A couple of Tuesdays ago, I had the pleasure of not only attending author Demetria Lucas' (along w/ GVG) cocktail event ("Cocktails With Belle"), but I was personally requested to capture the joyous occasion on film as well. The venue of choice for the gathering was the newly opened Ludlow Manor (in LES), that was packed within an hour and half of the start of the event. With the buzz that 600(!) RSVP were received for the party, one should have figured it would be elbow to elbow in there! Anyways through so skillful navigation and a steady arm, I managed to bust off some good shots (and video footage) before it was "man down" due to some really loaded drinks being served.