Opening a restaurant is tough, opening a restaurant in New York is even tougher, but opening a restaurant that caters to New York's elite is impossible. Yet, the Koch brothers seem to have made their living out of doing the impossible, and then doing it agan. The identical twins Daniel and Derek, with their GQ good looks, charm, and relentless work ethic, have vaulted themselves into the creme de la creme of New York's restaurant and entertainment industry. Hailing from a small town in Ohio with dreams of making it big in the city that never sleeps, the twins had an unsuccessful stint as models before turning to waiting tables to pay the bills. They learned everything there was to know about food and wine, and thanks to the partnership with New York restauranteur Frederick Lesort and investor Michael Wainstein, opened the brunch club Jour Et Nuit (night and day) in 2008 in the West Village. The day club for brunching jetsetters ballooned into a huge success, and attracted attention of major networks to make their story into reality TV. In March, the first season of Playing With Fire aired on E!, cementing the twins' reputation as a household name.
The High Line Hotel is a stunning and unique retreat in the heart of the modern Manhattan neighborhood. Originally the General Theological Seminary, designed in the mid-1800’s by architect Charles Haight, and now a Federal Historic Landmark, the High Line Hotel evokes a sense of history that is rare in the contemporary neighborhood. The grounds and rooms of the hotel are saturated with the past. The romantic gardens of the hotel, which were the 17th century apple orchards of Clement Clarke Moore, are now lined with ivy covered trees and candle lit paths. A room called the “Writer’s Suite” reminds patrons that ’Twas the Night Before Christmas was once written here. The dramatically wall-papered rooms complete with cozy four-post beds and dark wood finishes, and a few with gorgeous fireplaces make the hotel truly distinguishable from others in the city.
Fans of retro burlesque entertainer Dita Von Teese have the rare opportunity to get a live tutorial from her home-not to learn how to bust a move, but how to mix scrumptuous cocktails. The featured liquor is Cointreau, a French orange-flavored liqeur, and expert Kyle Ford will guide viewers through a step-by-step process of making Cointreau Rickey and Apple Crisp. You can livetweet Kyle and Dita your questions at Twitter handle @cointreau. The class will be live streaming from Dita's home in Los Angeles next Tuesday, October 29th, from 4-4:30pm PST (7-7:30pm EST). Cocktail enthusiasts can sign in here. Hope to see you there!
What: Virtual Cocktail Class, hosted by Dita Von Tesse and Kyle Ford
When: Tuesday, October 29th, 7-7:30pm EST.
The heart of New York retail is on its own stratosphere on 57th street: Tiffany's, Bergdorf's, Bulgari, Louis Vitton, Prada. These stores comprise the magic circle of luxury stores, offering the very best money can buy. And this week they were joined by a hotel that suited for the ranks of the singular experience Manhattan has to offer: The Viceroy Hotel.
Designed to recapture the bygone days of New York's architectural elegance combined with modern beauty, The Viceroy hotel is the next step in luxury accomodations. The Viceroy group whose name has been long established as a leader in the world's most popular travel destinations has upped their game to welcome guests from all over the world in an environment that is both inviting and sophisticated. Come soak in the glory of Midtown Manhattan by browsing the glittering beauty of jewels and handbags before sretching out on a soft bed overlooking the city's skyline.
What: Shochu Weekend
When: September 7th, 7-10pm
Where: Koi Restaurant, 246 Spring Street
What: Fashion One Fashion Week Party
When: September 7th, 9pm-4am
Where: 40 W 40th Street
Admission: $25 General; $50 VIP
What: Fashion Blogger's Networking Afterparty
When: September 8th, 10pm
Where: 77 E 7th Street
The first thing you'll notice about The Benchmark , nestled in the rich neighborhood of Old Town, is the abundance of outdoor seating--the sidewalk out front hosts plenty of tables, and even a few couches. The building is incredibly modern. The white panel walls, large front windows, and glass covered rooftop resemble the esthetic of a Malibu beach restaurant, rather than one found in Chicago. The interior of the bar is sleek, cool, and some may even say borderline sexy. The nucleus of the large rectangular space is a monolithic bar sporting a gargantuan TV. The polished wood floors gleam under the suspended ceiling lights, and the tables are surrounded by nice leather backed chairs instead of stools. The ceiling opens up, letting anyone down below observe the scene above. The top level is divided into two parts-- one of them being a room with a retractable celing thats completely encased in glass.
Eden DC will open their decadent doors on Thursday, August 1st to host the summer’s hottest after party featuring the one and only, B.o.B. Known for their wild nights of debauchery, Eden’s ultra chic jungle-esque décor on four floors, fitted with astounding LED displays, waterfalls, bamboo clad bars, and booking the freshest performers on the scene, this slice of Eden brings a little South Beach to DC nightlife. August 1st, Eden is bringing you B.o.B, who just signed under three labels, Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records.
If you’re looking for an exceptional and sophisticated outdoor social experience, then you found it Upstairs at Kimberly’s Hotel. On top of the hotel is where the largest rooftop lounge in New York City lies named, Upstairs, offering panoramic views of skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and a 360-degree pictorial view angle of Manhattan. To see it at night is truly special.
Style is an ever changing thing. It's always mutating and evolving, using us as its vessel of expression. No one can quite pin point when it happens, but it seems every few years people just look, act, and dress completely differently. That change is inevitable, but there is a type of elegance that never changes, and has never gone out of style. It seems to have been perfected sometime during the 20th century, and no one since has seen any real need to change or improve upon it.
Reimagine the true definition of the word "party" with the first stop on The Sweet Dreams Tour 2013 presented by The Runaway Group. Known for throwing some of the most elite events in New York City, The Runaway Group has put a creative spin on the traditional nightlife scene by establishing a cross country party tour. They will be hitting up America’s largest cities all year long with a different lineup of artists every month, and they are known for surpassing all expectations.