Last night, guests gathered at the American Museum of Natural History with stars Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet to celebrate the fourth season of HBO's wildly-popular show, GIRLS. Meanwhile, since rumors have been floating around that Lena is engaged to boyfriend, Jack Antonoff, Lena jokingly put them to rest, explaining her ring was simply a symbol of friendship and that the couple was certainly NOT engaged (yet?!). Lena added: "I also just want to say, if we're going to get engaged, we would be more creative than to do it on New Year's Eve...We don't want to be basic." The event, which drew hundreds beneath the famous whale at AMNH, also welcomed other notables including Sophia Bush, Jenna Lyons, Karlie Kloss, Adam Driver, Nicky Hilton, and Jon Hamm.
New York City-based electronic duo, The Knocks, were back in their hometown on tour with St. Lucia showing at Terminal 5, and Guest of a Guest got a chance to briefly chat and catch up. Before focusing on creating their own namesake music, the boys were the masterminds behind the beats of some of your favorite artists (Rihanna, Britney Spears, Marina & The Diamonds, and Ellie Goulding, to name a few). Fast forward to today and Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson are releasing their own tunes and continuing to team up for funky collaborations. Click through to read more about our convo with B-Roc and JPatt (and to discover some of their local faves).
We are huge fans of trendy night spots with a low, subdued ambiance. We also love old school decor and staff that dresses black tie, specialty cocktails that take us back to prohibition, and the feeling that we're doing something wrong (even though it's right). We've compiled a list of our favorite trendy speakeasies, ones you have to go through a back door or know a friend of a friend to get into. Whether you're a tourist or a long time resident of NYC, you should get to know these hard to find places, as they'll serve you right after a long day of work.
The winter season can be a super romantic time in New York City, between the twinkling lights, warm fireplaces, and cozy date night atmospheres. Whether you want to go out for a drink or indulge in great food on your next winter date, these spots are sure to amaze with their romantic ambiance. Click through our slideshow for the coziest spots to visit this year!
The weekend may be over and the holidays are done, but don't let this Monday bring you down. You've got a whole year of new possibilities and career goals to accomplish so why not dive in and get motivated? From Anna Wintour to DVF, we've gathered up some of our favorite fashion-boss quotes to inspire your own success. Now put down that coffee and get to work!
New year, same resolutions. Whether it's to hit the gym more, get up early for that morning run, or actually try out the whole paleo thing, every January we all have some health goals to live up to. What better way to kick start your "new year, new me" mentality than by finally trying out a new and exciting workout? These 5 NYC classes are sure to get you out of your holiday rut and kick your butt all the way through to bikini season.
We think we can all admit that being in a relationship isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Having to deal with all of the petty and loud arguments—or even worse, getting the silent treatment that's filled with a ridiculous amount of side eye—can sometimes be pretty frustrating and stressful. But that, our friends, is where a nice bottle of fine wine comes in. You don't have to be a wino to understand the power of a rich glass of Pinot Noir or why getting down and dirty with Chardonnay will involve a lot less headaches than that heated conversation with your boyfriend will. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why wine is better than having a boyfriend. We'll start you off with our favorites...
It's not often that we compare restaurant owners to rock stars, but when it comes to Luc Levy, it's a no-brainer. The Moroccan-born culinary entrepreneur already has an impressive reputation in New York due to his cultivation of one of our favorite hot spots, Café Gitane, but has been making waves with his newest venture, Antonioni's, opened in 2014. In honor of the eclectic eatery's new brunch offerings, we stopped by for a bite and a chat with the legend, who told us all about his '70s nightlife beginnings (which included accommodating David Bowie) and the path to realizing his childhood promise of opening a restaurant with friend Ralph Toledano, the Chairman of the Fédération Française de la Couture. Click through for an eye-opening look at the man behind some of the city's coolest spots (and Levy's first interview in 20 years!).
Yet again, NYC hosted one of the most incredible New Year's Eve celebrations in the world. From Taylor Swift in Times Square to packed clubs and bars throughout the city, partygoers sure know how to ring in the new year in this town. Click through our slideshows to see some of our favorite Instagrams from New Year's Eve and get ready for 2015!
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.