Delta’s GRAMMY celebrations commenced, when the airline hosted hundreds of customers, partners, friends and celebrities at The Bowery Hotel for its annual GRAMMY Awards Party. This year’s party brought to life New York City’s own rich musical history in a classic, stylish way — with city backdrops, a subway-inspired DJ booth, and more. VIP guests included Nick Cannon, Katie Holmes, Vanessa Hudgens, Lea Michele and Rita Ora.
Guests were treated to a memorable night of music with an exclusive private performance from first-time nominee Julia Michaels, up for two GRAMMY Awards — “Best New Artist” and “Song of The Year” — for “Issues,” her debut solo single that climbed to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Attendees also heard a set from acclaimed DJ Funkmaster Flex of New York City’s Hot 97. Tiff McFierce, resident DJ for the New York Knicks, joined in as well.
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Salvatore Ferragamo launched Amo Ferragamo.
“A bright and glamourous eau de parfum in which elegant floral notes joyfully blend with crisp aromatic notes and mouthwatering fruity shades, offering a new daring bitter addiction.
The translucent bottle features a texture composed of tiny prisms which reflects the light as well as Salvatore Ferragamo’s deep passion for unique and precious materials.”
Amo (I love) is the declaration of an authentic woman ready to seize any opportunity that the world offers her. The Amo Ferragamo woman is audacious, passionate, and in love with her life.
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The very special new BABY BRASA which specializes in Organic Peruvian Food, is located at 173 7th Ave South at Perry Street in the trendy West Village.
This is the second Restaurant for Proprietors Milan Kelez and Franco Noriega, both top models from Peru who met in the Fashion world.
BABY BRASA is celebrated for its use of aromatic herbs and unique sauces in very tasty culinary fare.
Delicious specialties include: SHRIMP ANTICUCHO – Grilled Shrimp, Pineapple and Sweet Plantain Skewers served with Lime and Cilantro, the BB Warm Salad – Mixed Greens, Quinoa Plantains, Crispy Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, SALMON La Lutz – Salmon Sashimi with a Cerviche Aoli, Crispy Quinoa Seared at your Table, Seafood Risotto & Organic Rotisserie Chicken.
Weekends are Fun with Friday Disco nights, Saturday Salsa eves with an eight piece Band, and Sunday Brunch accompanied by Latin Music.
There is a Full Bar which also offers uo special Peruvian Cocktails such as the Pisco Sour.
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The Times Square Ball is a time ball located in New York City’s Times Square. Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball is a prominent part of a New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball descends 141 feet in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. ET, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year. In recent years, the festivities have been preceded by live entertainment, including performances by musicians.
The event was first organized by Adolph Ochs, owner of The New York Times newspaper, as a successor to a series of New Year’s Eve fireworks displays he held at the building to promote its status as the new headquarters of the Times, while the ball itself was designed by Artkraft Strauss. First held on December 31, 1907, to welcome 1908, the ball drop has been held annually since, except in 1942 and 1943 in observance of wartime blackouts.
The ball’s design has been updated over the years to reflect improvements in lighting technology; the ball was initially constructed from wood and iron, and lit with 100 incandescent light bulbs. The current incarnation, designed by Harlem-based architectural lighting firm Focus Lighting, features a computerized LED lighting system and an outer surface consisting of triangular crystal panels. These panels are produced by Waterford Crystal, and contain inscriptions representing a yearly theme.
This year’s lineup may have been the most jam-packed with superstars yet, as the night began with one-man-show Ed Sheeran and ended with Taylor Swift, seeing the likes of Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith and Niall Horan (and many more) in between. With a total of 14 all-star performers taking the stage throughout the night — along with a slew of surprise guests — the show felt like Christmas came a couple weeks early.