THE PARTY: Clicquot in the Snow: Olympics Edition
THE PLACE: The Standard
THE FARE: Fried mac & cheese bites, mini truffled grilled cheese and waffles drizzled in chocolate
THE DEETS: Single digit temperatures be damned. Fashion insiders including Padma Lakshmi, Zosia Mamet, Rebecca Minkoff, Nicole Miller, Steven Kolb, and Ruffian boys Brian Wolk and Claude Morais turned up in their furry finest for Veuve Clicquot’s annual Clicquot in the Snow celebration, where the bubbles flow like water. Given the upcoming winter games, the evening took on an Olympic theme complete with medals for everyone and podiums to pose after winning gold, silver, or bronze. Brave (and sporty) individuals took to the ice for friendly competitions in bandy, penguin relay and ice dancing while others opted to remain indoors, with flutes of champagne in hand. Though the temperatures dipped as the night went on, guests moved outdoors later in the evening to cuddle by heat lamps in order to watch the biggest competition of the evening – ice dancing. Armored with hot cocktails including cider and hot chocolate (as well as champagne of course) the night successfully livened spirits during the Polar Vortex while inciting anticipation for Sochi!