PARLAY | ARIA STONE, SPACE NK, RHOFADE | MAD MARJ, HESTA PRYNN, JACQUES LAVOISIER| CONVIVIUM

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
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THIS WEEK'S BUZZ


Dear Event Industry Insiders,
 
FEATURED VENUE >
Parlay Studios is our state-of-the-art photography complex in Jersey City with adaptable studios and 40,000 SF of column-free space in the Glass Gallery!

ON THE RADAR > 
Aria Stone Gallery hosts a storefront launch, art show, and yoga studio at 201 Mulberry, Space NK showcases their new beauty products at ROOT NYC, and Rhofade rolls into 201 Mulberry for their new product launch with Kristin Chenoweth.
 
MIXING IT UP >
DJ Mad Marj spins at the new Tory Burch store opening in London, DJ Hesta Prynn plays for the Vulture Festival and Jacques Lavoisier joins the panel discussion at the 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit.

EXPERT TIP >
Convivium Catering provides the perfect pick for this Memorial Day Weekend. Check out Chef Thomas Besnard's Lobster-Leek Macaroni & Cheese recipe and learn more about the company.

Cheers,

The Kagency
FEATURED VENUE
PARLAY STUDIOS, JERSEY CITY

Parlay Studios in Jersey City, is easily accessible from all points in the NYC area. Conveniently located 10 minutes from Holland Tunnel and housing the largest column-free studio in New Jersey (40,000 SF), Parlay can turn your epic vision into a reality. The 50,000 SF campus can be utilized in part, or in a combination of studios, including the magnificent Glass Gallery, to suit any needs imaginable. 

A working film & television studio by day, Parlay transforms into an exceptional private event space, that will leave your guests impressed and inspired. Every element of the studio has been designed to provide an ideal blend of formfunction and spaciousness. It’s convenience, size and attention to detail make it the perfect choice for your next sophisticated corporate or social function.

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ON THE RADAR
ARIA STONE GALLERY | 201 MULBERRY
Aria Stone Gallery rocked their #stoneisart event in our 201 Mulberry space. The weekend kicked off with a reception to celebrate the art gallery's online store. An array of artists using different mediums were showcased throughout the venue, displaying creative expressions, sculpture, and furniture designs. Drinks flowed from On The Rocks Cocktails as guests mingled throughout the evening. On the following day, yoga enthusiasts were transported to Carrara, Italy through the magic of 360-mapping and enjoyed inspired yoga classes lead by world-renowned yoga instructor, Jared McCann.
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SPACE NK | ROOT NYC
Space NK hosted their #NewNextSNK preview at ROOT NYC last week. The UK-based beauty retailer unveiled 21 select brands that collectively represent their spring/summer collection. The space over-flowed with all the trappings influencers hope to see at a parade of beauty products, including photo backdrops perfect for selfies. Beaming guests left with tote bags full of their favorite finds. Special thanks to our friends at School House Event Production who created this beauty buildout and NYLAC for creating the photo experience.
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RHOFADE | 201 MULBERRY
Rhofade kicked off their, "Less Red, More You" campaign and product launch with Kristin Chenoweth at 201 Mulberry. The pharmaceutical company's new campaign focuses on a new Rhofade cream that treats skin diseases common among adults. Organizers rolled out the red carpet for event, which included a 20-minute presentation with speakers Dr. Dendy Engelman and Sir John. Olivier Cheng Catering & Events produced the event and transformed the space to create intimate areas for one-on-one consultations, as well as, an activation area, lounge, bar, step & repeat and photo booth.

Photo Credit (top and left): Getty Images
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MIXING IT UP

DJ MAD MARJ | TORY BURCH STORE OPENING

Setting the pace for a marathon evening, DJ Mad Marj played an electric set to create an upbeat, energetic environment for the new Tory Burch store opening in London. The new Regent Street location launched with a splash and was attended by Diane Kruger, Gemma Areton, Erin O'Connor, and Elizabeth Olsen, just to name a few. Guests partied their way into Isabel in Mayfair to grab some bites and enjoy a live musical performance by none other than Salt N Pepa! Read more about the event, and listen to Mad Marj's playlist from the evening here.

Keep up with her on Instagram and Facebook
Listen to her mixes on MixCloud
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DJ HESTA PRYNN | VULTURE FESTIVAL

At this year's Vulture Festival, attendees were treated to "a festival within a festival," to enjoy an all-star lineup of live music performances, pop-up stores, and hand-crafted delectable foods. This "spin-off lounge" event took place at Highline Stages and was a complimentary add on for Vulture Festival Ticket holders. DJ Hesta Prynn played a mix of party, pop, soul and throwback hits to keep the energy high throughout the day. 

Follow her whereabouts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
Check out her on Spotify here
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JACQUES LAVOISIER | KENNEDY CENTER ARTS SUMMIT

DJ and neuroscientist, Jacques Lavoisier, appeared as a panelist at this year's 2017 Kennedy Center Arts Summit. The annual event brings together the brightest minds across industries to converse and connect on topical events. Jacques joined the Think Panel, with fellow prestigious members, the former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, world-renowned cellist and community art advocate, Yo-Yo Ma, astrophysicist Dr. Angela Olinto, CEO and chairman of World Fuel Services, Paul Stebbins, and arts & culture ambassador, Jessica Goldman Srebnick. The panel dove into the topic of, "Finding the Arts' Allies: Shared Values and Social Goals in Cultural Disciplines." 

Photo Credit: Yassine El Mansouri

Keep up with Jaques on Instagram
Listen to Jacques on Soundcloud

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EXPERT TIP

CONVIVIUM CATERING | LOBSTER-LEEK MACARONI + CHEESE

Convivium Catering believes in the art of hospitality. Creating delicious food and presenting it in a warm and energetic atmosphere is our craft. With founders from across the globe and a core team of hospitality experts, we offer fully customized, creative and on-trend menus tailored specifically for each client. The success of every event we serve, from intimate gatherings to corporate galas, is what Convivium brings to your table. 

Chef Thomas Besnard shares his top pick for this Memorial Day. Check out this indulgent recipe!
Chef Thomas Besnard’s
Lobster-Leek Macaroni & Cheese

(Serves 6-8)
 
Ingredients
For Pasta:                                                     For Breadcrumb Topping:
1 c Sliced Leeks                                            ½ c Breadcrumbs
1 c Lobster Meat                                           2 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
½ c Heavy Cream                                         1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
½ c Gruyère                                                  1 Tbsp Butter
½ c Dry-Aged Cheddar
1 lb Cavatappi
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:
Boil pasta in salted water, cook until al dente.
 
While pasta cooks, sauté leeks in butter until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Add more butter and sauté lobster meat, about 5 minutes. Combine leeks and lobster and add to cooked pasta. Add cream and bring to a boil. Add both cheeses and bring to a boil again. Salt and pepper to taste. Divide into ramekins.

Combine breadcrumbs, parsley & garlic and mix with melted butter. Sprinkle over pasta and broil until browned and bubbling.

 

THE KAGENCY

The Kagency was founded in 2004 by Karrie Goldberg and began as a venue marketing and booking agency for every event type imaginable. The agency that launched as a trusted resource for event producers and location scouts, quickly grew to include project management, talent representation and event-related media buying.

With access to over 300+ traditional and non-traditional event spaces across the U.S. and an ever-expanding roster of DJs, musicians, and artists,The Kagency is a seamless resource and a not-so-secret weapon for the event industry.
 

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