This post is in collaboration with Thrillist.
I was recently invited to the Thrillist x Sapporo Legendary Soiree at the Hotel Chantelle. Despite the name, it’s not a hotel, but a French restaurant and bar on a cool rooftop. This event was open both to the media and general public, and the overall vibe was very trendy. The DJ was accompanied by violinist Gigi, who was an absolute badass performing in killer stilettos. Nick Gazin, the art editor for Vice Magazine, hosted the event and was rocking a fabulous mane.
We sipped on ice cold Sapporo beers, which were perfect on a hot summer’s day. There were French onion soup dumplings, sweet corn croquettes, mini ramen burgers, pigs in a blanket, and mango avocado sushi canapes being passed around, but, unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to try them as it was so crowded and the food got snatched up quickly. I did, however, try the deconstructed smores. Beer and smores for dinner, anyone?
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have an art off!” The main attraction at this event was the epic art battle between artists Elle and Lamour Supreme. They had 90 minutes to create black and white murals inspired by Thrillist and Sapporo. I loved watching the process from start to finish, and I’m a huge fan of Elle’s finished piece. Check out the process snapshots below…
Note: This post is in collaboration with Thrillist. I was invited as a guest to this event. This was not in exchange for a positive review and all opinions expressed here are my own.