So I had been super pumped about seeing the much talked about pop-up theatrical experience Orchid. Orchid has been described as “part Moulin Rouge, part Cirquie du Soleil, a pop culture infused extravaganza in a vintage European Cabaret tent and enhanced by an exclusive food and beverage program developed by award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein.” Well, this past Saturday night I finally had the chance to check it out.
My boyfriend and I headed to the Pleasure Garden (calm down, that’s the name of the venue) one hour before showtime to have a few drinks and a bite to eat at the Pleasure Garden Restaurant. We munched on “Michy’s Croquetas” made with Jamon Serrano, melted cheese and fig jam, which were very delicious and the “Fresh Ceviche of the Day,” which in all honesty was not so great. The food portions were not only scarce and pricey, but also served on plasticware. I understand the concept of the pop-up restaurant, but plasticware?
As for the show, I have to be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed. They say “expectation is the root of all heartache” and my expectations may have been too high. It was not bad, but it was not great either. A mix of song, dance, burlesque, aerial acrobatics and fireworks sounds like a recipe for a mind-blowing good time and I did have a good time, but my mind was not blown away…..Waaaah, waaaaah, waaaaaah!
Take a look at what I wore for the show, a little bit of PINK and everything else NAUGHTY!
Sheer Pink/Gold Spotted Blouse: Marshalls
Pleated Black Skirt: Sweet Boutique
Spikes Belt: ASOS
Spikes Suede Shoes: Steve Madden
Spikes Bracelet: BLUSH Boutique
Gold Serpent Ring: Sale Rack
Studded Black Clutch: Beya Accessories