Dance Until Dawn in Euro-Chic Decadence

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.

http://nymag.com/listings/bar/pacha/

Pacha
618 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 209-7500

 

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How To Network Like A Pro At Holiday Parties

200322419-001December 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.

Nancy Collamer, M.S., career coach, speaker and author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement offers 8 ideas for networking success in Next Avenue.

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.

See the entire article here:

http://www.nextavenue.org/blog/8-ways-network-pro-holiday-parties

Throw A Mothers Day Eve Party

MothersDayEve_150x400Moms 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).

See the details here:

http://www.blogher.com/mothers-day-eve-party

Host A Guacamole-Making Party

deal_1365706605Get 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.

http://ny-offers.timeout.com/deals/042013-ia-guacamole-party?cmpid=TONYoffers-e-042013-ia-guacamole-party-130424

Manhattan Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples and Singles

onyc_240x300_romance02Pamela Skillings serves up some tasty and fun Valentine’s ideas in About.com Manhattan, NY. Lots of restaurants serving romantic dinners, such as 21 Club with its romantic upstairs dining room pictured here, are listed. http://manhattan.about.com/od/restaurantsandnightlife/tp/nycvalentinesdayspecials.htm?nl=1

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.”

Read about them here:

http://manhattan.about.com/od/eventsandattractions/a/valentinesingle.htm?nl=1