On November 20th, the owner of Royal/T, Susan Hancock, graciously invited us to the private opening party of their new installation, “In Bed Together.”
Here’s a short clip from Royal/T’s news site:
In Bed Together is the realization of Curator Jane Glassmans vision for a collaborative event featuring 50 works by 50 different artists that have been selected by 50 invited art professionals. The exhibit features a full circle of professionals from within the interconnected arts community including collectors, auction house specialists, educators, curators, museum directors, advisors, critics, journalists, gallerists, and nonprofit leaders, each submitting one piece, presented with thoughtful personal texts and insight as to the purpose of their selection. By bringing together all these key characters in the arts community, In Bed Together will highlight each specific role within the art world that is critically dependent on and supportive of each other.
The exhibit itself was an eclectic mix of art of all different mediums. It was interesting to catch glimpse of who brought in what piece, though the descriptions were a bit hard to read as they were on the floor inside the exhibit space. Bring your glasses, ladies and gents!
Not only was the opening party loads of fun, and full of great art, it was also full of … FANTASTIC FOOD!! (Aside from fashion, the other thing we love most in the world…!)
Renowned chef Ludo Lefebvre was on-site showcasing his LudoBites restaurant program, as well as serving up some delicious treats with his assistant at the event. Chef Ludo is also known for his time as executive chef at L’Orangerie, where he earned the restaurant the prestigious Mobil Five Star Award. He has even competed as a contestant on Top Chef Masters on Bravo. He will be bringing his LudoBites program to Royal/T for 13 days only (all the RSVPs were filled within hours of the announcement! SAD!!)
Check out more pics and info after the jump!
At the event, Chef Ludo and his assistant prepped hors d’oerves in a sectioned off area of the cafe. They served up mini crepes with goat cheese, and an unbelievable scallop dish, marinated in an olive oil basil sauce and dried squid ink for texture and color. Many guests were scared off with the word “seafood”, but we are happy to report that Bubble Punch happily devoured 2 servings of it like the little piggies we are 🙂
The “In Bed Together” event also featured a photo booth with a fluffy bed, some glam porn stars, customized hand-crafted kimono, and lots of pillow fighting, with instant-print photographs by Polite In Public.
This entry is getting a little long, but we NEED to give a shout out to the best maid at Royal/T, Kat Steel, who has time and again been super polite, helpful, and even didn’t even bat an eye when a hurried guest elbow-checked her in the side and knocked over the tray of champagne glasses she was holding. She only smiled and politely protected the area so guests wouldn’t be in danger.
The exhibit will be up at Royal/T until January 30th, so go check out the art, food, and cutie pie maids!