Mansion in da house!Photo: Courtesy of Mansion
The space that held Crobar
will finally reopen as an outpost of Miami nightclub Mansion next Friday, with a party thrown by Jeremy Scott and D.J.-ed by the MisShapes. The 2,120-person, bi-level venue will be helmed by Opium Group honcho Eric Milon and Lotus
owner Mark Baker. According to a press release, it will have the feel of forties Hollywood, with personal granite dance platforms at each Pucci-fabric sofa, a twenty-foot enclosed fireplace, and three separate lounge areas. The interior isn’t yet photo-ready (we’re the first to run this rendering), but we’re dying to see the “Cougar Room,” a chicks-only den with hairdressers, makeup artists, sex toys, and girlie drinks by mixologist Gregory Selder. Yes — we said sex toys. What else can you expect if you plunk down $200 to $2,000 for a table reservation? We’ve trimmed the press release to its essentials.
The Gallery: White walls and brick, rotating art.
The Study: Persian rugs, a snooker table, and classic club chairs. Cocktails made with echinacea, ginger, cayenne pepper, ginseng, and shiso leaf.
The Ballroom: Dome ceiling, crystal chandeliers, a glass-paneled mezzanine area with a library wall of books and hanging candelabras. A projection area showing video art and two skyboxes with private bathrooms. A small stage featuring nightly performances.
There you have it. It remains to be seen whether this crib will be fit for the Fresh Prince, but at the very least it could make Home and Guest House seem like outhouses.