ESSENCE Relationship Editor Demetria L. Lucas celebrated her birthday with a swanky New York City affair at the Shelburne Hotel Rooftop. The party was hosted by ESSENCE.com Managing Editor Emil Wilbekin and Belvedere Vodka. With a spectacular view of Manhattan, guests sipped on sophisticated cocktails while listening to the sounds of DJ MOS and DJ Parler. It was a night to remember. Happy Birthday to our own Belle in Brooklyn.