When Sandy swept the city, anyone and everyone below 39th Street lost electricity with no further information as to when it would be restored. When the going gets tough, the fancy get going! Uptown hasn’t seen this many celebs since… well, maybe fashion week? But even then, Escalades swiftly move celebs, socialites and fashionistas back downtown before they can properly pronounce Nicolas Ghesquière.
Nevertheless, Pantsarazzi found out where the celebs were keeping warm – and tipsy – from the storm: The Mark Hotel.
We love Jean Georges at the Mark (see http://unbuttoningpants.com/2011/10/the-mark-firmly-hits-theirs/), and this was undoubtedly the place to see and be seen while the downtown restaurants and bars were shuttered. Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld were spotted clanking martini glasses (kidding), along with Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, André Balazs, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Kelly Ripa, and Russell Crowe just to name a few. I doubt Marc Jacobs ate our favorite truffle pizza, but at least regulars of ABC Kitchen could still get their JG fix.
Oh an don’t worry – minutes after the power was restored, ABC Kitchen was still completely booked for the next two months.