Chanel Nº5 in the Snow Debuts in the Meatpacking District
In early December, Chanel hosted a party to celebrate the debut of Chanel N°5 In the Snow, an immersive winter pop-up at the Standard High Line that was open to the public from December 12th to 15th. Guests were treated to a glimpse of the enchanting experience, which included an ice-skating rink, a sleigh and life-size perfume for photo opps, seasonal treats like hot chocolate and warm pretzels, Chanel-decked Christmas trees, and many other après-ski-inspired touches. Additionally, the preview party featured music by DJ Kitty Cash and a special surprise performance by Monsta X. The pop-up was inspired by the brand’s current No. 5 L’Eau holiday campaign, led by ambassador and face of the fragrance Lily-Rose Depp, who was present that evening. The fashionable list of partygoers also included Diane Kruger, Soo Joo Park, Ella Hunt, Grace VanderWaal, Kacey Musgraves, Annabelle Attanasio, Anna Baryshnikov, Willa Fitzgerald, Zosia Mamet, Sarah Hoover, Indre Rockefeller, Tabitha Simmons, and Talita Von Furstenberg.
Bottega Veneta’s Art Basel Bash in Miami
During Art Basel, Bottega Veneta took over Miami’s iconic Art Deco-style 11th Street diner for its 10-day pop-up—wrapping the entire exterior in gold (the brand’s defining color since creative director Daniel Lee took over) and decorating its surface with a large neon sign. For the opening evening, Lee hosted an intimate crowd for a preview of the diner’s fare (including a spiked milkshake coined “All Nighter”and burgers with gold-hued wraps). Guests, including Kate Bosworth, Derek Blasberg, Ama Lou, Princess Nokia, and others, also enjoyed music by Soul Clap.
Young Friends of Save Venice in FiDi
The Young Friends of Save Venice and The American Foundation of Savoy Orders Youth Program hosted cocktails at 10 Corso Como in the Financial District to honor H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia of Venice. The evening helped spread awareness for Save Venice’s goal of conserving the Italian city and preserving its rich cultural and artistic treasures. Guests included the non-profit’s Young Friends committee chair Lizzie Asher, as well as Katherine Giminaro, Carl Morelli, Polina Proshkina, and more.
New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Ball
On December 13th, the New York Botanical Garden hosted its annual Winter Wonderland Ball, this year sponsored by Wempe. Upon entering the venue, guests were treated to the highly anticipated Holiday Train Show, which features a festive display of model trains zipping by more than 175 iconic New York landmarks each year. Cocktails, a seated dinner, and dancing to music by DJ May Kwok were also enjoyed later on. The enchanting evening attracted more than 400 guests, raising $300,000 for the organization. Aside from acting as a peaceful and nature-filled oasis in this bustling city, the New York Botanical Garden is a major educational institution for underserved families in the Bronx—teaching more than 300,000 residents about ecology, botany, and nutrition annually. Guests who showed up to support this cause included Georgina Bloomberg, Peter Brant, Jr., Lili Buffett, Gillian Hearst, Kit Keenan, Alessandra Ford Balazs, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Amory McAndrew, and others.