Out With Alisa: Partying 1920s Style

Colin Cowie invited us to 1920th “Speak Easy” party at Core Club in New York. Colin, who never stops surprising us, kept the guests intrigued all night with nonstop entertainment set against a backdrop that had been transformed into a speakeasy. All of the windows looked like brick walls, with huge feather arrangements on the bar, gold fringe hung behind the stage, and black and white silent period films projected onto a wall. The guests, who wore 1920s clothes, were “turned away” from the front door of the Core club and had to sneak in through the employee entrance instead, leading them through the kitchen. And in the tradition of speakeasys that were trying to avoid detection during Prohibition, there was a secret password to get in! Entertainment included a band playing 1920s ragtime jazz, poker tables, a DJ, pop-up shows and burlesque acts (think feathers, fringe, tassels, kitten heels and fishnet stockings). There was also a Tarot card reader, a roaming cigarette girl and a photo booth with fun props like long pearls and top hat. Guests nibbled on hors d’oeuvres and sipped specialty cocktails at the candle-lit tables which were decorated with fringed lamps and stunning magic roses. Guests included Troy Curtis, Michelle Rella, Michelle Herbert, Lauren Roberts, Bob Pittman and Todd English.