Last night, I went down to “the happiest little boutique in New York City” to celebrate Diana Warner New York‘s 1 year anniversary in it’s Gramercy location. As usual, Diana Warner and COO Gibson Purdom displayed copious amounts of sparkle, food, and lively libations for all.
I was thrilled to catch up with lawyer and food blogger extraordinaire Mary Ellen Stefanou. If you haven’t already teased your taste buds on Mary Ellen’s blog Pâte à Chew, you are in for a treat! I noshed with my friend as we acknowledged the woes of the New York City summer heat, all the while trying to tastefully congregate with strangers around the circulation fans.
I should probably mention that the DWNY event was a mustache party, and though I was keen to dawn the facial hair accessory, the humidity-induced sweat caused my ‘stache to fall off within five minutes of application, so I adorned my martini with a quaint handle bar look.
After some time, I was also joined by fellow classical music compadre and Assistant Project Manager at Iced Media, Kendall Zini-Jones before running into the wonderful photographer Allison Harrell. You can view some of Allison’s breathtaking photographs by clicking HERE.
As I have previously stated before, Diana Warner’s store is both a place for amazing fashion and a wonderful charitable hub in the heart of Gramercy. Also in attendance at the event was Gossip Girl minion (you know her as Jessica) and Ford Model Alice Callahan. Alice’s current involvement with Kenya-based charity Many Hopes is helping to shed light on extreme poverty in Kenya, and provide ways to raise a generation of children who will be given the education and ultimately the tools to eradicate the causes of this social injustice. If you’re into fashion, and also want to help, you can purchase the Many Hopes Bracelet at, where else, but at Diana Warner New York. For only $50, this bracelet helps to find, rescue, house, and educate orphaned and abandoned girls in Mtwapa, Kenya.
All in all it was a great night; I was able to catch up with some old friends, make some new ones, and make some accidentally priceless moments with Gibson Purdom… at least the girl is still laughing! By now, “Gibby” should be well aware why she is my favorite NYC bartender ;-).