Anonymous (Login stuartwhite) Posted Nov 16, 2010 10:16 AM
You’ve had that conversation before. Call it the birthday conundrum – that special someone is about to have a birthday and you’re struggling to come up with the perfect way to celebrate. We’ve all been there before and getting it right can mean walking a fine line between total disaster and utter success. Should you go for the surprise element? Or opt for something more intimate? Fancy restaurant or dine in? Club or bar? The interminable barrage of questions is enough to make anyone go a little mad.
Fortunately, there’s help. Consider “choice” your new best friend.
Let Them Eat Cake
What kind of personality does your special girl or guy have? Is he or she more apt to party it up like it’s 1999 or do they enjoy curling up with a good e-book? Are they more Uptown Party Girl or Playboy; perhaps they lean more toward Boho Environmentalist or Rocker god? Whatever the mood, make sure they feel like a star. Start off with dessert. Baked by Melissa in Soho offers a selection of gourmet miniature cupcakes stuffed with mouthwatering chocolates, jellies and even cookie dough. Try the tie-die or s‘mores. Birthday boys and girls deserve to indulge.
Step Out of the Box
George Bush jumps out of airplanes. So, take a leap and try something new. Got dance on your mind? Take a blast into the past with The Awesome 80’s Prom; it’s an interactive show with plenty of song and dance. Or, jump on the ferry to Staten Island. It’s free ride and a free view of the Statue of Liberty.
It’s New York; Take Advantage.
New York has a venue that fits absolutely every need.
For the ultimate chic dining experience, head to Le Cirque. The food is French and filled with delectable herbs and spices. The atmosphere is kind of a swanky; money’s definitely in the air.
If you want to be pampered after a late night of partying, try Exhale Spa Midtown. They’re open early and have a surprising array of treatments to lavish the body and mind. Choose from replenishing Fusion massage or Power Body Detox. Then, slip into a robe and enjoy the Hangover Helper. It will have you feeling like a million bucks despite the night before.
Aching for a bit of booze? Head to the roof, literally. At Hudson Terrace, cocktails flow freely and the views are fantastic. If you want to really get your drink on, Local 138 is your place. An LES veteran, Local 138 has Happy Hour from 4PM -9PM.