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New Year - Twice?

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If seeing in 2016 once isn’t enough then here’s a chance to see it in twice in one night – in the world’s fastest private jet. Chris Page (1 Dec’15)

 

PrivateFly offers adventurers a bespoke private jet itinerary which encompasses a full night of celebrations until the stroke of midnight in Sydney. Then it’s time to do it all over again in Los Angeles!

The private jet booking service tells us that experiencing New Year’s Eve twice is only possible by moving eastwards across the International Date Line. With the time in Los Angeles 19 hours behind Sydney, you can visit both in one night - by minimising travel time and flying on a bespoke itinerary.
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“This is the ultimate in luxury ways to see in 2016, in two of the world’s most exciting party cities,” said Carol Cork, marketing director of PrivateFly. “The flight time from Sydney to LA in a Gulfstream G650ER is now just under 11 hours, so with the 19-hour time difference, you can gain eight hours of party time by flying eastwards.

“This unique flight experience is only possible by private jet, as the timings are so tight – and there are no airline schedules to fit the itinerary. With the world rotating at 1,038 miles per hour, no civilian aircraft can currently overtake time. But the Gulfstream G650ER is the world’s fastest and furthest private jet, with a range of 7,000 nm and a top speed of Mach 0.925, just under the speed of sound.”

PrivateFly’s suggested itinerary for 2016:

 20:00, 31st December 2015, Sydney: Get the (first) party started. Spend your evening in Sydney, celebrating at the city’s most exclusive party spots. You could join other VIP partygoers at NYE Party At The House – an exclusive VIP celebration at the Sydney Opera House. Or make a VIP table reservation at Sydney’s most prestigious nightclub, Marquee Sydney. Or for a more intimate celebration dinner, with a fabulous view of the fireworks, The Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Sydney has sweeping harbour views.

 

 12:00, 1st January 2016, Sydney: Celebrate New Year 1

There’s plenty of time to see in the start of 2016, as you can party until past 1am and then make the short 12km drive from the harbour to Sydney Kingsford Smith airport, which offers 24-hour access for private jets. 

 

02:00, 1st January 2016, Sydney: Depart in your Gulfstream G650ER

Your Gulfstream G650ER long range jet will be waiting, ready for a 2am departure and there are no long waits at the airport – you can take off just minutes after you arrive. The G650ER is the fastest long range private jet in the world - the party aircraft of choice, offering sleek interior configurations which accommodate 8 to 18 passengers. 

During the 12-hour flight, dedicated partygoers can continue the celebrations, VIP style, with high-spec systems for music and video entertainment, fine wines, champagne and bespoke catering served by private flight attendants.  

Or if you’d rather rest and recharge the spacious G650ER cabin offers exceptional, luxury comfort, with the option of a double bed and bathroom with digital shower; floor-to-ceiling wardrobe and mirrored vanity; the latest bespoke lighting and temperature controls; and further ergonomic seating that fully reclines and swivels.

 

 19:00, 31st December 2015, Los Angeles: Start the party…all over again

While others have woken to sore heads back in Sydney, the night is still young in LA. You’ll land early evening – refreshed and ready to start all over again – at Van Nuys, LA’s exclusive private jet airport.

 Just a short drive away are the most exclusive nightspots of Beverley Hills. Cleopatra’s Ball attracts some of Hollywood’s hottest partygoers to the Egyptian Theater. Or dine at one of LA’s most exclusive restaurants, such as Spago, renowned for both its fine dining and its extensive wine cellar.

 12:00, 1st January 2016, Los Angeles: Celebrate New Year 2

So in 2016 for the second time, it’s been 24 hours since you started partying in Sydney.                                                                                                                

Flight cost: Whole aircraft charter cost £151,000 Sydney – LA (one-way). Or from £8,400 per person, based on 18 passengers travelling together. 

 See: www.privatefly.com

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Red Carpet at MTV’s EMA in Milan

 

The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA)  blasted off in Milan last night and Red Carpet was there to watch it all unfurl. Sat Bal took to the red carpet to interview the talent before the show kicked off in Milan’s vast Mediolanum Forum. (26 Oct’15)

 There’s more content to follow (and check out our Twitter feed!) but here we bring you a round-up of the night’s winners and performances…

Something like 800 million televisions switched on last night to watch host Ed Sheeran and co-host Ruby Rose present the 2015 MTV EMAs. The night belonged to multiple winner Justin Bieber but performances such as the duet between Italian tenor  Andrea Bocelli and Tori Kelly brought a new resonance to the EMAs this year.

 

 

Our MTV party started with a visit to EMA sponsor Tezenis Underwear’s cocktail party at their flagship Milan store. This was followed by an invitation on Saturday night to watch Duran Duran (above) and Ellie Goulding, below, perform along with Italian singer-songwriter Marco Mengoni. We’re glad we accepted!

 

The performers delivered a rousing party show and special guest Mark Ronson later performed with Duran on stage at the event, part of Milan Music Week World Stage at Piazza Duomo. 

 

The cat the got the cream...Bieber and his awards haul

 

Next day at the main EMA show Justin Bieber raised fan noise levels to a crescendo with his performance of What Do You Mean?, and was the biggest winner of the night with five MTV EMAs. He took home Best Male for a sixth year in a row; won BestLookWorldwide Act: North AmericaBest Collaboration for his work with Skrillex and Diplo on Where Are You Now?; and Beliebers came out in full effect to help him win Biggest Fans in a heated social vote, with One Direction landing in second place.

 

Production was typical MTV high-end and Justin Bieber opened with a cool futuristic Tron-like set

 

Macklemore (below) & Ryan Lewis opened the show with a high-octane performance of their award-winning song Downtown, which featured mopeds, travellators and Eric Nally flying high above the stage.  Later in the night, they won Best Video for Downtown

 

 

 

Host Ed Sheeran was busy throughout the night. Not only did he commandeer proceedings with co-hostRuby Rose, but he joined Rudimental atop a collection of retro radios for a funky collaboration on their hit Lay it All On Me, and took home awards for Best Live Act and Best World Stage.

 

 

Ed Sheeran accepts Best Live Act award

 

Pharrell Williams closed the night with a powerful performance of his hit track Freedom. Afterward, the broadcast cut to Piazza Duomo in central Milan, where thousands of fans held up a massive 23 x 16 metre ‘Freedom’ flag. Incorporating national flags from all over the world, the flag symbolized the birth of a utopian country that knows no borders and kicked off the MTV Freedom campaign, which seeks to raise awareness, activism and donations in support of the current refugee crisis. See freedom.mtvema.com. #EMAfreedom

 

 

 In honour of this year’s host country, legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a breathtaking rendition of his classic Time To Say Goodbye, then joined powerhouse Tori Kelly for a once-in-a-lifetime duet of Pink’s hit song, Just Give Me a Reason.

 

 

 

 

 Nicki Minaj won Best Hip Hop; Best Pop went to One Direction; Rihanna got Best Female; Taylor Swift won Best Song with Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar; and Best Alternative went to Lana Del Rey

Jason Derulo took over the arena with his hit Want To Want Me, as he and his dancers, below, zoomed between all three stages on SwegWays. 

 

 

 Ellie Goulding wowed the crowd as she emerged from a cluster of giant, mirrored crystals (see headline pic) for a glittering performance of her hit Love Me Like You Do.

 

A gladiatorial Ruby Rose helps Ed Sheeran out with hosting duties

 

MTV PUSH artists Jess Glynne and James Bay hit the MTV EMA stage with debut performances. Elsewhere, twenty one pilots and superstar DJs Martin Garrix and Afrojack entertained tens of thousands of fans in central Milan’s Piazza Duomo with a spectacular outdoor MTV EMAs concert. 

Pop heroes Duran Duran were presented with the first ever MTV Video Visionary Award to celebrate their  pioneering work in the music video art form. 

This year’s EMAs was in partnership with Tezenis Underwear and Guitar Hero Live, and broadcast live on Sunday, 25 October at 9:00PM CET.

 

Where to next?

The conclusion of the show also included an exciting announcement: the 2016 MTV EMAs will be held in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. See you there!

 

 FULL LIST OF 2015 MTV EMA Winners

BEST SONG
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar     Bad Blood

 

BEST POP
One Direction                                                   

 

BEST FEMALE
Rihanna                                                                               

 

BEST MALE                                          
Justin Bieber                                                                                                     

 

BEST LIVE ACT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GUITAR HERO LIVE ® 
Ed Sheeran

 

BEST NEW ACT                                                  
Shawn Mendes                                                                                                                               

 

BEST VIDEO
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis                                           Downtown

 

BEST ROCK                                                                          
Coldplay                                                                                                                                              

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE                          
Lana Del Rey                                                                    

 

BEST HIP HOP                                    
Nicki Minaj                                                                                                                                         

 

BEST ELECTRONIC                                                            
Martin Garrix                                                    

 

BEST PUSH                                          
Shawn Mendes                                                                                                                               

 

BEST COLLABORATION
Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Diplo                         Where Are You Now?

 

BIGGEST FANS
Justin Bieber                                                                                                     

 

BEST LOOK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TEZENIS UNDERWEAR
Justin Bieber                                                                                                     

 

BEST WORLD STAGE
Ed Sheeran                                                         V Festival, Hylands Park, UK 2014

VIDEO VISIONARY AWARD

Duran Duran

 

WORLDWIDE ACT: North America

Canada – Justin Bieber

 

WORLDWIDE ACT: LATIN America

Brazil – Anitta

 

WORLDWIDE ACT: Europe

Italy – Marco Mengoni

 

WORLDWIDE ACT: Africa / India 

Africa – Diamond Platnumz

 

WORLDWIDE ACT: Asia 

China – Jane Zhang

 

WORLDWIDE ACT: Australia / New Zealand

Australia – 5 Seconds of Summer

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Hello! Fashion Monthly Party

 

HFM 1st ANNIVERSARY PARTY, Charlie, 15 Berkeley Street, London, UK

Last night saw HELLO! Fashion Monthly celebrate its first birthday. We went along to the bash at private members’ club Charlie in Berkeley Street to cheer on the standalone glossy style magazine. Dee  Osborne (15 Oct’15)

Guests thronged into the intimate spaces of the club and were royally served with Moët champagne and Ciroc vodka cocktails. A constant round of canapés was sourced from neighbouring new restaurant Casa di Stefano. The fare included crab & avocado mousse vol-au-vents, mini beef burgers, mini pizza assortment, home-made mozzarella, focaccia ripiena and arancini.

 

HFM 1st ANNIVERSARY PARTY, Charlie, 15 Berkeley Street, London, UK

 

BMW ensured it was a smart affair by whisking talent in in a fleet of their new 7 Series luxury cars for talent arrivals. The arrivals included  Donna Air, Tamara Beckwith, Lilah Parsons, Charlotte Watts, Melissa Odabash, Noelle Reno, Zoe Hardman, Sascha & Mimi Bailey, Yasmin Mills, Nicky Clarke & Kelly Simpkin, Lilly Kerssenberg Roxie Nafousi, Kelly Eastwood, Tess Ward, Charlotte Simone and  Olivia Inge

HFM 1st ANNIVERSARY PARTY, Charlie, 15 Berkeley Street, London, UK

 

In the DJ booths were Whinnie Williams & Zara Martin wearing one of Millie Mackintosh’s collection. And speaking of booths, the photo booth provided much fun as evidenced by Donna Air and Tamara Beckwith’s l ‘bunny ears’ shoot.

HFM 1st ANNIVERSARY PARTY, Charlie, 15 Berkeley Street, London, UK

 

The party stopped briefly to allow the magazine’s editor, Juliet Herd, to make a brief address to the revellers and congratulate her team, to applause from the floor.

Waiter

 

As befits a good birthday, DirtyMouth cupcakes, featuring an edible version of this month’s Hello! Fashion Monthly cover star Charlotte Watts (below) granddaughter of Rolling Stones legend Charlie Watts.

HFM 1st ANNIVERSARY PARTY, Charlie, 15 Berkeley Street, London, UK 

 

We left the party with goody bags choc full of gifts from Aspinal of London,Thomas Sabo, Benefit, La Roche Possay, Balmi, Elemis, Accessorize, Samsoe, Swarovski, Diet Coke, South Kensington Club 

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Craig David to Perform at Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi

 

Amber Lounge boat

Formula 1 fans get the added entertainment boost of R&B Dance superstar Craig David at the hotly anticipated final race of the Formula 1 Calendar. The star is the headlining live act on the stage of Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi 2015. Chris Page (8 Sep’15)

Grammy-nominated Craig David has sold over 13 million albums worldwide and achieved multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries. He’ll be showing off his renowned DJ’ing skills too and incorporating his sell-out TS5 shows. The shows have played in venues from Cannes, St. Tropez, and Monaco, to Moscow, South Korea, and Bahrain, featuring his classic hits.

“All my friends rave about Amber Lounge’s stunning setting, the incredible VIP service and the intense party atmosphere and I cannot wait to experience all the fun for myself,” said Craig David. ”Nothing moves faster than Formula 1 but Amber Lounge is a close second!”

Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi has become a world-class lifestyle event for celebrities, F1 drivers, and VIP guests at F1. It will host a luxurious Celebrity Yacht where guests can wine and dine with premium racing views. Previous F1 driver appearances on the yacht include David Coulthard and Felipe Massa

while the 2014 event hosted the likes of Prince Harry, Lewis Hamilton and Dannii Minogue plus 15 Formula 1 drivers and hosted the Mercedes World championship Victory party..

On Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of November, the Amber Lounge returns to the purpose-built waterfront venue in the breathtaking Yas Links Golf Club. The A-list partying lets guests explore luxury options ranging from Dance floor Methuselem tables featuring 6L bottles of champagne to all-inclusive entry passes.

Book tickets : http://www.amber-lounge.com/content/book-tickets 

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Amber Lounge Set for Monaco Grand Prix

F1’s fraternity of royalty, film and music is set to congregate for the Monaco Grand Prix in May. Lavish hospitality comes courtesy of Amber Lounge Monaco 2015 which promises to pull out the stops for its VIP clientele. Chris Page (3 Mar’15) Read more

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This is a Serious Party!

The Secret Garden Party has announced its theme for 2015; ‘Childish Things’ is its entreaty to next year’s party folk. The festival also unveils its new website, illustrated by Dave Little, below. Sat Bal (14 Nov’14) Read more

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MTV EMA, GLASGOW

At an MTV cocktail party on Saturday night Bob Bakish clarified what the 20th EMA is about. The CEO of Viacom told us to expect an event – not a music concert. That ‘event’ exploded into a high-production extravaganza at Glasgow’s new SSE Hydro arena on Sunday night. Sat Bal (11 Nov’14) Read more

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Studio 54 Revisited

Remember Taboo, the legendary 80s London club, led by the outrageous Leigh Bowery? For the many who didn’t make it past the door it was a salutary introduction to elitist club policy. But that policy was written by Studio 54 a decade earlier and pictures from that era are the subject of a new book by photographer, Tod Papageorge. Sat Bal (17 Oct’14) Read more

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Elton John's Grey Goose Club

Night club exclusivity  gets more exclusive when Grey Goose joins the Elton John AIDS Foundation Woodside 'End of Summer’ Party next week. Chris Page (29 Aug’14) Read more

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Isle of MTV 2014, Malta

 

This week Malta welcomed Red Carpet  to its annual music fest, the Isle of MTV once again. Sat Bal met Nicole Scherzinger, Enrique Iglesias, Dizzee Rascal and Kiesza and watched them generate onstage power at the show where MTV’s production teams pulled out the stops to create a visual spectacular. (27 Jun'14) Read more

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