My cousin said it best, “one of my favorite things about New York City is the wide variety of things to do. From hitting up Apt 78 in Washington Heights on a weekend to Broadway musicals to picnics in Central Park. You’ll never get bored. But of course, you need to be with the right people.” There is literally something to do every single day in this city of diversity and there is always a new to explore! Oh… and a bunch of events, going on-on a daily basis with really cool people and really cool brands!
When I received my invite to attend the Steve Madden and NYLON magazine party I didn’t hesitate to RSVP, ‘YES.’ It is officially summer-time, there is no reason to be indoors. The best time to meet people and network is when the weather is good and after you had one drink, yup the event was open bar! My plus one was my awesome cousin, MARS, she knows everything about music so, I knew she would definitely enjoy herself.
My partner in crime and I decided to arrive fashionably late. We got to the scene about thirty minutes after the party started. While I expected there to be a line, I did not not expect the mess that was the front door. It was so unorganized, I really felt like someone was going to get mad and start a fight. But, nonetheless.. we made it inside and the night began.
As soon as we entered The Box I felt like I was let in on a huge secret that only the elite of New York City were privvy to knowing about… our choice of poison (alchohol) was strategically named after a part of a shoe, we both had, “sole-mates,” really cute Madden team. The aerobatic cabaret dancer hit the ceiling and, I must admit that is always fun to watch, I wish my body could move like that.
The band NONONO performed shortly after the cabaret dancer finished her performance. The music was indeed interesting but, unfortunately… I really couldn’t hear anything lyric-wise, I’m sure it was very deep and meaningful……. I will say, I was more interested in the instaprint machine that was present at the event. A tiny little box that let’s you print mini-versions of your Instagram pictures. Most of my party time was spent at that booth, of course I wanted to print selfies to post around my desk (don’t judge me)!
All in all, it was a cool event and especially because of the choice of the venue. I will say that attending the event did remind me of why I hate clubbing, I’m more of an intimate person that doesn’t like getting pushed, shoved or stepped on while being out and about. Free cocktails, cool people and underground music, there really is not much one can be mad at there is always room for improvement but, nothing to be upset about.