I was pleasantly surprised to find a picture of me and my daughter Courtney (r) with Kimberly Ward (c) of Pink Eggshell Blog at the African American Top 20 Designers Event held at the 40/40 Club in NYC last May. (Click here to see my post on that event.)
Most people know that the 40/40 Club is owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z and his partner Juan Perez. The club made headlines recently when Jay-Z and Beyonce hosted a fundraiser for President Obama's reelection campaign a few weeks ago. Opened in June 2003 and renovated 2 years ago, the 40/40 club is a 12,000 sf sports and entertainment lounge designed to evoke the feeling of a lavish NYC penthouse and glamorous court side seats.
That lead me to wonder, as beautiful as it is, why did Kimberly, who is based in Atlanta, select that venue for her inaugural AA Top 20 event. Let's take a look...
Any design aficionado can see why. The photos don't really do it justice. I went there for drinks one Saturday evening this summer before the nightlife crowd poured in. I was able to take in the enormity and grandeur of the place. I get it...
Peace and Blessings,
Photos courtesy of the4040club.com and Kimberly Ward