by Hiko Mitsuzuka
We just got back from a whirlwind week in New York (holy humidity and thunderstorms!), and our final night in the Empire State included guzzling down some delicious strawberry-flavored Moscato alongside world-famous blogger Perez Hilton and singer Christina Milian (pictured above) at NoMa Social in New Rochelle.
The evening kicked off with some cocktails in NoMa's gorgeous bar-lounge, courtesy of Viva Diva Wines, while scoping the room for a bevy of reality-TV stars like Patti Stanger from Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker. It also happened to be Patti's birthday, so naturally we had to drool over her gorgeous cake from Anna Artuso's Pastry Shop. Unfortunately, we didn't stick around to sample what was beneath the colorful fondant and icing.
Outside on the pool deck of the Radisson Hotel, guests were treated to photo ops with the stars, more fruity Moscato, and a hot mix of jams from a DJ stationed by the VIP entrance.
While tasty nibblers were being passed around (we couldn't get enough of the mussels and macaroni-and-cheese balls), we caught a few more notable faces in the blinged-out crowd: Carla Facciola from Mob Wives and the ladies from Big Rich Atlanta.
Naturally, while hanging in the VIP lounge, we had to chat it up with Christina Milian and thank her for participating in Bello Mag's photo shoot last fall (yours truly had the pleasure of doing her interview and chatting about her current gig on NBC's The Voice).
Many thanks to the Viva Diva team for making our last night in New York a memorable one. Now...how about sending a few bottles of Moscato to L.A.? We'd love to share some flavors with our friends out here.
Photo credit: Chris Marksbury Photography