On this mix, AquaBeat's selection wizardry shines, throwing open the portal between tech house and Caribbean dance. A highlight comes at 6:45 with the dark and funky tones of "Tswana Dub," a track so deep—maybe 10,000 miles deep—it literally shook the ceiling of the cafe below, at which point the patrons dropped their coffee and bagels and a spontaneous dance party broke out. Share the love y'all—and set your bass on high so the neighbors can get down too!
Dress is your chicest cocktail attire and join the LGBT Community Center’s special guests Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka as they celebrate two important milestones in the West Village’s LGBT Community Center’s history—the Center’s 30th anniversary and the commencement of a new building enhancement project designed to expand on, and meet the future needs, of the New York City LGBT Community. Founded in 1983, the Center has been providing quality health care, support, and multi-faceted programming such as hosting arts and entertainment events, advocacy groups, queer youth family gatherings, and overall wellness programs that have been life-changing and life-saving for a countless many in the LGBT community.
Last night revelers and burlesque connoisseurs from all over the city headed down to the Meatpacking District for the one year anniversary of the French eatery, Brasserie Beaumarchais’ weekly night of burlesque, Nuit Blanche. The glamorous atmosphere of Beaumarchais on a Wednesday evening is an exciting, eye candy-filled way to finish out Hump Day. With flowing bottles of champagne, French fare, and alluring burlesque performances by New York nightlife sensation, Dances of Vice this is one dinner party that is not to be missed. The dancers, described as being a “decadent menagerie of illustriously costumed dancers” change weekly, in accordance to a weekly theme with a sultry tone, to entertain and titillate diners and bar patrons. Past themes of Nuit Blanche includes Film Noir, Pretty in Plumes, and Moonglow.
This spring season is most definitely about accenting your look with the latest accessories! Whether you're wearing a pastel statement necklace, the latest wedge sneaker, a chic purse, or bold cocktail ring—Joonbug has you covered. No Spring/Summer 2013 look would be complete without discussing the latest in headband trends! Here are a few of our fashion faves.
Everyone is talking about the festival boho-chic look. Michelle Madonna is a halo headband designer who styles the stars. You don't need be a celebrity to enjoy her playful, flowery, and flirty designs this summer! Her line is priced well and offers special details including a custom fit with the pretty string that ties in the back!
Sneakers are the go-to in comfort. When you just need to run out on errands, you grab a pair of running shoes and you’re out the door. Sneakers are functional, and with designers like Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs designing high-fashion sneaker wedges, your tired gym shoes are getting a whole new lease on life. By spinning a classic, sporty design, sneaker wedges have become a fun alternative to traditional wedges and heels. Here are five sneaker wedges Joonbug loves.
A deep cherry red velvet with chocolate brown leather trim. Front lace and Velcro cross-strap is adorned with small brass studs making this shoe street ready.
The newest trend in handbags for spring 2013 may look like an oversized coin purse but these unexpected new mini bag shape are essential to any fashionista’s handbag arsenal. Inspired by military field bags these bags are surprisingly practical given their size unlike Karl Lagerfeld’s show stopping Chanel Summer/Spring 2013 Hula Hoop Bag. We found 5 great Canteen Bags to roll into spring with.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Print Silk Circle Bag ($725)
Behind the decks and behind the scenes, Blaze Carreras is all about style. It’s no wonder Corona asked to feature him in the booth for their latest ad campaign. From open format to progressive and electro house, the man knows how to read a crowd and give them what they want. His talent has landed him residencies in some of South Florida's hottest night-spots such as Wall, FDR, Wet, and Living Room, as well as tours across South America. The Venezuelan producer caught up with Amanda Mesa, our Miami contributor, before a show at Vibe Lounge in Fort Lauderdale to talk about his inspiration, beginnings, and love of music. She decided to do this one Q&A style, so enjoy!
The new glamorous and seductive lounge, The Spot, in the Trump SoHo Hotel, officially opened last Wednesday to a small, intimate crowd that could most likely fit inside a single subway car. Guests mingled in the space, formerly known as Kastel, while DJ JUS-SKE spun, beneath a flurry of gold-hued Chinese lanterns. Although the dark stacked-stone walled space is tiny, there is enough room for a few circular, tufted leather banquettes, a small bar, and a DJ booth in one corner. If you want to dance the night away, The Spot, isn’t really ideal, but make the best of what’s available in the middle of the banquette seating. Opening night DJ JUS-SKE, along with Danny A. Abeckaser and other partners, opened this space after the original plans of opening, Bartelier, an ultra-lounge from LA nightlife veteran Darren Dzienciol, fell through. Abeckaser and his partners decided to call the new lounge, The Spot, after a bar Abeckaser frequented on his first trip to Miami. The name also stems from the most important question anyone ever asks when coordinating a night out of the town, “what’s the spot tonight?” The Spot is destined to become the next exclusive VIP lounge in the city due to its small size. As for right now, enjoy the “sultry new grotto of bottles” and all its newness.