EventsbyGrace is the next step for renowned Sommelier and restaurateur Lesle Gibson.
After selling her beloved Grace restaurant in Toronto, Gibson has followed her passion for events, weddings and wine with her new event company and recent WPIC certification.
‘It was the next natural step for me….EventsbyGrace will allow me to focus on what I do best.”
Recognized by her peers as one of the city’s best hosts, Gibson’s attention to detail and dedication to her clients has made her last twenty years in this industry years to remember.
Gibson’s career spans over two major cities, having successfully opened hotspots in both Toronto and Los Angeles.
She made her first stylish splash in Toronto with a trio of celebrated bars and eateries: Teatro, Xacutti and Bird. As a trendsetter, Gibson received rave reviews at all three locations before expanding to LA. There she spent 4 years launching celebrity hotspots Bella, Shag and Parc. She has entertained an endless range of A-listers such as Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake and Matthew McConaughey, while hosting larger events including Janet Jackson’s 40th birthday and John Mayer’s Hollywood Bowl Party.
Gibson graced Toronto Life’s top ten Best Dressed List while launching Grace Upstairs – the event space for her much loved resto Grace, one flight below.
For the last 6 years at Grace restaurant – Gibson’s favourite spot to date, she perfected her skills as one the city’s premier party planners. The countless wine events, corporate parties and weddings made her acutely aware of her calling.
EventsbyGrace combines Gibson’s many years of experience with her natural, personal touch. It’s the balance of professionalism and personality, with an eye for detail that she embodies.
‘I love having a dinner party every night – and getting it right.” This is Gibson’s mantra - one that she has maintained for the past two decades and will continue to do so with each client and every event she undertakes.