Momtrends Sparkle Event
Earlier this week Momtrends and several editors in NYC celebrated a night out with some delicious food, wine, treats and gorgeous jewelry! Sponsored by Margo Siegel PR, a boutique public relations firm, the night featured a whole lot of sparkles as editors were able to check out a collection of jewelry from Dana Rebecca, dalla nonna, Graziela and Melinda Maria as well as some adorable personalized items available from Nik's Naks. Mixing, mingling and shopping were on the agenda as editors were able to meet with the designers and shop!
I loved checking out the different collections and each brought something unique to the event. The Dana Rebecca line featured a gorgeous collection of handcrafted jewels like the Sylvie Rose pendant that would be perfect whether you are running around with the kids or if you want to add a little bit of diamonds into your life. Having written about dalla nonna in the past (see past article here), I loved seeing their signature calendar necklaces and bracelets up close. As a personalized piece, they can be made with the date of your choice and accented with stones you pick.
Graziela was also there and I loved this collection - especially the Clear Factor Ring. Available in a variety of gemstones, this bold ring is set in rock crystal and adds a gorgeous pop of color. Melinda Maria was another fun designer featured at the event, and her earrings - especially the Baby Pave Thorn Hoop ones - were a hit! I loved the white diamond thorns along with the textured hoops that also had a great price point at only $110.
Pamela Pekerman and Nicole
Editors were also treated to makeup touch-ups from bareMinerals/QVC before sitting for a professional headshot from Bellamy Blue at Elk Studios. The makeup artists pointed out that a little bit of makeup can go a long way, and that for spring to focus on fun eyeshadow colors like gold if you have blue eyes and green shadow if you have brown eyes. After everyone was touched up, the photographers from Bellamy Blue had the editors "strike a pose" as they snapped away. Everyone looked gorgeous and every editor was able to pick their favorite piece of jewelry from the showroom to capture in their headshots! I wore the gorgeous Long Pod Necklace from Melinda Maria and loved how it naturally dangled and looked great layered.
Julia Beck striking a pose
Yummy treats from Keep it Sweet
Since it was a happy hour we focused on unique (and tasty!) happy-hour themed desserts from Keep it Sweet. We all enjoyed a delicious collection of chocolate stout cupcakes, margarita cookies, and pink champagne cupcakes. Bite-sized and so delicious - you can even order these treats online!
Pam of Triple Threat Mommy and Jenna of Mommy in Manhattan
Kerri of Raising Three Savvy Ladies, Sarah of The Stroller Ballet, and me
At the event, Nicole also spoke about the RBaby Foundation and how Momtrends donated $1,000 to this amazing cause. Yesterday, Julia Beck of Forty Weeks was honored with the R Baby Champion Award at their 5-Star Food & Wine Gala for her incredible work in bringing to light the need of funding, training and education to improve pediatric emergency care.
A rousing night of networking, food, pictures and sparkly jewelry was an incredible way to connect with designers and brands as well as enjoyable and memorable night out.
Thank you to our amazing sponsor:
This was a sponsored event put on by the Momtrends event team. Many thanks to all of our sponsors who made this night possible! To find out how to get involved or invited, email Sherri (at) momtrends (dot) com.