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Fashion Week Happenings: Exclusive Preview of Midtown's Newest Restaurant Tender at Charlotte Ronson's NYFW After Party

Already equipped with a rooftop restaurant called Haven, that serves up french cuisine, The Sanctuary Hotel will soon open Tender, a new restaurant and lounge designed by Josh Held and owned by Hank Freid and Brandon Freid, this March.

On Friday, February 7th, we got a sneak peak of the new space while sipping Voga cocktails and mingling with stars at the Charlotte Ronson's NYFW after party.

Once we walked through the entranceway in back of the front bar, we immediately found ourselves in the spacious restaurant that featured 2 seperate bars and plenty of seating. It made for the perfect setting for a fashion week after party! And whats an after party without some celebs? Natalia Kills, Jesse Metcalfe, Joe Jonas, Siva Kaneswaran from The Wanted and Mariska Hargitay all joined the party that night!

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Haven Rooftop Ski Chalet Unveiled!

Looking to add a little pizazz to your midtown drinking adventures? Look no further. The Haven Rooftop Ski Chalet at the fabulous Sanctuary Hotel is a little kitschy, a little heavy on the European clientele, and a whole lot of fun.

Who doesn’t love an atmosphere where fur clad servers will occasionally walk around with a giant ski that holds four shot glasses, with the promise of the warm, comforting feeling that only Fireball Whiskey can provide? For the whiskey adverse, there are delicious holiday-inspired cocktails, like our favorite, the Apple Sauced (Stoli Apple, Cayrum, Apple Sauce, Simple Syrup, and Caramel) which is sure to appeal to the sweet tooth in us all.

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Looking Ahead: Haven Rooftop Ski Chalet at the Sanctuary Hotel

Tired of cramming into dinghy dive bars or crowded restaurants where you are so close to your neighbor that you accidentally reach for their water glass? Are you stressed because two little snowflakes dismantled your train’s ability to function AT ALL? Have you managed to sweat through all 8 layers of clothes because while it is freezing outside, it is 4 million degrees in the subway? Would you like to occasionally see the sky this winter?

We’ve all been there. Seasonal allergy depression is real, and it’s coming to a bar near you. Why do New Yorkers drink so much? It’s because the tall buildings block out whatever small percentage of sunlight peeks through the winter clouds from November through March.

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Fashion Week Party Recap

Sunday: Meatpacking madhouse Toy launched their new weekly event T @ Toy this past Sunday. The wild night featured gymnasts hanging from the ceiling and a special birthday celebration for fashion icon Patricia Field. Guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner and cocktails and an over the top evening of partying.

Monday: Carmen Electra hosted Conair Style360 opening night, featuring YARNZ at The Sanctuary Hotel's Haven Rooftop. Guests enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres and Russian Standard cocktails as Posso DJed the event. Celebrities in attendance included Wynter Gordon, Shea, Carla Facciolo, Lily Halpern, and Angela Simmons. The latest collection from the accessories line, YARNZ, designed by Larry Wolfe, was on display around the rooftop. The collection featured cashmere printed scarves and fun, printed bags.

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Incomparable Women of Style

Last week, noted philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a party at the Sanctuary Hotel for Rose Hartman's book, Incomparable Women of Style. The event benefitted The Couture Councilat and welcomed over 100 guests. During the event, Rose signed copies of her book for guests and guests enjoyed cocktails by Double Cross Vodka. Supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice, who can be found in Rose's book, was among the attendees, along with FIT Couture Council members. Other notable attendees included Stacey Engman, Dr. Laura Torrado, designers Maggie Norris and Joanna Mastroianni, Robin Cofer and Madame Mayhem.

LIQUID COURAGE
Satisfy Your Bourbon Craving

It's all about the bourbon this September, when we all get to celebrate National Bourbon Month. Nix your typical vodka cocktails for some strong brown spirits. We've let you know where the most innovative and delicious bourbon cocktails are served around the city, as well as DIY recipes to try on your own. Good luck and enjoy!

Lowcountry serves up a plethora of bourbon laden 'tails. Try out their Lowcountry Old Fashioned (Four Roses Bourbon, Orange, Brandy Cherry), Bourbon Dark & Stormy (Rebel Yell Bourbon, Lime, Ginger Beer, Molasses), Sazarac (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Absinthe, Orange Bitter), Triple-B (Blueberry Shrub, Buffalo Trace, Bourbon, St. Germain, Cava), Lowcountry Iced Tea (Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon, Mint, Lemon, Blackberry Shrub), Ginger Julep (Johnny Drum Bourbon, Jalapeno, Ginger, Mint, Ginger Ale), and last but not least, the Vanilla Chai Manhattan (Vanilla Chai infused Bourbon, Sweet Vermout, Brown Sugar). The Tangled Vine offers two essential bourbon cocktails, The Amsterdam Ave (1792 Ridgemont Reserve Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Maraschino Liquor, lemon, $14) and the Collins (1792 Bourbon, lemon, club soda, $12). Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick let's patrons try out their Old Bushwick Cocktail (Jim Beam, bitters, lime, $9), while Casa Nonna makes The Tuscan (Woodford Reserve Bourbon, peach honey syrup, Marreti Biscotti liquor, bitters, $14).

FASHIONABLE
Ave Swimwear Hosts White Party at The Sanctuary Hotel

The Sanctuary Hotel hosted the Ave Swimwear White Party on Wednesday night and despite the rain, there was quite a crowd there to get a first look at Ave's newest collection. Hotel owners Hank and Brandon Freid welcomed guests at the lobby bar with cocktails and dinner. Models paraded around the tables in the Brazilian 1960's-inspired swimwear collection. Guests of the event were also treated to complimentary oxygen facials courtesy of Equinox and DJ Jacques Dumas was spinning beats into the night. The new swimwear collection takes a modern spin on nostalgic silhouettes in bold prints and nautical details.

You can shop all of Ave Swimwear's unique designs here!

CULTURE CLUB
The Sanctuary Hotel Introduces Live Jazz Mondays

Starting August 6th, The Sanctuary Hotel will hold an event series each Monday featuring popular jazz musicians.

The luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Theater district is the perfect place to stop by to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music. Each show in the lobby bar will last from 7-11pm, and $5 beer and $7 wine specials will make the night even more pleasurable.

The first performance that takes place on August 6th and will feature Sarah Hayes and the Jacob Melchior Trio. Sarah Hayes is a vocalist and bandleader who has quite a resume full of touring and working with other prominent musicians. However, for the past eight years she has resided in New York, and has become a frontrunner at its popular jazz clubs.

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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.

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Haven: The New Rooftop Lounge in Times Square

New York tourists, commuters, and residents alike can all agree that Times Square’s appeal is undeniable. They can also agree that it has lacked an outdoor refuge to enjoy it from- until now. Haven, located atop the Sanctuary Hotel, offers 2,500 square feet of outdoorsy yet modern bliss. Guests can enjoy an array of tropical cocktails in the $15 range. One that sounds particularly inviting to us is the Starlight, consisting of Grey Goose Le Citron vodka, fresh kiwi, and vanilla bean. Once in full swing, Haven will also offer a food menu for patrons to enjoy. Take a look at the pictures, we absolutely love the lounge’s décor!