TGATP Best of 2009 Events (Part 1)

TGATP Best of 2009 Events

With the launch of TGATP in the summer of 2009, we attended hundreds of fabulous fetes!  While there were a few major missteps due to bad organization or egomaniacal promoters (see our coverage of SoBe Summer Fridays and second Spa Media Week affairs) TGATP mostly had a blast at a whole lot of really great happenings!  We are looking forward to seeing what 2010 brings!  See you on the scene!

Below the very best of 2009:

Best Big Parties

  1. Carrera Summer Escape Weekends – Like escaping to a private beach house for the weekend, this was the best party of the summer.  Outdid SoBe Summer Fridays by miles.
  2. YRB How You Rock It – Free Tattoos, Bottle Service at the tables, and Busta Rhymes!  Need I say more?
  3. Nightlife Preservation – The best DJs from the last 30 years of NY Nightlife.  We danced our asses off!
  4. Star Chefs Rising Stars Gala – Tasting plates from top chefs paired with wines and an after party at Abe and Arthurs to conclude the 3-day Star Chefs Congress.
  5. I Heart Charlotte Ronson Launch – Mark Ronson on the decks and guests allowed to pick pieces from a built in store for the line to take home!
  6. Urban Daddy Holiday Party – a perfect Christmas party with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings in performance
  7. Martha Stewart Weddings 15th Anniversary Party – mock wedding complete with entertainment for 300 guests at the Plaza.
  8. Tribeca All Access Party – 5 words – DJ QuestLove for 3 hours!  Questlove went from Set It Off to Summer Loving and beyond.  The crowd literally danced for the entire 3 hours straight!

Best Smaller Affairs

  1. Restoration Hardware – Open house at the Flatiron store, great eats and great crowd.
  2. Eau du Sisley Launch – Launch of the new perfume with good food and company and each guest sent home with a 3 oz. bottle of their choice
  3. Belvedere Black Raspberry LaunchEstelle as the hostess with DJ Questlove on the decks.  Music so hot even the waitstaff couldn’t resist getting down!
  4. Burberry Day – The glamour didn’t stop even in the pouring rain with Claire Danes and then beau/now hubby Hugh Dancy, as well as, model hunky Jamie Burke and Justin Long in attendance
  5. Sam Fine “Basics of Beauty” DVD Launch – Iman, Vanessa Williams, Taraji Henson and Deborah Cox all showed up to fete Sam’s new beauty line
  6. Shecky’s Holiday Night Out – Perfect escape on a wintery Saturday afternoon with great holiday shopping deals, a kicking DJ, Absolut cocktails, and the legendary Shecky’s gift bag
  7. Haute Look Suite at Fashion Week – Daily cocktail hour in a rooftop suite setting with a beautiful terrace view

Best Food Event

  1. Star Chefs Congress –A foodie extravaganza with classes and tastings culminating in a rocking gala with the best food and wine pairings of the year
  2. Food Fete – Wonderful host Jeff Davis brings us tons of great exhibitors and the best food goody bag of the year
  3. Culinary Experience – Weekend of classes with cocktails in the evening held at the legendary French Culinary Institute
  4. USTA Taste of Tennis – Tennis pros, celeb chefs, tastings from dozens of restaurants and DJ Mos

Best Charity Events

  1. Samsung Four Seasons of Hope – Held at Cipriani’s with a performance by John Legend and guest appearance by Estelle
  2. An Evening in Rajasthan – More food than I have ever seen in my Life, with a DJ mixing traditional Indian music and the latest dance hits
  3. Jennifer Muller 35th Anniversary Gala – Stunning performance by the troupe followed by a dinner at the now shuttered, Tavern On the Green
  4. Passport to Summer Brooklyn Botanical Gardens – Beautiful dinner in the gardens.  Despite the fact that Michael Jackson had just passed on the same day, the guests made the party rock and the DJ played a tribute to MJ throughout the night.
  5. Marine Mess Night – Great cause plus dinner and drinks (and after!) with hunky men in uniform
  6. Metropolitan Museum Young Members Gala – Wonderful dinner held in the museum with drinks on the roof
  7. Comfort Zone Camp 4th Annual Fundraising Gala – Dinner and cocktails with a performance from the smokin’ hot, Jamie McLean
  8. Fashion Night Out – Sponsored by Vogue, a gazillion shopping parties all over NYC on the night before Fashion Week

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