New York Cruise Lines is offering a night to remember aboard Duchess World Yacht to ring in 2012. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and Statue of Liberty, a premium open bar, DJ, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a five course dinner, as well. $350 tickets can be purchased here now.
Lounge out at The Carnegie Club with sophistication for NYE with a cocktail and cigar in your hand. Listen to the Stan Rubin II Piece Orchestra and Steve Maglio playing Sinatra from 10pm to1am. There is a premium open bar, champagne toast, desserts, and party favors, all for $225.
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It happens every year. You’re tasked with planning the New Year’s Eve outing for you and your crew. However, you did not get around to it, were out of ideas and money, or just wasn’t up to being the party planner. Now it’s the day before New Year’s Eve and everyone’s looking at you with expectations of a good time. Take the pressure off yourself by serving up delicious Rack of Lamb with Asparagus Parmigiano and a tomato fennel salad. This recipe takes about 40 minutes from start to finish and serves 4-6 people, animals, or whomever you decide to invite.
- 1/7 - Start off your New Year at the right place and right time - in fashion! Come to Milk Studios to complete your good deed at a silent auction to raise money for a creative freelancer and their medical needs. Items auctioned off will be from the fine arts and fashion photographers. Just think Patrick Demarchelier. 450 W. 15th St; (212-645-2797); 6-11. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1/11 - It's obviously freezing in the Big Apple, and the only way to conquer it is to stay fabulously warm in your best furs - after you've received your discount! Join the Pologeorgis Furs Annual Sample Sale, where furs from Michael Kors, Zac Posen and many more will be available under wholesale pricing. We're there! 143 W. 29th St., 8th fl.; (9-5) By appointment only, (212-563-2250).
- Through 1/30 - Enjoy Issey Miyake's pop-up store at its Tribeca location, where shopping from the men's and women's latest bevies will be made easy. The pop-up store will feature other designers, in likes of Pleats Please, HaaT, and Cauliflower. Enjoy! 807 Madison Ave., (212-249-0549); M-F (10-6), S (11-6), Su (12-5).
We here at joonbug have a deep appreciation for musicians who play at our parties. If it wasn’t for them, our parties would just be a bunch of people standing around staring at each other like a bad high school reunion. Who wants to party like that?
Nevertheless, we hold a special place on our website for people like O’neal Mcknight. Musician, stylist, and overall great person, O’neal is always ready to bring a positive attitude to everything he puts his mind to. His career is quickly rising to an astronomical level and I was privileged to conduct a follow-up to his Halloween interview to ask him questions about his thoughts on where he’s come from and what to expect for the coming year.
Unless you're abstaining from alcohol completely this New Years Eve, it pays to drink smart. An oxymoron, I know. One can always try. Here are a few ideas.
Tip #1 - Pace Thyself
The most obvious and the most often ignored rule of any prolonged New York New Year's Eve Party, proper pacing is essential to ensure that when midnight comes around you’re kissing your date/stranger of choice/whoever, not hugging a toilet in New York City.
Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter aren't having any problem keeping themselves occupied these days. Their parties, Mr. Saturday Night (featuring "consistently epic" guest DJs) and Sunday Best (on hold ‘til warmer weather rolls around), have gone beyond simple popular dance parties, to become events that people plan their whole weekend around. Meanwhile, New Release, their blog of sorts, has quietly become somewhat of a to do list for those in the know. I was lucky enough to grab these two for a few questions about their upcoming New Year's Eve party.
Consider yourself warned: bubble guts and long lavatory visits will be the consequence of negligent champagne and wine selections. Don't be a victim. Instead, on New Year's Day 2010 you should be feasting on black-eyed peas, watching football and maybe even sifting through some bills. The toast on New Year's Eve, which officially brings in the New Year, traditionally marks the unmitigated totality and culmination of the year as well as the climax of the evening. Therefore, mustn't we honor this occasion appropriately? For just this one night, abandon the Andre and ditch the Sutter Home, because tonight, your taste is held to a higher standard. Here are a couple new world suggestions to help guide you.
Champagne is the classic New Year’s Eve drink and Dom Pérignon Champagne is a classic label. This year, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld designed a porcelain bowl inspired by Claudia Schiffer’s breast to sit atop porcelain Dom Pérignon bottles. In 1787, Marie Antoinette had a bowl made for her that legend says was the exact size of one of her breasts.
While I can’t confirm is this is case for Claudia Schiffer, the bowl does have both her and Lagerfeld’s signatures. So ring in 2009 with a bottle of 1995 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque and the porcelain bowl and bottle display will be yours for a modest $3,150.
There is truly nothing like some good food to aid in the recovery of a serious New Year’s Eve hangover. The folks at chow.com offer up a perfect hangover cure for New Years Eve complete with cocktails, three variations of Bloody Marys and other bubbly concoctions, for those who say, “Screw it. I’ll recover on the 2nd.” This make-ahead menu is perfect for those who may have a glass of champagne too many and refuse to leave their apartment for any reason whatsoever.
From starch to carbs and eggs to something sweet, this meal encompasses all the points of what a hangover meal should do and you don’t have to try to do your best drunken “Top Chef” impersonation, because you made it all the day before. It’s genius and delicious. From Cardamom-Carmel Rolls to Sweet Potato Home-y Fries, all these dishes require is heating up and, of course, your consumption. So whip it together before you hit your celebratory spot and don’t forget to chug a bunch of water and take two aspirins before you pass out.