Elites came roaring into Acacia last week for Yelp's the Bee's Knees, a 20's themed event that was our first ladies only event in the Burgh! Styled to the nines by our friends at ModCloth, it was a classy affair for all the dolled up dames in attendance.
Even though guests may have walked past this hidden South Side Speakeasy many a time, the only secret password for this night was "Elite!" As they entered into Acacia, the 20's themed soundtrack danced off the walls as guests shimmered and shimmied up to the bar for a delicious rum and allspice punch. "What happens when one of the best cocktail establishments with some of
the best bartenders in Pittsburgh host a Yelp Elite Event with a 1920's
theme? Complete with costumes and sweetened with lessons in how to
make a couple of classic drinks at home?" asks Linda W. "You get the BEST Yelp event
ever! Sorry men of Yelp, it was Ladies Night only.""The Modcloth theme was a complete seller for" Lauren G. Obviously your outfit wasn't complete unless you stopped by ModCloth's "little station to make
sequens and hot glue… Yes, please! Followed by everyone wearing their creation. What a perfect
way to get people to dress up!" Add on a special 15% Yelp discount for ModCloth, and you've got us shopping away for our next vintage look! Janel W "was lucky to be part of the first sitting for the cocktail course" by
Marie Perriello of Stir Society. "I really appreciated how much she loved making cocktails.
You could tell this wasn't just a side job. She even prepared recipe
pamphlets and instructions for us!" While the take home recipes were a treat, the real treat was the Mezcal Martinez and Dark and Stormy cocktails Marie mixed up for her raptured audience.
A big thank you to Acacia Owner Spencer Warren and Marie Perriello of Stir Society. Plus, the ModCloth team of Fashion Press Specialist Aire Plichta (and Burgh Elite member!)and stylists Nicole Czapinski and Chelsey Davidson for treating Yelpers to such an amazing evening! Also, thanks to Ray Miles Creative for the fab photo's that you can check out here.
Your Cat's Meow,
Pittsburgh Community Manager