There is something uniquely elegant about the color white and, as prejudicial as it may sound while taking nothing from my love of the color black, I’m somehow drawn to it’s simplicity, reverence, and the pageantry. Perhaps it’s the effort that is painstakingly taken to ensure that its color stays true . . . who knows? One only needs to look at the proliferation of “white parties” to recognize that I’m not alone in this assessment and preference.
First and foremost, special recognition must be paid to the organizers of this event (Hand Made Events) for the manner in which they were able to create an event that was available to the public while maintaining an air of private exclusivity to it. They were able to capitalize on the creativity of New Yorkers in terms of bringing their own party experience to a casually elegant event. For example, instead of providing food and beverages, they simply provided the atmosphere, a cozy and mildly remote corner of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. In addition they provided entertainment (singer-songwriter Ben Folds) and tables with chairs. The dining experience, however, was left to the creativity of each individual group of friends culminating in a kaleidoscope of culinary fare. The resulting sea of dress-coded white was timelessly painted into the canvas of lush Brooklyn foliage thus, creating an almost Sherwood Forest-like atmosphere.
And of course, after all of the vittles were consumed and wine appreciated with pinkies in the air, DJ OP took to the tables (or maybe Serato) turning Prospect Park into a giant Neue Breukelen (hipster for Brooklyn) style dance party. The whole thing was done and dusted by 10 PM when everyone, or at least most, gathered all evidence of there ever being a gathering and promptly disappeared into the night.
All in all, a classically good time.