New York, New York— Reported by Coleman Bentley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
For the world’s elite, Halloween isn’t thrills, chills and gore; instead it’s sultry, mysterious and steeped in gothic-romanticism. This October, World Masquerades, and their perennial Masquerade Ball, look to reinforce that fact at NOIR, a sumptuous cocktail-bar-cum-restaurant-cum-event-destination dripping with antique charm in the heart of Gotham.
Come twilight on Monday, October 29th , nearly a thousand invitees from around the globe will gather amongst the dark leather furniture, hand-crafted frescos, and a twisting spiral staircase for a “Renaissance” gala that is anything but a costume party. With intrigue being a key social ingredient, masks are required for entry to the Masquerade, but do not worry, they will certainly not hamper your view of the artwork from “The Masquerade Show – Part Deux,” on full display throughout the ball.
No costumes are permitted, in fact the event is black tie attire, but that doesn’t mean you will won’t be able to cut loose, with entertainment provided by Chicago’s DJ Bridget Marie (Chicago), spinning from one of the venue’s two DJ booths, and a special photo exhibition of The Masquerade Show – Ménage Trois, the night is sure to unfold unexpectedly. Sustenance goes far beyond bobbing for apples as well, with NOIR’s signature cocktails, glass encased wine cellar and Michelin Star Chef Jean-Yves Schillinger’s contemporary Franco-American cuisine keeping the festivities amply fueled well past the witching hour.
So come join NOIR, its retro 20’s atmosphere and World Masquerades for the 6th annual Masquerade Ball. It’s a treat without the tricks, a celebration of intrigue, the ideal Halloween event for the sophisticate class.