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If we had to find one thing to criticize about New Year's Eve in San Francisco, it would be that we can never spend enough money on just one day. Yes, yes… the sky's the limit when it comes to clothes, shoes, hair, makeup, drivers, dinner and drinks for the final blowout of the year, but where's the Bay Area's embarrassing display of excess? The St. Regis's Bubbles and Baubles package is a strong contender.
For $75,000, you'll start your night in a butler-serviced St. Regis suite with oysters and a $5,000 bottle of Krug Clos d'Ambonnay à la Napoleon, (sabering included, natch). Next, a Bentley will whisk you down the street to Waterbar, where you'll have a prime, waterfront table to enjoy a five-course with wine pairings before the fireworks display over the Bay.
When you're ready to call it a night, the Bentley will bring you back to your suite, and you can sleep in before your New Year's Day brunch at Vitrine, complete with a personal mixing session of the St. Regis Signature Bloody Mary cocktail. As a souvenir of your luxe night, you'll take home one-of-a-kind Mikimoto pearl strand necklace from Shreve & Co. (You could wear the pearls for New Year's, but really? Pearls on NYE?)
Haute Living says all taxes and fees are included in the price. To make arrangements, just tell your assistant to call the St. Regis Aficionado Coordinator at 415-284-4070. It's no champagne-delivered-via-skydiver spectacle, but at least you get to keep the jewelry.