Partying on top of New York City with Mr. Purple and Veuve Clicquot Champagne

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When you are in New York City during the winter, without a doubt you want to be inside in the warmth. Especially if you are a Florida-boy like me. However, there is also the longing to be partying outside on the rooftops to soak in the NYC skyline. Last night, I experienced just how to do so with new and old friends from Real Housewives of New Jersey, radio and TV hosts, and more – at the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Chalet on the gorgeous rooftop bar Mr. Purple.

Let’s just say … it is stunning and the company was fun too.

Mr. Purple, which is situated atop of the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, has transformed the luxury lounge into an aprés-ski lodge under the NYC sky.

What is an aprés-ski lodge?

Well … it is a chic, cozy spot where you can feel comfortable while living the high-life. Mr. Purple would describe it as a place decorated with purple deer heads, fireplace décor and blankets sprinkled around to keep you bundled up.

The Veuve Clicquot Chalet has opened a transparent dome on the terrace of the rooftop that resembles that of a larger-than-life snow globe. Once you snap a few photos on the terrace of the beautiful concrete jungle, you can step into this globe and be transported to another ski lodge setting that welcomes guests to a small champagne bar.

The bar not only has the delicious Veuve Clicquot bubbly, the bartenders also concoct holiday-themed cocktails, including almond milk-inspired hot chocolate, hot toddys and more. Guests can also enjoy delectable cheese and chocolate fondue.

The bespoke Veuve Clicquot Chalet can accommodate between 25-50 people and reservations are highly recommended, but you can also chance it and try to walk-in, pending availability. You can reserve your spot at Through the site, you can also reserve the Chalet for private events.

To learn more about Veuve Clicquot Champagne, visit their website at

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