Here’s how New Years Eve tends to go down in Southern California…
Unless someone is planning on hosting their own event or NYE party that will consist of official invitations, most people wait till the last minute to make plans. Often times people play it by ear till closer to the date because no one wants to actually commit to an RSVP (let’s be real: just in case a better offer comes up). Fast forward to two weeks before NYE and people start realizing “oh wait, I should probably figure out some actual plans”. People tend to do this for various reasons and in my (and my best friends) case for this particular year we were just being procrastinators and debated whether or not we should just stay home with our family’s in PJ’s and a party hat, or if we should actually dress up and go out.
Anne (my favorite gal pal) and I decided we’d celebrate just the two of us, get dolled up, and embrace the fact that we have a ball no matter where we go or who we’re with…
We started our evening with dinner at Terrine in West Hollywood. They were serving specialty cocktails and a prefixed holiday light menu. I love this restaurant for the beautiful atmosphere, attentive staff, and delicious plates.
Then we made our way over to a familiar spot, Sky Bar at the Mondrian Hotel. Typically on weekends, their rooftop lounge has a calm, classy, predictable vibe. They had a pretty cool event theme that night called “Suite 16” that included some hosted champagne drinks, large dance floor (that was placed above their tented swimming pool), NYE accessories, and featured a pretty cool GIF Photo Booth (we didn’t realize that it captured video/movement, so you’ll notice we’re barely moving in it haha)!
Our night was spent mostly laughing at inside jokes and dancing the night away… It all concluded and we called it a night when my favorite Italian made bling-ed out stilettos failed me (the strap literally popped off while dancing).
We may not have had an entourage, fancy VIP invite, or elaborate plans, but we played it by ear, had fun dressing up, and our “Party of 2” full of drama-free giggles was exactly what we needed for a memorable evening bringing in 2016. Cheers to a beautiful year ahead!