A New York City legend, TAO Restaurant, is brought to you by the Strategic Group, who is also the powerhouse behind LAVO, Avenue and Marquee, which are known as some of NYC’s finest nightlife establishments. It’s no doubt that TAO is the ultimate triple threat on the scene. An Asian bistro by day and swanky lounge by night, TAO easily has top bragging rights as a premier mega-restaurant, sophisticated cocktail lounge and full throttle nitery. Known to the world for hosting exclusive affairs, TAO is one of the leaders of velvet rope Manhattan.
"I love New Year’s resolutions!" said no one ever. Admit it: The only thing worse than ruminating over the past year, determining what needs to change in the coming months, and pretending you're going to stick to your guns is answering fellow NYE party-goers when asked what you will do differently in the coming year. Only a masochist likes to admit they were out of line before and torture themselves for the next 365 days in a traditionally punitive response to said actions. And yet many of us lay claims for future endeavors, whether or not we see it through (past January 2).
But did you know that some people actually (gasp) like New Year's resolutions and look forward to enacting them? You can be that person, too. Promise. It comes down to content and commitment, and it's not as painful as it seems. First, you need to pick a realistic goal. You are a busy human! You work, you relationship, you take care of your home and loved ones and hopefully your self, maybe even a hobby or two-- there's not much time for anything else in your life. There are only so many hours in a day! So start small.
It's obvious that The New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square has been the highlight of NYE in New York City. Tourists from around the world come to witness this epic event! Even locals partake in the nights annual festivities! For over 100 years, the welcoming of the New Year has been broadcasted to billions of people and has become more than just an iconic event but an unforgettable moment in time.
Whether you'll be there to see it drop live, watching it on television, or partying the night away, Times Square can hold a piece of everyone when the clock strikes midnight. With that said. the Times Square Alliance allows people to write their wishes, dreams, hopes, and thoughts on pieces of official Times Square New Year’s Eve confetti. These wishes will be posted on the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall located in the Times Square Museum & Visitor Center which is open 7 Days a week from 8AM - 8PM. There's also a Virtual Wishing Wall that allows you to submit your wish online if you can't make it! The wishes are collected at the end of the year, and added to the one ton of confetti that dances down on midnight onto the masses gathered in celebration of the New Year. I mean, how great is NYC?
Ah, New Year's. A time for us all to decide which party to go to and which friends to party with. Should we head to NYC to watch the ball drop? Should we go skiing up in the mountains? House party with some close friends? The decisions are endless, as are the decisions on what to wear. Everybody wants to look glam, damnit, and it can be hard to know just how to pull off that special look. Well, we are here to help. Here are some options to make your decision-making a little more easy.
Make-Up: First and foremost, the right makeup on New Year's Eve is so important. No one wants their eyeliner to run or their lipstick to fade as the night goes on. Make sure you start with a primer to keep that make-up lasting into the wee hours of the night. We like Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer ($29) so give those cheeks an extra glow. If you're going for a bold lip, there's nothing better for NYE than Susan Posnick's Coloressentials line ($19). The lipsticks come in fun, bright colors and is super moisturizing and shiny, plus it's very compact so can fit into the smallest clutch for touch-ups. Make those eyes pop with Lashfully's Lash Appeal Kit ($38). The kit contains two sets of eyelashes with adhesive and tweezers and will provide the most natural and lusciously long lashes for you to don. With the most essential make-up musts out of the way, it's time to move onto what to wear.
As December quickly spans out, NYE will be dawning upon us in no time! While you're getting ready to say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in 2013, we've rounded up five dance worthy songs to put you in the mood to get your party shoes on come December 31! Once you're in full force party mode, plan your party the right way as NYC is home to some of the world's most exclusive, trendy, and in vogue nightclubs and lounges in the world! Don't forget about the legendary Times Square Ball Drop as it's celebrating its centennial this year! Locals and visitors alike have witnessed this magical moment fopr the past 100 years and it's a must-see event! For more information on the hottest parties in NYC visit here!
Did you know that you can make a mean cocktail besides the standard Mimosa out of Champagne? There’s nothing that says Happy New Year’s like a little bubbly. But, don’t just drink it neat. Get your pre-party on with these fizzy sips.
Raspberry Champagne Cocktail Ring in the New Year with your favorite raspberry liqeur and Champagne. Gorgeous and delicious.
1 shot raspberry liquor, Chambord
Directions: Pour the shot of raspberry liquor into a tall Champagne flute. Fill the rest of the glass with Champagne. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Cheers!
It’s the biggest party of the year, always a night to remember and one that you plan for months in advance – New Year’s Eve. But beyond deciding what dress to don and who to plant that coveted kiss on at midnight there are a lot of little details that should be paid to attention to help you help you avoid a potentially disastrous NYE. Here are our NYE Survival Guide tips:
- Book a car service! -Avoid crazy long waits for cabs and splurge on a convenient car service to chauffer you and your crew around town all night long.
- Indulge in a nice pre-party dinner – Nothing ruins a night of partying like getting tipsy way too quick. Prep your tolerance with a nice meal before the heavy champagne consumption kicks off. Which leads us to….
- Don't Dress Down - Tonight's the night for ladies to whip out the sparkly dresses and for gents to suit up. Dress to impress.
- Make no resolutions until tomorrow - A lot of people regard tonight as the final deadline for New Year's resolutions. Don't be cajoled into making any hasty announcements about quitting smoking, being more socially committed, or taking celibacy vows especially if it's just for the sake of joining in. Last-minute resolutions are often impractical.
- DO Choose the right event! NewYearsCentral.com is your one-stop-shop for THE hottest parties across NYC for New Year’s Eve.
Happy NYE Partying!
Celebrate your NYC New Years Eve Soho style at one of these hot party-friendly, scene-packed spots:
Discretely located within Mondrian SoHo is Mister H, a visionary nightlife space inspired by old New York, Soho’s neighboring Chinatown surroundings. The Feng Shui friendly design, eclectic accents and a cool collection of Chinese furniture lends a clever nod to the neighborhood in a distinct and signature Morgans fashion. Ring in an impossibly chic NYE at Mister H.
RSVP restaurant and lounge is the new standard for culinary, ambiance and service for all high end NYC venues. The atmosphere represents sophistication and elegance and attracts a ultra-desirable clientel from execs to socialites to celebrities and royalty alike. Expect a luxe NYE experience at RSVP.
Prefer to keep your New Year’s Eve festivities haute? Hit up one of these chic parties in Uptown NYC:
Make New Year’s Eve 2013 a landmark event and celebrate the night at one of New York City’s most iconic locales. Get into an empire state of mind at Empire Room, the sleek, stylish and sophisticated lounge inside the Empire State Building…it doesn’t get any more New York than this! The nightlife masterminds behind Campbell Apartments in Grand Central Station and The World Bar in Trump World Tower took over yet another landmark and created the latest crown jewel in Manhattan's uber-exclusive world of cocktail lounges. Exuding the glamour and panache reminiscent of the Golden Age, the Empire Hotel is the epitome of luxe appeal for your NYE.