Do you really need an excuse to go out and blow off some steam from 2018? What better way to cleanse your Soul and prepare for a fresh, well-intended 2019! Check out these decadent parties across the country and decide which one excites you most.
Los Angeles, CA
E.P. + L.P.’s Rooftop Masquerade Party
Sam Smith, Michael Bay, the Hemsworth brothers (Liam, Chris and Luke) and DJ Axwell of Swedish House Mafia are all regulars at this West Hollywood restaurant/bar. This is New Year’s Eve LA Style with an open rooftop patio, contemporary Asian-fusion cuisine and masquerade ball. Expect live DJs and a seven-course dinner including caviar, lobster, duck and Australian Wagyu prepared by Aussie-Fijian chef Louis Tikaram. Grab a table for 4 for $500 here
The Illuminati Ball
Inspired by Marie-Hélène de Rothschild’s outrageous 1972 ball that brought a masked Salvadore Dali and Audrey Hepburn to Paris, this smashing party attracts 1,000 of the most creatively-dressed revelers in the city to descend on the former Williamsburg Savings Bank for a night of magic, tantalizing occult rituals, dances, performances and enigmatic encounters. Tickets range from $200 – $400 VIP. Grab yours here:
British Virgin Islands
Foxy’s at Jost Van Dyke
The Caribbean’s most sought-after Old Year’s Night party will rage on under a theme of “The Nauti Yacht Club.” The party draws yacht owners from around the world to the bay at Jost Van Dyke, plus celebs like Michael Jordan and Richard Branson. Share cheers with these A-Listers in the VIP section, or explore the all-night concert on the beach where the young, rich, and beautiful party like only wealthy people on vacation can. Visit Foxy’s website for more details
South Lake Tahoe, California
On New Year’s Eve, Lake Tahoe is packed with Californians there to gamble, ski, and relax for the holiday. From December 29-31 this year a new event brings thousands – the annual SnowGlobe Music Festival, arguably America’s best cold-weather Electronic Dance Music event. This year’s headliners include Above & Beyond, Diplo, and Eric Prydz, and even if you’re not into electronic music the atmosphere still makes for a world-class party. Learn more here
San Diego, CA
US Grant Hotel & Restaurant
The US Grant recently received two bottles of its own gin dating back to the 1930s, discovered by a guest in their home and returned to the hotel. The bottles are linked to Alfred Hart, an infamous mobster who was chased by the FBI for years. One of the bottles, which bears the label of Alfred Hart Distilleries, will be raffled off during the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party, and the odds of winning are pretty favorable. The raffle will include only the 12 buyers of VIP bottle service tables at the US Grant party.
“I have no idea what these bottles are worth, but as far as I know they are the only two in existence,” Director of Banquets says.
Tickets to The US Grant’s party are $80 for VIP access with unlimited champagne, or $55 for general admission. Call the hotel for details