This past Saturday was the first of many events as a part of a new social club called the No Moon Club. To say that this was an event would be the understatement of the year. Put on by Entertainment Production Resources LLC, owned by Wood Campbell and Biron Valier, the event was truly more of a show created to showcase Wood’s visionary lighting, sound and production talents.
The ambiance was set from the start. Guests received invitations handed out in children’s sand buckets and were told this new social club would be hosting upscale traveling parties for a limited number of people always on the darkest night of the month – the no moon. In addition, the event location was kept a secret until just 24 hours prior when guests then were given directions on where to go. Anxious party goers arrived and were directed by security to a private Oceanside residence with 300 ft. of white sandy beach. Once at the beach, a welcome drink was passed consisting of a fruity blue liquor served in colored test tubes rimmed with pop rocks candy all while cool beats from the Spam Allstars beckoned guests to the stage.
The beach was transformed into a party space reminiscent of something you might find in Miami. White chairs and tables were scattered around the beach with the tables lighting up and changing colors throughout the evening. The stage and dance floor was also lit with colored lights perfectly complimenting the unique tunes, a blend of latin, funk and hip hop mixed with DJ turntable beats.
As if that wasn’t enough, Island Catering had body sushi on display as the starter. Body Sushi, called Nyotaimori, is a rare art form once only practiced in the culinary world of Japan where a woman is the “serving platter” for a variety of sashimi and sushi rolls. Large green leaves and plates were laid all across her back and around her and, love it or hate it, this became the most talked about discussion of the evening.
Additional gourmet hors d’hoeurves were passed and included duck fat seared scallops, mini beef wellingtons, Tazmanian salmon, pineapple shrimp, and mac ‘n cheese lollipops, to name a few, along with an amazing selection of deserts.
The No Moon Club also attracted a great crowd. Community leaders of all age groups came donning their most stylish ensembles opting for dressier looks not usually worn in the Keys. Many wore colorful silk dresses paired with wedges or rhinestone sandals because of the sand. The men looked every bit Keys casual, wearing slacks and khaki shorts with button down shirts and boat shoes or sandals. It was a “see and be scene” party without being pretentious.
For just $100 per person, event goers received entertainment, amazing food, tasty libations and a great space for enjoying the company of their friends. In addition, a portion of the evening’s proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys.
They haven’t said when or where the next party will be held or what the theme will be, so make sure to follow the No Moon Club on Facebook at Facebook.com/NoMoonClub to make sure you’re in the know for the next event!
This article was also featured in the Florida Keys Reporter and Keynoter as a part of my “Conch Style” column that runs bi-monthly in the Friday and Saturday edition. If you have story ideas on style in the Florida Keys, please send me an email at Leah@leahsfabulousfinds.com.