Ever feel like you want to do good and have a stellar time, but the bills are due and the recession is hitting you hard? Well, now you have a chance to give back for very little.
TONIGHT, July 28th, promises to Keep everyone rockin' at the Inaugural Reeve Rocks benefit concert. Bringing together some of the country's finest rock talent to raise money for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The spirit and dedication to get people out of wheelchairs is the driving force behind the generosity of those involved."
As Christopher once stated, "It comes down to us. You have to take action, and believe me, it works. We have the power to make an enormous difference." CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS
Looks like our former frequentGuest Blogger, Britten Heft, has flown the coop quite nicely! Our dear friend had a HUGE birthday bash just a few days ago at the ever popular Hudson Terrace. An excerpt on the party from Melissa Nicole, an attendee of the mega bash, tells us: Our dear friend and birthday girl: ,
what isn’t there to say? She is thoughtful, loving, selfless, super
sweet and is always there when you need anything.... She’s the new girl
in town as Editor of Scene B Seen,
covering who’s hot, what’s not, and where’s where in NYC and the
Hamptons. Obviously, this society gal knows how to throw a party.Click here for more
Saturday Night and Valentine's Day amidst Fashion Week, could there be any more pressure? Therefore, I was absolutely delighted that my inbox was inundated with V-Day invitations. It is a know fact that red is not only le coulour d'amour; it is also my fave color. Yet the only red to be seen on the muted autum gold, burnt orange, sage and steel blue palettes of the runways, is at The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection on the 13th, and on the not so demure Bethenny Frankel at Alvin Valley. So I set out to find a new color- green.
Scanning through my e-vites, I discovered one from our eco-conscious friend Poull Brien, of Way Over Budget Productions, at Greenhouse. This may be an obvious choice to conquer my quest, but then I found myself pondering- can green go red? Not to worry, my globally perplexed friends, this night- The Vegan Queen of Green, is a Queen of Hearts indeed.
Entering the Valentine's Cocktail Reception at 160 Varick, it is visible that the complimentary beverages courtesy of X Rated Fusion, have been flowing- plentifully. The oxford and fitted jeans wearing men and their gussied up counter parts- minus the over indulgent sparkles gracing the front rows of the tents, were all revved up to observe the eco-luxury Vegan Queen goes Green handbag fashion show.
The bag line, dawned on the arms of models, clothed in white t-shirts and jeans, claim to create a "newvision of the masculine meets feminine approach. All materials are premium quality and developed to the highest ecological standards... and timeless silhouettes". I am not so sure about all of that; the bags were various geometrical shapes, with no prevalent color theme.
Yet, we all watched dutifully, and as soon as the red lights washed over the room, the crowd seemed relieved to resume cavorting and knocking 'em back. Although the veganista marriage of Vegan Queen and Greenhouse made perfect sense in theory, it appeared to be ineffectual. Perhaps I had missed something. I needed some clarification.
The statuesque, Blonde, rose-lipped, blue-eyed beauty CEO of Vegan Queen, Evelina Zdunczyk, is proud to boast that most of her models are, in fact, vegans. This is the first thing she tells me. Then in a dreamy tone, Evelina expresses her gratitude to be able to showcase her vegan bags in a cohesive idea of this particular space, with these particular models, on this particular day. "It is all about sharing love, is it not?" With this ideal notion still lingering in the air, Evelina is swept away by her assistant, and I am left wondering if her pin-straight Platinum strands were eco-processed...
As I share my thoughts with my organic wine at theVIP bar downstairs, I overhear a self-proclaimed, unapologetic Bush supporter, Joe, regale the evidently bored, deli coffee sipping, throaty female Bartender, with classic pick-up lines.
You can fall off a building, you can fall off a tree, But the best way to fall- Is in love with me.
And there you have it: It's all about the love in any color, non-toxic or otherwise.
There is nothing more luxurious than the perfect cocktail. Certainly everyone should drink responsibly and when out on the quest one can drink "fashionably" with the help of this little cocktail suggestion
1 ounce of London Dry Gin
1 ounce of Suze
1 ounce of Bianco Vermouth
Serve on the rocks, Garnish with an orange twist.
***Negroni Week runs June 1-7 and LDV Hospitality will donate a dollar from each one sold. American Cut in Tribeca will be supporting The Robin Hood Foundation and The Regent Cocktail Club in Miami has partnered with Canines For Kids.
*provided to The Quest for "it" by LDV Hospitality