This photo and tweet was most Re-Tweeted Tweet… around the world… ever.
US President Re-elect @BarackObama announces “Four More Years” on Twitter, and as of this post has had over 810,000 RT’s (ReTweets) and almost 295K Favorites.
For those who have been following the election, and has had NYTIMES or CNNGo on re-fresh every second, probably perceived the obvious even before President Obama’s TWEET, but for some of us… ie. Shelly Hayashi, Proprietor of General Store, HK/China’s Best Americana antique store, and Me, we guessed the win about a week in advance. Call it what you will, or call it intuition, but we then got together with Moustache’s Alex and Ellis to host Hong Kong’s only Election night celebration at Salon No. 10.
Shelly in front of the American Flag.
I was beyond ecstatic at this point.
Ellis and Alex Hard at work over what turned out to be, HK’s best Mac & Cheese.
The dress code was Americana and the entrance fee was “Pot Luck Americana” of which all the guests; Artists, Creatives, Gays, and Democrats Abroad Hong Kong… brought.
American Flag Cupcakes from Katrina.
The girls from KinderU Suzuki Academy, Monica, Allison, and Proprietor Jennifer and all their American dessert goodies.
Which included this magnificent beauty…. what ever it was.
Shelly made Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches as well as Cheesy Sandwhiches fried on a frying pan. Delish.
In attendance were Ralph Lauren’s Gierdre as a Disneyfied tourist.
Michael clad in BYOB.
Danielle of WHITESPACE with Paul from Democrats Abroad.
Bernadette, with her Beef Chili. (Im gutted I turned vegetarian a week before this.)
Moses and his friend who was there to celebrate both Voter-Approved legalization of Gay Marriage and Marjiuana in a few key states.
With Colorado Cookies…. hmmm what are they?
Also celebrating, Katrina, Nightlife Guru Johannes Pong, and Time Out HK’s Arthur Tam.
Stars and Stripes at the hip.
At the bar… Billy boy.
Artist, Adrian Wong in my favorite herringbone American Apparel pullover.
Mac brings home the pie… appropriately from the American Club.
Lingzi in glorious gold.
Thanks David and 15squarestreet for these OBAMABAUM, Obama Air Freshners! The guests loved them.
We ended the night re-watching the speech…
The decor by General Store at Salon No.10 was amazing. It felt like Election night in the 60s.
After the speech it was time to turn down the lights to watch some William Belli doing a Wilson Phillips drag impression about Chick-fil-A. Why? Because we CAN.
Thank you Salon No.10 Gang!
Wonderboys, bespoke fashion gurus of Moustache, Alex Daye and Ellis Kreuger (in collaboration with Italian Fashion House, STIIBU), will be taking their charms beyond the clothing shop after hours and on to their new venture, hosting late nights from Tuesday to Fridays at Salon No. 10, a fabulously cool new bar tucked in Central with that “David Lynch-esque” allure.
Yes. This is ET on the Mural.
The interiors are quirky, classic, stuffed to the brim with eclectic furniture, and very sci-fi, a perfect backdrop which suited the gents with their more private invite-only Bearded Lady monthly cabaret nights. (Bearded Lady refers to well… a Bearded Man dressed in a dress singing songs live. Oh Yes.)
20,000 Leagues… and counting…
“Expect great music from us and our musically inclined friends,” says Daye, “With the occasional live performance, a splash of magic, an esoteric cocktail menu, and plenty of glamorous surprises.” And no, it will not be Bearded Lady every night, but you may get lucky. “Don’t be surprised when the floor gets cleared for some late night dancing!” They say. And yes, pole dancing is not out of the question.
A well stocked kitchen with ingredients, condiments, items, goods, and spirits is available for private parties and dinners from Saturday through Monday night.
The last time I was here… guess who I saw? (via @thewanderlister Instagram)
Creative City’s Louise Wong! You too can be Queen of The Night. If The Bearded Lady doesn’t get there first.
Alex and Ellis Portrait by Carmen Chan, of HOW I MET YOUR STYLE for theWanderlister+.