Stepping Back in Time at The Edison

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting The Edison in downtown Los Angeles, and it was like stepping into the pages of The Great Gatsby. Completely nondescript from the outside, this venue appeared to be a warehouse with its entrance in the middle of an alley. But once you step inside and descend the grand staircase, it feels like you have entered your own private time machine. With jazz music playing in the background and silent movies projected all around us, my party was led through a labryrinth of rooms to our table.

Our very accommodating server made certain that we were taken care of all night, as our party of eight sampled the various food and drink selections. The flatbread was to die for, and I discovered my new favorite libation– The Mistress, a combination of vodka, lemon, pomegranate, and prosecco. We also took advantage of the lush surroundings to pose for photos.

The Edison is located inside the basement of the Higgins Building, and has the distinction of being the first private power plant in downtown Los Angeles, established in 1910. The night we were there they had burlesque performances, and I mosied my way up to the front of the stage for a choice viewing spot– it did not disappoint. I couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face as I realized that The Edison had surpassed my wildest expectations. To add to the festivities, while most guests were dressed in 20s attire, many others expressed their creativity (and love for pop culture) with their costumes.

Having declared this a Ladies’ Night, my friends and I had decided in advance to dress every bit the theme of the evening. I love the era of the 1920s– flappers have always been so intriguing to me, and I longed to embody their sense of freedom and fun, even if just for a night. I knew that I was going to need some help with this transformation, and since I had recently cut my hair into a bob, I felt that styling it into pincurls and finger waves was the way to go. So I immediately called Ashtin Salon and made an appointment with Matt. Since Matt is a hair magician, I knew that all I would have to do was show him a photo of my inspiration, and he would be able to translate my vision. And I was right– Matt took a traditional hairstyle and gave it a modern twist. I gratefully accepted compliments on my hair from friends and strangers all night, and made a mental note to tell Matt.

So if you have a hankering for a night out with your gals, or would like to celebrate a special occasion with your loved one, not only do I recommend that you check out The Edison, but that you also give Matt a call at 949-721-8767. His skills are amazing and he will help to make your event extra special, just like he did mine.


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