With just a day left until opening, the KLD team, essentially cliché busy elves, have been going nonstop out at the chq building for our Après-Ski pop-up bar. The spirit of the holidays is palpable: there is a great buzz around Georges Dock with all the setting up taking place, and will soon be open to the public who will fill it with merriment.
Obviously the bar has been a major focus. Chief of joinery, Stephen, has been spearheading this operation with his crew. Definitely foreseeing plenty of whiskey gingers to be concocted here upon completion.
Our 184 stool assembly task is finished and our tables have been placed according to our floor plan; they are more than ready to be occupied, so why not book a table in advance?
Becky and Aaron have been extending those limbs painting the town black, every stroke a work of pure perfection! Their next target is the DJ booth. I can hear the jingles already and they are so sonically pleasing.
A myriad of a lanterns, boxed in a Russian doll manner with three varying sizes, have been unveiled from their packaging. We were intrigued with the lantern inception and are looking forward to artfully distributing them.
Along with these rustic archaic lighting bits came lovely rope-handle glass jars and candles that will soon be lit within them. Just envision this dreamy illumination- it really ties together the ideal winter ambiance we all seek during this season.
We are awaiting the arrival of our trees and thus have begun crafting our endearing hessian bows that will drape over the pine branches intertwined with fairy lights. Do you smell that festive and soothing aroma filling the venue? I do.
Along with pine, we have lots of holly and foliage to form wreaths. Just some final touches and styling of our sheepskins, woolly blankets, and cozy cushions and the pop-up bar is good to go.
We are incredibly excited to be a part of this fantastical Christmas Village. And Christmas is just a month away! So come down to Après-ski, the wondrous pop-up Scandinavian alpine lodge, and marinate in the jolly Yuletide vibes over delectable appetizers and flavorsome beverages this opening weekend.