Luncheon at Kristin Simmons studio

This past Saturday, Kristin Simmons hosted Victory Club in her private NYC studio! Kristin's art comments on the excesses of NYC, an excess that Kristin herself personally experienced while growing up in the city. 

As members & guests entered Kristin's studio, everyone was greeted with cheese and crackers, GH Mumm champagne and friendly faces.

 Champagne courtesy of GH Mumm

Champagne courtesy of GH Mumm

Kristin's art is colorful and fresh, and the menu reflected the nature of her work.

For the first course, members and guests were presented with a blood orange salad. Bright and bold just like Kristin's art. 

 Orange salad

Orange salad

 "Chefanie" and Kristin talking over orange salad and Mumm Napa Rosé

"Chefanie" and Kristin talking over orange salad and Mumm Napa Rosé

For the second course, members and guests shared in enjoying Kristin's favorite dish: filet mignon.

 Filet mignon

Filet mignon

Some of Kristin's more recent works provide commentary on political affairs, like gun control and Wall Street scandals. The dessert was in homage to Kristin's iconic, eye-catching "Second Amendment" pieces: an ice cream sundae with a cherry and white chocolate gun on top.

 Kristin Simmons' "Second Amendment: 1989"

Kristin Simmons' "Second Amendment: 1989"

 White chocolate guns to garnish ice cream sundaes referencing Kristin's work with the Second Amendment

White chocolate guns to garnish ice cream sundaes referencing Kristin's work with the Second Amendment

And of course, what's a Victory Club event without "Chefanie's" famous, bite-sized chocolate chip cookies. Warm, gooey and fresh out of the oven!

 Bite-sized chocolate chip cookies

Bite-sized chocolate chip cookies

 Cookies and Mumm Napa rosé. A great pairing!

Cookies and Mumm Napa rosé. A great pairing!

At the end of the meal, members and friends were lucky enough to have Kristin share her Senior Thesis at Columbia University: a re-interpretation of the childhood board game "Candy Land" from an adult lens.

 Artist Kristin Simmons answering questions about her Senior Thesis at Columbia University

Artist Kristin Simmons answering questions about her Senior Thesis at Columbia University

More champagne made members and friends (and "Chefanie") bubbly and happy.

 "Chefanie" celebrating a victorious luncheon by popping another bottle of GH Mumm rosé

"Chefanie" celebrating a victorious luncheon by popping another bottle of GH Mumm rosé

Thursday's luncheon was a great time had by all!

And a special thank you to our sponsors at BMW for an amazing ride to and from the event!

 "Chefanie" in BMW New York's 7 Series

"Chefanie" in BMW New York's 7 Series