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Planning Makes Perfect

From elegant charity galas to edgy club parties, Alexandra Lind Rose’s Gala Productions has become the go-to event planner for Manhattan’s elites.

New York City

Hey. . . Get A Room!

Whether tantric or quickie, missionary or kinky, here are DP’s hotel recommendations for every kind of assignation.

New York City

Private Clubs: How Much is Too Much?

Is the recent influx of private clubs in Manhattan satisfying the wealthy New Yorker’s inner Anglophilia, or their need to cull the herd . . . or both?

Picnic in a Garden cocktail with lemon sprig, Ella Funt restaurant, NYC
After Hours

Ella Funt In The Room

NYC’s storied first home for drag queens (and kings) is now a spicy French boîte on the Lower East Side.

Event planner Bronson van Wyck.
Cocktails

Party in a can

Event planner to the social set Bronson Van Wyck turns his hand to ready-made mixology.

Drinks and a copy of the New York Times at Scratchers bar, New York City
After Hours

Literary Dive Bars

What inspires a NYC writer? Cheap booze, good gossip, sticky floors—and maybe just a bit of gloom.

Alvin Clayton with his wife and business partner, Gwen. Photo courtesy of Alvin & Friends
Food & Drink

Alvin & Friends

Former model Alvin Clayton is the heart and soul of his New Rochelle restaurant.

Making merry

Raveonomics

The stately home music festival season is in full swing in the UK. But how—and why—do the landed gentry host rural rave-ups in their country piles?

Cheers!

Arnold Palmer: The Taste of Summer

Southern porch and golf course are its natural habitat. But lately, the famed lemon-and-tea beverage has become a city slicker too.

The DP Interview

Playwright/author Matthew Gasda

He is not comfortable with comfort, nor virtue. And in the just-published collection of his plays, he writes about what he fears—for his friends, and for himself.

Relationships

Revenge: Best Served Cold—With A Dash of Creativity

From Othello to Sweeney Todd to the upcoming Fatal Attraction remake, getting revenge has always been a delicious subject for art and entertainment. But nothing beats the cray-cray of real life.

Julie Reiner, New York City's 'cocktail queen'. Photo by Daniel Krieger
Food & Drink

Julie Reiner, NYC’s Cocktail Queen

Traditionally, bars have been the province of men. Then came Julie Reiner, breaking the cocktail-glass ceiling.

Join us for the party

Join us for the party