Shoot Me the Pot and I’ll Pour Me a Shot
It’s funny how my only post before this was about the concept of “The Second Floor”, written more than a month ago after which I had to leave my city for the US, and now I find myself still there to write my second post about the same cafe’s formal opening.
So “The Second Floor formally opens to the public on May 13 insha Allah at 11 am, and right from their first day, they’re sticking to their word of having more than a good cup of coffee to offer us.
The cafe was originally set to open on May 12, and I found the reason for postponing the formal opening for a day later to be most aptly expressed. “12th May: The CJ is coming to town and the MQM is going to town.” Enough said, really.
The divine sprinkle of chocolate powder on the perfect cup of cappucino is that there is going to be an exhibition titled, “School’s Out” that marks the opening of “The Second Floor”. Here’s the advertisement poster.
Now I’ve seen Ms Asif’s work on display as she hails from our very own Karachi’s very own Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and the work displayed in the cafe is the same that earned her a distinction in her final thesis presentation. The teaser poster suggests her work as a step aside from conventions we tend to find comforting in our daily lives, and so I cannot wait to experience a combination of having to see the rest of her work and a good cup of coffee to sip on while I do.