What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve, L.A.?

— by Caroline on Crack


So many options for New Year’s Eve. It’s the one night of the year with the most promise; do you want to start off the new year with a bang or ease into it?

For me, I was going to hit the absinthe lounge at Seven Grand’s party, surprise surprise, but decided to spend a mellow eve at an intimate house party in WeHo instead. A mini horror movie festival, Wii bowling and getting drunk safely at a friend’s home sounds good to me.

Out of curiosity, I polled some Angelenos you may have heard of to see how they’re going to do up the last big party night of 2007 (as well as what’s their New Year’s resolutions) and here’s what they said:

Kim Cooper, creator of 1947project and Esotouric: [My husband] Richard and I intend to cuddle up with the cats, some primo film noir and a bottle of hooch.

Aidan Demarest, general manager of Doheny: I’ll be herding green fairies and checking the tension wire on my trapeze. My New Years resolution is to be doing the exact same thing next year, but richer.

Ramona Gaddis, Chambord ambassador: Private house party this year. Should be lots of fun but not newsworthy! New Years resolution: Have more faith in God and really go for what I want in life, knowing things are going to work out!

Sarah Gim, The Delicious Life: I’m in the TN office today, then taking off early to head down to OC. I am spending it with fam down there, blogging (which I am very grateful to be back to doing), then going to parents’ house tomorrow for the Korean tradition of eating dduk gook.

Shelley Han, Yelper: Going to Napa with some friends. No idea what we’re doing, but we’re staying and the Marriott hotel and I’ll have a bottle of Moet Chandon with me. My New Year’s resolution for 2008 is to get my photo business off the ground and make at least $1,000 net profit.

Tony Pierce, blogfather of LA Times‘ blogs: I’m going to be in Toronto where I am beloved and the feeling is mutual. my resolution is to garner a fan club in L.A. of at least half the size as the one in Canada.

Andy Sternberg, NetZoo and LAist: I’ll be in Ushuaia, Argentina — the southernmost city in the world often referred to as El fin del Mundo. Fitting for a New Year’s toast as — since 1999/2000 at least — I’ve felt that slightly apocalyptic New Year’s Eve overtones only bolster one’s optimism and good fortune in the coming year. And 2008 will be the year of the Cub. Last time ’08 rolled around the Cubs won the world series. They haven’t won it since. ‘Til the End of the World — salud!

Oddly enough, seems like lots of Angelenos will be spending New Year’s either out of town or at home. How about you, L.A.? What are you doing tonight and what’s your resolution for 2008?