Last week we hosted an official launch party for Patina in our new space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We wanted to do something super fun & unexpected, so we turned our studio into a pop-up roller disco! We partnered with some amazing vendors, hung some disco balls, and everyone had a total blast! Here’s how it all went down…
When we first got our 5,000 sq. ft. space in Bushwick, we conjured up all sorts of dreamy things we could do with it. I had just watched Heather Graham roll around on skates in the movie Boogie Nights & all of a sudden the idea for our party emerged. But how would we ever get the skates? It turns out there’s an amazing mobile skate rental service called Skate Truck NYC. It’s just like a food truck, except that instead of yummy food they dish out roller skates! They also give skate lessons & teach people the basics so there’s less falling and more fun. Our new friend Gypsy, who is a coach for the Gotham Girls, launched the business last year & we think it’s going to be a huge success!
No skate party would be complete without awesome jams… So after asking around, we knew there was only one person for the job. His name is Kenan, and he’s one half of the seriously talented duo Les Loup. Kenan rocked our worlds that night with the perfect mix of throwback skate jams & dance party hits. The other half of Les Loup, Ro, photographed the party & turned out all of these amazing pics. Not only does she have great visual eye, but she’s a really awesome person & we’re loving all the images on her gorgeous BLOG! We were so lucky to have them both be a part of this…They really made it special. Check out what Ro did with the light here…
Speaking of the light… Benji at Kanye Live went all-out with crazy LED lights, smoke, and even bubbles – this guy knows how to produce good stuff! Benji can rock our parties anytime.
RADISH, our favorite caterers in the WORLD banged out some super tasty bites. They took classic skate rink treats like nachos, milkshakes & french fries, and put an elevated spin on them. They also created a signature skate-themed cocktail called the Root Cherry Fizz. And yes, they served them in a pop-rock rimmed glass – how creative is that?!
top: white truffle popcorn cones
middle: mini grasshopper milkshakes with crushed cookies
bottom: root cherry fizz cocktail
Our friends & neighbors over at The Bosco came over with their amazing .gif photo booth. It’s my absolute favorite! It takes 4 different pics & turns it into an animated .gif that you can print or share online. Check out all the fun pics here.
And finally, our new friend McKenzie Miller is putting together a little video of the evening. We can’t wait to share it with you! Until then, here are some more pics from the night. Thanks, again, to everyone who came & partied with us. You made it great!