Tag: Parties (Social)

Met Gala 2022: Best and Worst Looks

When “Gilded Glamour,” the dress code of the 2022 Met Gala, was announced, it seemed to be either a recipe for extravagant disaster or irony. After all, the current era has often been compared to the late 19th-century Gilded Age, that period between 1870 and 1900 when extreme wealth was concentrated in the hands of […]

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Met Gala 2022 Guide: Theme, How to Stream and More

First things first: What is the Met Gala? Officially, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, a black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute. Unofficially, it’s “the party of the year,” “the Oscars of the East Coast” and “an A.T.M. for the Met” (the last […]

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Before White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Lots of Risk-Benefit Calculation

“Everybody was vaccinated, everybody was masked except when speaking,” he said. “But we also went to restaurants and did other things, and I didn’t get infected, so I feel very good about that.” Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist who is leading a new program on pandemic preparedness at Brown University’s School of Public Health, said she […]

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Where’s the Party? Ask Benny Blanco.

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Benny Blanco’s kitchen was a whirl of activity: Pink-orange fillets of salmon were being doused with salt, verdant green snap peas were being cut gently on their bias, a humming food processor was being fed handfuls of safety-cone-orange carrots to shred. And there he was, in the middle it all, […]

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In an Orange Grove in India, a Celebration of Harvest and Love

“The longer the party, the happier I am,” says the Indian trapshooter Shagun Chowdhary by phone from Narangah, her family’s organic fruit and vegetable farm on the outskirts of Jaipur, India, where she had recently hosted her first big event. Although guests had come to toast the newly married couple Neha Luthra and Samarth Kasliwal […]

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Coronavirus Cases Among Boldface Names Have Washington Feeling Uneasy

WASHINGTON — “What are you hearing about the Gridiron?” A version of that text message blazed across Washington phones this week as the Gridiron Club dinner, an annual black-tie roast between journalists and presidential administrations held over the weekend, has quickly devolved from a swampy cross-pollination party into an event where a lot of boldface […]

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Dancing With Will Smith at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “In 20 years of coming, this is the most fun I’ve ever had,” Adrien Brody, the Oscar-winning actor, said at Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars party on Sunday. “I had real conversations, about politics, life and art.’’ For a change at this annual convening of industry luminaries real conversation was all but […]

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How Balloons Blew Up

On the brink of 40, Gev Danielian could have gotten a Porsche; he could have gambled or had too much to drink. Instead, in June 2021, he planned a prudent celebration at his home in Los Angeles and allowed himself one mild regression. He blanketed his lawn in several hundred balloons. Dozens and dozens of […]

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S’mores and the City: The Rise of the Illegal Fire Pit

Ms. Klemperer then made a fire pit for her boyfriend, Michael Ballou, 69, a multimedia artist who lives in Williamsburg. Even though their neighborhoods aren’t zoned for fire pits, both of their backyards are so spacious, they said, that they meet all the requirements detailed in the new regulations. “My yard is a 2,500-square lot, […]

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This Party Stinks. That’s the Point.

Recent research may indicate that humans are more sensitive to body odor than our evolutionary ancestors were. Is this good news? It could be for Phillip Miner, a nightlife promoter who holds a party called “Pheromone” for armpit fetishists (the next will be held Feb. 10). Pent-up demand for nightlife — after so many months […]

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How Partying Could Be Boris Johnson’s Undoing

Mark Landler contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Austin Mitchell, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, Sydney Harper, […]

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