Thursday, June 24, 2010

View from the Top

Me with one of my favorite girls, Krystal Simpson, who writes What Is Reality Anyway

Another favorite girl, Vanna Youngstein

Friends Becka Diamond and Matt Kays (hearts)

Stef Skinner (more hearts)

The view from Le Bain (picture by John Del Signore/Gothamist)

The awesome staircase leading up to Le Bain--the stairs were covered in what looked like glitter puffy paint. Obviously, I was obsessed.

I headed to the long-awaited grand opening of Le Bain, The Standard hotel's rooftop (or what everyone was calling Boom Boom's roof) last night, heady with anticipation. All I'd heard beforehand was "pink waterbeds." I mean, who wouldn't get excited over that? Well, ladies and gentleman, it was all that I had hoped for and more. 

Not only did Le Bain deliver on the aforementioned pink waterbeds, it was also covered in lush green astroturf that actually felt like real grass and it boasted the same breathtaking views as the 18th floor (otherwise known as Boom) except with no glass between you and the sky, making it all the more impressive. Add in a few dozen of the chicest friends you have, overflowing champagne glasses and a dance-happy crowd, and you've got one of the best parties of the summer so far.