Last night at the New Museum on the Bowery, a crowd of left-behind New Yorkers gathered to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama. The party, sponsored by The New York Times, attracted not the hoped-for celebrities (it was rumored that Moby, Dave Matthews, and Isaac Mizrahi would be attending), but rather the crowd of young Read More
By Doree Shafrir 1/21/09 1:10am
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The day before Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States, the lunch seating at Café Milano, the Italian restaurant in Georgetown, was booked solid.
Milano is the Michael’s of D.C. But it’s still in D.C. The air buzzed with the chatter of heavily hair-sprayed women wearing pink blouses, dangly Read More
Inauguration Party Planning for Monday, Jan. 19: Hang Out With Leonardo DiCaprio at HuffPo; Dance to Moby With Al Gore
By Doree Shafrir 1/19/09 4:56pm
Now that the hordes have descended upon D.C., the parties are becoming more exclusive. Try to charm your way into the sold-out HuffPo party, or ingratiate yourself with an Obama staffer at the official Obama for Change Volunteer Victory Celebration.
Official Obama for Change Volunteer Victory Celebration
Time: 9 pm to 4 Read More
Inauguration Party Planning for Saturday, Jan. 17: Diddy, the Green Inaugural Ball, and Korto from Project Runway
By Doree Shafrir 1/16/09 9:26pm
Saturday’s events range from a gala hosted by Diddy to a "Green Inaugural Ball" (dress code: green tie).
Time: 8 pm to 4 am
Place: Love Nightclub, 1350 Okie St. NE
What: Inaugural celebration and after party for the BET Honors hosted by Diddy.
Cost: $50 General ticket, $150 Read More
By Doree Shafrir 1/16/09 8:34pm
By Sunday, it’ll seem as though every bar and restaurant in town is throwing some sort of Inauguration shindig. Then there’s the huge HBO-sponsored concert at the Lincoln Memorial, with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen and Will.i.am, among many others.
Time: 8 pm to 1 am
Place: Georgetown Read More
Inauguration Party Planning for Friday, Jan. 16: Jay-Z, Caribbean Party, and Harvard/Princeton Celebration
By Doree Shafrir 1/16/09 7:12pm
If you’re heading down to Washington, DC for the Inauguration, there’s a rather head-spinning assortment of parties, galas, and celebrations starting tonight. We’ve culled a few of the more interesting sounding ones-including the Jay-Z Inaugural Gala and the Tribute to Obama-Caribbean Style.
Time: 9 pm to Read More
Party’s Over, Kids! Once-High-Flying Bottle-Service-Loving Youngsters Now Reduced to Open Bar Nights, Well Drinks
By Doree Shafrir 12/17/08 3:31am
During the recent boom, New York City finally put to rest its reputation as the big bad City, transforming itself into a 24/7 place to work, live and party. College graduates invaded Manhattan’s shores for well-paying jobs in finance and less well-paying (though just as hard-partying and arguably more glamorous) positions in advertising, publishing, fashion Read More
By Doree Shafrir 12/10/08 5:26pm
"It’s like every time I look up, I see a dead monkey or a dead elephant," a publicist was musing to a bartender at the post-screening cocktail party for the latest installment of CNN’s Anderson Cooper-hosted special, Planet In Peril: Battle Lines, on Tuesday evening. Images from the special were being projected on the flat-screens Read More
At Winter Wonderland Ball, Margherita Missoni Wonders: ‘Am I In The Sinking Titanic? I Think I’m In The Sinking Titanic’
By Doree Shafrir 12/08/08 7:59pm
On Friday the Labor Department announced that the country had lost more jobs in November than it had in any single month prior to 1974, a state of affairs one economist dubbed "almost indescribably terrible." And yet every major stock market index soared, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 260 points and your correspondent, Read More
By Adina Wise 11/06/08 8:33pm
The economic downturn has started to affect the even pricey Upper East Side matchmakers who had, until now, seemed impervious to market forces. High-end matchmaker Janis Spindel, who charges up to $250,000 for her services, told the Daily Transom she’s been receiving more barter offers than ever. “Instead of writing me a check, they want Read More