okay, so you're way too young to have lived the debaucherous golden age of disco, when making a grand entrance on a white mare was almost customary and partying hard until the break of dawn on weekdays was pretty much a rule. well, you've got another shot at gaining instant dance floor stardom and all the perks that come with it. we're talking the opening of gilded lily, a happening and rather glitzy - and we mean that literally - late night haunt in chelsea. the club is the latest venture of lisle richards and eric marx, a duo who've already made their mark on nightlife in the big apple with a number of eye-catching eateries. mind you, one of their other new venues sits right atop this bar.
they enlisted new york-based agency roman and williams which designed a mischievously o.t.t. interior with an industrial edge, and infused it with a shiny gold hue. and that includes the specially designed fixtures, leather sofas and even floors. gilded lily's absolute decoration showstopper is this gigantic spiky chandelier, synced to the deejay's pulsating beats and with a sunken dance floor below. obviously, there's a state-of-the-art sound system with gilded speakers to match. and speaking of music, the club also aims to revive some the fun and glam of the hedonistic heyday of the disco era in that department. needless to say gilded lily pulls a crowd that instinctively knows how to party. you better practice your dance moves. location: 408 west 15th street [chelsea].