Piper Heidsieck with Regis Camus

Tonight at Upper West Sides, Dovetail restaurant 6-8PM bubble fans are in for an extraordinary walk-around tasting with Regis Camus, Director of Wines & Vineyards at Piper-Heidsieck & Charles Heidsieck. During this 2-hour cocktail reception, you’ll taste 4 cuvées in one of Dovetail’s private rooms/cellars. Hors d’oeuvres will be served along with the following champagnes.

The all-inclusive cost is $130.

Sirio Ristorante Debuts at The Pierre

Last night, New York’s high society, friends of the Maccioni family and regulars of Le Cirque joined the famed restaurateur and New York icon Sirio Maccioni and his family along with illustrious chefs and celebrities in the arts, politics, business and fashion to celebrate the much anticipated opening party of Sirio Ristorante New York at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel. Some of the VIP guests included legendary singer Tony Bennett, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Martha Stewart and Ivana Trump.

Surprise Star Performers Hit Last Night's Petty Fest

Last night, Tom Petty lovers hit East Village’s infamous Webster Hall for Petty Fest. Jameson Irish Whiskey and The Fest guys who brought you Dylan Fest and Stones Fest debuted the first, Petty Fest NY, a tribute to the music of Tom Petty, last night.

The Fests have become a New York tradition described by Rolling Stone as “an experience that is equal parts concert and celebration." Having started in the same close-knit NYC Lower East Side bars that adopted Jameson as their drink of choice back in the early 90s, the Fests are everything a Jameson night embodies – good friends coming together for their love of music.


Absolut’s NEW Drinkspiration App just recently launched and it’s no surprise to us that the mega-vodka brand has joined the era of advanced tech.

Like any great bartender, the NEW Drinkspiration App delivers personalized recommendations based on your past tastes, location, time of day, noise level and more. Not only does the App come stocked with hundreds of recommendations but it also provides recipes, how-to videos and a special large font feature that’s ideal for using while on-premise enjoyment at any bar.

Even more exciting is the social friendly, "I'll Have One" feature that allows you to share what you're having with friends and see what drinks are trending around the world.

For more information visit: http://www.absolutdrinks.com/en/drinkspiration/

DVF Designs Another Set of Hotel Suites

Back in 2010, the fashion designer extraordinaire debuted a series of 20 Diane Von Furstenburg-designed suites for The infamous Claridge’s Hotel in London.

More recently DVF has lent her stylish expertise to Australia’s acclaimed private-estate, Hayman Island Resort, where she’ll soon unveil her two-bedroom penthouse suite.

The penthouse will include all DVF-designed furniture and fabrics, a free-standing stone tub, an American Oak four-poster bed and a grandiose terrace with sweeping uninterrupted views over Australia’s sparkling blue ocean and a lush tropical landscape.

Chi-Town Scores Another Haute Hotel

In early 2013, River North at La Salle and Hurron will host a new hotel, The Godfrey. The 221-room Godfrey is the latest concept and lifestyle hotel brought to you by Oxford Capital and Cube Capital. Not only will it be attached to the Hotel Felix (also led by Oxford), it’s set to take over the incomplete, cubist-inspired shell of a building originally carved out for Staybridge Suites, which never came to fruition.

Godfrey will be defined as an independent, upscale, lifestyle hotel with 194 generously-sized studio suites and 27 one-bedroom suites, a chef-driven resto and bar and a 12,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge. Guests will enjoy a top-knotch view of the Chicago skyline.

Accessorize Your Life

With the arrival of fall and winter comes with it loads of layering. And, with this, it’s essential to show-off your personal style via the power of awesome accessories such as fashion-forward scarves, cutting-edge jewels and various other statement pieces. Here are a few of our most-favorite, recent finds:

Maelu is an environmentally conscious clothing company inspired by India’s rich textiles, colors and culture. Hand-block printed and handmade using natural fibers and vegetable dyes, every Maelu infinity scarf is a sustainable work of art.

This collection is filled with bold baubles, bracelets and necklaces sure to make your color collection complete. Add a little rainbow to your life with Ex Ovo’s 6-piece sets. These pieces are sure to brighten up any drab winter day.

Freedom Ladder

Freedom Ladder was founded in 2012 with a mission to stop child sex trafficking by interrupting a culture that sexualizes children and regards the human body as a commodity, and to transform that culture into one that treats all people with honor and respect.

Freedom Ladder uses popular vehicles such education and entertainment, to educate at-risk children about the danger of sex trafficking and empower them to protect themselves and live lives of courage, power, and inspiration.

Freedom Ladder’s latest project is the creation of a new type of comic book, ABOLITIONISTA that’s made up of captivating narratives and catchy artwork that responsibly educates children about the dangers of child sex trafficking and empowers them to protect themselves and their peers.

Sweet Deals at Demi Monde

Only six-days left to take advantage of Demi Monde’s latest sweet deal. The sleek, subterranean lounge presented by the duo behind East Village’s Death & Co. infamy is serving up sophisticated small plates and potent cocktails in stellar packages.

Located in burgeoning Lower Manhattan, scoop up the ‘After Work for Two’ deal that boasts two cocktails per person, one small plate to share and a lovely cozy ambiance as well to be enjoyed Tuesday through Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. for just $49.

If a little more meal is your thing, opt for the Small-plate tasting for two delivering guests two snacks, two plates and two proseccos at a modest $69.

Halloween Parties Officially Kick-Off this Saturday, 10.27.12!

Halloween celebrations officially commence this Saturday, October 27th. Since our favorite, festive, costume-filled, party friendly holiday happens on a hump day this year, it’s essential for us to get our full of fetish-friendly and fun-filled fetes this weekend.

Have your weekend party plans set yet? If not get booking a table for you and your crew at one of these hot holiday soirees:

Spoil your soil at Gansevoort Park Avenue’s haute couture tribute to Halloween terror. As twilight sets on Manhattan, dark knights and dashing divas ascend onto the streets of Park Avenue South to reap havoc in true Halloween style. The parade of sinful pomp and sexy pageantry amongst Manhattan’s beautiful elite, both mortal and immortal, will surely be the talk and toast of the town!