You've already eyed the shoes and narrowed down the outfit selections; now it's almost party time! With the holiday season upon us — yes, we're enjoying the telltale Christmas breeze — invitations are coming fast and furious for December's hot-ticket events. To make it that much easier for you, we've shortlisted the ten parties that matter and where you need to be spotted in your best Page 2/SO-ready ensemble.
Featuring performances by Grammy Award-winning songstress Regina Belle and Arturo Tappin, the Christmas season kicks off with Starry Night - an $8,000-a-ticket luxe event to be hosted on the lawns of Jamaica House on December 8 that will feature an interplanetary décor theme and a cornucopia treats from top caterers.
The fellas of Dream Entertainment are sure to deliver a rollicking good time in St Thomas for the under-35 age group with their yuletide Smirnoff Daydreams party slated for Solaris Estates. Sunday, December 23.
After tucking into dinner with the family, the young and fabulous will head to A-List, slated to be held at Hope Gardens on Christmas Night. Think contemporary hip-hop, dancehall, pop and electronic music. Mix in 20-and 30-somethings dressed in trendy casualwear. Stir in an atmosphere of people-watching and voila! - you've made the 'List'.
There's an aura of exclusivity that defines this soirée. Partygoers are hip, seeming as though they stepped out of a United Colours of Benetton ad campaign, and the late-night affair is perfect to rub shoulders with tomorrow's movers and shakers today. Boxing Night
ATL World Party
We can't spill too much about this torrid December 'do' that will have the Second City buzzing. Let's put it this way: if you haven't got your invitation yet for the ATL Autohaus event in MoBay, there's still a window of opportunity to call someone who might know someone....
Those in the know will head to Maiden Cay on December 28 with the yacht set and party-hearty crowd for a pre-New Year's daytime blowout fest. Party essentials needed: a fab beach bod and bottles of bubbly.
Euphoria Luxury Booze Cruise
Sail on the high seas, or more like around the Kingston Harbour, for the All-White Euphoria Luxury Booze cruise which leaves the dock on December 30. If last July's maiden Euphoria voyage is anything to go by, then trust us, this party is a guaranteed, seaworthy outing.
It would give added oomph were Sean 'P Diddy' Combs to put in an appearance at this luxe party sponsored by the vodka company the mogul has sizeable shares in. Ah, if only...
Otherwise, this social event to be hosted on New Year's Eve is perfect to showcase your snazzy wardrobe alongside other fashionistas.
Round Hill New Year's Eve
For the ultimate stargazing (at celebs, silly — not the heavens), nothing beats the black-tie New Year's party at the cashmere chic Round Hill Hotel.
New Year's Day is not complete on any well-thinking socialite's calendar without pencilling in Frenchmen party — which still reigns supreme as the one party to truly kick-start the New Year.
Come January 5, 2013 LUXE at Sandals Beach Club, Ochi will set the tone for the new year.