Donnie Wahlberg, an original member of New Kids on the Block and a star of the CBS police series Blue Bloods, will co-host the Leather & Laces party with his wife, actress Jenny McCarthy, and special guest NASCAR racer Kyle Busch on February 3 at Hughes Manor on Washington Avenue. The 24,000-square-foot pace is undergoing extensive renovations for the party, with opulent spaces such as "The Gold Champagne Room" and "The L&L Parisian Lounge."
The next night, February 4, Victoria's Secrets models Adriana Lima and Sara Sampaio will host the Saturday night edition of the party, with live performances by Cirque USA, DJ Michael Jerome, DJ Avi and DJ Automatic, at the same location. The models are among the select group known as "angels" because they don wings to walk the runway in lingerie at the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show.
The Leather & Laces party, which debuted during Super Bowl XXVIII in Houston in 2004, has become such a hot ticket that organizers now hold two parties on the Friday and Saturday nights before the big game. Past party hosts have included Jeremy Piven, Kim Kardashian, Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicole Scherzinger, Emily Ratjkowski, Jamie Chung, Bar Refaeli, and Kevin Dillon.
Tickets range from $375 to $20,000 for a celebrity cabana for the February 3 party; and from $450 to $25,000 for a celebrity cabana for the February 4 party. For more information, visit leatherandlaces.com.
For a full list of Super Bowl parties, check out this CultureMap article.