On Thursday, nearly 150 Sacramento Elites and their plus ones came alive at "Night
of the Living Art" – a three or four (or five) ring show (hey, we’ve lost count)
inspired by the gorgeous raw gallery space and photographers of Beatnik Studios.
Rachel Z sums things up with pizazz:
"As a newbie, I must say, this was all I had been
talking about for a week straight, and it lived up to every one of my
expectations. Great people, great food and a great time. I sort of
sound like Tony the Tiger, but oh well, "it was Grrrrrrreat!" (And that's Toni O below!)
Guests sipped and slurped on Woodchuck Amber Cider and Woodchuck Limited Summer Release
Blueberry Cider as well as Supa Strong Strawberry Vodka cocktails prepared by
professional mixology maven (and Elite) Katee R.
All the while, folks feasted and fell in love with the cornucopia
of small bites from Bella Bru including braised oxtail, pork belly treats and
duckballs (like meatballs, but with quackers) just to name a few! One thing was certain, yelpers did not want for drink or food. In the words of Jeremy W:
"Bella Bru was puttin' out the goodness! I had never heard of them, but
I can tell they are going to be one of my new favorites!"
Anyone got a sweet tooth? Yelpers were not quiet about how much they adored Freeport Bakery, who passed out rounds and rounds of salted caramel cake, carrot cake and fruit tart bites. Give me some sugar, sugar!
After getting the munchies tamed, elites lined up to get inked by henna tattoo artist, Renu, from Henna Designs who decorated guests with
"prayers to wear" on hands, shoulders, fingers -- and faces! Yves S, you wear your third eye so well.
Anyone miss the giant Yelp burst in the photo
booth? Yeah, didn’t think so. Safe to say that Amy's tagging skills are fantastic-yelptastic, and
if you want to see the photo essay of how the burst came to be, check out Wes
Whether it was the amazing backdrop or the adorable photog, Yelpers could not get enough of the photobooth, and the man
behind the curtain definitely knew how to bring out the tiger, gangsta
and lemur in each of us. Burrow, burrow! (Did you also know you can order prints of your moment in the Burst? Just go here and then click on "proofs" in the bottom right hand corner and then type in
"Yelp" for the password. Hey, they
make great presents for your newly befriended elites … and, of course,
Mr. DJ, please put a record on. Or several. For the music, we give larger than life shout outs to Purifier -- and to Alvie from Cosmic Family,
who painted the party with acid jazz, dub step and his passion for
illumination. A night without them would be like a night without stars. Speaking of stars ... Stephanie L, Debbie P and Darren M were all instrumental in making the night a five star performance. What cuteness and talent! We salute you!
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Oh, and secret winners from the party?
Emily T and Jessica F win tickets to Grapes & Gourmet in July for bringing
Beatnik back, as well as +1 Amy B who went as our favorite uni-browed artist
Frida Kahlo! Winners, just shoot email@example.com an email for logistics.
Elites, please give yourselves a standing ovation for such a great performance. Ciao!