BRRCH is a floral design studio that operates out of the Lower East Side of Manhattan as well as in LA. It was started by Brittany Asch, who got her start in the flower industry with an internship at Saipua. A never-ending wealth of flower inspo, Ash's style is timeless; her arrangements are often reminiscent of an oil painting, meaning they are masterfully done. Seasonal arrangements (and slots at occasional workshops) can be purchased online.
Carter Wilcox, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, has been with The Corcoran Group since 2001. She handles sales all over Manhattan and has developed a very loyal client base, primarily by word of mouth. Working with both sellers and buyers, she strives to make the process as fun, straight-forward, and stress-free as possible and is known for her discretion. Caroline Inman Dyson has been with Carter since 2007 and is an integral part of the team.
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All-Organic since before it was a thing (1972)—Cascadian Farms has been a champion in future-proofing the soil and preserving the health of the rivers from its inception; they're even helping convert existing conventional farms—no easy feat. Aside from the mammoth task of actually running a fully operational farm, Cascadian makes over seventy-five organic products—from cereals and fruit spreads to relish with the fruits of their labor—all easy to order directly from their site. You can also buy the vegetables grown on the farm frozen in many supermarkets—preserving the quality of this organic grown produce for those without easy access to a farmers market. Oh, and they run a comprehensive bee-saving program, a crucial endeavor for the health of the ecosystem.
There are now thousands of Citi Bikes in NYC, accessible via 500 ports spread out over every neighborhood. In short, you buy a 24-hour ($10) week-long ($25), or annual pass ($149), and then can pick up and drop off as many bikes as you need to get around the city. While there are plenty of designated bike lanes, ride with caution, as cab traffic moves fast!
Cloud Catering's Michelin-trained chefs spend the same amount of time and effort on presentation—the dishes seriously look like edible works of art—as they do on crafting insanely delicious recipes, which is precisely why we love them (and had them do the food for both our Diane von Furstenberg collaboration dinner and our Net-a-Porter celebration).
Cut Flowers NYC
Jennifer Wang is a former fashion girl (she used to be with our denim favorite, 3x1) who was arranging flowers for friends until it grew into a full-fledged business. Her bouquets, which can be ordered online for delivery, incorporate whatever's in season—in addition to being more sustainable, that also keeps things surprisingly affordable. We love Jen for small events, like dinner parties or an intimate wedding, as she makes the most perfect, natural-looking mini-bouquets that are perfect for tablescapes.
Operating in Boston, Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Hamptons, LA, and Chicago, Drizly has big ambitions: They want to be the Amazon of alcohol. They charge no mark-up on in-store prices, and make delivery fees pretty negligible (it's free in NYC).
Edward Keating Photography
Edward Keating comes from the world of serious photojournalism—he was a staff photographer at the New York Times for more than a decade, has been nominated for the Pulitzer nearly a dozen times, and won for his coverage of 9/11. But he’s also long had a tie to wedding photography: He co-created the NYT column, “Vows,” and his own wedding photos (twice nominated for Pulitzers) are bar none.
It's thanks to Elan Artists that we were lucky enough to have the accordion-wielding Carte Blanche Band perform at our Net-a-Porter dinner. Their roster of entertainers is as deep as it is broad, with acts that run the gamut from cabaret-style burlesque dancers to string quartets to a Jersey Boys tribute band.
We got to know the awesome Eliza Gwendalyn during our NYC goop MRKT—she lent her calligraphy talents to our pop-up, the party invitations, and place settings. She runs a full-service design house, and her hand-lettering work is absolutely stunning, whether it’s a wedding invitation, party favor, or the homepage of your website.
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