From the buzziest new openings to cultural musts, our new monthly series reads as a social agenda for cocktail hour and beyond—not forgetting the suggested dress code for each.
This month we're focused on New Year’s Eve in New York City. Read on.
L'ATELIER de Joël Robuchon
85 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
There are few things more sophisticated than a dinner that is as much about the presentation as it is the food, an experience you'll find at the latest spot from Joël Robuchon (the chef with 31 Michelin stars—yes, that wasn’t a typo). Those lucky enough to secure a table need to dress the part: high-shine separates and a cool bag for evening say, "I belong".
Ringing in the New Year at the opera somewhat erases those early years spent celebrating at terrible bars. And the classic Italian tale, filled with high drama and fabulous costumes, is perfect whether you're a true opera fan or not. Note: it premieres on New Year’s Eve, meaning it’s the big night where everyone dresses to the nines. Yes, we’re talking gowns from the runway.
Not up for a party this year? We suggest an evening of the Nutcracker at the New York City ballet, where a chic crowd will offer the perfect incentive to sport a festive pant instead of the requisite dress—proof you're certainly on the pulse. Add fabulous jewels: you'll be "in the spirit" but not overdone.
Don’t miss the latest downtown hot spot, an art-filled space (with a cool bar in the basement) helmed by renowned sushi chef Kazuo Yoshida. The thing to order is the omakase and the suggested (by Moda) wardrobe is jeans and a fabulous top or a suit that's not made for the office.
You might know it as the Boom Boom Room, but the Standard Hotel’s rooftop venue has relaunched, attracting with it a fresh crowd who's down to party. It's the kind of party that requires something festive but cool: cue a sequined jumpsuit and mega platforms.