Friday, September 24, 2010
RUE in NYC: Oh What A Night, Dinner with Kelley Moore and Company
Behold the very first photograph taken of all the Rue gals together. After four months of working closely with one another online, we finally all met in person. Things went well to say the least. We laughed. And laughed. Then laughed some more. Well, you’ll see…
The night began when we rolled up to the tallest building on the block. Not knowing what floor to buzz, we were able to figure it out once we spotted the elegant candelabras in the window. Always a good sign.
Upon entering the front door, we were greeted by one fabulous hot pink hallway that led to the main living room. There is no denying Kelley knows how to travel in style.
The solid black frames not only made the art more dramatic against the bright wall, but they unified the collage as a cohesive whole.
I let out a gleeful yelp when I saw the place holders were our own colorful portraits a la famed Andy Warhol paintings. The acrylic frame and pop art made perfect party favors.
While guests mingled and clinked glasses, I grabbed my camera and kept snapping photos. I knew the table setting was one of those things you have to see – no description could do it justice. And believe me when I say it was 50 times more glamorous and magical in person. Kelley had the fashion fabric constructed into a table cloth specifically for this party, and accented with hot pink, navy, and gold items. The antique candelabras that we spotted from outside the building are Kelley’s own. Some people pack too many sweaters. Kelley packs tableware.
Kelley’s good friend from home flew with her from Seattle and cooked a mouth-watering three-course meal for us. The main course consisted of pressed game hen, roasted beets, and haricot verts drenched a mustard butter sauce. Ohhhhh myyyyyy gaaaaaaaaawd. Best meal I had in NYC. Hands down.
I’m now convinced that when a group of style-savvy ladies get together in NYC, anything is possible.
Remember when I met Crystal earlier this year? Actually, it was just a few months ago! Who would have thought we’d be here now. Neither of us did! Talk about serendipity. (And the power of blogging.)
And as for the Rue team… needless to say after four months, thousands of emails, and one stressful all-nighter, the honeymoon went well.
Walking back to our hotel we spotted the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom and posed to show our appreciation for one of Rue’s advertisers!