Fans were fluttered, pouts were polished, and of course, pasties were twirled (and then some) at the 12th annual New York Burlesque Festival, which culminated in the Golden Pastie Awards at Highline Ballroom. Enjoy these photos with us and celebrate all the glitz and glamour NYC has to offer. And if you've still got an appetite for burly-Q after looking through this slideshow, check out our gorgeous shots of the reliably outlandish Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant.
RECOMMENDED: Full coverage of the New York Burlesque Festival
Brasserie 8 1/2
There is such a thing as a refined all-you-can-eat buffet and no restaurant does it better than midtown’s Brasserie 8 ½. The Sunday brunch is French-inflected and features everything from a crepe station to a seafood bar with ceviche, smoked salmon and poached shrimp. Save room for the desserts, though, which, at last count, featured over 15 pies, cakes and cookies.
Venue says: “Join us on Sundays for our endless brunch buffet! Sunday and Monday nights are BYOB with a special prix fixe menu. Book your reservation!”