Well, call us party animals if you like: this past week has seen not one, but two exciting Smith events light up local calendars on either side of the pond.
Last Wednesday saw our Italy guide launch party at B&B Italia in London; but the night before, over in Florida, we celebrated our affair with Scope. Stateside Smithsters co-hosted a cocktail reception at the suitably art-inspired with fashion-forward boutique Atrium, to fête the opening night of the Scope Miami Art Show 2011.
With delicious signature cocktails including Perrier-topped mojitos and a Sipping Rum Station from Rums of Puerto Rico, wines from the Spanish vineyards of Muga and leave-the-tray-please nibbles from Mondrian’s Asia de Cuba restaurant, it was no surprise that 200 of the city’s coolest folk took root in the Sunset Lounge. We still drool when we think about those crispy lobster and shiitake mushroom Potstickers with vanilla-rum dipping sauce, and as for the lemon-scented New Zealand lamb ‘Lolli Chops’… mmn.
Arts writers, culture commentators and VIPs from media and fashion land who draped themselves artfully over leather seats and gathered in the Sunset Lounge’s surreal topiary-style booths included friends from Christian Louboutin, Flavorpill, Venue magazine, DE magazine and Crane TV, as well as creative duo the Abby Double twins (pictured above) and our music maestro for the night, DJ DB (notable drum and bass pioneer, AIR radio DJ and Stickers curator).