Last week STK celebrated their one year anniversary by transporting us back to the roaring 1920s! STK, located in Dupont Circle is a high-energy steakhouse and chic lounge but they transformed that night in a 1920s Speakeasy. What is a speakeasy without a champagne skirt to greet you at the door!!
Attendees enjoyed live performances by New York elite-DJ, DJ Martial, saxophonist Kareem Wilkes, and flapper dancers throughout the evening.
Partygoers were also treated to complimentary 1920s styling and makeup touch-ups courtesy of PURE, AVEDA Salon and Spa before striking a pose for a Prohibition-style “mugshot” in the Onomonomedia GIF booth.
Guest sipped on the featured cocktails of the night which included Cucumber Stiletto (Ketel one citroen, st. germain, muddled cucumber, mint); Hasta Manana (Delon tequila, pernod, pineapple gum syrup, fresh lime, cilantro); Not Your Daddy’s Manhattan (Bulleit bourbon, fernet branca, carpano antica sweet vermouth). Guests also enjoyed a myriad of delicious bites including delectable grilled pepper crusted sirloin, tuna and beef tartare, delightful popcorn rock shrimp, truffle grilled cheese, enchanting crab cakes with sriracha mayo, and deviled quails eggs. As you can see from all the smiling faces, everyone had a great time (including some of our own Capfabb fellow members pictured below!!)
This super simple wax sealing process—you could say it’s easy as one, two, three—is going to up your stationery game so much and give you a lot of Paper Source-esq street cred.
While I made my wax seals outside for the sake of this photoshoot, I would advise doing them inside or away from the wind. It was a hilarious sight to watch me and my photographer, Lisa, get about half the amount of wax we’d need before we realized the wax we already dripped on the envelope was dry.
Once you’ve secured a lighter and a wind-free environment, light the wick of the wax.
Once the wax is lighted, it does not take a long time for it to start dripping, so have the sealed envelope you want to wax nearby. Drip the wax until there is about a quarter size amount on the envelope.
Then, dip the wax press—I used Gramr’s awesome ‘thx’ one—in olive oil and wipe off excess. This prevents the wax press and wax from sticking to each other.
Finally, press the wax press into the quarter size amount of wax you have accumulated and hold for 10-15 seconds.