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Published on February 15th, 2014 | by Greg

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Sweetheart Soiree: Spend A Night In Dreamland

Saturday, February 15th is the perfect day to go out dancing. Sure, the night before was V-Day, but if you’re smart, you stayed home and skipped the prix fixe, waited for bouquet prices to come back down to reasonable levels, and are ready to get out in between winter storms in New York City.

Join us at the Fifth Annual Sweetheart Soiree, a ball sure to dazzle the senses at the Norwood in Chelsea, a perfectly preserved, landmarked 1947 mansion and Victorian private club where you can enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this stylishly bohemian hideaway. According to the organizers, expect plenty of plush seating, artisanal French cocktails featuring St-Germain, and music from several live acts. Plus, get on the floor for dance lessons for both singles and doubles with “undeniably adorable Roddy Caravella”. We’re looking forward to the kissing booth, the three unique bars, and the complimentary gourmet hors d’oevres and sweet treats throughout the night.

Beginning at 9PM and running until 1 in the morning, this is a nearly sold-out black tie event from the group behind the incredible Jazz Age event that takes place each summer. The musical acts expected for the evening include:

  • Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, host and bandleader
  • Nicole Renaud, accordionist and chanteuse
  • Jazz royalty, Queen Esther and trio
  • Tap-dance darlings The Minksy Sisters

A few tickets were still available at press time, with admission to The Sweetheart Soiree running $75. Hope to see you there!

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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