Get ready "Litte Monsters", because the "Mother Monster" is in New York City, and ready to set Times Square ablaze. Lady Gaga will be on hand November 14th for the grand opening of H&M in Times Square. The pop superstar has the honor of lighting the gigantic H&M logo and matching glitter wall (can't miss it) in Times Square located between West 42nd and West 43rd Street. The store will open at midnight, and stay open for 24 hours, surprising customers with fashion-firendly giveaways, exclusive offers, and of course, a chance to meet Lady Gaga herself. If that weren't enough of an incentive to camp out on one of the busiest streets in New York City, the first 1,000 people in line will receive an extra special all access pass ranging in value from 10 to $1,000.
Where will your favorite A-list celebrities be when the ball drops? Why, Vegas of course! Vegas will host a slew of celebrities who will be hosting parties across Sin City’s hottest nightclubs. New York City also will provide the backdrop for several other celebs who want to be in the heart of it all. Here’s a glimpse at where some of Hollywood’s elite will be this NYE:
- Kim Kardashian - 1 Oak Nightclub
- Ice T and Coco – LAX
- Nicky Minaj – Pure
- Santana – Foundation Room
- Pitbull – The Palms
- Robin Thicke – Bagatelle Restaurant & Supper Club
- Brandy - LAVO Nightclub
- J. Cole - TAO Nightclub
- Lil Jon - Tryst Nightclub
- Travis Barker - Rain Nightclub
- Foster The People - Bank Nightclub
- Lloyd - Revolution Lounge
Thirsting to be in the heart of the bright lights and bustle of Times Square this NYE? Here are 5 hot spots to consider hitting for your New Year’s party hopping agenda:
Hell’s Kitchen’s has a new, haute neighbor. Stage 48 that’s primed to premiere on NYCs hottest party night – New Year’s Eve. Ring in 2013 at this multi-use venue made for live concerts, night life fetes and crazy cool events. Built in the 1950s as a horse stable, this venue has been completely remodeled but maintains its vintage feel melding the design of old industrial architecture and modern, contemporary elements. A large horseshoe balcony overlooks the main floor showcasing excellent site view of the 34-foot wide stage. Several elevated VIP areas are located on both floors and a state of the art sound, lighting and video system promise an experience like no other. Expect a party and ambiance like no other found in NYC!
Today, October 19th, wear and promote purple as much as possible. Join millions of people who will be donning purple for Spirit Day promoting the ban of bullying. Post photos of you and your friends wearing purple to Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #SpiritDay. And, see which celebrities and public figures are going purple at http://glaad.org/spiritday.
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day started in 2010 as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Every year schools, sports leagues, organizations, churches, companies and stars stand up to bullying and "go purple."
Times Square favorite, Carmine's, is celebrating its big 2-0 this month, but instead of receiving presents, they are giving YOU some! Twenty lucky people will win prizes from the restaurant. All you have to do for your chance to win is become a fan of Carmine's on Facebook to enter. They will randomly select one lucky winner each day until July 30th. Gifts include $50 gift cards to Carmine's, as well as the Carmine's Family Cookbook. Don't be a sore loser if you aren't one of the lucky chosen ones, just head to the resto to score some mouthwatering grub anyway!
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!
Come celebrate the “candy of meats” on June 23rd in Times Square where bacon-lovers big and small will gather at the Arena Events Space for the first annual Bacon Bash! This bacon-centric event will feature bacon-inspired cocktails, treats, and bacon souvenirs. Food vendors, such as Tommy Lasagna, Lucky 777 Chili Company, Little Town NYC will be serving savory and others will be serving savory bacon treats while sweet bacony goodness will be served by Baconery, Bacon Bites, and more.
The looks at Carmen Marc Valvo’s fall 2012 fashion show were nothing short of glamourous, sleek, and chic. Held at Nasdaq, Times Square over the weekend, his collection heated up an otherwise very cold day. As he had stated before his show, his inspiration was pythons. His inspiration came alive through sleek hair, fitted pieces and dark, mysterious eye makeup. To add an extra kick of sultry, some models walked in dark oversized sunglasses, adding a flair of film noir.
Most of the collection contained a neutral pallet filled with gold, black, white, and nude. However, there were a few pieces that held a fantastic shade of lime green and the texture combinations used were impeccable. Mixing snakeskin inspired material with fur stoles, dresses with a scaly affect, and light whimsical tool mixed with thicker materials like sateen and poly-combos really brought the pieces together beautifully. All of the combinations were ultra fem as most had belts at the waistline, and were form-fitting. The few suits that landed on the runway were also a great addition as they were not as form-fitted but still maintained the look of a classy, successful woman.
It's upon us. The brutal,infamous NYC winter. We already got a little taste of it with the recent (way too early!) snow storm. While we're enjoying a streak of beautiful fall days as of late, the pleasure won't last as the frigid winter sneaks upon us. It's inevitable, so we might as well make the best of all NYC has to offer during the winter months. As it is quite beautiful in its own right. While there’s something to make each season your favorite, we can’t help but love both summer concerts and winter galas. We have to admit that the allure of getting high off of crisp air and shopping on 5th just before Christmas, is insurmountable. It might be the fact that everything glistens, and glimmers, from the diamond shine of falling snow to the crackling warmth of your portable Manhattan fireplace. So in celebration of the coziest time of the year, here or our top things to do in and around NYC this winter.