A night out in NYC: Chivas, St.Jude Gala, Mamoun’s
A scotch tasting, a gala, and falafel… typical night in NYC! Our first stop Friday night was The Chivas Brotherhood 1801, a members-only social club, located in a swanky West Village townhouse. The focus of the event was to learn about, and taste, the blended scotch. Not a scotch drinker myself, I stuck with a mixed cocktail called the Around The World Punch (quite fitting!). Additionally, Wired Magazine was on hand to let guests try out the hottest tech gadgets. The house itself was gorgeous; my dream home! Our favorite spot was the third floor landing, which housed a pool table and impromptu dance floor.
Next, we headed to the Lower East Side for the 5th Annual Friends of St. Jude Winter Gala, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event was held at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, “an artistic and cultural resource open to artists, writers, thinkers and leaders from all over the world, and to the community around us.” The building itself is a former synagogue, and has stunning architecture. The best part of the event, for me, was having the opportunity to meet some fun new people. While supporting a great cause!
And of course, a night out in NYC just isn’t complete without a late-night food stop. We ended up at Mamoun’s, the city’s oldest falafel restaurant, featured in the bestselling book “1000 Places To See Before You Die.” At $2.50, you can’t go wrong. Plus, everything just tastes better at 2 am!