BlackBook Fêtes Its 14th Birthday

It was a midsummer night’s dream of a soiree. BlackBook CEO Ari Horowitz hosted a swank party for the 14th anniversary of his company that coincided with the 24th birthday of his lovely fiancee, Laurel Cummings, at his ultra posh West Village penthouse. I meant to stay 5 minutes and was there for hours. It was a hot crowd with unbelievably delish food from Morimoto. I parked myself at the buffet until I realized the hottest crowd was cooling off on the large roof deck. I even sipped a tequila as the Casa Dragones rep insisted—I was, after all, among friends. I stumbled back to the buffet to get some ice cream cake and cupcakes a la Coldstone, and then back into the night air. I remember BlackBook back in the day. We tried to host as many of these shin digs at my clubs as possible, as the magazine always drew a sharp crowd and we always wanted the brand association. It’s 14 years later and nothing has changed.

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BlackBook has been great for giving me a chance to tell my story and show the world that I’m more than just a pretty face. The music by Alexander Dexter-Jones had me convinced that yet another superstar DJ has arisen from the Ronson clan. Rock and Soul provided the gear and showed how easy it is to make a joint hop. Good food, good music and sound, and booze (courtesy of Veev) transforms a cool apartment into the hottest place in town. I tried to leave 5 times but a familiar face always brought me back. Happy birthday Blackbook and Laurel Cummings.

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Photography by Gina Sachi Cody.