The Saddest Cupcakes That Ever Graced A Hotel Bar
We showed up to a pre-Fashion Week party last night at W Union Square and, as usual with these types of events, made a beeline for the bar. Planning on ordering a quick cocktail, we then noticed something that made us chuckle. At one end of the bar on a silver tray were rows of mini cupcakes—thick with icing, delicious looking, and virtually untouched.
But what else did we expect? This is Fashion Week, after all, where anything more than a stick of celery is considered an indulgence.
Not that these sugar bombs put a damper on anyone's fun. Indeed, with guest appearances by DJ Chelsea Leyland, W Global Fashion Director Jenné Lombardo, and man-about-town Waris Ahluwalia, the music was loud and the paparazzi bulbs were a-flashin'. Boy, were we glad for that drink.
Yep, that Waris. If his name sounds familiar, it's because Waris recently contributed to the new artsy promo film, 'Here,' for Starwood's Luxury Collection. The film debuted at The Chatwal and we got to chat with Waris next to that sleek glass spiral staircase that we fell in love with.
We didn't catch a single cupcake in Waris'—nor anyone else's—hand the entire evening. And by the time the DJ ended her set, we took that as our cue to leave as well. A party of neglected cupcakes and iPod playlists is barely a party at all...