Only in NYC

Free Love- live performance by Marc E. Bassy (Ace Hotel, New York, NY) from Lifeofacitygal on Vimeo.

Only in New York can you go to brunch and randomly run into one of your favorite artists. That’s exactly what happened to me. While having brunch in the Soho, I ran into the one and only Marc E. Bassy. We had a quick convo about his music and recent performance with G-Eazy the week prior at the The Endless Summer Tour. He then mentioned he was having a new EP dropping the following Friday and was having an intimate show coming up if I wanted to attend. I was stoked!

The show took place at the Ace Hotel in Flatiron, New York and was nothing short of amazing. Open bar and great summer vibes are always a good combination for a great night. Marc performed songs from his album ‘East Hollywood’ including my favorites ‘Free Love’ and Some things never change’. Since the new EP, Groovy People, was coming out he made sure to perform songs from that as well. My favorite from this one is ‘Subway Car’. Who knew a typical day out brunching would turn into not only meeting one of my favorite artists right now but also a personal invite to the show. Could life be any better? Marc E. Bassy is truly talented and has a great voice. Be sure to cop his new EP, Groovy People, and check out his other music as well. You won’t be disappointed.

Some things never change- Marc E. Bassy (Ace Hotel, New York, NY) from Lifeofacitygal on Vimeo.

Time for the gala

 

IMG_9475I had the pleasure of attending the Manhattan Theater Club Spring Gala on Monday evening at the renowned Cipriani on 42nd.  I heard so many great things about this venue and, after getting invited, I was so anxious to actually get there and see what exactly the night had in store.  I had a few dress options that I could of worn but decided on this little number from BCBG.  Daring to be a bit different and somewhat bold, I opted for this lime color for my dress versus the typical black, navy or other neutral colors.  There was a very nice cocktail reception beforehand and this allowed for great mini photo shoots.  The decor of this place was absolutely stunning.  The centerpieces, linen, dinnerware, I mean everything, was amazing!  The gala also included wonderful performances from some of the biggest Broadway musicals, including the Color Purple, Jersey Boys and Motown.   I was excited to see one of the cast members from Orange is the New Black, Danielle Brooks, star as lead for the Color Purple. Impressive vocals for sure!  To say the least, the gala definitely exceeded my expectations.  It was great to be among those so passionate about their crafts and to see such great performances.  Let’s not forget the actual dinner.  The star of the meal would have to be the short rib for me.  I have nothing but great things to say about this event at Cipriani and it was definitely a NYC night to remember.  Check out pics of the event below.

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