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Don’t know about you you, but most of my New Year’s Eve experiences a young twenty-something consisted of standing outside a club behind a velvet rope, hoping that a bouncer will finally let you and your friends in. After a jaw-dropping cover fee, you have to squeeze through a tight, over packed room (with a highly unbalanced male-to-female ratio) to a bar that charges way too much for watered-down drinks.

Now that I’m approaching *ahem* 40, I’ll be spending my New Year’s Eve at a pickle party, pickling the year’s past transgressions and accomplishments. If that’s a little too low-key for you and you’re looking for something spectacularly awesome to do, may we recommend the delightful soiree the good folks at The Apartment will be hosting on Friday?

If you thought The Apartment was gorgeous in its own right – designed by Todd Fiscus and featuring Philippe Starck designed chairs, ultra-comfortable chocolate brown suede banquettes, large Venetian mirrors and a 26ft white leather bar against a mirrored wall – imagine the place on New Year’s…

For a very affordable ticket price of just $125, the gang at The Apartment have planned quite the all-inclusive shindig, commitied to giving attendees an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration for young professionals across Dallas:

Pre-sold tickets ensure that the venue is not overcrowded but still feels like a selective club.

Great guest-to-bartender and male-to-female ratios ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have fun.

Champagne toasts, high-end snack buffets, an open bar, private parking, cloak room attendants, and first-rate entertainment (including one of the cities hottest DJ’s) are included in the ticket prices—no extra fees!

Tickets are selling out quickly, as of this post only 30 are left. Simply call 972-407-5000 or 214-535-9465 for reservations!

Looking to go totally glam and over-the-top? Be sure to ask about the few VIP tables left! VIP Tables will be located inside a roped off private area, with guaranteed seating, and includes bottle service for the entire evening!

Speaking of beer and The Flying Saucer, all sorts of holiday merriment will be going on at Dallas’ Meddlesome Moth come Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve!

If you’ve never dabbled in all things Moth-like, here’s your chance to spend some of the scrilla Santa may be stuffing your stocking with:

CHRISTMAS EVE:
On Friday, Dec. 24, the Moth will be open regular hours of 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Rare beer tappings will include Austin’s 512 Double Pecan Bourbon Barrel aged cask-conditioned ale and Sierra Nevada’s 30th Anniversary series Grand Cru. The chef will prepare some chalkboard specials to pair with these fine ales.

CHRISTMAS DAY:
The Moth will reopen at 5 p.m., and guests are encouraged to arrive early for the tapping of a rare cask of Jester King Commercial Suicide aged in George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey barrels. The Jester King is a Texas brew and is extremely limited in quantity.

SUNDAY, DEC. 26:
Guests and their families are invited to enjoy the Moth’s new Sunday brunch menu, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which features flavorful, interesting food selections and specialty beers, including Eggs Creole (poached eggs, crawfish, cayenne hollandaise and lyonnaise potatoes. Ask about the Meddlesome Margarita, you’ll love it! Reservations are recommended.

NEW YEAR’S EVE:
New Year’s Eve will feature a prix fixe menu option, prepared by Chef Chad Kelley, accompanied by a handpicked selection of beers specifically chosen to pair well with each course. Wine lovers should not feel left out, as there will be wine pairing options, too. The Moth will open at 11 a.m., and celebration seating will begin at 10 p.m. The three menu options will include Coffee-Cured Duck Confit with Pistachio, Mache and Coco Nibs, and New Bedford Scallops with Sweet and Sour Golden Raisins and Parsnip Puree. Reservations are strongly recommended. For those guests who would like to reserve a table without dinner, the Moth is also taking reservations to celebrate and ring in the New Year with a special beer toast.

For more information about the holiday schedule or to make a reservation for any of the holiday events, please call (214) 628-7900.

Holiday hours for the Meddlesome Moth are as follows: Friday, Dec. 24, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 25, 5 p.m. to close; Sunday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m. to midnight; and Friday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Massage Envy

I am so excited that Massage Envy is now open in Uptown at West Village! 

After driving by, anxiously waiting for months for them to open, I finally had my first massage there on Saturday.  The employees were extremely friendly and helpful from the moment I walked in the door.  The location is perfect in West Village, and the interior is a soothing atmosphere with warm plum colors, stone walls and a peaceful, flowing water sculpture. 

The massage room was dimly lit, and had a soft, heated massage table.  I had the best massage from Jen. H., and I don’t like telling you her name, since I want to keep her available for all my future appointments, but she is wonderful!  The whole experience was made even better when I went to pay.  Instead of the usual $100 that I pay for a massage, I only paid $39, since I was a new client. I enjoyed it so much that I signed up for their monthly package on the spot. 

Massage Envy is going to help me keep my New Year’s resolution to have a healthier, happier, less stressful life in 2009!

For more information visit Massage Envy online.