Weekends pass all too fast. Enamored within the momentary veneer of freedom, precious hours trickle through the cracks of our fingers like diamonds—leavings us barren, ragged, and downtrodden come the executioner’s call of Monday morning. Our proletarian grind leaves little to the imagination—essentially disillusion incarnate—thus, to soar beyond these insipid lots, we must continually push the boundaries of temperance and decency.
By seeking the cavernous expanses nestled within the night—the zeitgeists, the myriad sounds, the kindred souls seeking connection—only then is rejuvenation truly possible. In the tireless war against the corroding taint of ennui and listlessness, a proactive approach to revelry is the only salvation.
Manhattan’s twenty-something and thirty-something crowds of young professionals have proven to be some of the most influential philanthropic voices contributing to the NYC’s charity and nightlife scene over the past couple of years. Increasingly, scores of youthful do-gooders are finding themselves prepared to cut checks to some of the world’s most famous charities and causes, while attending some of the city’s most exciting cocktail parties and charity events. Best of all, the chance to witness amazing entertainment and savor unlimited drinks while hitting New York's nightlife scene can cost as little as $15-$25 at one of these young professional gatherings. Young, motivated professionals can find themselves supporting incredible causes, while paying less money for a night out on the town!
The Griffin is a place where one comes to lose their words, along with their inhibitions. The entire venue has been crafted in a way that is so inviting, you will never want to leave.
Once you make it past the doorman, through the exposed wood foyer, you'll enter a room like many others of the Meatpacking, yet this one is different. After settling into one of these ultra comfortable, lush, tan velvet sofas peppered over the main room, you'll take a look around and notice that there is a rather large connecting chandelier above along with the DJ being housed within a painting frame. Strange, yet innovative, keeps everything within the lines of 'classic Meatpacking'.
New Year's Eve is all about style, sophistication, and of course, Glamour. On the biggest party night of the year, glamorous faces, outfits, venues and celebrity style are all the buzz during December. Check out our top three picks for "Most Glamorous" this New Year's Eve in New York City.
1. RdV (aka Rendezvous): Nestled under Bagatelle, RdV is one of New York's City's most sophisticated nightlife venues. The decadent decor and upholstered seating illustrates a rendezvous between yesteryear and the modern nightlife scene. This is a dress to impress velvet rope, so don't skimp on the outfit, especially this New Year's Eve.
New Year's Eve in New York City. It's 2011. Where do you go? What do you wear? Who are the celebs that are going to be rubbing elbows with you at the open bar? Every day until New Year's Eve, we are going to give you the best of the best on where to be and how to have a night to remember to kick off the New Year. Today we start with the letter 'A.'
A is For A-List
Check out our exclusive interview with New York's DJ Vitale. As an international nightlife sensation, Vitale has played some of the hottest rooms in the world. From The Limelight and Palladium in New York to Feria in Tokyo, DJ Vitale has become a worldwide label and spins the best sounds from city to city. DJ Vitale sat down with us to talk about where he came from and where he is now.
What is the best party you have every played?
The Dolce & Gabbana party in South Korea. I was DJing for people who had no idea what the music was in the store in Seoul.
What is the craziest thing a fan has ever asked you?
To play Shakira during a house set. Oh, and there was the time that two girls asked to make out in the DJ booth while I was spinning at The Limelight.
Hang out with the fashionistas at Elle magazine on Sunday September 12, 2010 at The Griffin for cocktails to celebrate 25 Years of Transforming Style featuring the best in cocktails, music, beauty with looks by Sebastian Professional and the hottest beats from DJ Manero.