To celebrate the fifth season of MTV cult favorite "The Hills," the reality-girl drama-meets- fashion show, dozens of women and a few token men ranging in age from 20-something to 40-something gathered in the swanky, mod lounge upstairs at the Chalet restaurant and bar in Roslyn last night despite the torrential rain. There, they cozied up to a crackling fire and sipped "Hills"-inspired drinks (Lauren's Pink Fizz, Audrina's Wild Ride and the Heidi Sneaky Tini), snacked on sushi and sliders, and gathered to watch the show on the big screen.
Some, like Alexandra Karcev, a public relations executive from Massapequa, even dressed the part. In a chic, gray BCBG Runway mini-dress paired with a gold chain necklace and metallic shoes, Karcev said, " Lauren [Conrad] is my favorite character, but tonight I'm feeling like I might be a little Audrina -- a little naughty --dressed in this sexy little dress." Why the night out? "This is the kind of place that the girls of 'The Hills' would go to in Los Angeles, right here in Long Island and everyone here loves 'The Hills.' "
Chalet general manager, Frederic Dursunian, who was thrilled with the Monday turnout, agreed. "It's a trendy show, and this is a perfect spot at the Chalet. The girls who come here wear their clothes like the girls on 'The Hills.' Everybody had a good time."
Well, maybe not everybody. Jonathan Guida, 27, of Patchogue, smartly dressed in Banana Republic slim sweater, shirt, tie and jeans, who came along with his girlfriend, Melissa Delise, 22, of Wading River got called a " Spencer Pratt type," (Spencer, for those who don't know it, is the show's bad boy) by another guest. He didn't like it much, vehemently shaking his head no when he heard it. His girlfriend, Melissa, just laughed.