Chicago Empire was a thrilling New Year’s Eve bash which took place at the hot River North venue, Untitled! Produced by Justin Jacobson (Platinum Events), this party attracted more than 500 revelers to this 17,000-square-foot space and was the scene of exciting entertainment that included The Gold Coast All-Stars! This 11-piece band, founded by Danny Chaimson, had the crowd whipped into a frenzy. Dapper VH1 reality star and social scenester, Justin Ross Lee (with gorgeous girlfriend Regina Brauer), were also on hand to add to the excitement.
It was fun co-hosting this memorable evening with Justin and NBC’s Marcus Riley. I was thrilled to be there covering the action for my Watch312.com show, too. (SEE VIDEO BELOW!) Untitled boasts six rooms, all with different vibes, and was packed with party people who enjoyed the hot mixes of DJs Flaco, Wags and Iman Amy Danielle. The invite suggested Prohibition-era wear and many of the guests were decked out in this attire inspired by the venue. The night included multiple open bars, appetizers and the prerequisite noisemakers and hats.
I was thrilled that my handsome cousin, Alexander Groce, and his beautiful girlfriend, Jenny Davison, could attend, too! I saw so many familiar faces and it was a joy to ring in the New Year with friends like Marco Foster, Andrea Dres, Leonard Mogul, Danielle Davis, Misty Callahan, Shelley Howard, Liz Abraham, Nicole Townsend (wearing an exquisite Borris Powell gown) and so many more!
Hope your New Year was memorable, too!