A friend of mine is looking for a classy New Year’s Eve event. Something with a big band. Where people go when dressing up means more than dark jeans and a trendy jacket that you bought on Melrose.
I started poking around the usual sites… Metromix, Going, Citysearch. Then I realized that I’ve done this before… Last year, in fact. My friends know how well that turned out, since we spent the night singing karaoake at Residuals, and Claire redecorated the women’s restroom.
Where are all the sophisticated Hollywood events? The black tie billionaire ball at the historic downtown hotel? The champaign toast and balloon drop? If they exist, please, let us know. We yearn for the glitz and glamor of yesteryear.
Otherwise, we may be stuck watching Cheap Trick at the Canyon Club. And that, would be the suck.
Photo of the Coconut Grove in the Ambassador Hotel from USC Digital Archives