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.
Welcome NYLON magazine's first ever pop-up shop to NYC! Upon entering the shop, you'll instantly feel like you're on the set of a NYLON photoshoot. Expect to find beautiful displays of the whimsical yet understated and unpretentious styles typically shown in NYLON magazine in this editor curated shop. Items are wide ranging, including bracelets, hats, bags, clutches, dresses, tops, shoes, jeans, sunglasses and much more.
The meatpacking district is home to plenty of great places to dine. Yesterday the doors opened for a contender hoping to join the ranks. Toy, featuring modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine, is located in the Gansevoort Hotel on 13th street and 9th avenue. It replaces Tanuki Tavern and Carte Blanche to create a dining experience with its own heartbeat.
Daniel and Derek Koch, dining and nightlife gurus, created Toy in conjunction with China Grill Management. The twins acknowledge that the area offers plenty of Asian dining options but don’t think those options incorporate dining and nightlife the way Toy has proposed. Complete with a live DJ booth, the restaurant transforms to a nightclub at 1am.
It looks like Amy Sacco's Bungalow 8 will not be taking up residence at 357 W. 16th after all. The local Community Board 4 denied approval for the new spot situated next to the Dream Downtown. As CB4 member Robert J. Benfatto Jr. told the Post,“[We] reached an agreement [the space] will not be called Bungalow 8 (or Bungalow anything) and that Amy Sacco ‘is not and shall not be an employee, owner or consultant’ at that location." Ouch, looks like the neighborhood doesn't want Sacco or any kind of "bungalow" near them.
Plans to relaunch the new hotspot hit a snag last week when the board requested the venue's liquor license be put on hold until a hearing on Tuesday. From there, the venture went down hill, leaving Sacco and her partners LDV Hospitality "scrambling for a new concept," according a source. Fears that the spot would bring a rowdy late-night crowd is what ultimately led to the decision, as one board member told the Post, "The Bungalow 8 that was on 27th Street and Amy Sacco have nothing to do with a gastropub, nothing to do with food — only to do with bottle service, Page Six and celebrities."
What: Rubin & Chapelle is having a generous sample sale at up to 70% off their sophisticated high-fashion designs including:
Cotton Denim Jackets now $290 (originally $850)
Draped Silk Dresses with Sash belt now $185 (originally $980)
Spiral cut Cotton Beach Dresses now $210 (originally $1450)
White Cotton silk dresses belted now $295 (originally $980)
Color blocked Long silk Evening Halter Dresses now $420 (originally $2500)
And many, many more!
Where: 410 W 14th Street NYC 10014 (between 9th & 10th Ave)
Last night Brasserie Beaumarchais threw a birthday bash celebrating its landmark 1 year Anniversary in the Meatpacking District. The Parisian Cabaret-themed party featured burlesque dancers from The Love Show, cocktails by Moet & Hennessey, and mouth-watering red velvet cupcakes from Baked by Melissa. Guests were treated to a complimentary dinner (anything and everything on the menu!), which included delicious appetizers like Tuna Tartare De Ton, main dishes like Homard Rôti Du Maine lobster, and of course, their infamous $40 vanilla ice cream Mega Sundae. Doused in hot chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles with homemade chocolate chip cookies, and served in a 50 oz. martini glass, this is one dessert that is not for the faint of heart --or the calorie counter! To top it off, the massive mound of sugary goodness comes out blazing with sparklers. Yes, the same sparklers that come out when you order bottle service at a club.
Can you believe Cielo has been around for 9 years? Now that's something to celebrate. Espcially in the fickle nightlife industry! As one of the original clubs before the Meatpacking District was cool, it has held its own for nearly a decade in what is now NYC's trendiest party neighborhood. The club is known for having two of the longest running weekly parties in the U.S. featuring some of the biggest DJs in the world. Just in the past year, they've hosted star DJs such James Zabiela, Chris Liebing, Ben Watt, Roger Sanchez, Mark Knight and Nick Warren.
Word has it that two meatpacking classics will be closing up shop come March. The Maritime Hotel's Hiro Ballroom and Matsuri restaurant, owned by Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode, will close after 8 years, marking the end of a classic era. Both venues have hosted some of the greatest NYC parties over the past few years, and are known for making the meatpacking district cool, when it was mostly a seedy, unkept area.
Is that an accordion playing in the distance...
Nope! Just your mind playing tricks on you as the the Northern Canadian air moves in this season. But for a taste of the French Riviera, trek over the brick ridden roads of the meatpacking district and cuddle up in a nice lavish velvet bound booth of MPD. This is the kind of place where 'party rockers' meets dinner party.
They offer some of the best dinner choices the neighborhood has to offer. Yet on Tuesday's they really throw a curve ball, by offering a special menu compliments of the French Riviera. Because isn't that what we 'all' want when sub-freezing temperatures are in the five day forecast?