During my trip to NYC, I was lucky enough to attend the Made in NY Awards
Bloomberg's Made in NY award winners this year? Um, Matt Damon, the Foursquare founders and NBC's President of NBC Universal Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks, Lauren Zalaznick.
Let me tell you, I felt like I'd died and gone to NYC royalty heaven.
The reason I was there? This lovely lady, Rachel Sterne. She works for the Mayor as NYC's Chief Digital Officer. It's the first role of its kind internationally and I've been keeping a close eye on her accomplishments since she took office in January.
Since I was in town for Internet Week, I decided to request an interview with Rachel for my work blog. Her press people not only granted me the interview, they also invited me to the mansion for the awards. Double score of all time.
Actually it was a triple score: my bff from grad school Mr. NBC finagled an invite of his own to the event.
Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote
Faux Van Cleef earrings and bracelets
Stuart Weitzman sandals
I first declared my love for Karta waaaaay back in 2008 when I started blogging.
It's taken me a few years but I finally scored a little retro, ornate beauty of my own. Found it resale for over 70 percent off retail at Wasteland in Santa Monica. Though the dress came out in 2007, I think it's a timeless LBD with a twist. Best of all it's uber flattering through the middle for me AND draws attention to the girls in a chic way. It's the ultimate work appropriate dress that transitions easily into evening. Worth every penny.
Love that I was in a LBD with some neckline flair...just like the belle of the ball: Katherine Oliver, the commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
And though I wanted to lick Matt from head to toe, I was actually more starstruck by the Foursquare guys.
Do you know that they came up with the location services company in their apartment in the East Village? Super inspiring for this nerd.