There is never a dull moment at Bella NYC Magazine! It’s surreal some days when I sit back and think about how things have played out in life. And when you see all the pieces to an elaborate puzzle come together, it’s really so much fun to bask in the excitement and joy, specially after all of the positive feedback that we’ve all received about the party’s turn out.
Our team is definitely a fun crew to work with, which is also why when you do what you love with people who are also team players…it can only be fun!
My husband, whom by just mentioning the word red carpet cringes, came along for this yearly affair! With 2 kids, we. don’t. get. out. much. But that’s another post of its own.
Driving to the Southampton Inn in South Hampton, NY from New Jersey can be quite the road trip! But armed with coffee and good music, anything is possible!
The ride was incredibly smooth and we hit no traffic at all!
Once at the hotel, my co-pilot got to work and proceeded to unload the gift bags that were in our truck.
If you were there and you got one…you know that it was packed with amazing goodies from: TeaScapes, Blingo Jewels, Basq Skin Care, Century 21 Stores, IT Cosmetics, Wink, Physicians Formula Nude Wear Bronzer, CHANEL Makeup, Salon Grafix Dry Shampoo, Jane Basch jewelry Designs and more…
White is one of my favorite colors to wear…and for me, accessories make the outfit. I got many compliments on my look and it helps when you have Pilar Selman who can create whatever it is I imagine.
If you know me well, you know I stick to what works for my body and the brands I love:
- Dress: FOLA V-NECK LACE TIERED DRESS By BCBGMAXAZRIA
- Shoes: MAZEY LASER-CUT WEDGE DAY SANDAL By BCBGMAXAZRIA
- Face: Jing Ai Skin Halo Sunset (face) and Prima Donna (cheeks) Duos ; Eye Shadow: Smokey Eye with MAC Steamy Frost ( and MARY KAY Amber Blaze (on crease); Lips: Vaseline Lip Therapy; Mascara: BOMBSHELL by Cover Girl.
- Nails: OPI Gel Color Alpine Snow
Laura Prepon was so gracious. I especially loved that she wanted to enjoy herself and party. She mingled with the crowd and enjoyed the live tunes by Lorenzo Laroc.
Andrea Adelstein of NY Lux Events did an amazing job at making the ambience elegant and chic.
We took a team shot at one point which they called a hero shot…one word: LOVE!
Pictured from left to right Jaclyn Matrospaqua (Bella Excecutive Assistant), Chris Lanston (Bella Fashions Booking Director and Makeup Artist, Courtenay Hall (Bella CEO+Editor in Chief), Daniel Hall (Bella Co-Founder and Publisher), Phil Fischetti (Bella Creative Director) and Vanessa Coppes (Bella Social Media + Marketing Director).
It was so much fun to spend time with friends, colleagues and specially the hubs.
We’re gearing up for another fabulous event in September, so stay tuned for details on that one! I hope you’re enjoying the Summer!