We strolled and chatted and I showed them my drawings from the night. Not long after, I got an email from one of them, T, who wished to hire me to draw at his husband A’s 60th birthday party.
The party was held at Lutter & Wegner seit 1811, a beautiful historic restaurant walking distance from our flat.
Lutter & Wegener seit 1811 is so cozy and gorgeous, a charming interior of dark wood and white linen. It was filled with flowers from the couple’s floral design business.
Sir Henry de Winter, seen above and below, performed vintage songs of the Berlin 1920s. Marvelous!!!!!
Everyone looked divine.
You can bring a dog to most restaurants in Germany. Shocking to my US readers!
As they knew my clients very well, the atmosphere was very friendly and great care was taken with everything.
Of course there was much drinking of fancy wine, and dancing!
I switched to brown Kraft paper at the end of the night.
this was about a year into my beginning to add color to my drawings!
I believe this child was wearing his grandfather’s antique silk topper.
Of course in Berlin tweens come to fancy parties and stay up very late having fun!
I had the most wonderful time, documenting this group of dear friends and this loving couple in such a beautiful setting. I believe times like this will come again, of course, though my own health has devolved enough that I may never draw all night like this again.
And so I am so grateful to my wonderful clients, who invited me into this dream of Berlin that night.
*drawings shared with their consent of course, I lost the scans for a while so it took me a long time to post them!