The celebs hit the city for the kickoff party of the Moët & Chandon Rosé Lounge, regularly the Press Lounge, at Ink 48 Hotel. It was hosted by actor Idris Elba of The Wire and Obsessed and notoriety. There was a featured performance by The Dream to promote his 3rd studio album,Love King.”

If you haven’t been to Press Lounge, it is a pretty amazing space with views of NYC and the Hudson river that are pretty amazing, that and the pool that you can sit on the edge of will you sip on your drinks.

Honestly, I was mostly excited to see Brit Elba since I started watching the UK series he headlines, Luther. in the six-episode first season, Elba plays John Luther, a homicide detective who locks wits with murderer Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson). To my surprise he was also the DJ, a skill he picked up way before he started acting. Indeed, a man of many talents if I do say so myself. Excuse me while I gush…..

Guests satiated their drink appetite with free flowing Moët and Chandon Nectar Imperial Rosé champagne. If the drinks weren’t enough to get you feeling nice, the hors d’oeuvres and panoramic views from the rooftop lounge would literally make you feel on top of the world.

The scene at the entrance was a bit crazy. Like most parties there is the need to keep the line looking backed up to show exclusivity. When I made it upstairs, it was pretty exclusive with music, film and fashion industry types all relaxing. The attendees included actress Malinda Williams, singer Jay Sean, Nina Sky, Fefe Dobson, the hysterical Robert Verdi, makeup artist to the stars Sara Biria and celeb blogger Micah Jesse, that’s just to name a few. I could continue to name drop, but I’m not that type of girl….

– Melissa Davis
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