It’s that time again. The countdown to 2008 is upon us! Two of the most rockin' New Years Eve parties in Chicago this year are at Crimson Lounge and NV Penthouse Lounge.

The black-tie bash at Crimson Lounge includes appetizers and a premium open bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., plus a midnight balloon drop, party favors and a champagne toast all for $150. The DJ for the evening will be Matt Warren. Table pricing and bottle service packages are available starting at $500. Crimson is located in the lobby of the Hotel Sax at 333 N. Dearborn.

NV Penthouse Lounge includes a premium open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, appetizers, a DJ and a champagne toast for $150. Also, if you reserve a table for up to six people you can indulge in bottle service packages ranging from $1,100 to $2,000. NV is located at 116 W. Hubbard Street.

New Year's Eve events definitely offer a great excuse for adding a new pair of shoes to your wardrobe. So now that you have the hot spot in Chicago to celebrate, it is time to get the stylish shoes to match and what better boutique to check out then grace located at 1917 N. Damen. Ring in the New Year with fashion-forward style and beautify your feet with dazzling footwear from grace for New Years Eve. Below are my favorite two picks perfect to wear to Crimson or NV:

Luciano Padovan Black Patent Leather BootsPatrick Cox Purple Tiziana Platform Pumps

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year!

Elizabeth Kujawa

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