Speakeasy Style

 

I had the BEST Mother’s Day.

And I hope you did too.

 

 

Here is how I spent my day.

Chicago Speakeasy style…inside one of the city’s most breathtaking spaces, The Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

 

We partied it up Prohibition chic style.

Complete with fedoras, pinstripe suits and secret passwords at the door for entry.

 

 

Vintage trolleys transported our favorite RCI Rogers guests from the ITW, International Telecoms Week conference across the Chicago River from their front door to, to our party front door.

 

 

Chicago sweet treats and namesakes were found inside…from a five flavored Garrett’s Popcorn Bar complete with custom branded tins for take away…

To Speakeasy themed Cocktail Cakes set in an artful display to compliment the colorful, bold, modern galleries.

 

 

Guests were seeing RED – from glowing bars, brilliantly illuminated high boys and coffee tables, silk pillows on tufted lounges, ostrich plumes, to a turn of century twenty four foot long dining table.

 

 

And perhaps my all time favorite party detail – the bootleg bottles of Speakeasy Spice.

Served by Wolfgang Puck Catering on silver trays, but of course.

Inside brown bottles wrapped in paper bags we mixed up Whiskey, Ginger and fresh mint.

Let me tell you – they were a HIT.

 

 

But the BIG attraction?

The legend herself – Shirley King – BB King’s daughter.

She rocked that house like no other.

Grabbed those guests right out off the floor, brought them up to sing, a la doo wop Temptations Motown style.

It was too cool for school.

A-mazing.

Don’t throw a party without her, or Steve Biossat or Chicago Live Music.

 

 

As we always say at A Perfect Event, no extra charge for the perfect weather.

The grand terrace overlooking the MCA’s gorgeous, lakeside sculpture garden was the perfect perch to enjoy our Speakeasy stations:  from Antipastis, to Steakhouse: carved Chicago Steak with Frites and mini creamed spinach tarts, to Vesuvio Chicken and the most beautiful old school salads you have ever seen.

 

 

Thank you to my dear friend and uber talented photographer Jason Geil for shooting all our party pics yesterday, and spending the day with Rogers at their conference.

Click here to see Jason’s gorgeous blog post: Jason Geil.

MANY more decadent party details and inspiring images to come.

This is just to wet your whisky-d whistle…

 

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