Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose Is One Helluva Posh and Surreal Soirée

Women & Their Work go all freaky-floral for annual fundraiser

                     Sélavy, mon petit chien, Sélavy!
                     Sélavy, mon petit chien, Sélavy!

It’s one of the swankier annual to-dos in this city, and it’s always a gloriously art-filled time, and now Women & Their Work have themed up their yearly shindig-par-excellence with flower-amplified evocations of Gertrude Stein and Marcel Duchamp.

Because the past – like art itself – is never dead for those who celebrate it. And because a person can’t ever have too much fun, n’est-ce pas?

Well, citizen, tell you what. Not counting the various overindulgences that might lead to eventual complications after a lifetime’s worth of heedless abuse, of course, the answer is: No, a person can’t ever have too much fun.

Which is why W&TW’s Rose is a Rose is a Rose party, unfolding like a particularly exuberant Alberic Barbier in a private Westlake home, is just the thing we’ll be supercharging the coming weekend with. Because spending a night mixing & mingling while listening to the live Parisian jazz of 8 ½ Souvenirs and sipping rose-infused cocktails and nomming hors d’oeuvres from Fête Accompli and … well, that’s almost as much our particular cup of absinthe as, a-henh, an actual cup of absinthe.

And where else would we find a flower-market gallery stocked with botanical wonders from the likes of Kate Breakey, Jules Buck Jones, Jennifer Chenoweth, Virginia Fleck, Terri Thomas, Rino Pizzi, Denise Prince, Michael Anthony Garcia, Yuliya Lanina, and more of this city’s finest artists? And everybody and their Woojums dressed up in a “subversive floral” style and snapping themselves in a Man Ray photo-booth from Justine’s Brasserie?

Nowhere, we reckon, except at this Rose is a Rose is a Rose Benefit Bash on Saturday, April 16th.

So … supporting the arts: It’s the kind of thing that can get one’s pistils and stamens all exciterated. You like the cut of our jib? We like the taste of your chlorophyll, art-lover. And we’ll see you there!


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