Fashion Indie Crashes Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel
Apr 19, 2011 - by Josh Linam
The lovely people at Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City rolled out the red carpet for Fashion Indie this past weekend. Limo service, a hotel suite in the Water Club, five-course meals, room service, bottle service, Ricky Martin concert, Kathy Griffin show, spa treatment and multiple crazy nights... we indulged.
The only thing better than an awesome hotel & casino, of course, is a luxurious awesome hotel & casino. Last weekend was a glorious celebration of life, Ricky Martin and casino #winning compliments of the Borgata.
Night one, Fashion Indie dined at the hotel's own Izakaya restaurant, devouring delicious Japanese cuisine and toppling tasty saké by the carafe-full.
Post-meal we skipped over to the Borgata Event Center to see none other than the recently reinvented Ricky Martin. Actually, his new songs are much like his old ones (except markedly gayer, more Salsa-influenced and basically all Spanish lyrics. Okay, maybe they're nothing alike).
Regrettable decisions were made at MIXX nightclub after Ricky, obviously due to free bottle service.
With a camera-full of photos posing beside people we swear we've never met and several suspect texts from the night before, we awoke. Borgata's Immersion Spa nursed us back to health via hot stone massage and jacuzzi action.
Dinner Saturday was hosted by Wolfgang Puck restaurant at the hotel. Have you ever tasted roasted chicken so good your face spontaneously combusted and melted to the floor? Me neither, but we were close.
With a new hot body and the energy of a squealing pig at a BBQ restaurant, Kathy Griffin told twisted stories from her life without taking a breath for over an hour. Verdict: disgustingly hilarious.
To cap the night, we went for a night cap with surprise more bottle service. It was just enough liquor in our system to prompt $200 being shucked from our pockets and thrown onto the roulette table. (Damn you, red 32.)
Fashion Indie returned to Manhattan madness Sunday morning with a pleasant, two-hour limo ride. What. A. Weekend!
For more on the Borgata and to book your own insane weekend, visit their website.