Saturday, July 21, 2012

Big Red Blanket Movie Event

Over a month ago I was invited to a fun, going away party at a dance studio in Soho. I had just moved from Miami so was happy to rub shoulders with New Yorkers once again. There I met Alexis Meisels, a curly haired beauty and we started chatting up a storm. Of course we talked hair and soon enough she was sitting in my chair. While I was snipping away Alexis talked about her latest project, called A Big Red Blanket.
I was instantly sold! Can you imaging a movie in an out door setting served with great wine, comfy seating and and a big red blanket? The best part is all you have to do is show up!

1) What is A Big Red Blanket?
It’s a meeting of the minds, pre-dating the launch of - a start-up built to facilitate dinner parties and film screenings. Enjoy a chef-prepared meal served over four courses presented from the comfort of a big red blanket. Afterwards, enjoy a film screening complete with portable rocking chairs, spiked drinks and snacks.
2) Who is behind this wonderful idea?
Alexis Meisels, a film-loving, event planner and Shea Hess, a food-loving chef and host. 
3) When is the first event?
Our inaugural feast will take place this Thursday, July 26th. It'll be a picnic paired with an outdoor screening of Clueless in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo.


4) How many people can you seat?
We can seat 15 people in "actual" seats. They are very comfortable!
5) The menu looks healthy and tasty. Who chooses the menu for each event?
All credit goes to my partner, Shea Hess. She's a passionate chef who hosts a web program/blog called Hungry in Brooklyn, exploring the world of local, organic, and sustainable cooking.

6) Can you cater to vegetarians and people with food allergies?
Absolutely. We can be reached with these concerns at

7) Lastly what inspires your choice in movies?
We are all about the crowd pleasers! Clueless is one of those great movies that never gets old. Some of our upcoming choices include Wet Hot American SummerPee-Wee’s Big Adventure, andThe Big Lebowski. We are also planning on branching out to picnic day trips around the city…coming soon this fall!


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