Because Size Matters: The Vegas-Style Party Launches Tonight

Whether size matters in the bedroom is still under debate, but the size of a party in a nightclub? Oh, the bigger, the better. And one party in particular is as big as it gets: Magnum Mondays. You know, like the large-sized condom company. Tonight, the party – which first began at STK Vegas by The ONE Group – is launching at its resident NY spot: STK Downtown, a restaurant in Meatpacking known for its ribeye dipped in truffle butter and creamed spinach.

Unlike the sparkler-filled brunch parties at Beaumarchais and Bagatelle, Magnum Mondays offers dinner and a party on the first day of the workweek – officially extending the weekend spirit to a three-day, DJ-filled affair. Beginning weekly at 7pm, the dinner parties start with steaks and celebrity DJs, and end with STK’s signature ménage a trios carnival dessert: a threesome of caramel corn, cotton candy, and a mini funnel cake.

Tonight kicks off with celeb DJ Ross One, who’s DJed with Jay-Z and Kanye, and continues each week after with talents like D-Nice (DJd for Stevie Wonder) and R&B, hip-hop DJ Reach.

Now if you can just recover from Sunday’s revelries and make it to tonight’s. I think you can do it.

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London Preview: ME London Hotel

With openings in Madrid and Barcelona, the ME by Melia imprint is making a sweep across Europe.Now here comes the UK version; in September, the West End will see the arrival of the new ME London, designed by the prolific Foster + Partners.

Built around a 11-story atrium, the ME features a 157 sleekly designed rooms and suites. But sleep will be the last thing considered here, with glamourous outposts of New York’s Asellina and STK (from The ONE Group), as well as rooftop bar Radio. ME…oh my.

Grey Goose Outside Insiders: Devon Mosley, Singular Sensation

As National Director of Marketing for The One Group, Devon Mosley might find himself on New York’s Gansevoort Park Rooftop one night and on site at the brand’s latest venue, STK Atlanta, on the next. After working as a publicist in Los Angeles for One Sunset restaurant, Mosley accepted a New York-based position handling marketing for The One Group’s nightlife destinations, which are located in New York, LA, Las Vegas, Miami, and Turks & Caicos.

Your job regularly takes you to different cities, but where did you begin your hospitality career? I got my start in Los Angeles as a restaurant publicist. I worked with dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, and chefs around the country. It was there that I met The One Group team when I represented their first West Coast restaurant, One Sunset. I actually went to school for hospitality because I love this industry; I’m a foodie and die for travel.

What venues will The One Group launch in the coming months? I oversee the marketing and PR for our venues in NYC, LA, Las Vegas, Miami, Turks & Caicos. And right now we’re gearing up for the opening of STK Atlanta this fall, and then London the following year. I’m part of a great team with lots of very dedicated people.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? We throw a party every night. The time zones are the most difficult part of the job because we’re turning the music down in one city just as it’s going up in the next. There’s just this high-on-life feeling you get from doing what you love every day. Working a red carpet is a pretty good high every tine and there have been so many crazy nights and wild experiences to even call out the most memorable one.

What is the key to entertaining guests at home? If your guest always has a drink in their hand, it makes them your biggest fan. And have there’s no shame in starting the dance party yourself!

How does summer nightlife in New York compare to the other seasons? Are you kidding? It’s incomparable. There’s such fresh energy in the warmer months. You’re going to find me on a rooftop overlooking Gotham every night of the week.

What is your favorite summer cocktail this year? The One Group has such a stellar cocktail program; we use fresh fruits, bitters, and bubbles in cool ways. On the rooftop of the Gansevoort Park Hotel this summer, guests can enjoy STK’s signature Green Intensity cocktail.

Green Intensity: 2 ½ oz. Grey Goose Vodka ¾ oz. lime juice ¾ oz. simple syrup 5 basil leaves 1 Serrano chili pepper