So last night I attended the grand opening of CB2 Eastside, a new location of the modern home design destination under Crate and Barrel‘s umbrella. This was one of the first events I’ve been invited to as press, so it’s hard for me not to gush just on that accord. However, the event was pretty freaking awesome, so my gushing is going to come oh so naturally. I mean DMC (yep, of the Run-DMC) and Maggie Gyllenhaal were both in attendance! So let’s just say, I’m brushing my shoulders off, Jigga-style.
One of the things I loved about the event was that people were having a fully interactive experience with the furniture and the pieces. Guests were snuggling up under covers, sprawled across couches and putting their glasses on every available table. The music rocked, courtesy of DJ Spider, and Tastings NYC, a bespoke catering company, handled the orgasm-in-my-mouth bites that went around. Yes, I said that.
Tastings NYC totally kept the urban cool New York mood with mini hotdogs, bite size burgers, lamb gyros, crab tacos…that lamb gyro up top made my tongue do the moonwalk. Add to that model-look-alike bartenders and servers in all-black and knit beanies, I was ready to move in.
Not to mention the “clever treasures”, mod knick knacks, and chic, yet affordable pieces that would make any home immediately cooler. Check out that pebble bedside mat top left; it’s a beach in the bedroom without all the sandy clean up. And who doesn’t love mini robots? What do they do? Not sure, and it doesn’t matter. I would build a whole little robot village with those things. As a child of the Caribbean, glass always reminds me of the sea in the early morning. In your house, it looks expensive. Hey, fake it till you make it.
Thanks again to the folks at CB2 for a fun night, and I’ll be back to get my lollipop microphone. More on that later.
Happy Home Decoring,