Thursday, April 25, 2013

James Houston's "Natural Beauty" @ MILK Gallery

 James Houston's Natural Beauty at MILK Studios 
lived up to it's name and did not disappoint. 
The renowned photographer and activist turned his 
eye to nature to raise awareness for the environment
and sustainable living.

Created in partnership with MILK and environmental non profit
Global Green USA, Houston shot a series of stunning photographs. 

"By celebrating the incredible beauty that exists in nature,
my hope is that these images will inspire people to appreciate
and value nature's beauty. The environment is a gift we can't
afford to take for granted. We all need to do our part to protect it."
James Houston

MILK Studios Gallery, 450 West 15th street, NYC.

Natural Beauty was selling off the shelves at MILK.
Proceeds from the book sales and supporting initiatives
benefit Global Green USA.

Socialites, Celebrities and Fashionistas were there to see 
and be seen, "Rabby" from Kenneth Cole made an appearance. 

Spring was budding at MILK

Hands down the most "natural beauty" of the evening.
Viewer's enjoyed this show immensely,
 it had something in it for everybody.
Jennifer Strong
Some of the world's leading celebrities that participated with Houston
on the project were, Adrian Grenier, Emma Watson, Cristy Turlington,
Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse and Anja Rubik.
Designer, Marco Santaneillo.

James Houston
Baba Tumbi from the African National Congress.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mount Gay Black Barrel Launch Event

Mount Gay Rum, who have the distinction of producing classic
Bajan spirits celebrates it's 310th anniversary with it's Black Barrel Rum.
A spirited, batch of handcrafted rum, aged in charred 
Bourbon oak barrels, by Master Blender Allen Smith.

The Launch event took place at The Club Room of the Soho Grand
April 16, 2013.

Anne and Soshana of Mount Gay Black Barrel.

Karlene Palmer McLeod, Brand Ambassador for Mount Gay Black Barrel.
Mount Gay is known as, " Rum that invented Rum".

Full bodied and round, Black Barrel leads to a bold and complex
pronounced flavor with notes of vanilla, pepper, spice and wood.
It's smoothness is due to it's double pot distillation process.

Gene Song, of REMY COINTREAU gave a concise presentation.

Sandra Trichet, Gene Song and Nicole Torrecampo.

Campbell Rudder, Vice President of Marketing, Barbados Tourism
Authority and Gene Song.

Tatiana "RockstarYoga", Hideki Nomono and Ron Mwangaguhunga.

Sandra Trichet, REMY COINTREAU.

Golf Pro, Ray Heins and Gregory Moss CEO, G.J. Moss LTD.

Bloggers of the Ladies Home Journal.

Eve Graff and Howie Shroot of HOWIE WORLD.

Siobhan and Thomas served up gastronomical delights.

Rap Artist, Jeff Batiste enjoying a Black Barrel Cocktail.

The lovely Shoshana and myself.

The ever sultry, Tatiana and Artist, painter, Hideki Nomono.

Fashionista, Juvenal Lopez getting Golf tips from Ray Heins.