I was recently invited to Summer Social, a networking gathering hosted by stars of the blogging community, social network marketing, and luxury event worlds. The goal of nurturing networking between groups concerned with women and children was also part of the evening.
The event had three hosts, discussed in order of convenience here but not priority. One was Orange Juice and Biscuits, an entertainment, news, fashion and pop culture blog based in New York City and named one of the Top 5 Best Blogs to follow in 2009 by Mashable.com. Jon Valdez is the creator of this wonderful blog. Another host was NH Media, founded by Natasha Huang, a social media PR firm specializing in transforming brands and discovering social marketing business opportunities for clients. NH Media strives to use campaigns and events to develop partnerships as well as cooperation among organizations that empower women and children. Also hosting was Youareonthelist.com, a firm that provides members with access to luxury events that only insiders can attend.
Jon Valdez and Natasha Huang Photo: Fernando Colon
The house photographer was celebrity fashion photographer Fernando Colon, whom I met earlier in the month at the Georgia NY & Models International event. Summer Social was an amazing event, with a guest photo shoot, live Twitter stream, delicious hors d'oeuvres and food as well as a chocolate fountain provided by Q Events. The setting was Cult Studios, with a live DJ and bar. Finally, the evening served a cause. Guests could donate $10 toward combating human trafficking through The Blind Project organization.
Other sponsors included The Boulevard Magazine, BNI, Honest Tea, 1947 Beer, Oro Tequila, The Professionals, Brazilets, One Water, Pop Chips, The Blind Project, China Glaze, Tarte Cosmetics, and Jen Chu Design.
My boyfriend, Andres, and myself at the event Photo Credit: Fernando Colon
The sites for the hosts and The Blind Project, which combats the criminal sex-trade: