During the dreary winter, getting a proper drink at an elegant cocktail bar with friends can be the perfect pick-me-up. And while everyone has their timeless favorites, the new crop of bars that opened this year are some of the most stylish and exciting in New York. From the opulent new lounge from the Raines Law Room team to the coolest new Houston Street watering hole, these are the bars you'll be toasting at now - and long into 2015.
We are days away from counting down the end of 2014 and you have no idea where you’re eating for NYE. Let the stress subside, we’ve got your back. Whether you’re into Brooklyn dance parties or fine dining, we rounded up a list that’ll satisfy just about any New Yorker’s needs. Check out what’s shakin’ in the New York City dining space this New Year’s Eve.
From the Four Seasons to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, from late-night bashes with the Purple crew to cocktail parties with Beyonce, 2014 was a big year in events. We take a look back at the Girls premiere, the Met Ball, the Time 100 Gala, and 22 more of the most exclusive, most stylish, and most fun-filled parties of the year!
Whether you're looking for an aperitif before you go out, or a place to party all night, we have your NYC bar scene covered. Some of the best hotels in town also host the best nightlife in town, from downtown favorites like The Jane to uptown treasures like the Andaz. The only trouble you'll have at our favorite bars is finding a seat (it seems like the best kept secrets in town are no longer secrets!). Rub elbows with NYC's chicest crowd and grab a drink at one of these hotel bar gems.
Throughout your twenties, you will lose a lot of friends; even though this may sound harsh at first, you'll come to realize that a majority of those familiar faces that you grew up with will fade, sometimes quietly and without reason. That's just the way life works. You’ll break up with more friends than boyfriends (including 95% of your high school friends). And although the thought of losing those friends that were once precious to you seems impossible and maybe even a little heartbreaking, you'll learn to pick yourself up and move on until it becomes a habit.
While most people are busy with family visits, holiday shopping, and company parties, New Yorkers have to sift through scores of options to figure out the best way to close out the year in style. To make that easier, we've once gain compiled a list of the coolest New Year's Eve events in the city. From Rita Ora's Top of the Standard bash to Disclosure's Pier 94 blowout, here are the top parties to end the year, and be sure to check back for regular updates!
The holidays are right around the corner, and you’re still scrambling to buy presents for your friends, family, and those you’re trying to use to catapult your social life. Maybe you've been too busy schmoozing at holiday cocktail parties or you've spent too much time browsing Jazz Johnson and Dirk Wittenborn's 12 Days of Social Climbing. That’s okay, the authors of The Social Climber's Bible have put together the perfect holiday gift-buying guide for you, the savvy social climber. These gifts are sure to win over the hearts (and wallets) of all those Big Fish you’re trying to impress.
It’s been one whirlwind of a year for the Bitches Who Brunch, fueled by countless Bennys, mimosas, and almond milk lattes. They've endured epic New York wait times to try out the hot spots and braved various locales with questionable health department letter grades, all in the sake of brunch. They've seen food trends come and go like cronuts, matcha tea, and avocado toast. With 2014 coming to an end, they've proudly crowned their Best Brunches of 2014 and have now summed up the top brunch bites in the city that never sleeps. Brunch on, Bitches!
New Yorkers may go into a frenzy whenever Will and Kate come for a visit, but if there's one Londoner that NYC society will always be loyal to, it's Lucy Sykes Rellie. Along with her twin sister, novelist Victoria "Plum" Sykes, Lucy has navigated her way through the galas and charity balls, fashion shows and glossy offices, to the top of the city's social scene, earning a reputation for being glamorous, charming, and effortlessly stylish along the way. After four years spent as the Fashion Director of Marie Claire, creating an international children's line, and a stint as the Fashion Director of Rent The Runway, Lucy has now taken to the pen, with her own novel, The Knockoff, on the way in 2015. We couldn't help but wonder how a woman who wears so many hats has time to stay stylish, sociable, and inspired, so we sat down with Lucy in her West Village home and talked everything from secret gardens to Glade® scents that remind her of home.