Thursday night, Nobis celebrated their Spring 2020 launch at the High Line Room and Terrace in the Standard Hotel, High Line in New York City.
Last Thursday evening, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York held their annual Gala, Stand With Us, honoring this year’s visionaries at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in Lower East Side, New York.
This New York Fashion Week, Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) held its 7Th annual event, showcasing talent from budding designers across Asia.
This week, we were invited to the grand opening of the JVP (Jerusalem Venture Partners) International Cyber Center in Soho, New York City.
Hosted by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Founder and Chairman Erel Margalit, the event celebrated a unique, first of its kind world-wide hub for technology and its future growth. The launch was joined by NYC Deputy Mayor Vicki Been, Oscar winner and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow, along with prominent figures within the technology and business space. The international New York City hub aims to become the powerhouse of cybersecurity and innovation, funded by a unique assortment of backers including local government, academic institutions, and private investors. The multi-floor venue held space for start up tech companies to showcase their product with guests and colleagues, such as encryption and security oriented services. Following the event, guests were invited to an after party next door to close out the evening.
We had the opportunity to attend the intimate and up close fire chat session with Margalit and entrepreneur and Goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow, on the status of her rising e-commerce platform and its transforming landscape:
“I think we’re in a unique position as a company, the way that we have combined content and commerce to really create a contextual commerce model which really works very well and is exciting and always evolving. We have these amazing opportunities as a commerce brand to be able to lead with content, because that’s in our DNA, that’s what we’re trying to do, and we have been very fortunate to explore a lot of different channels to content. We have a Netflix show that just came out, for example, and we have a very successful podcast so it’s interesting for us to have the latitude to try a lot of different channels to kind of proliferate with content and then the commerce piece goes with it. We just want to continue to build and reach new people and to connect people to great things and great products.
We have an amazing data and analytics team, a very robust team with brilliant, mostly women. I think it’s fantastic to be able to understand who your consumer is, what they have read and looked at, and be able to create a more personalized experience for them as we get more and more sophisticated with technology, a modern digital commerce experience – that someone could come to Goop.com and we could kind of make an educated guess about what they might be there to see and have specific funnels for specific users without knowing too much.”
Wednesday night, we were invited to celebrate the unveiling of Arquiste’s new fragrance, Misfit, hosted by Founder and Fragrance Developer, Carlos Huber, in his vibrant West Village home.
On New Year’s Eve, we celebrated the countdown to the New Year with Matthew Gavin’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Marriott Marquis overlooking the iconic Times Square.
Friday night, we joined The McKittrick Hotel for an eclectic night in celebrating Bartschland Follies’ last show of the decade.
Wednesday night, we were invited to experience the new dynamic installation of Cam Life: An Introduction to Webcam Culture, a collaboration between CAM4 and The Museum of Sex in New York.
Thursday night, Creative Time hosted their annual gala, co-chaired by Jon Neidich and Kate Young, honoring artist Jenny Holzer at Skylight at Vesey in New York.
Wednesday night, we were invited to celebrate an intimate dinner hosted by the Marchesi di Barolo winery at Thomas Keller’s newly opened TAK Room in Hudson Yards New York.
In celebration of the Abbona family’s 90th anniversary of the Italian estate, Valentina Abbona and her mother Anna took the guests through the rich and lustrous family history of the Barolo winery beginning with a cocktail reception and leading into a formal five course dinner. Chef Thomas Keller prepared the menu for the event, consisting of an iceberg salad with Applewood smoked bacon, marinated tomatoes, and Maytag bleu cheese; a hearty and smokey hand-cut steak tartare; mouthwatering true ribeye steak with buttermilk whipped potatoes, red wine shallot jus, and garlic spinach; and a decadent dark chocolate layer cake. Accompanied with each entree were an assortment of wines from the Barolo winery including Barbera d’Alba Periagal 2016, Barolo Sarmassa 2014, Barolo del Comune di Barolo 2014, Barolo Riservas (2009, 1999, 1989), and Moscato d’Asti Zagara 2017. Favorites among the guests were the Barolo Sarmassa 2014 for its bright flavor palate which gradually opens, evolving with distinct notes of cinnamon and tamarind, and also Barolo Riserva 1989 for its rich and distinctive finish that is both crisp and intense.
Throughout the evening, Valentina shared details about each group of wine, pairing the selection with stories of its creation, along with her childhood anecdotes from growing up on the winery. Hearing Valentina and her mother speak about the years of family heritage that went into making Marchesi di Barolo what it is today was nothing short of inspiring. Valentina showed her passion for winemaking by sharing stories about her small hometown of Barolo, Italy and the great lengths that the Abbona family went through over two centuries to bring their craft to the world. Valentina spoke about Marchesi di Barolo as where modernity and tradition meet, and where a great heritage of vineyards and knowledge had been passed down from parents to children for over five generations.
This mentality of old-meets-new made Hudson Yards & TAK Room the perfect pairing for Marchesi Di Barolo.