This week Cleveland Elites took a trip back to a glamorous time when advertising bosses were kings, A-line skirts and skinny ties were in fashion and martini lunches were "the norm". We're talking about a Mad Men themed bash hosted at the fabulous, swanky and famous Velvet Tango Room.
Dapper Don Drapers and pretty Peggy Olsen-types filled up the exclusive, private backroom of the VTR while "smoking" candy cigarettes and bubble gum cigars. But that's not all they noshed on! Caroline Greens catered the antique-y event with tasty small-bites, while Lilly Handmade Chocolates satisfied our cravings with boozey truffles and bitter-sweet bark. Talk about a constant line around the goodies…
What would a Mad Men themed soiree be without booze? Well, the Velvet Tango Room did not disappoint. With a flight of four cocktail tastings to enjoy including a true, properly-made whiskey sour and homemade eggnog we all left with smiles. The owner, Paulius, was even kind enough to speak to the party and explain the fascinating histories of each drink. Then ten Elite ladies were recruited to help shake-up the last libation of the evening. What a blast! Magic Hat was nice enough to bring by some brews to make us all extra toasty.
Elites came dressed to impress in their best themed attire, but only one couple won it all. Congrats to Matthew M and Pamela C for winning two seasons of Man Men on DVD, invites to the Cleveland International Film Festival private kick-off party and some Yelp shirts!
No one could have captured the evening in a more perfect, vintage light than Jenny of the Cleveland Photobooth! She brought in a treasure chest of props and themed items to pose with. The evening would not have been the same without her. To see all the fabulous pics of this event, click here.
Curious what yelpers are saying about this dapper event? Check the reviews here. A huge thank you to all the Elites who made it out, Velvet Tango Room for being our gracious host, Magic Hat for keeping us toasty, Caroline Greens for feeding us yummies, Lilly Handmade Chocolates for the boozey truffles and the Cleveland Photobooth for taking these incredible shots of everyone!
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Cleveland Community Manager