Ibiza-based Pacha’s international brand of super-clubs has a Hell’s Kitchen venue, Pacha New York. With the Hudson River to the west, the 30,000 square foot space is split into 4 levels, each accessible individually.
“While other cavernous clubs promise decadence, only Pacha delivers communion—with both the music (the D.J. booth, encircled by LED lights, melds with the dance floor; 17 hidden subwoofers force you off your feet) and the exclusive world-within-a-world party atmosphere. VIPs get a separate entrance to fourth-floor lounge Pachita, with Moroccan-style vaulted ceilings and plush banquettes. Bikini-clad go-go girls soap up in steamy glass-enclosed showers on the floor below. They’re not getting ready for a day at the office; neither should you,” according to Darren Frei in New York Nightlife.
December is here; it’s party time! For those of you still working, the holiday gatherings are a perfect opportunity to strengthen your professional network. And for those of us who aren’t, festive holiday soirees present opportunities for meeting potential new business partners or investors, volunteer contacts, friends or dates. It’s all good.
Talk less, listen more is first because “Kathleen Brady, a career coach and author of Get A Job! 10 Steps to Career Success, says there are hidden benefits to being the inquisitor. ‘Asking questions that are ‘other focused’ allows you to uncover who might be in a position to help you,’ she says.’It also allows you to begin to build rapport and establish relationships.”’
Avoid touchy subjects needs no explanation. Keep it low-key, avoiding a “full-court networking press”is another good one not only for job hunters but people looking for a romantic interest. Including spouses and children in your conversations is not only good manners, but could be surprisingly valuable as well.
Moms and their pals will appreciate this … and it can be anything you want it to be. Elke Govertsen and her friends have been doing this for 9 years in Missoula, Montana so have gotten very good at it; “over the top” is how she describes it. “We are hosting a party downtown with other businesses offering yoga, pampering, wining, and dining.Our party will have dancing, a photo booth, and a celebratory flashmob to launch our new website that night.”
You can get started hosting your own event by chatting with her on Twitter by following hashtag #BlogHerTalks on Tuesday, May 7th from 1-2pm EDT/10-11am PDT. Plan a flashmob and enter to win an iPad. However you celebrate, Mamalode wants to share it with you! One person will win an iPad donated by www.unitedluv.com (their mission is to get iPads into oncology units).
Get psyched up for Cinco de Mayo with your own guacamole-making party, complete with margaritas or beer and tacos … plus the dip you’ve just created, at 51% off. Dates offered are May 7, 8, 13 or 14 at 7 PM. SideBAR at 118 East 15th Street, New York, NY is the venue. Tickets must be bought before 12 PM Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
And for those who are “boycotting all of the Valentine’s Day hoopla? Or just looking to party away from the mobs of sickeningly sweet couples,” Skillings suggests “anti-Valentine‘s Valentine’s Day parties.”