Sunday, March 16, 2014

LuLus & Libations

Hoboken is known for being one of the biggest party towns in New Jersey, packed with young business professionals and bars/restaurants on every corner. When the W Hotel came to town in 2009 everyone was pleasantly surprised.  The chic hotel offered a taste of Manhattan without actually having to go into the city. Bar hoping is always a good time in "Le Boke" but it gets old fast, the EMM Group created a space and experience that combines a little bit of everything.  

I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated space LULU's (formerly known as the Chandelier  Room) last night and it was definitely an experience like no other. First of all, where else can you party and overlook the most amazing view of Manhattan? The lounge completely transformed since the last time I was there for brunch, it looked so much bigger! I loved the vertical black and white stripes on the walls, crystal chandeliers, and funky fashion art throughout the club. (Specifically the topless Kate Moss shot by Mario Testimo & the Marilyn Monroe shot by Bert Stern). 

When I arrived to LULU's last night around 11:30 the venue was PACKED with a good group/mix of people. I was even surprised to see how crowded it was upstairs, every table was filled and the music was a mix of hip hop and house (by a cool female DJ).  Our table was located in the corner by the bar with huge windows overlooking the city skyline. Every 20 minutes a new dancer would bust out the moves on a platform next to the right and it was the perfect amount of space without feeling overly crowded.  Our bottle hostess was a total doll, and normally I have to say bottle serves are almost always bitchy… but she was the sweetest thing and checked up on the table all night.  The entire staff was amazing and made sure we had a great time until the very end. 

LULU's is the perfect spot for a ladies night out, birthday party, or entertaining clients. I would highly suggest reserving a table ahead of time, as they are almost always packed. The dress code was fashionably chic, some girls were decked and others in jeans and heels. I decided to be St. Patty's day chic so I opted for this green cut-out dress, black blazer, and nude lace wedges. We danced the night away and had some amazing laughs, the best stress reliever EVER.  Overall, I think it is a great space I can't wait to go back, even though I am still dying this morning and probably will need 2 days to fully recover.  (This also describes some these blurry photos/action shots snapped with my phone from the night)






































A very special thank you to the entire EMM group for a fabulous evening. 






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