The Secret Society Ball: La Belle Époque

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The Secret Society Ball:  La Belle Époque

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“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” - Nat King Cole “Belle Époque” -- French for “The Age of Beauty” dating from around 1871 and ending at the heralding sirens of World War I in 1914. This age was deemed the golden era of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and North America. A transcendent time of new innovations paving the way for new technology and scientific discovery, this was a time of optimism and growth, not to mention a glorious for new art and literature. Cubism, The Symbolist movement, Art Nouveau, van Gogh, Bouguereau, and Baudelaire; just to name a few of the many other marvelous wonders brought to life! This year we celebrate YOU, beauty and love in a lush English Bordello at the end of the Victorian and Edwardian Era. Here, we shall bare witness to how some of these nations came to house “Legendary Sin Cities” with can-cans, beautiful men and women of many talents and trades to dazzle and thrill you, along with live music to dance the night away and delicious treats to moisten your palette and loosen your tongue! AUSTIN INFLUENTIAL GROUP proudly presents a revolutionary Valentine’s Day Ball of gilded proportions supporting Austin Pets Alive! Come dressed to impress, express and transgress under the influences of the Victorian Era, France’s crimson creation -- The Moulin Rouge, and the classic tales of Steampunk, created in the mid and late 1900s, set during this illustrious industrial era. We've provided a LOOK BOOK filled with images and inspirations here: -- : :--: :--: :-- DECADENCE + OPULENCE + ROMANCE This night offers many splendid delicacies for all of your senses. For the Ocular Senses: A beautiful environment to dream in, as extravagant burlesque follies, exuberant vaudeville productions, and Expressionist cabaret experiments are provided by dazzling entertainers to ignite and fan the flames of your imagination upon our grand elevated stage. For the Oral Senses: Complimentary champagne during the first hour along with a delectable Dessert Bar filled with an assortment of exquisite and gratifying morsels. For the Auditory Senses: Dance through the night in your lover’s arms to the fanciful musical stylings of the gypsy jazz band Chico Chico, who will provide early 1900s Jazz and Blues vintage croons. For the Tactile Senses: Come run your fingertips over sumptuous drapes and shimmery textiles in our elaborate Victorian bordello of plush canopies, soft velvets and satin fabrics, bathed in crimson and amethyst washes of light, for your body to sink into and be overcome by warmth and intoxicating sensations. Step back into an era where new world technology and upper class elegance reigned supreme. Don your dapper suits with tails and crowning hats glory. Share your grandiose “Fin de siècle” (end of the century) gowns, Steampunk modes of inspiration and can-can creations! Come draped in feathers, rhinestones and ruffled plumes that framed the most divine of corseted silhouettes. Let us transport you back to a time when beauty became the new champagne and indulgence was always the cake of choice! -- : :--: :--: :-- TICKETS: Each ticket is a key to the voluptuous rooms within this House of Love. Pick your pleasure of choice: IRON VOILE KEY……………………...$50 Early Bird ($75 per couple) [Sales end Jan 18] BRONZE CHARMEUSE KEY ………..$65 Advanced ($100 per couple) SILVER VELVET KEY………………....$75 Door ($125 per couple) GOLDEN SILK KEY……………………$150 (VIP for 2) *2 Guests at a SHARED table for eight. This ticket includes [1] bottle of chilled champagne + complimentary gifts. PLATINUM CHANTEUSE KEY……....$350 (VIP for 4) *4 Guests at a PRIVATE table for four. This ticket includes [2] bottles of chilled champagne + complimentary gifts. *VIP: Reserved seating in one of our exclusive Bordello Booths, draped in rich burgundy canopies, adorned with luxurious linens and golden crystal beaded candelabras, casting divine ambient candelight, as a unique personal gift awaits each guest and the name of your party prominently displayed upon the table. Complete with optimum view of the performance stage, you are sure to enjoy this extravagant evening in superlative regal style! -- : :--: :--: :-- OTHER DELIGHTS: - : - Grand Red Carpet entrance with stylish backdrop and professional photographer, who will be on hand to hold you hostage in elegance and grace, forever imprinted in time. - : - Creative themed Photo Booth provided by Fun Loving Photos. - : - Venture into “The Parlor of Madame X”, an Absinthe parlor inside a 10 x 20 enclosed tent on the patio, outfitted with vintage trappings, rich velvet walls, chandeliers and décor reminiscent of the Victorian Era. A “Death at Midnite”, the signature drink of this beautiful dreamscape, can be requested at its exclusive bar. - : - Words of clarity and visions of the future await to be revealed before you by our mystical Spiritualist, Lunaria Tarot, within the soft and warm confines of her private lair. - : - Cinema on the Patio: Our Visual Aid of choice for this year is the rousing spectacle “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) -- a tale of forbidden love, within the most theatrical and glamorous of settings, will be silently projected upon the wall over The Madame’s Parlor and The Mystic’s Lair. - : - DONATE a pet item(s) at the door and receive (1) complimentary drink ticket!!! (canned food, collars, leashes, blankets/bedding, toys, kitty litter, paper towels) -- : :--: :--: :-- Color, light, life, beauty and gaiety felt everywhere within this cradle of a new romantic era in the Western world began here. Ladies and gentlemen, please join us again for another tableau of days since passed. In honor of old times and its achievements, on the night of Eros and Aphrodite, we celebrate beauty, pleasure, and love; Love both of gentle and triumphant age, love that has only begun and to blossom, and lust that bares the potential of many splendid delights. Drunk with joie de vivre, we live, laugh and love because the night is ours! A beautiful time is to be had! VIDEO: Glimpse of last year's event:

By: Austin Influential Group

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