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February weather was cold but NYC parties were hot

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While the weather in February was colder than anyone expected, there were plenty of hot NYC parties to warm everyone up. From Just Ivy's party with Meek Mill and DJ Khaled to the cast party for MOTOWN the Musical, there were sensational soirees to distract people from the icy conditions.

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The month kicked off early on Jan. 31 with a party at The Glass Houses in NYC. Songstress Just Ivy was introduced by renowned choreographer Laurijeann Gibson before taking the stage to perform her hit single, “Bad Girl Takeover” alongside DJ Khaled and Meek Mill in front of a packed room. Just Ivy's private showcase was a major success.

On Feb. 7, Manhattan Magazine and Tender Restaurant hosted an after party to celebrate Charlotte Ronson's 2014 collection at the new space in the Sanctuary Hotel slated to open this March. Attendees included Ann Dexter-Jones, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Mick Jones, Mariska Hargitay, Joe Jonas and Blanda Eggenschwiller, Jesse Metcalf and Cara Santana, Natalia Kills, Siva Kaneswaran, Morgan O'Connor and Chanel Omari. Also in attendance were Modern Luxury New York publisher Andrea Greeven Douzet and The Sanctuary Hotel owners Hank Freid and Bardon Freid. Samantha Ronson handled the music and drinks were provided by Voga, Zing Vodka and Owl's Brew.

The good times continued on Feb. 25 with a special showing of "MOTOWN the Musical" and a private reception with the cast and Rose N Blum wines. Party-goers included Krystal Joy Brown (Diana Ross), Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson), Saycon Sengbloh (Martha Reeves) and many other talented cast members. They all sipped wines courtesy of Rose N Blum including Bubbly Moscato and more.

March promises to be equally hot in NYC, no matter what the weather brings. On March 1, the New York Junior League hosts its 62nd Annual Winter Ball, “Enchantment in the Secret Garden,” to take place at The Pierre Hotel. Various ticket options are available for those who want to enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing as well as participate in silent auctions. Another event to consider is “Spin for Safety” at Swerve Fitness on March 29. The proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks to raise funds for emergency tools kits for families with autistic children at risk of wandering off.

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