Downtown has a new instant classic. Last night, Andre Balazs, in a white shawl collared dinner jacket, hosted a preview of The Boom Boom Room, his new space on the 18th floor of The Standard Hotel. With the sleek banquettes, good looking old school uniformed waitstaff/bartenders and crazy IMAX-style views of NYC, everyone kept saying how it was like the new Rainbow Room. But was the Rainbow Room ever this chic? For a sampling of names, I spotted: Madonna, Jesus Luz, Ingrid Casares, Guy Oseary, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Lindsay Lohan, Kirsten Dunst, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, Tory Burch, Donna Karan, Alejandro Santo Domingo and Amanda Hearst, Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo, Waris and Chiara Clemente, Olivia Palermo, Lorenzo Martone, Ali Wise, Kelly Bensimon, David Kuhn, Mike Heller, Nicky Hilton, Brandon Davis, Stephanie LaCava, Alek Keshishian, Vivi Nevo, Bonnie Morrison, Douglas Friedman and Bradley Garlock, Jacob Bernstein, Tinsley Mortimer, Jon Bon Jovi, Sarah Howard, Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict, Jessica Stam, Alex von Furstenberg and Ali Kay, Bronson van Wyck and Andrew Fry, Hope Atherton, Aerin Lauder, Todd Eberle, Fern Mallis, Calvin Klein, Fabien Baron, Rebecca Guiness, Happy Massee, Zoe Cassavetes, Luigi Tadini, Kate Schelter, Hannah Bronfman, Patrick McMullan, Jackie Astier, Daniel Urzedo and Devon Aoki to name just the few I can remember right this second. At 4;30 a.m., Andre was spinning his daughter Alessandra around the room as breakfast was served on silver trays. The room is breathtaking and the whole party left me breathless.
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