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A Twofer LA Elite Event Wrap Up!



What's better than just one Elite event in a week? Two, duh.

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LA East Elites ended November with a celebration of the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition (say that ten times fast) at Hollywood's newest nod to the days of bathtubs filled with gin and back door secret passwords, Next Door Lounge. The speakeasy joint is classy, sophisticated, and intimate. Elite dressed in subdued '20s, early '30s looks, donning fedoras, pencial skirts, pearls, lacey numbers, and suits. The flapper cocktail servers handed out The Apple One (bourbon, lemon, apple, elderflower liqueur) and Havana Cocktail (gin, apricot liqueur, lemon) from mixologist Joe Brooke, as well as plates of crostinis, heirloom tomatoes/ spinach,  spinach/goat cheese, and arugula salads, pulled pork sliders with crispy onions. Guests were even treated to the artistic stylings of a gorgeous duet of piano player/lounge singer. Photos are here and reviews here.

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Then, later in the week Purple Wine Bar & Lounge in Koreatown opened itself up to Elites before the public had a chance to see it! The plush, sleek purple interior was the perfect way for guests to TGIF with complimentary wine selected from San Antonio Winery and a buffet of assorted cheese and fruit, kimchi pasta, hand-breaded pork cutlets, beef risotto, and gyoza. The Chardonnay and Cab were flowing wildly and at the end of the event, mouths were as purple as the lounge itself! LA East Elites sure do now how to christen a new addition to the Ktown scene. New Yelp friends were made and memories were captured via Instagram! Photos can be found here (courtesy of Kwirious Photography) and reviews right here.

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Katie B

LA East CM

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