You may remember my new friend Arielle from this post (aka the peacock from Halloween). After she lost her job when the recession hit, she took the opportunity to start her own business in NYC, Be Well with Arielle, Health Counseling and JeWELLry. Last night I went to her launch party, and it was amazing. She is now officially a business woman--I love the sound of THAT!
Ok, so once again my little camera didn't quite capture everything as clearly as I would have liked, however someone put a bug in my ear that I'm getting a new one for my birthday next week, so that will solve my blurry picture problem soon! (I promise birthday fairy, I will take better care of this one!!!)
Arielle was swarmed with people every time I looked in her direction, but when I finally caught her eye, she came over and said a big friendly hello. She seemed so excited and appreciative for the wonderful turn out, it was so cute.
It took me forever to fight my way up to the jewelry display. Everyone was going crazy for these necklaces, and I can't say I blame them. They are so cool!
Isn't this bright blue one pretty? It would be the perfect touch to any cocktail dress. Helllo, holiday season! All the pieces are made from recycled metals, vintage chains and reclaimed crystals, so not only will you look fabulous wearing them, but you'll feel great, too!
The food was provided by Chelsea Catering, and it was de-lish. Seriously, y'all. Anyone who saw Jenn and I standing by the food table most likely assumed we were having a guac eating contest. We couldn't get enough! The margs were tasty too, and "healthy." I believe they were mixed with some sort of organic juices, but now I can't recall the name. Oops. (Um yeah, I had a few too many!)
I'm not sure what was in that dip, but it made the fresh veggies taste even better. For dessert, cookies from This Chic Bakes were passed out. These healthy treats are yummy, and surprisingly, the green tea/lemon cookie was my favorite!
Now this is just a hunch, but I don't think ponytail guy and his buddy were actually invited to the party or had intentions of buying any jewelry for their girlfriends. They seemed pretty into the free food and booze!
I thought this sign was pretty funny. Just as Jenn walked out of the restroom, her name was being called out over a microphone to announce that she won a pretty ring from Arielle's line!
Jenn doesn't like to be in the spotlight, (which is why, of course, I put her on my blog so much) so it was funny watching her walk up to collect her gift.
Check out Arielle's website here. I love that she's combining fashion with wellness! She's taking me on a grocery shopping tour soon to help me make healthier choices, and I absolutely cannot WAIT!
What food shopping questions should I ask her? What would YOU want to know?