When it comes to choosing the venue for a birthday party
, any fashion maven knows the pressure is on to impress. Do you go with a trendy AF hotel lounge
, romantic backyard garden, or dreamy beachside set up? Or, perhaps, a historic mainstay known for whimsical interiors and even more decadent eats? There are restaurants and bars prime for parties
in every corner of the world, but we've been feeling these fashion-insider-beloved gems that fill our feed as of late. Peruse our stylish picks, then sit down to craft your guest list.
The Beekman Hotel:
As one of the oldest restored skyscrapers in New York City, The Beekman Hotel is birthday goals and their nine-story Victorian atrium is where you'll want to entertain your guests into the twilight hours. Kate Beckinsale, Chrissy Teigen, Claire Foy, Adriana Lima, and Louise Roe have all been spotted in and around the landmark hotel. But when you're not people-watching, you can curl up in plush banquets for jazz brunch at Temple Court (complete with doughnut holes dipped in fudge), before an over-the-top dinner at Augustine. When it's time to retire, head to the turret penthouse suite with a private rooftop terrace.
Negril, Jamaica may have an strong spring break rep, but take one look at Rockhouse and your preconceived party notions will pass. Victoria's Secret models and fashion influencers like Bella Hadid, Hailey Bieber, Shanina Shaik, and Emily Ratajkowski are constantly doing birthdays and bachelorettes here and for good reason — this view. Come dinnertime, choose from Rockhouse Restaurant overlooking Pristine Cove, the laidback Pushcart, or their sister property restaurant Miss Lily's at Skylark
. You're in for fresh island cuisine (think jerk chicken and plenty of ackee and saltfish), with a side of rum-splashed (coconut) birthday cake.
Carneros Resort and Spa:
Let's face it: nothing says girls trip like wine country and when in Napa, Carneros is where you want to blow out your candles with your well-dressed bests. Surrounded by rolling mustard fields and those famous grapes, it's sophisticated yet chill, which is why Sara Sampaio chose the charming vineyard setting for her recent birthday and Lea Michele for her nuptials. Brunch at Boon Fly Café for spicy bacon bloody marys, chicken and waffles, and life-changing breakfast burritos, then class it up at FARM in the evening for refined farm-to-table cuisine.
Two words — millennial pink. Fashion darlings flock to this 18th-century townhouse that's a feast for the eyes (and the stomach) when in London. There are Insta opps galore, a trippy loo with egg-shaped toilet cubicles, and gastro-brasserie bites along with decadent desserts like inverted profiteroles and green-matcha-tea meringues. No wonder Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, the Hadids and Jenners have all been. Pro tip: Sip cocktails in their woodland bar The Glade, before moving over to your table in The Gallery and posting away for all the likes.
The Miami Beach EDITION:
Edition Hotel loyalists (and social stars Rocky Barnes, Nathalie Kelley, and Candice Swanepoel) find themselves at the Miami location time and time again for the 1950s glam ambiance. Hit Matador and the Basement, which boasts a nightclub, bowling alley, and ice-skating rink. Featuring everything you could need in one spot for the ultimate bash, we suggest drinks in the bolero-centric Matador Bar, then dine al fresco in the garden (order the arroz con pollo, grouper tacos, and avocado pizza). Basement fun and an after-party in your suite is the obvious way to cap off the eve.
Commander's has been a NOLA institution for 125 years, so it's a given for celebratory shenanigans. It's also where you should try shrimp and tasso henican, alligator sauce piquant, and the house specialty, turtle soup. With multiple themed dining rooms and clusters of balloons adorning chairs everywhere you turn, you'll be able to ring in your b-day in style, just like Commander's fans Camila Alves, Nikki Reed, Elizabeth Chambers, and every fashion blogger from the Big Easy. Go for 25 cent martini lunch, or Sunday jazz brunch, but be sure to walk through the kitchen to get to your table... arguably the best part.
Barton G is as flamboyant as it gets for stylish birthdays, which is why Orlando Bloom just hosted Katy Perry's 34th there. Blue Ivy Carter was also a recent guest at the "culinary theater" for a fanciful fête. Picture yourself seated at the head of the table as tricked-out, colossal appetizer and dessert platters arrive from the kitchen — like this Marie Antoinette inspired cotton candy.
Nestled in the heart of Noho in NYC, Acme is one of those places everyone wants to go to for a night of selfies and born day fun. And if you choose their locale to celebrate yours, you'll spy a few famous faces — especially at Acme Downstairs
. The dimly-lit subterranean lair is always crawling with glitterati (like Oona Chanel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hannah Bronfman) and the cocktails are just as impressive as the nouveau bistro dishes upstairs. Order the chicken Kiev, with escargot butter, parsley gnocchi, and pickled ramps.
Mattie's at Green Pastures:
What can we say... we're obsessed with Austin favorite Mattie's. Also beloved by Brooklyn Decker, Camille Styles, and Ashley Bush, it's the ideal spot for long lunches with GFs sipping rosé and admiring the antique-chic surroundings. Real talk though: We go for the buttermilk biscuits, pimento cheese, and fried green tomatoes. Delish and the cutest for birthdays, showers, and every moment where you just want to eat somewhere pretty.
Fashionistas like Who What Wear’s Danielle Bernstein and Beach Riot's Nicole Hanriot have been known to visit The Cape when in Cabo. As the go-to vacation destination for celebs and it girls, Cabo is always a good time, but an even better one is had at acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera’s restaurant, Manta, for splurge-worthy dinners. Signature dishes include wagyu yakitori with roasted pineapple purée and tempura lobster tacos.
Pop into any Cecconi's and you're bound to run into supermodels reapplying lip gloss in the powder room — and maybe even Chiara Ferragni or Gigi Hadid, who have dined at the trendy eatery. Although their flagship is situated inside the Soho House in Mayfair, they have locations all over — including Brooklyn, Miami, Barcelona, and West Hollywood, where you can rent out the private Butterfly Room. And by all means, do not think about leaving without sampling their famed squash blossom and black truffle pizza.
Swan and Bar Bevy:
Pharrell and David Grutman teamed up to bring a pair of girly-meets-sceney culinary spaces to Miami's Design District and once you get a glimpse of their twinkling garden and this gorg room, you'll be sold on the site for your affair. Europe’s Top Chef
season three winner Jean Imbert is the brains behind the kitchen and influencers like Cindy Prado, Shanina Shaik, Veronica Vega, and Agathe Auproux keep pouring in for bourbon caramel cinnamon rolls, spaghetti with caviar, "the groot dip," and Bar Bevy's martinis.
With outposts in Vegas, NYC, LA, and Playa del Carmen, celebs and socialites alike come to Catch for its clubby vibes and addictive sushi rolls. The Kardashian-Jenner clan, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Justin Bieber, and Demi Lovato have all been spotted noshing on signatures like truffle sashimi, toro tartare, and mahi mahi wonton tacos, and their rooftop terrace is a must for imbibing with your squad under the stars.
Gilt Lounge at QT Sydney:
Sydney's elite can be found at Gilt, along with Beyoncé's entourage, should she be in town. Not only did Bey host her wrap party there, but the secretive late-night lounge (that's been resurrected inside the now-defunct Gowings department store) is always booked for movie premieres. Should you have any special requests for your special evening, you can defer to one of their "Directors of Chaos" to handle the details — and place for your order for cones of kingfish tartare, salt and pepper tofu, and ice cream sandwiches.
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