Say what you will about the newly remodeled Redwood Room (named for the walls made from redwood trees), it's still one of the most striking places to grab an overpriced martini. From the whimsical Ian Schrager redesign to the perfectly awesome and minimalist bathrooms done by Philippe Starck, this is a fascinating place, popular with the upper-crust beautiful people trying to be seen or photographed for Paper City. The DJ sounds, though, are more background music than dance floor fodder.
A man stands alone, leaning against the Redwood Room's bar. A sexy woman, in a tight dress and six-inch heels, walks up to him. She's friendly, smiling, and eager to initiate conversation. This is how every man imagines a night at the bar to play out. Except here, it really happens. A lot. Like clockwork. Most men grin back confidently and might offer to buy the lady a drink. But other men keep serious demeanor like regulars. Sometimes the conversation ends after a few minutes and the two... More »
The Strange Boys will sow at least some confusion — and probably a lot of it — by naming their third studio album Live Music. The title refers not to music performed in person, but rather being present in the music — living it. And with this... More »
It's hard to beat a fancy hotel bar when you want to drink from the fountain of swank, and if you'd like a chaser of sleek, sensuous, dare we say deliciously surreal design, get your highfalutin heinie down to the Redwood Room at the Clift. The... More »