In a city where evolution is part of the revolution, nightlife impresario and hospitality visionary Victor Drai has built a reputation in Las Vegas by staying one-step ahead of the ordinary: creating new multi-sensory experiences that take entertainment, nightlife and dining to new heights. Having made a name for himself by reimagining Las Vegas nightlife, Drai is set to transform the day life and nightlife scene with his new rooftop pool venue. Set to open Memorial Day Weekend 2014, Drai's Beach Club • Nightclub is perched 11 stories above Las Vegas Blvd. on the rooftop of the new 188 room and suite resort, The Cromwell (the first stand-alone boutique hotel on the Strip).
With Drai's Beach Club • Nightclub, Drai will create a striking new venue that is unique and groundbreaking; a celebration dedicated to design and sophistication that will return the social experience back to the Las Vegas club scene. At more than 65,000 square feet, Drai's Beach Club • Nightclubwill welcome guests all day and all night, featuring the Strip’s only rooftop pool and deck with an indoor/outdoor club, panoramic views of the entire Las Vegas Strip, the most exciting new DJs from around the globe and an unparalleled guest experience.
It was quite a cozy New Year's Eve in Harlem, in a neighborhood filled with numerous viable options for the perfect New Year's Eve dinner. Those seeking a comfortable, well-designed, dim lit setting will understand why we chose Vinateria, located on Frederick Douglas at 120th St. Though it was just supposed to be for a few New Year's Eve cocktails a seat at the bar and occasional chit-chat, our fave bartender Tim and the lovely Ashley (a another bartender at Vinateria) kept us at the scene for quite awhile. It was a crisp night and after a glass of red wine set in. Not a thing from the regular menu was being offered, as it was New Year's Eve, so we opted to dine on the first seating NYE Dinner option right at the bar. 4 courses included: mizuna salad w/walnuts, gorgonzola and balsamic dressing;head-on prawns over grits; grilled lamb chops over caramelized carrots and polenta; and molten chocolate cake. We were out by 9:30--well in time to get on to our evening's festivities. Dinner was simply AMAZING...HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Though the idea of the artist + fine spirit is not a new concept--the following is a partnership on the GRANDEST of scales.Dom Perignon by Jeff Koons is here! “Dom Pérignon by Jeff Koons” prolongs the encounter between Dom Pérignon and Jeff Koons. After creating the Balloon Venus for Dom Pérignon Rosé, Jeff Koons transposed its creation and re-designed the iconic codes of Dom Pérignon’s bottle and giftbox, by taking inspiration from the shapes and colours of Balloon Venus.
Roger Federer and Anna Wintour at Moët & Chandon Celebrates 270 Anniversaty w/ new Global Brand Ambassador, Internation al Tennis Champion, Roger Federer
Moët & Chandon, the champagne of success and glamour since 1743, celebrated it 270th Anniversary with Roger Federer, international tennis champion and Moët & Chandon Global Brand Ambassador, last night at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
While Roger Federer was the guest of honor – leading a celebratory toast during the party to 270 years of iconic celebrations with Moët & Chandon – all attention immediately turned to legendary VOGUE Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, who arrived by helicopter from Long Island with Charlie Shaffer, Luke Wintour, Ellie Wintour, Klara Zak and Liz Cordry. Anna smiled as she walked into the party and rushed to find Federer – a longtime friend – on the red carpet, exclaiming, “It’s good to see you” with a double kiss on the cheek. Federer – ever the dashing host – gushed upon Anna’s arrival as they both cozied up on the red carpet for photos. One guest exclaimed, “We have never seen her smile so much!” After Wintour introduced Federer to her family who were in toe, they disappeared into the party together.
With DJ Bob Sinclair on the turntables, guests enjoyed signature ‘golden goblets’ of Moët Impérial and buzzed about the man of the hour, Roger Federer. VIPs included actress 30 Rock Actress Katrina Bowden, actors Jeffrey Wright, Josh Lucas and Anthony Mackie, supermodel Carol Alt, former Real Housewife, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Gossip Girl Kelly Rutherford, music artist Fabolous, models Andrej Pejic and muse Leigh Lezark, designer Christian Siriano, as well as Kardashian pal Jonathan Cheban, who dished about the newest Kardashian clan member,North West, on the carpet. Katrina Bowden – who attended with her husband – dished about her upcoming honeymoon to Hawaii, saying that she and her husband had never been to the romatic destination and were very excited to celebrate their recent marriage this past May. A partygoer who overheard jumped in and said, “Go to the Maldives!” Actress, Kelly Rutherford, took it upon herself to start her own party on the dance floor, spinning around in circles – and kissing – a new male suitor, just like a scene straight out of Gossip Girl.
Roger Federer made his grand entrance into the event and toasted to Moët & Chandon’s 270th Anniversary – as well as his new campaign a Moët & Chandon Global Brand Ambassador shot by legendary photographer, Patrick Demarchelier – by saying, “If we all drink a glass of Moët every day, we might all get to 270 years!”
As guests raised their glasses, pop sensation, Emeli Sandé, performed her hit song, “Next To Me,” as actor Josh Lucas – looking dapper in a gray suit – rushed to the front of the crowd to take pictures on his cell phone. Josh avoided the VIP area, preferring to mix in with the crowd and dance to Emeli’s performance. Kelly Bensimon – who was the only person at the party who opted for flats rather than Louboutins – was spotted earlier than expected outside of the venue by herself with a golden goblet of Moët – which she called the “ultimate roady” – twirling her hair and smiling as she texted on her phone. Josh Lucas and Jeffrey Wright were also spotted leaving together for dinner at Ken & Cook, where they were overheard raving about Bob Sinclair’s music.
*photo of Roger Federer and Anna Wintour courtesy of Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images; all other photos courtesy of Bryan Bedder/Getty Images
The 2013 PGA Championship just wrapped,
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University Settlementcelebrated its 9th Annual Fine Wine Dinner & Auction with An Evening at Lutèce on April 16, 2013, at 82Mercer in New York City. A Henriot Champagne reception started at 6pm followed by dinner and live auction at 7pm. For one night only, celebrated Master Chef André Soltner re-created the legendary menu and incomparable dining experience that was Lutèce. Guests savored an unforgettable selection of wines expertly paired with his award-winning cuisine and guests enjoyed dessert by Master Pastry Chef Jacques Torres. Mimi Sheraton spoke to the room with long time friend, André Soltner from the stage as she expressed her love for Lutèce and the chef behind the savory food.
The evening’s auctioneer, Socialite Lydia Fenet of Christie's did a brilliant job auctioning off fourteen different lots. Over all The Fine Wine Dinner and Auction raised an impressive sum, proceeds from the evening will go to support University Settlement’s programs.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, where will folks go to celebrate? To figure it out, Skobbler, creators of the hit mobile navigation app GPS Navigation 2—one of the most downloaded and trustednavigation services available on iPhone today—opened up their data library, reviewing all NYC-based GPS search queries from St. Patrick’s Day 2012 (keep in mind, this is literally thousands of data points, as skobbler maintains a user base of over 3 million across GPS Nav 2).
To no one’s surprise, bars were the most sought out destination. Here are the top-5 bars for NYC, in order, per Skobbler GPS data (you can believe we’ll see people headed to these same bars this year):
Bistro La Promenadeis getting down to business. That is to say they are now offering an Executive Cocktail Hour. Yes, for those that miss the "traditional" Happy Hour you can stop by at 10:00 pm and get to cocktailing. It all begins Wednesday, February 20th. Drink and bar food specials will be flowing at this West 23rd St. Chelsea bistro.
What’s the way to Clooney’s heart this Valentine’s Day? A bottle of Rosé perhaps! With Cupid’s favored day right around the corner follow the lead of your favorite celeb power-couples and celebrate love with Moët & Chandonchampagne! Hollywood’s A-list lovers like George Clooney and Stacy Keibler, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, and John Legend and Chrissy Teigen toast to love with Moët & Chandon and you can too with the new Moët Rosé Valentine’s Day Gift Bag.
Taking luxury to the next level Moët & Chandon’s Valentine’s Day Gift Bag effortlessly combines the personalization you prize and the romantic glamour you deserve with a customizable champagne bottle that invites lovers to express their feelings by way of Rosé champagne. It includes an array of stickers to personalize and decorate the bottle with your own special love message: “I ♥ You” “Let’s Celebrate!” or even “Marry Me!” And in case you have reservations, an easy-to-carry handle makes this bottle of bubbly easy to bring along to dinners out. Available at for $52.99 at Sherry-Lehman.com.
And, for the most passionate lovers out there, declare your love even louder by sharing your love story with MoetUSA’s Facebook and Twitter. In celebration of Valentine's Day, Moët & Chandon will invite consumers to share their #MoetLoveStory via photos or words. Moët will showcase consumers' love stories to create a short video and feature Valentine’s Day fans of Moët! The video will launch on YouTube on Valentine's Day, February 14th!
World-renowned chef and soon-to-be hotelier, Nobu Matsuhisa, is set to welcome guests to the world’s first Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace early 2013 with rooms now on sale for Feb. 4. In addition to the 181 stylish rooms and suites designed by David Rockwell, the Nobu Hotel will present a total transformation of in-room dining and the concept of room service will be forever changed.
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion