The New Year. A time for friends, family, and lovers. Depending on where you’re at in the world, any one of the three of those categories are placed on a higher importance scale than the others. Sometimes, if you’re close with all 3, it can be a real mission trying to figure out how to split up your New Year’s Eve…or other times, you may just not have a bloody clue where to start with any of them in general.
New Year’s Eve is a time of the year where you bring in a new mark of time; a different, refreshing world, full of new opportunities and the anticipation of starting with a clean slate. It’s something that when celebrated, you really want to celebrate right – unforgettable, as you would any other major holiday or even birthdays.
I really hope everyone had an excellent Christmas, and got a chance to see The Wolf of Wall Street. An insanely epic movie, if you haven’t already or maybe just haven’t heard of it I recommend checking out now. It’s the best acting of Leonardo DiCaprio I’ve seen since The Great Gatsby and Django.
Taking into consideration you’re probably lining up for New Year’s Eve, I thought I’d take the time out to write up this great list of activities to do – from low key to party hard, there’s bound to be something for you to get out there (or stay in) and do while making your New Year’s Eve one to remember. Enjoy.
3 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve and Bring in the New Year Right…
The Friends. – It’s about time you and a few of your friends started learning about The Parliament…as in, the Champagne Bar. I recommend checking out “The Sky Room.” A place for who they so affectionately call “Lords and Ladies,” Parliament is filled with 5 bars and over 30 tables, decked out with enormous 15 foot chandeliers, and 100″ projection screens. Carefully thought out attention to detail in seating, lighting, and heck, even wall detail, this place was designed for class and nothing less.
Push through the massive mahogany doors and you’ll quickly realize the aim for Parliament was for it to be a mix between Old English class and American sophistication. Though new and exclusive to Chicago, this is the perfect place to hit up on NYE. In saying that….haul ass and get your tickets now for their New Year’s Eve bash, if they haven’t sold out already.
The Lover. – Let’s say you want something a little more low key though…something more intimate more, one-on-one. 2013’s been a good year to you, and you find yourself going steady with someone…or *shrugs* you know, you met them last week. I’m not one to judge. New Year’s Eve is only a few days away and now you find yourself trying to either make a memorable experience, or a great first impression. What’s a place where you can play it safe and knock out both, no matter how heavy the commitment? Michael Mina 74.
Take your pick in cozying up to the bar while you and your date wait for drinks, or if you’re with your S.O. get more intimate by enjoying the view of the bar from luxurious leather banquettes. Averse to the “sterile” look many upscale restaurants offer, Michael Mina has a warm and inviting feel to it…and if you’ve learned anything, when your mission is to get close with someone – setting is key.
You can book a private room or make simple reservations. With an extensive dinner and late night menu, there’s no worry of that special one-on-one moment or sinfully deep conversation being interrupted – well, okay maybe the last part may be a pinch interrupted…when you both find it’s suddenly past midnight and hear the epic sounds of legendary DJs and suddenly feel the sense of even more intimacy as the lights slowly dim.
Order up the Tempura Maitake Mushrooms, American Wagyu Beef Skewers, a couple Rule #237’s (that’s a drink, by the way), throw in a pair of Michael’s Margaritas, and prepare to watch the night unfold into one of the best New Year’s Eves you’ve had in a while.
The Family. Time for some good clean fun. Fireworks are probably the one thing that still fascinates people since childhood. Whether they remind you of Disney World as a kid or maybe some other special occasion or holiday, they’re still a time tested way to represent and symbolize a big celebration.
If you so happen to be anywhere near the San Francisco area on New Year’s Eve, be sure to check out San Francisco’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show. The rundown? Being held at the Embarcadero Center, the show’s gonna be a waterfront gig, starting at precisely 11:59 p.m. – not a minute earlier, not a minute later. Prepare to watch in awe with family and loved ones as fireworks are launched from barges 1000 feet out in the bay, just south of the Ferry building near Pier 14, while snapping pictures/video galore as you stare on in amazement while the many colors light up the sky.
The hot spots for the best view are gonna be south of Sinbad’s Restaurant, right along Embarcadero and just between Mission and Folsom Street. The best part? These guys are actually taking the time out to make sure the fireworks are synced to music played through mega speakers throughout Pier 14 to almost the Bay Bridge. Stay close to Pier 14 though, and you’ll hear the music loud and clear.
How’s that for bringing in the new year right?
Have a Happy New Year, as Rego’s Life looks to turn new pages with you in 2014.
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