Best-selling author, reality TV star, self-made businesswoman, Bethenny Frankel, who is known for her success on the BRAVO series The Real Housewives of New York City. The creator of the low-calorie cocktail brand Skinnygirl Cocktails and a five-time best-selling author hosted Cocktails & Couture at Westfield Garden State Plaza on Thursday, December 3rd. Kathy Wakile and Kim D. from Real Housewives of New Jersey were also in attendance at the event.
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At the exclusive event to celebrate the opening of the Luxury Collection of retailers at Westfield Garden State Plaza, guests were able to experience one-of-a-kind activations in the new luxe shops. Such as expert styling at Burberry’s Scarf Bar, the debut of the Fiamma handbag in black mink and crocodile at Salvatore Ferragamo, as well as unique experiences such as Microsoft Fashion Sketching, a lipstick bar by NARS, and a styling presentation of fur and evening wear by Neiman Marcus. Each guest received a signed copy of “Skinnygirl Cocktails: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes,” and was able to bid on a rich array of silent auction items and numerous gifts with purchase, compliments of Trump SoHo New York and MasterCard.
All proceeds from the event benefited the nonprofit organization, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). Skinnygirl provided cocktails. Lisa Herrmann, Senior Marketing Director at Westfield, welcomed guests and Bethenny Frankel to the event. Frankel mentioned working with FARE was important to her, as she is an advocate for healthy living and she identifies as having a food allergy. Last season on Real Housewives of New York City, Frankel revealed she had an allergy to fish.
Photography below courtesy of Paul Zimmerman / Getty Images for Westfield