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Where to Look Divine for 2009

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    Where to find the glam party spots on New Year's Eve? Get your slinkiest, 2009-iest outfit on; we've got ideas.

    You wouldn't dream of meeting the new year in some gnarly old jeans or your grubbiest sweats. And we wouldn't dream of asking you to go there. Good thing there are party-throwing swankeries where a streak of sparkle on the cheek and a stiletto heel still rule the night...

    Balboa Bay Club & Resort: A gorgeous setting and a truly black-tie affair, held in the ballroom. We feel a velvet cape might be in order, or sparkly toe polish...

    The Kress: Hot haps on Hollywood Boulevard. Hit the rooftop, kiss somebody under the balloon drop, sip a fabulous cocktail. How crazy fun do you want to get? They'll go there with you.

    Casino Ballroom: We'll call it the most famous ballroom in California (maybe the whole U.S.). Hello-ing the new year is an Avalon tradition. So is enjoying a flute of sparkling wine on that famous balcony while overlooking Catalina Island and the glimmer-y, yacht-packed harbor...

    Social Hollywood: D.A.S.K. Productions throws its splashy, DJ-riffic New Year's Eve Ball at this vintage Hollywood landmark. We want to see the confetti cannons (can we have one of those at home?)...

    Millennium Biltmore Hotel: A swank hotel fete on the last day of the year feels just about right to us, and the Biltmore does it up with the hoity-toity hallmarks of a happy new year's celebration: balloon drop, the stylish setting of the Gallery Bar & Cognac Room and the traditional, raise-a-glass-and-get-a-kiss toast.

    Find more gussy-it-up go-outs for New Year's Eve...