Tuesday, November 22, 2016

American Folk Art Museum 2016 Fall Benefit Gala - Gotham Hall, New York City - October 26, 2016

This year the American Folk Art Museum presented guests of their annual 2016 Fall Benefit Gala to a festive night of great food, art, and music at the Gotham Hall event space in midtown New York City.
Each year, the annual Fall Benefit Gala raises funds to support arts education that serve more than eight thousand New York City schoolchildren each year. Proceeds from the event enable the Museum to expand critically acclaimed educational programs that make the appreciation of the folk arts possible to the public.
Below are some pictures and highlights from this years event!
Gala attendees posing for photos before the event
President of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker with Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum Anne Radice 
Joyce Cowin - member of Board of Trustees
Longtime President of Chanel Arie and Coco Kopleman

Gala Honoree and board member Lucy Danziger and John Wilkerson

Monday, October 24, 2016

ABC Home’s Beauty Wellness Wisdom Event, New York City - October 15, 2016

ABC Home's  'Beauty Wellness Wisdom' event series brings together people and brands passionate about health, indigenous culture, sustainability, eco-consciousness, and beauty. 

The event on October 15, 2016 featured Goop Beauty Director Jean Godfrey-June & Cherry Bombe's Editorial Director Kerry Diamond, morning meditation with Deepak Chopra,  and a discussion about the health benefits of infared therapy with Jason Wachob of MindBodyGreen, Lauren Berlingeri & Katie Kaps founders of HigherDOSE. 

Fern Olivia Langham founder of Thyroid Yoga + Ajai Alchemy spoke about giving your body what it needs to heal.  For a busy place like New York City, this could mean establishing a ritual of laying with rose crystal quartz around your body grounding meditative moments.

Stephanie Wang, founder of the herbal apothecary - The Alchemist's Kitchen in the Lower East Side gave a fascinating talk on plant journeying and shamanic plant work.  Herbal spiritual healing involves not just taking the herbs, but also setting an intention during the healing ritual.

In addition to talks and discussions by thought leaders of the wellness field, the afternoon was filled with wellness experiences from ABC Home's collection of curated apothecaries.  Guests were able to sign up for facials with Tracie Martyn, wild-crafted herbal elixirs with Moon Juice, juice tastings with Rawpothecary, sea salt based hair styling sessions with Captain Blankenship, beauty treatments with Goop Beauty, manicures with Jinsoon, and tarot readings with Moon Deck.

The Beauty Wellness Wisdom event happens twice a year at ABC Home, and it's our favorite gathering in NYC for discovering sustainable, spiritual, all-natural, and creative ways to heal, rejuvenate, and beautify yourself from the inside out.