This week LA’s Elite Squad took a bite out of the deep South for a deliciously dark party worthy of the vampire Lestat himself. Dark, brooding, toothsome gents and sexy, seductive southern belles donned their favorite vamp and Southern gear and descended upon Mid-City South with their fangs sharpened to enjoy The Mint’s savory treats (just sliders, no stakes) and Kiss My Bundt’s red velvet sweets washed down with smooth Gentleman Jack and blood red vino from One Hope Wine.
Before the party got started, five lucky yelpettes, including Jackie G and Amber B, received Glam Vamp Makeovers courtesy of Studio DNA Beverly. For everyone else, there was a raffle complete with a Southern vamp’s favorite treats like gift certificates for some of the city’s freshest meat at local butcher Marconda’s Meat Market, boxes brimming with pecan pralines from Littlejohn’s, New Orlean’s favorite Café du Monde chicory coffee and beignet mix, gift bags full of Louisiana hot sauce and a funnel cake set that went back to the coffin with a very happy Matthew K.
As the room heated up, Adam B, Skylar L and Kevin C joined Buffy on stage for a rousing round of improv Air Guitar. Kevin C’s inspired performance won the steamy room over and scored him an enviable KCRW prize package!
The night wound down with live music from local band Joe Greene and the Heavy Steppers and soon it was time for all to return home to their crypts.
Antonio from Lovin Life Photography was on hand to immortalize the night’s festivities, so don’t miss all the devilish pics in the Yelp LA collection or the sweet embrace of the yelptastic party reviews.
Until we meet again… SYOY!