Drop revamps with a touch of bling

PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 15 August, 2005, 12:00am

Yes, the ever-popular club drop has had a makeover. If you're used to seeing it pitch black and full of cocktail-swilling hipsters, you probably won't notice any difference at all. But arriving early at the revamp party (I'm so unfashionable), owner Colette Koo got a chance to show me the new tables and the furry walls. 'And the washrooms are now very bling,' she says.

Not that drop has gone egregiously upscale and ostentatious as with some other ultra-snooty nightspots. It's still the little club that could, and Koo is content with her small slice of success. 'Originally I thought we would just be a nice chill-out place but it turned into this popular club. But I'm not renovating because of competition. Actually, this is more like a prelude to the big 5th anniversary party we'll have in November.'

The revamp party went swimmingly. Not even an annoying police check around midnight - they come in, turn on the lights, turn down the tunes, search for whatever - could dampen the vibe. The fact is, these days Koo is looking beyond the bar scene and exploring movies. She is producer for an Antony Szeto feature film project called Jessica Caught On Tape and they've just cast their lead. 'She's a young girl from Singapore. We needed someone who can speak Chinese and English.

'We also have on board Carl Ng, and Anthony Wong Chau-sang is committed too.'