Julie Macklowe Celebrates 45th Birthday at Cipriani’s Musica Club in New York City

Julie Macklowe

Julie Macklowe, founder of The Macklowe Whiskey, celebrated the holiday season and her 45th Birthday with an epic dance party at Cipriani’s Musica Club on Manhattan’s West Side on Friday, December 9, 2022.

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The evening started with cocktails in Musica’s Lounge downstairs, where guests enjoyed a jazz performance, followed by a burlesque show of aerialists. Guests sipped and enjoyed The Macklowe American Single Malt, the exceptional whiskey created by Julie in 2019. Cristal champagne was also served, along with small bites catered by Cipriani.

At 10:30PM, Master of Ceremony Danny Estrella directed the crowd to the main night club on the upper floor where Macklowe blew the candles of her giant birthday cake shaped like The Macklowe, surrounded by family, including husband Billy Macklowe, mother-in-law Linda Macklowe, father and brother Frank & Alan Lerner, and a mad mix of old and young friends from the high finance, art, fashion, music & entertainment worlds.

Julie Macklowe, Billy Macklowe, and Zoe Macklowe

After a sweet speech from hubby Billy Macklowe, Julie introduced DJ Bob Moses, who played a 2-hour set and her guests went wild.

Julie Macklowe with DJ Moses

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Close to 600 guests attended, including Todd Meister with Google CEO Eric Schmidt & Minnie Dubilier; Pulitzer Prize winners Ronan Farrow and Andrea Elliot, authors William Berlind, Magnus Resch & Boykin Curry. Sisters Claire Distenfeld Olshan & Andrea Olshan, Janna Bullock, Carl & Gigi Grimstad with daughters Jamie & India, and Peter Thomas Roth with son Ryan Thomas Roth as well as actors Justin Mae Biticon, William Abadie, Violetta Komyshan, and Constantine Maroulis. Photographer Douglas Friedman and models Charlotte Bonstrom, Vanessa Fuchs, and Cypress Hayunga were also in attendance.

Ritz Carlton’s Paul & Dayssi Kanavos, Equinox’s Harvey Spevak, Cotes’s Simon Kim, Michael &  Ali Stillman, Omar Hernandez, Juice Press’ Michael & Erica Karsch, Nue Life’s Juan Pablo Capello, Ziel & Helene Feldman & David, Simone Levinson, and Colin Cowie.

High finance brought in close friends such as Bottled Asset Fund Jim & Krista Corl, the Baker brothers Felix &  Julian Baker, Robert & Caroline Taubman, Blackstone’s Martin & Sonja Brand, OTG’s Rick Blatstein, Apollo Global co-founder Josh Harris, John Paulson, Rodney Propp, and Darius & Jill Bikoff.

Artists Daniel Arsham and Samantha Bass, Sotheby’s Charles Stewart, Almine Rech Picasso with son Paul de Froment and Marie de Froment, Stephanie Hirsch, Angela Westwater & David Meitus, Alex & Anthony Adler, and Eric & Stacey Bendet Eisner were also seen at the event with Timo Weiland, Zani Gugelman, Chris & Cristina Cuomo, Jennifer Creel, Camilla Olsson, Dori Cooperman, Christina Getty, Lisa Airan & Trevor Born, Valesca Hermes, Patty Raynes, Michael & Violet Mironko Gross, Kelly Bensimon, Adelina Wong & Bill Ettleson, Elisabeth Jones Hennessy, Julia Haart, Ramona Singer, Eleanora Kennedy, Max Roever, and Alisa Roever, Ryan & Pamela Tick, David & Lesley Schulhof, Ulla Parker, Justin Murdock, Tom Murro, Oliver Swig, Ming Lee Simmons, and Tik Tokers Emira D’Spain & Luca Mornet, with stylist Julian Polak.