Kyiv Nightlife Comes Back Amid Urge for Contact. ‘This Is the Cure.’

Frenzied raves. Crowded bars (with free therapy). And of course, cuddle parties. Nightlife is returning to Ukraine’s capital. But revelers still have to reckon with guilty feelings. Plus curfew.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #curfews, #kyiv-ukraine, #parties-social, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youth

Ivana Trump’s New York

In the 1980s and ’90s, Ivana was on a first-name basis with a city transfixed by fame and fashion.

#fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #manhattan-nyc, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #parties-social, #plaza-hotel-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j, #trump-ivana

A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist

Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #gender, #graham-martha-dance-co, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #jacobsen-abdiel, #parties-social, #teicher-caleb

Nancy Pelosi’s Napa: Wealthy Friends and a Husband’s Porsche Crash

An accident shines a light on the House speaker’s California life among the vineyards.

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Honoring and Celebrating Juneteenth and Pride Month

With panels, performances and parties around New York City, June can be an opportunity to reflect and to appreciate community.

#black-people, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #juneteenth, #museums, #parties-social, #restaurants, #soul-food-cuisine

Partying With Diplo at Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix

The D.J. ran into Michelle Obama at the race, hopped from party to party and played a set that ended at 3 a.m.

#formula-one, #miami-beach-fla, #parties-social, #wynwood-miami-fla

Met Gala 2022: Best and Worst Looks

The Met Gala 2022 celebrated themes of opulence, excess and fame.

#adams-eric-l, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #kardashian-kim, #met-gala, #parties-social, #your-feed-fashion

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

What is the dress code? Who gets to go? How much does it cost?

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Where’s the Party? Ask Benny Blanco.

The Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter hosts a dinner series that has become one of the most coveted invites in Los Angeles.

#blanco-benny, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food, #grammy-awards, #music, #parties-social, #salads, #sinclair-ben-actor, #stevens-dan-1982

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

Before competing at the World Cup of shooting in Lima, Peru, the former Olympian Shagun Chowdhary gathered friends for a night of dancing at her family farm.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #india, #indian-food-cuisine, #jaipur-india, #oranges, #parties-social

Coronavirus Cases Among Boldface Names Have Washington Feeling Uneasy

A spate of positive coronavirus tests among top officials is a reminder that, even amid an attempt to pivot away from strict restrictions, the pandemic is not over.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #castro-joaquin-1974, #clark-katherine-m, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #garland-merrick-b, #house-of-representatives, #jean-pierre-karine, #parties-social, #raimondo-gina-m, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

Will Smith Attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Jessica Chastain, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet also hit the annual celebration.

#academy-awards-oscars, #parties-social, #vanity-fair

Dancing With Will Smith at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Amy Schumer, Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet also hit the annual celebration.

#academy-awards-oscars, #parties-social, #vanity-fair

How Balloons Blew Up

The staple of children’s parties, awkward school-auditorium dances, and sporting events has taken on another life.

#balloons-toys, #parties-social

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

Backyard fires do wonders for socializing during a pandemic. But they pose deadly risks all the same.

#brooklyn-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #law-and-legislation, #parties-social, #zoning

This Party Stinks. That’s the Point.

Pandemic isolation, and a rejection of deodorant, finds a niche nightlife release.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parties-social

Boris Johnson Should Have Skipped the Office Party

Just let your employees party in peace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #johnson-boris, #parties-social, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-environment

How Partying Could Be Boris Johnson’s Undoing

The British prime minister is engulfed in a scandal over parties held at his home and office during lockdown. Could this spell the end of his premiership?

#audio-neutral-informative, #conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #parties-social, #politics-and-government

André Leon Talley, by Bill Cunningham

Two of fashion’s greats, André Leon Talley and Bill Cunningham, were wonderful foils for each other.

#parties-social, #talley-andre-leon

Boris Johnson’s Office Apologizes to Queen for Parties

The prime minister’s office said it was “deeply regrettable” that two parties took place at Downing Street the night before Prince Philip’s funeral. Mr. Johnson was not accused of attending either of them.

#apologies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #funerals-and-memorials, #johnson-boris, #parties-social, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #royal-families, #slack-james, #sun-the-british-newspaper

Covid-19 At-Home Testing and PCR, Rapid Testing Questions: What to Know

Facing long lines and shortages of home test kits during the latest surge, people are searching for answers about Covid tests.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #parties-social, #proteins, #quarantines, #spitting-expectoration, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

How to Deal With Social Anxiety During the Holidays

Even in the best of times, social gatherings can be overwhelming. If you’re feeling less-than-festive, here’s how to ease into the season.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shyness

The U.K. and France, Once More Unto the Breach

The Hundred Years’ War isn’t over. Let’s go for another hundred.

#european-union, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-relations, #parties-social, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-international-relations

In Central Italy, a Dance Party by the Sea

Last month at La Posta Vecchia, the hotelier Marie-Louise Sciò threw a rollicking reunion for friends and family.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #parties-social, #scio-marie-louise, #travel-and-vacations

The Rose Queen of Texas

In the rose capital of the United States, a tradition wrenched off track by the pandemic is back and in full bloom.

#costumes, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #parades, #parties-social, #southwestern-states-us, #texas, #theater, #tyler-tex

Dinner for 10? Make This Party Wreath.

This festively retro dish will delight a dinner with friends, however many you invite.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #parties-social, #tableware

The Creator of ‘Salad for President’ Celebrates Her New Book

Julia Sherman looks back at a recent gathering at which she previewed recipes from ‘Arty Parties’ for friends — and shares tips on throwing a communal dinner of your own.

#arty-parties-an-entertaining-cookbook-book, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #parties-social, #salad-for-president-a-cookbook-inspired-by-artists-book, #salads, #sherman-julia

My Accidental Visit to Kyiv, the Pandemic’s Party Capital

Kyiv was supposed to be a quick layover for the writer Rosa Lyster. But its underground nightlife turned out to be just what she needed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kyiv-ukraine, #loneliness, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

There’s a Reason Why You Overshare on Dates

Sometimes it’s hard to stop talking when you’re nervous. There’s a name for that — and some tips to help.

#content-type-service, #conversation, #online-dating, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Memorable Fashion Statements From Met Gala 2021

This year’s theme was American Independence. Patriotism, pop culture and politics were in fashion, but to what end?

#costume-institute, #couture-fashion, #dresses, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #parties-social, #your-feed-fashion

The Met Gala Returns With a Star-Spangled, Star-Studded Event

The Costume Institute’s biggest night of the year drew a youthful crowd with an American theme.

#dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #parties-social

Met Gala 2021: Everything You Need to Know

Who gets to go, what they might wear and how to watch.

#costume-institute, #culture-arts, #dress-codes, #eilish-billie, #fashion-and-apparel, #ford-tom, #gorman-amanda, #met-gala, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #osaka-naomi-1997, #parties-social, #wintour-anna, #your-feed-fashion

A Cautionary Tale for the New Roaring Twenties

What does “The Wild Party,” an obscure but chillingly prescient book-length poem from the twilight of the Jazz Age, tell us about our own era?

#fashion-and-apparel, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #march-joseph-moncure, #parties-social, #poetry-and-poets, #spiegelman-art, #the-wild-party-play, #writing-and-writers

How the Delta Variant Upended New York’s Hot Restaurant Summer

Restaurants steeled themselves for a post-pandemic summer of debauchery. In June and July, they got it, but it ended quickly.

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Smarty Party

The old tradition of the ‘salon’ — where guests become members of a small, privileged audience — gains momentum.

#kim-laura-designer, #parties-social

Author Celebrates His Gullah Roots With a Lavish Spread

Matthew Raiford swore he’d never return to his family farm in coastal Georgia. But in breaking that vow, he found a sense of community worth celebrating with a lavish spread.

#agriculture-and-farming, #brunswick-ga, #content-type-personal-profile, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #georgia, #gullah-geechee-people, #parties-social, #raiford-matthew

Now Going Viral: Meeting Online Friends in Real Life

Marissa Meizz became a TikTok meme after her friends excluded her from a birthday party. She decided to do something about it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #friendship, #generation-z, #meizz-marissa, #millennial-generation, #no-more-lonely-friends, #parties-social, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

Obama Birthday Party: Who’s Still Invited?

The former president scaled back the guest list for his party on Martha’s Vineyard. Who’s in and who’s out?

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marthas-vineyard-mass, #obama-barack, #parties-social, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

How About Renting My Pool for an Hour or Two?

As people look for ways to spend time with friends outdoors, some homeowners are sharing their private outdoor spaces — for a price.

#mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #summer-season, #swimming

Obama Significantly Scales Back 60th Birthday Party as Virus Cases Rebound

Hundreds of former Obama administration officials, celebrities and Democratic donors had been planning to attend the huge bash on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marthas-vineyard-mass, #obama-barack, #parties-social, #united-states-politics-and-government

Is the Hamptons Party Moving to Springs?

The artsy and quieter hamlet of the Hamptons has seen an influx of Manhattanites, buzzy restaurants and even celebrities.

#celebrities, #hamptons-ny, #parties-social, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #springs-ny

Songs to Accompany a Dreamy Summer Dinner Party

John Cale, Sharon Van Etten, Donavon Smallwood and other creative types make suggestions for an eclectic playlist sure to help set a festive mood.

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How to Style a Table for a Laid-Back Summer Meal

A trio of consummate hosts — a curator, a chef and a florist — share their tips about lighting, dinnerware, decoration and more.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #ceramics-and-pottery, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #design, #flowers-and-plants, #parties-social, #summer-season, #tables, #tableware, #utensils-and-cutlery

How to Host a Relaxed Breton-Style Summer Lunch

Benoît Rauzy and Anthony Watson, the founders of the design studio Atelier Vime, celebrated a long-awaited reunion with friends at their home in the French countryside.

#2021-t-summer-entertain, #brittany-france, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #france, #gardens-and-gardening, #parties-social, #rauzy-benoit, #summer-season, #tableware, #watson-anthony-designer

Regina King and Bradley Cooper Party for the Moth

And the Bronx Museum turns 50.

#bronx-museum-of-the-arts, #moth-the, #parties-social, #philanthropy

Birthday Parties as Virus Vector

Just how much Covid was spreading behind closed doors last year? Quite a lot, as a new study with a simple yet creative approach found out.

#birthdays, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parties-social, #research

Moving Downtown, to the Center of the Action

A breakup during the pandemic sent him home to Long Island, where he recharged and decided the Upper East Side was just too quiet.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #little-italy-manhattan-ny, #nolita-manhattan-ny, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Pride Parties and Protests Bring Excitement Back to N.Y.C. Streets

After a more cautious Pride last year, many New Yorkers were eager to be together again: “Bro, the energy is amazing.”

#greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #transgender-and-transsexuals

D.C. Parties Are Popping, Even Without Biden

Like a grizzly waking from hibernation, Washington’s ruling class is coming out of this thing with an appetite.

#georgetown-washington-dc, #parties-social, #pierce-karen-1959, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc

‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #theaters-buildings