There's being out in New York City and then there's going out in Manhattan.
The later can be a lot of fun (re: late night) and quite exhausting (re: late night) but also awe-inspiring. So it was no surprise that I had a lot of fun the other night at the Boom Boom Room, the penthouse bar of Andre Balasz¹s Standard Hotel, and decided on a little 70s decadence for my apartment in homage to this new hotspot. I mean, anyone who is anyone was there and I hate to namedrop.
Aside from the jaw-dropping 360-degree views out of the floor-to-ceiling windows (in the bathroom, too, which takes some getting used to), the Boom Boom Room interior feels like a mix between Studio 54 and the Towering Inferno (love that movie). The cream-colored leather banquettes are the exact shade I'd like to use for my living room upholstery and maybe even my dining room chairs (remember to ask someone at the hotel about cleaning white leather in such a high traffic area). While I love the look and feel of the space, I may not opt for a hot tub in the middle of the room (yes, the club boasts one) but I do wish for a set of the bar's champagne coups...divine.