Though there are lots more photos below from the dinner I hosted last Thursday with Tsubo in the East Village, the one above sums it up pretty well: wine, the girls and gorgeous shoes. Yes, there were boys at the dinner too and their kicks were equally sexy but the boots above are the ones I have been sporting for the past month myself and so they’ve got a special place in my fashion heart. The menu was old school Italian, including the fresh homemade mozzarella, which In Vino is known for. Guests included old friends and new, from NY and LA, which was really fun. Kat McDonald, who owns Art + Farm wines and has been doing the wine for my dinners this whole year was in town from Napa Valley, which made things that much more special since she isn’t always able to join us. The night started with wine and charcuterie and shoe fittings from the fall and spring lines, followed by a sit down dinner that went way past midnight with dessert and friends coming and staying late.
The shoes guests got to take home from the fall collection and order from the new spring line
During cocktail and fittings hour prosciutto and cheeses were paired with The Messenger red and The Girls From The Vineyard red and white wines from Napa Valley’s Art + Farm vineyards.
This sums it up nicely… Sharon Clott greeting me and Bronwyn Barnes. We couldn’t wait to catch up.
Nola Weinstein and Dawn Sterling
Alicia Quarles catching up with Dawn and Nola
Talking with Tess Giberson, Elliot Aronow and Samantha Slaven-Bick
Me and Lisa Ocasio, and Lisa sandwiched between Samantha Slaven-Bick and Kira Nasrat.
Jessee Ericson and Kira Nasrat
The pasta, just one of the five amazing courses on the menu… Gnocchi bianchi with gorgonzola and walnuts and Truffle ravioli. Yes, it happened. Me and the girls ate carbs! And I’m not sorry.
Tess Giberson and Jessee Ericson
Valence Thomas and Alicia Quarles
Kat Mcdonald and Nola Weinstein
Kira Nasrat and Bronwyn Barnes
My obsession… the gift bags, which included the photo book “Generation Ink,” by Paul Nathan, the “Hollywood Dogs” coffee table book, cucumber moisturizer and eye gel from Coola, beauty products from Arcona, Mute Records sent Moby’s new CD “Innocents” and Polly Scattergood, jewelry from JewelMint, a Couture Dogs calendar (we had a lot of dog lovers on the guest list, it just felt right for them) along with “The Many Lives of Miss K,” the new Toto Koopman biography from Rizzoli (I read it last month and couldn’t resist including it, such a great book about this amazing woman), DVDs from the Sundance Channel of their new show, “The Returned,” which premiers on Halloween and hand drawn personalized notecards by Jules Gomelsky and her line Drawn For You (see below).
This was the last photo of our late night. Bronwyn Barnes, me, Taryn Manning and her friend Jeanine, Donald Lawrence and Kira Nasrat. Our amazing photographer, Cassidy Turner, who is a senior at Bard College studying photography with Larry Fink and Stephen Shore, had already left to head back upstate, so this was not taken with her eye or camera (clearly) but it was the prefect end to a great night. Thanks to everyone for coming out and the wonderful staff at In Vino for a beautiful night!