As you enter Rose’s Luxury, a gilded velvet curtain is drawn aside to create a partition closing off the outside world. The hostess station showcases both a laptop and a bright red 1950s-era dial phone, but somehow the two work together harmoniously. An old mirror reflects the people eating in the dining area.
At Barcelona Wine Bar, a bull’s head hangs on the wall, flames roar in the open kitchen, and rows upon rows of glistening wine glasses create a curtain of reflecting light. Rough exposed wood panel line the interior, and a wall of glass looks out onto the patio where a fire is burning in the open oven. The tables are small and modern, maintaining a touch a tradition in their wooden look, but creating a sense of openness with sharp angles and minimalistic wrought-iron legs. While the wood is dark and earthy, the glass wall and high black ceiling open up the rest of the space to create a grounded, harmonious balance between the light and the heavy, the earthy and the spacious. Every aspect of the place is perfectly poised.
Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds takes you to a dreamland where your cares are lifted into the stratosphere amid the gentle roar of distant fireworks. Lost in the euphoria of unanticipated joy, visitors to the Rossyln Artisphere’s exhibit have a chance to experience a literal cloud nine in the center of a balloon whirlwind.