Friday, October 22, 1999

A Romantic evening for over 150

ERomance had a crowd in excess of 150 attendees who were amused and excited to be part of their "coming out" soiree. Caren Martineau of eRomance overheard someone say "this is like walking into an exotic den." They transformed the Osteria Laguna into a lover's lair--candelabra's dripped with crystals and wax; hundreds of rose petals cascaded over the bar, tables and the floor. Revelers stood transfixed to the video monitors, which played clips from 100 of Hollywood's finest love stories. Hours of music extolled the virtues of love and lustings of the heart. Bacchus himself would have enjoyed the abundance of aphrodisiac canapes.

In the rear of the restaurant, a line formed waiting for lover's tarot readings. Greenwich Street Productions, producers of The Thomas Crown Affair are currently starting production on the film version of Tony n' Tina's Wedding, staged an event within the event. Unbeknownst to the party-goers, the audience was peppered with actors who engaged fellow attendees with their personal trials and tribulations of romance–including a guy who kept searching for his blind date throughout the evening.

It was a huge hit and everyone left with a smile and a sample gift of St.Barth's Vanilla Lotion and Passion Massage Oil, packaged exclusively for eRomance by Sarah's Salves in East Hampton.