ART LEWIN’S NEW SHOWROOM RECEPTION
As someone who has known this fine men’s tailor for years, I was proud to attend the opening party for Art Lewin’s newest showroom. It’s at a perfect location in trendy Santa Monica, right off the happening Promenade.
A big crowd tuned-out to wish him well, and Art looked really sharp for the occasion. I loved his blue suit!
The catered food kept coming all night. There were several food stations set-up; one served-up sliders with caramelized onions, while others featured cheese platters and beautiful fresh fruit. There were also plenty of passed hors d’oeuvres, including spanakopita, chicken and beef skewers, and egg rolls. And there was even more than all that!
A DJ kept the fun vibe going all night. I enjoyed that the fete was held in the spacious lobby of the building, which was perfect for easy mingling.
After I was there for awhile, a woman came up to my group, and asked if we had received out goodie bags yet. How nice was that?! (Usually, at many of the events I attend, rude guests try to grab those way before they’re even offered!) The woman said that, whenever we were ready, she would be happy to lead us into Art’s lovely showroom, but I already knew the way—I had passed it on the way in because it was right next door to the soiree!
When we entered the space, not only did we see tons of neat bags all lined-up for us, and Art’s beautiful suits and ties on display, but we noticed that many of the guests were shopping! The designs are so attractive that they just could not help themselves from using the fete as a wardrobe-enhancing experience. (I totally understand the urge—Art recently custom-made me a piece that my professional wardrobe was in great need of–a beautiful blue man-tailored shirt.)
Each gift bag contained a different-patterned silk tie. I have a feeling that we were supposed to just blindly take one, but when we saw other guests peeking inside several of the bags to choose the exact tie they wanted, we followed suit. (Get it? Suit? This was a tailor’s party!) I actually was happy with the very first one I touched, but I’m glad I perused them anyway, because I was bowled over by the sheer volume of designs! That was impressive.
Besides enjoying the gifts and fun fare, I was happy to be a part of the assemblage who was there to congratulate Art Lewin on his sixth showroom. (Two of the others are in Beverly Hills and downtown LA.) I have no idea how he stays so calm and down to earth all the time!
So, I say congrats to Art, and wish him the best of luck in this latest endeavor!