NY – This next project wears many hats — it’s great for a Girls Night, but could also be spot on for Date Night. One thing’s for sure, no matter who you’re with, you’re guaranteed to go home with a smile on your face. Take note, this project can only be enjoyed in its entirety, one day a month.
1. Start your evening at Wine and Roses, the perfect spot to drink in a lovely glass of wine that’s best enjoyed with gourmet pairings and great conversation. Roses adorn every table in the cozy u-shaped bar and if you’re lucky enough to visit in the summer, the patio seating is a perfect perch for people watching. Enjoy their “constantly changing selection of 12 reds and 12 whites by the glass” or choose from over 100 by the bottle and for just enough pre-show sustenance, order the cheese and charcuterie for two.
2. Plan your whole evening around the one night a month that Celebrity Autobiography takes place at the intimate Triad Theater. The rotating cast features a potpourri of comedic performers reading from the actual memoirs of well-known celebrities. Past big name performers who’ve taken part in the readings include: Matthew Broderick, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Reynolds, Megan Mullally, Will Farrell, Brooke Shields, Tate Donovan and numerous SNL members. Note: their website rarely announces the A-listers in advance – it’s often a surprise as to who exactly is going to show up, which can only add to the evening’s excitement. Excerpts range from the “poetry” of Suzanne Somers to the mostly shocking “romance tips” from Tommy Lee to the most famous Hollywood love triangle in history—Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Eddie Fisher. The best thing about the whole show is that the readings are all true (from real autobiographies) and incredible proof that the really good stuff, you just can’t make up. Expect a two drink minimum and to laugh till it hurts. For more information, check out our NY blog.
3. Finish off the night at Shalel Lounge, a romantic and sexy little spot that’s so exclusive it doesn’t even have a website or Facebook page! So, consider yourself “in the know” as you walk down the rose petaled staircase that leads to a candlelit maze of underground grottos. The small rooms seat anywhere from 2-12 people and provide plenty of nooks and crannies for small talk, privacy or simply taking your romantic evening to the next level — depending on who you’re with, of course. The exotic Moroccan food makes perfect sense in this subterranean spot and the meze plates are the ideal post show snack.
65 West 70th St., NYC