Last week I was invited to attend the #DinewithDerek event hosted at Manon Restaurant in NYC by Bella NYC Magazine. Celebrity Stylist, Derek Warburton, who I have modeled for on TV in the past, has been named Style Director of the magazine and Thursday night was the big celebration to welcome him on board.
Pictures by me and Lora Warnick Photography.
The location was breathtaking, with beautiful chandeliers and comfortable seating to talk and mingle with friends. The food was delicious, I was raving about the heavenly lobster rolls (wish I had grabbed another one!), the fun rice treats in different flavors provided by Treat House NYC (my favorite was the mint chocolate one!), and, of course, I had to order the signature cocktail of the night, The Bellatini. There were also models styled by Derek showcasing fun looks perfect for the spring season from Hipknoties, Lysse, Jane Basch Jewelry and Old Navy. It was the perfect scenario to mingle with my fashionable friends, and meet some fabulous people.
One of the best parts of the night was meeting Marysol Castro from Pix 11 after watching several segments Derek had done with her, and loving her witty sense of humor. Such a fabulous lady! However, one of the most exciting parts of the night for everyone was when Derek took the microphone to announce the first blogger to appear in a ‘Slammin’ Six’ fashion shoot on Bella NYC Magazine. It was amazing seeing, fellow blogger and friend, Melissa Flores‘ face from Super Glam News as her name was announced. Congratulations, girl! Can’t wait to learn who are the other lucky ladies, and get my hands on the magazine once it’s out. It’s amazing to presence the growth of all these amazing people. Stars in the making, for sure. Cheers!
Catching up with friend and fashion writer, Dana Prigge’ from Daily Fashionista (center).
So many years following each other on the blogosphere, and we finally meet in person! Here with Amanda from Manhattan with a Twist.