12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides
Looking for the perfect gift for the socialite who has everything? As a famous woman once sang, “Money can’t buy you class,” and in New York, that still might apply to the social club set. We called around to the most elite clubs in the city to find out if it would be possible to give the “gift” of exclusivity.
If you’re not adventurous enough to know, The Explorers Club is a New York City-based 107-year-old professional society and “adventurers fraternity.” It’s a fairly exclusive, prestigious club (members have included great guys like Neil Armstrong, and not-so-great guys like Charles Lindbergh), one that didn’t even allow women entry into it until 1981. The latest territory conquered by The Explorers Club? The trenches of their internal battlefields, as they wage internal war with one another. Proof? A communique to members, attempting to quell the various factions as they take to news outlets to fire shots at each other.
One year, nine months and two days before the world will end, the Explorers Club paid homage to our demise with its 107th annual dinner. The theme was “Exploring 2012: The Maya Prophecy.”
For some light entertainment, the club ferried in men and women dressed as ancient shamans. In face paint and feather-heavy head Read More