone can join on the dancefloor!
[ELEVATE ABOVE LAVISH]
-ProjectBE is hosting their annual Pre-Teaser show for the Pride Fashion Show.
-The (19+) party is from 8PM-2AM with full service on the patio.
-Entrance is through LAVISH – just cut through straight to the back and upstairs. There will be a $2 donation collected at the door before heading up to ELEVATE.
-The beach party starts on ELEVATE, then we bring you down for the Pre-Teaser Show inside LAVISH at 12:30.
A RELAXED VIBE
[BLOGGED @] ELEVATE ROOFTOP PATIO
[LISTENING TO] ‘Strange Condition’ House Mix
Saturday night we doubled the number of people we usually have at LAVISH – there were so many new faces! Usually this time of year the students go home, and the city starts to wind down in numbers. Last night had the opposite effect at LAVISH & ELEVATE (L&E)! The party was great and the vibe felt new & fresh!
It’s a really nice change in scene. The wild student crowd (they are so much fun!) fades into a more relaxed vibe with an eclectic mix of local socials. It’s great that all my downtown neighbors are also visiting L&E each weekend. The new relaxed atmosphere is amazing, yet you can still go down to LAVISH and dance your asses off to DJ Pablo Ramirez on Saturdays!
For the first time in 3 1/2 years we’re changing the weekly name of Fridays from “JBY” to “The Social”. We’ll be featuring different LAVISH mixes (by DJ Eddy) earlier in the night from 8PM-11PM on ELEVATE. This weekend we’ll feature the ‘Strange Condition’ House Mix. (extended play). I love the melodic vocals in this mix and it sounds amazing under the sky!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 9th! I encourage everyone to try one of downtown’s amazing restaurants then join us on the rooftop at 8PM! It’s the big ELEVATE Grand Opening and we got lots of amazing entertainment for you! Local fashion designers from Fanshawe College are also putting on a fashion show with their exclusive summer line!
I’m still taking in all the excitement and can’t wait to soon relax with everyone after the Grand Opening! Have an amazing week & see you next weekend!
Well, I was gonna save my patio spiel for the grand opening on Saturday, June 9th (event soon to be launched). But since the patio…& the weather were ahead of schedule, I may as well give you the inside scoop on LAVISH’ baby brother ELEVATE.
Believe it or not, a rooftop patio was in the plan since day one. Money ran short so it only made sense to hold the project off and gradually ELEVATE “above lavish”. First we had the caged fence that kept falling over. Then we built the 20′ x 6′ fenced
pig pen patio. Next was the 20′ x 15′ jail cell smoking patio with soaring 20′ walls… Which is now a beautiful glass railing stairwell leading to the new 20′ x 50′ rooftop patio we call ELEVATE.
Summer of 2011 I sampled many rooftop patios across Toronto, “…I really want to bring a piece of this to my city!”. The ideas were grande & exciting and the investment would be over the top! It was a big risk but I had to finally take that dive into the deep end…and it couldn’t be half ass. I think London (especially the downtown core) deserves the best so it only made sense to build something Londoners would be really proud of!
It started with a 10 minute coffee meeting with my contractor, weeks of planning , 4 months of solid work, then the vision became reality. Thank you to all my contractors involved with the project & a bigger thank you to all the LAVISH regulars who have been so patient with the construction inconveniences. I couldn’t have gotten this far if it wasn’t for you!
The two soft opening weekends of testing the waters out have been immensely successful and the excitement has rippled out to many folks I’ve never seen before! A big thanks to my staff for all their hard work maintaining a safe space for the LGBTQ community and everyone who loves to party at London’s most diverse nightclub & now roof top patio.
Enjoy the stages of our journey “to the top”:
Ready for an amazing May 2/4 Long Weekend? Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 7:00PM! Enjoy the sun & stars on our brand new Rooftop Patio: ELEVATE (Soft Opening Weekend #2). Sample our new summer cocktails & ELEVATE’s exclusive locally brewed, CYNDI LAGER (100% natural. crisp, cool refreshing blonde lager). Sweat away on the LAVISH dance floor featuring DJ Eddy & Pablo Ramirez! CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR FOR FULL DETAILS!
Don’t miss this exciting night! DJ Hex is in the house spinning the hottest music videos! (FULL DETAILS)