Editor's note: Today I am in a white blouse from Ann Taylor, pants by Escada, and shoes by Bettye Muller.
Happy Thursday! I am buzzing about today trying to tie up many “loose ends” before I take the next three days off for my surgery. Anyone who knows me will know that I work all the time- after all- I am Kay Genua Designs! One of the blessings and curses of owning your own business. But I would not trade owning my own business for anything in the world! 15 years and counting! I am truly blessed to have a very healthy business with many wonderful clients. Look for a blog on Christmas tomorrow- with my bow making and package decorating tips and some pictures of past jobs.
I had a wonderful email from one of my new favorite magazines, Galerie, that I really want to share. They featured “10 of the most glamorous places to celebrate New Year’s Eve”. The photography is fabulous- as are the locations. Enjoy and have a wonderful day. 12 more days till Christmas!
Does anything say “glamorous” more than the Ritz in Paris? For a cool €2,018, you can dine at the hotel’s La Table de L’Espadon, which has two Michelin stars, feasting on a menu of scallops, caviar, lobster, and more. And, of course, there’s a wine pairing included. Afterwards, dance the night away at the Ritz Bar.
Ok- who would not love to be at the Ritz in Paris…for any reason! Man, oh man this room is stunning! That ceiling detail-WOW!
The number one restaurant in the world, according to the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Eleven Madison Park in New York offers two New Year’s Eve options: a seven-course tasting menu at 5:30 p.m. and a nine-course tasting menu at 9 p.m. The latter seating includes a champagne toast at midnight.
I have had the pleasure of eating at Eleven Madison Park with my best friend Beast. It is so glamorous on any given day full of beautiful people. Note how the moulding on the ceiling carves down the wall & frames the art. Spectacular!
For a black-tie affair, head to the Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh, which hosts the Hogmanay Gala Ball each New Year’s Eve. Expect Champagne and canapés, a four-course dinner, and performances by the Royal Burgh of Stirling, a jazz trio, and ceilidh musicians, not to mention grand views of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle.
I have never been to Edinburgh-is this rom beyond lovely or what! Those draperies-LOVE LOVE!
Take in the views of Dubai from the tallest restaurant in the world, situated on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa. You’ve got two options for celebrations: There’s the family-friendly affair at the restaurant (for children ages ten and up), and the 21-plus celebration in the lounge. Both will feature performances by magicians, and the adults-only party will have a live DJ. At either celebration, you’ll have a front-row seat to the midnight fireworks, which are shot off the Burj Khalifa itself.
Dubai is on my bucket list. Can you imagine the view from this table at night? Pure magic!
This five-star hotel in Berlin hosts a number of New Year’s Eve dinners and parties, ranging from a seven-course dinner (and midnight buffet) at Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer, which received two Michelin stars under chef Hendrik Otto, to a gala in the ballroom. If you’d like to include accommodations with these festivities, Hotel Adlon Kempinski offers special packages.
The walls in this restaurant are a work of art. I am sure it would be too cold to have the windows open on NYE, but aren’t these doors not gorgeous!
The iconic bar from Lost in Translation hosts a New Year’s Eve party that offers spectacular views of the fireworks—and live jazz music. While canapés and one glass of Champagne are included in the admission price, you might want to consider starting your evening with a five-course dinner at the neighboring New York Grill.
Another restaurant with an unbelievable view! So high up- like in the clouds. The architecture featured on the windows add to the magic of the room.
On New Year’s Eve, revelers can enjoy a six-course dinner at the Belvedere restaurant at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, followed by an evening of live music and dancing at the Living Room. If you’re staying at the hotel overnight, consider dropping by the New Year’s Day Brunch or formal tea serving.
Beverly Hills oozes with glamour anyway-but how unbelievably gorgeous is this room?!
Of course, I love the symmetry to the living area- and that there are lamps and draperies. Too often right now in design people are stopping draperies-please don’t. They add the icing to the cake! The rug is just fabulous!
The South Bank’s pyramidal skyscraper, designed by Renzo Piano, is home to restaurant and bar Aqua Shard, which will host a series of events on December 31. Start with a five-course meal of contemporary British cuisine, enjoy a live performance by a swing band, see the Mayor of London’s fireworks, then party all night long in the atrium bar.
Oh London. Just the accent of the English people alone add class to any situation. This sky scraper was designed by Renzo Piano who designed the second building at The Kimbell in For Worth. A true genius with talent in his every fiber. What a stunning room!
Enjoy not just one night of festivities at the luxurious La Mamounia in Marrakech, but several! The lead-up begins with a party on the night of the 28th, followed by others each night through the 31st. Kick off the big day with a New Year’s Eve brunch, then enjoy live performances throughout the evening, dinner at one of four restaurants, and a celebratory midnight countdown in the lobby.
I love the architecture in Marrakech. There have been many articles lately featuring homes & building. There are many aspects of this room that are fabulous-but the floor is my favorite!
If you want an amazing view of the fireworks over the Sydney Harbor, book a window seat at Altitude at the Shangri-La Sydney. It won’t be cheap (it’s about $1,000), but you’ll get the best view of the show, not to mention a seven-course meal that includes foie gras brulee, lamb loin, and a glass of vintage Champagne.
The view from this corner table makes you feel like you have a piece of heaven in Sydney, Australia. So gorgeous!!
What lucky people who get to spend New Year’s Eve at any of this spectacular places!
"10 of the Most Glamorous Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve" article featured on GalerieMagazine.com
Photo: AP/Rob Griffith
By: Stefanie Waldek
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Dinner last night I had bacon wrapped filet from Roy Pope's with steamed spinach.
Celine Dion---you are truly talented!!