“Twice as Fancy” Exhibition and Celebratory Dinner at Hôtel Americano
by Laura Currie
Organizing a memorable dinner party can be daunting in New York City these days – even if you’re afforded generous lead time. With less than three weeks in advance and at the peak of holiday party season, we decided December 13, 2016 was the best date to throw a celebratory fete for our company’s product launch with beloved NYC artist Baron Von Fancy.
We find our most fruitful collaborations are born through conversations with friends (or friends of friends) and we couldn’t have been more fortunate than to galvanize our dearest Emie Diamond of The Curateur Collective and Andrea Franchini who handles events and partnerships at Hotel Americano, with such short notice.
Emie took the lead in curating a selection of Baron Von Fancy ‘s never been seen before artworks transforming the setting, while The Prospect NY team envisioned the tablescape with our barware/dinnerware bearing artist’s signature text. Design pieces from The Prospect NY x Baron Von Fancy capsule collection were highlighted throughout the evening, from the burning of our two custom scented candles "Burn Baby Burn" and "What a Smoke Show," to cocktails served in our crystal cocktail glasses, canapés on our black acrylic "Just a taste so you want more" Acrylic serving tray, and assorted dinner coupes at each place setting.
With every element coming into play, our "Twiceas Fancy" dinner continues to live on through the custom BVF nameplates each guest took home – reinforcing for us all that we never want to lose that personal touch.