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THE HOT SPOT
Gansevoort Rooftop Soirees


If you're looking for an escape from the dreary winter weather, look no further than Gansevoort Park Avenue's amazing rooftop soirees. The rooftop venue is twenty stories high, giving guests prime views of New York City, it has a 40 foot indoor/outdoor heated pool, fireplaces, and terraces, to offer a true oasis amidst the snow and rain. Earlier this month, the rooftop started three new weekly parties that are sure to wet your whistle. Check them out!

From the hotel that brought you New York City’s first indoor/outdoor rooftop pool, distinctive tri-level rooftop, and celebrated summer music series, comes a weekly “Adult Swim” program. Bring your bikini, throw on your shades, order your cocktail, and let go of your worries with a dip in the sizzling 90 degree indoor/outdoor rooftop pool during “Adult Swim” at Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC every Tuesday from 6:00 – 9:00pm. For the first time ever, Gansevoort Park Avenue will open its coveted rooftop pool to bar patrons with no table reservations required – a rare opportunity typically reserved for hotel guests only!

TRAVEL
Get Fit & Get Outta Dodge

Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is offering up a snag-worthy deal for vacationers! Incorporate some exercise into your vacation or some vacation into your grueling exercises with a special four night getaway for two. This beautifying package includes the famous exhale core fusion classes in a beachfront open air yoga pavilion, fusion massages in tranquil treatment rooms, along with a signature spa drink, as well as a healthy breakfast buffet and fresh fish each day. Check out all the details below and hurry up to book your last summer getaway!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
NYC: New Spots to Get Your Party On

Toy at Hotel Gansevoort

18 9th Ave

Mulifunctional hotspot from the Koch Brothers, Toy brings lavish oyster and sushi bars, an al fresco terrace and private dining spaces to the Meatpacking District.

1 Little West 12th Street

Bagatelle is back in Meatpacking with its highly awaited brunch. Champagne, DJs and food are all in the mix for your weekend mid-day revelry.

THRILLS & DEALS
Indulge for Independence Day at Gansevoort

Fourth of July is right around the corner and there's no better way to treat yourself than with a fun getaway to NYC...or a staycation if you're already here! Gansevoort Meatpacking and Gansevoort Park Avenue are offering up a couple of exclusive Independence Day specials that are sure to get you into the USA-spirit.

Get Lit on the Park Package - offered at Gansevoort Park Avenue, starting at $536 per night - Includes a NYC map, continental breakfast for two at Asellina, $20 Metro pass, two Gansevoort baseball caps, BBQ lunch for two served on the rooftop, half price parking, 30-minute fusion massage at Exhale Spa, 30-minute facial at Exhale Spa, and Exhale gift bag with suncreen and SPF lip balm.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Miami's Super Hot Superbowl Spots

So the Dolphins didn't make it to the Superbowl this year (and haven't been there since 1985 - wow that's when I was born!) But, that shouldn't stop football fans from enjoying the action at several of our city's sports bars, hotels and clubs this Sunday.

Skybar at Shore Club invites guests to watch the Giants and Patriots go head-to-head Miami style with the ultimate poolside experience. Partygoers and football fans, alike, can watch the teams duke it out for the Lombardi Trophy while viewing the game on a Jumbo Sized Screen making you feel as if you were right there in the action. In true football fashion, Shore Club’s signature restaurant, Terrazza, will be serving up a poolside BBQ, as well as drink specials all night long. FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 786.276.6772 or email skybarreservations@morganshotelgroup.com
Game Viewing starts at 6pm. Pregame Pool Party starts at 1pm

CULINARY OCCASIONS
The 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival

It’s that time again! The 2012 South Beach Wine and Food Festival is right around the corner and it is filled to the brim with amazing events that should not be missed! Every event is worth going to, but I’ve selected a handful of my favorites that are a must for wine lovers, whether you’re an amateur or an aficionado:

CRYSTAL CLEAR: DOES THE GLASS MAKE A DIFFERENCE? HOSTED BY MAXIMILIAN RIEDEL

Date: Friday, February 23, 2012

Time: 3:00-4:15 pm

LOVEBUG
Valentine's Day Get-a-ways

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With V-Day fast approaching, time is running out to decide on the perfect gift for your honey. Forget lame teddy bears and chocolates --and don't you dare purchase cheap flowers! This year go all out with a fun vacation (or staycation!). With plenty of options and special deals to choose from, there's no way your better half won't like it. As an added bonus, you may just get, er, a little lucky too.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ is pulling out all the stops to pamper guests whether happily single or head over heels attached. Packages are based on availability and valid for reservations on February 14, 2012. Options include: Single and Fabulous (starting at $139) includes an overnight stay in Classic Room, breakfast for 2 at the Borgata Buffet, 2 drink coupons valid at Gypsy Bar or Long Bar, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club. Sip, Savor & Smooch (starting at $179) includes an overnight stay in a classic room, champagne with chocolate strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, and a 15% off coupon for shoppes at the Water Club. Sweet Romance (starting at $789) includes an overnight stay in a Fiore Suite, champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, an in-suite couples massage, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Cool It: Manhattan's Best Pools

Where: 118 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10014-1280
(212) 206-6700

Where: 80 Columbus Circle

New York, NY

(212) 805-8800

Where: 125 W 45th St

(between Avenue Of The Americas & 7th Ave)

New York, NY 10036

Where: 44 West 63rd Street

New York, NY 10023

(212) 265-7400

Where: 346 West 17th street New York, NY

(212) 229-2559

NOTABLES
Gary Spencer: The (Video) Diary Gets Durty With Christian Alexander!

Hey Joonbuggers!

Lots to tell you about my past week out and about in the City, not least my candid chat with old friend Christian Alexander when he and I met up at the beautiful, relatively new, Trump SoHo down on Spring Street, but much more of that later.


A little bit chilly it may be, but that didn't stop myself and many others showing up at the new Hotel Gansevoort on Park Avenue to check out that small budget film about that fledgling website Facebook. Yep, I’m sure that site will do well eventually once a few more people find out about it, but until it catches on they have released a film all about how it came together, now unless you have been living on a remote island somewhere, of course you already know all about this, and the premier party held last Wednesday by the Cinema Society was well attended with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Helena Christensen.