Thursday, March 6, 2014

Off to New York City!


         The last time I was in New York City was eight years ago. That seems impossible. There was a period in my life when I was in and out of the city every six months.

          Even before the possibility of the Rizzoli bookstore signing I had decided to go because of a friend's invitation to an International Women's Day luncheon at the United Nations. I've never been  inside the United Nations and, if you read the second paragraph of my save-the-date letter below you'll see why the event will be interesting and ever so glamorous.

         I'm very excited as you can imagine. I'm staying with a friend whose apartment is nicely situated for, if not shopping, major window gazing. I'm leaving this afternoon and returning to Chicago Monday morning and every second of my New York time is planned out with friends.

         Even though the book signing is a no go, I think I'll visit the Rizzoli flagship store for the last time  before it's torn down and perhaps buy Ella Madeleine a couple of French children's books.

Chanel's Bikini Rose nail polish.
        While I'm typing this I'm intermittently painting my fingernails in Chanel's Bikini Rose. Fashion tip: If you're really, really careful you can give yourself a manicure and type between nail polish coats -- the ultimate in multitasking.

         This is the save-the-date invitation:

Dear friends,

We will be celebrating the International Women’s Day over an exclusive luncheon to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 7, 2014.

To celebrate its 4th Success for Progress luncheon, gathering of social entrepreneurs and global CEOs from the Luxury and Lifestyle world, Ohana & Co. is pleased to partner with the United Nations office for Partnerships and its corporate luxury and media partners. We have invited prominent leaders and entrepreneurs to share with us their success and impact to advance the Millenium development Goals:
We are honored that the following speakers have confirmed their attendance so far (list to be completed):
  •   Ms. Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN women (Former Vice President of South Africa)
  •   Ms. Wen Zhou, co-founder of Philip Lim
  •   Ms. Jeanette Chang, International President of Harper’s Bazaar
  •   Ms. Heidi Middleton, co-founder of Sass and Bide
  •   Ms. Emily Hwang, Vice President of the Asian Couture Federation and philanthropist
  •   Ms. Lisa Lovatt Smith, Woman of the Year Clarins 2013
  •   Ms. Abigail Katzman, in honor of her late mother Shulamit Katzman for Larger than Life
  •   Ms. Corinne Evens, founder of Goralska and philanthropist
    Following the luncheon, we would also like to invite you to join our thematic roundtables on:
  1. Inclusive Business practices in the Luxury Sector
    Creative sustainable models that include the poor in the business process – as producers or consumers
  2. Natural Beauty
    The new cosmetic trends towards Natural and Healthy ingredients. The upcoming branch
  3. The Role of Fashion and Luxury in Women’s Empowerment and Children’s Education
  4. Empathy: Caring for each other in a competitive world
We look forward to welcoming you to the UN.

       You see why I couldn't resist? Until next week then. . .


Karena Albert said...

Tish I know the International Women's Day luncheon will be an event to remember! Enjoy!

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Jo-Anne said...

Wow!! You are fabulous!! You fit right into that list. Enjoy!

Jen Lawrence said...

Enjoy New York and that lunch! I've discovered that manicure/typing cheat too. Saves a lot of time.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Totally awesome, Tish. Of course, you couldn't have missed this event.
Have fun!!

une femme said...

Oh wow, that looks like an amazing event! Have a wonderful time in NYC.

Lifang said...

Absolutely awesome. Enjoy and Have a great day!!

The enchanted home said...

Enjoy!! Safe travles Tish, I wish I could meet you but going to be out of town myself a few days....enjoy your time in the big city, thankfully its supposed to warm up to a balmy 40!

LPC said...

Oh do enojoy, Tish! The agenda sounds perfect, and I hope they listen to you if you have a chance to speak up.

helen tilston said...

Hello Tish

How exciting this all is going to be for you and to be at the U.N. Headquarters too. Well deserved. The lineup of speakers reads well.

Continued success
Helen xx

Sue Malizia said...

Oh my gosh, what a line up...and you'll be a part of it all. Enjoy your rime in New York.

Bonny Neiman said...

What an impressive group! Enjoy and I can't wait to hear all you've learned.

peggybraswell said...

have a wonderful time in the Big Apple + sounds terrific + safe travels.

Deb said...

So sorry we won't be able to meet this time in NYC. UN events are always amazing. Hopefully we can get together in Paris in the fall.

Anonymous said...


What an opportunity.
Please give us a little taste of the
Event and of your NY adventure.


ELS said...

Amazing, how fascinating. Can't wait to read your impressions! Safe trip and hope to catch up in Paris one fine day...

vicki archer said...

Have a wonderful time Tish.... I hope the luncheon was as fab as it sounded... I'm sure it was... :) xv

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