Since revamping in mid-2007, Shine at the Shelborne has continued its program of high-quality, one-off or occasional recurring events (Bliss, etc.). The club's Winter Music Conference programming this year was, as usual, a highlight of conference too. But now the club's getting its first proper weekly event in a long time.
Enter Gossip, a new Saturday night party which is billed as three parties in one. The lobby reception bar features drink specials for ladies and chilled-out house sounds. The lounge -- that's halfway through on the way to the actual club -- is more house, from local DJs like Louis Dee and Nikolas.
Finally, Shine itself is open format fun, featuring a roster of special guest DJs. The first, last Saturday, was Biz Markie. And upcoming guests include DJs Vertigo and Jazzy Jeff. Plus, the club's upscale but no-bullshit vibe is always a welcome respite from the rest of the beach. Proof? Some 1500 people attended the opening night of the party two weeks ago.