Stand Together: A Party to Benefit Puerto Rico

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On October 17th, with less than 2 weeks notice, we put together a cocktail party fundraiser to help recovery and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico with my pal, Crystal Orraca. Crystal grew up in Puerto Rico and was fortunate enough to be able to bring her parents here to New York about a week after Hurricane Maria, but she wanted to be able to help from afar. 

 Crystal (on the right) and I

Crystal (on the right) and I

We partnered with the stellar cocktail bar, Dirty Precious in Gowanus, Brooklyn which donated its space and labor for the cause. With their help, we threw a sold out cocktail party for over a hundred people. All told, we raised over 16K (!) which was donated directly to ConPRMetidos.

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 Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Katipai Richardson-Wilson, owner of Dirty Precious

Thank you, thank you to all of the very generous people in our community who rallied and came out to support the cause. Scroll through for a peek at photos of the crowd by our friend, the talented Malorie Campinoti

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to all of the brands who showed their support and donated product on very short notice to a neighborhood event. Booze was hauled all around town to make it all come together, and I so very grateful. I am indebted to Campari, Chairman's Reserve, Four Pillars, Great King Street, Hangar 1, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Sixpoint Brewery, and Yolo Mezcal. And I am ever grateful to my friends who rallied to give gift certificates, merchandise and services to help us raise more money! Thank you to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cookies for a Cause, Tarte handbags, Founder's Workspace, C. Toal Jewelry, No. 7 Restaurant, Lot 2 Restaurant, Mission Sportswear, Lo-Fi Aperitifs, Amber Sather of Southside Coffee and Lot 2, Re/Press jewelry, Fit4Mom, Brooklyn Children's Theater, Lavazza, Rodan & Fields, Cleaning Brooklyn, and Della Restaurant. You guys are my heroes.

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Imbibe Magazine Giveaway

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Hi, Friends!

I love a Friday GIVEAWAY, don't you?! And I love Imbibe Magazine — it’s a smart, beautifully designed cocktail magazine that’s great for industry folks and cocktail-lovers alike. And we’re giving away a subscription!

To enter, head over to our Instagram feed.

We’ll also be giving away free Holiday issues of Imbibe with all of our glassware orders! While supplies last (I always wanted to say that!).

And there's more! For the month of October, Imbibe is giving $5 of the cost of each magazine subscription to benefit victims of the California wine country wildfires, so it's a great time to subscribe.

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Ladies' Negroni Party

Friends, it's time for a garden party, no!!? It's been almost a year since our Women + Whiskies party, and I want to celebrate Negroni Week with all you ladies.

We'll be drinking Negronis and raising money for City Harvest — an amazing food rescue organization that takes leftover food and redistributes it to soup kitchens, food pantries, and community food programs around NYC — at Krupa Grocery in Brooklyn.

Details and tix are here. Get on it! We've sold over half our tickets already! 

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Women's March Benefit Prints to Support the ACLU

We had such great success with our Planned Parenthood Fundraiser (sorry, all sold out for now), that we thought we'd do another benefit project. In these trying times, I feel like the only thing I can do is use my design skills for some good.

So I'm proud to announce these benefit prints created to support the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and commemorate the Women's March. We will be offering them in collaboration with Brooklyn Mamas, and one third of each sale will be donated to the ACLU.

This print is a super high quality art print done as a 4-color silkscreen on Mohawk Superfine paper. It's 22x30" and is a framer. I know I'll be hanging one in my daughter's bedroom. We'll get a photograph up as soon as we have them in hand. 

You can purchase one here.

Love and peace,
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Women's March

You guys make it easy for me to show you how awesome I feel about yesterday. I was at the Women's March in Washington, D.C., and it was fantastic. And I'm so excited to say that we've raised over 6K for Planned Parenthood with our gear. And the free signage and pins we produced with Brooklyn Mamas was icing on the cake. 

Who rules the world? That's right.

Still want gear? Get it!