Candace Bushnell’s Ultimate Girls Night Out

Candace Bushnell, author of the wildly popular Sex and the City novel, held an exclusive book signing for her latest book Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel, in Atlanta.

Georgia peaches from all over gathered at the Wet Deck of W Atlanta Buckhead for an ultimate girls night out. The lucky ladies mingled over complimentary HPNOTIQ Harmonie cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and snacks from HPNOTIQ Harmonie’s signature candy bar. Attendees were treated to spa services by Bliss and captured the evening’s fun by taking photos in the booth. Check out Jezebel magazine’s exclusive coverage of the event.

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Lo Bosworth Hosts Sister’s Harmonie Bachelorette Party at Tao Beach

This past weekend MTV “The Hills” star Lo Bosworth hosted her sister Erin’s bachelorette party at Tao Beach in the only way she knew how — Harmonie style!

The Bosworths and friends partied poolside in a cabana at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday. The ladies toasted to Erin’s engagement with none other than HPNOTIC Harmonie shots. Guests soaked in the sun or kept busy in the pool with Harmonie designed beach balls.

Lo later surprised her sister with a cake that read, “Last Fling Before the Ring,” before crowning her with a Tao tiara. Take a look at all the fun the ladies had, below!

 

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HPNOTIQ and CoverGirl Host pre-BET Awards Beauty Bar in Los Angeles

In honor of the BET Awards, CoverGirl Queen Collection & HPNOTIQ joined forces to host a lavish beauty bar in Los Angeles. A handful of fashion and beauty bloggers were invited to the posh Salon Nine Zero One, where they were  pampered with free make up applications, swanky gift bags, hors d’oeuvres — and best of all — HPNOTIQ inspired cocktails.

Guests also munched on tasty sweet treats from the HPNOTIQ candy bar and watched on as celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff prepared “Gossip Girl” actress Tika Sumpter for the BET Awards red carpet. We’re sure everyone was left feeling easy, breezy, beautiful and refreshed! Check out the festivities below.

 

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Amanda Lepore Kicks-Off Pride Week in New York City With Album Release

The legendary Amanda Lepore helped jump start NYC’s Pride Week last night with a release party for her long awaited album, “I Am….Amanda Lepore.” Fans gathered at the Highline Ballroom for drinks and a show hosted by Joey Arias, David LaChapelle, Joey Israel and House of Field. Amanda couldn’t keep her hands off of our HPNOTIQ Harmonie, but we can’t blame her.

 

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HPNOTIQ Harmonie Celebrates Chicago Pride

While gays in New York celebrated a same-sex marriage victory, Chicagoans were partying it up at this year’s Chicago Pride.

The annual event broke records this year with an estimated 750,000 in attendance. As always, it’s nearly impossible for HPNOTIQ to stay away from a great party, so we came through to help liven up the place.

Close to 4000 fans stopped by to get a taste of Harmonie at Chicago’s iconic Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club. Guests sipped on specialty cocktails like “I Kissed a Girl” and were treated to performances by Deborah Cox, Mya, Kim English, Inaya Day and Crystal Waters. That same night, birthday girl Solange Knowles brought in her 25th birthday with the help of HPNOTIQ in Las Vegas.

 

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Chicago Global Runway Makes Its 2011 Debut

Chicago Global Runway, a fashion show which showcases beautiful South Asian-inspired designs from both local and international designers, made its first ever debut this year at the Chicago Cultural Center.

When onlookers weren’t taking in the freshest designs from India, they were busy indulging in complimentary Harmonie HPNOTIQ cocktails. Attendees were also treated to a guest appearance by international supermodel Saira Mohan.

Aside from being a stepping a stone for up-and-coming designers, the fashion show does its best to promote culture and charitable causes for South Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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Happy Birthday, Solange Knowles!

Tonight in Las Vegas, HPNOTIQ celebrates the birthday of our favorite little sister, Solange Knowles — and at the young of of 25, Solange has plenty to celebrate!

Writing songs since the age of nine, the songstress is currently working on her third studio album, can be caught behind the DJ booth at some of the hottest events, and has recently tapped into acting and directing as well as having her hands in her big sister’s work — most notably Beyoncé’s smash hit “Why Don’t You Love Me?

In addition to doing her own thing (and doing it big!) and having an eye-catching style all her own, Solange manages to make single motherhood look easy.

So here’s to you, Miss Knowles — you’re an inspiration to all of us!

And since it’s the weekend, we’re giving Las Vegas another reason to party with yet another lady we love tomorrow night at at Tao Beach — Lo Bosworth! Details after the jump…  Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Jewelry Designer Ariel Gordon

Every girl needs her bling, but how often do we think about what the company behind our favorite accessories actually stands for?

Enter Ariel Gordon, a jewelry designer that prides herself in sustainable locally made adornments that are sure to become a staple in your wardrobe — and not to mention, special occasion gift go-to.

We caught up with Ariel recently in her native Los Angeles to talk about designing with social responsibility in mind, handmaking her very own font and why celebs like Claire Danes, Eva Longoria and Drew Barrymore love her flirty and sophisticated pieces.

So all of your jewelry is made here in Los Angeles?

Yup, I make everything locally here in L.A. with all responsibly sourced materials, a lot of the gold I use is recycled and all of the stones I use come from reputable dealers.

What are your inspirations behind some of the pieces and what are some of your favorite pieces?

Well in general I tend to design pieces that can be kind of staples in your wardrobe, like your favorite jeans or favorite handbag. It’s not jewelry that you have to change every day. A lot of my girlfriends have the same necklace that they wear all the time or the same studs so I just try to design pieces that can just be your “go-to” and “everyday” pieces.

I think I am well-known for my initial necklaces. I saw that movie Helvetica and became obsessed with typography, and was like “Wow, I want to make a font,” so I designed the font by hand. Drew Barrymore has one, so does Eva Longoria and Claire Danes.

I also have the little love knot rings which are really big sellers. I try to do pieces that are personalized and still sentimental, but because I design in real metals, you can shower in it, workout in it, sleep in it and it’s not going to tarnish on you, it will last for years. Continue reading

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Atlanta’s Elite Party the Night Away with UPTOWN Magazine and HPNOTIQ

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The stars and socialites of Atlanta came out in numbers for UPTOWN Magazine’s Social, held at Peter Thomas’ One Bar Lounge in Grand Park. Guests were given a sneak peak of the tapas and music centric bar, which is set … Continue reading

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PYNK Magazine Premiers First Issue at Polar Lounge in NYC

Last night in New York City, PYNK magazine premiered its first ever issue at the Polar Lounge at the Marcel Hotel.

The invite-only event was made up of industry influencers and press, including the NYPost.com and Essence.com. New York City’s DJ Fadelf held it down on the 1s and 2s while guests sipped on HPNOTIQ Harmonie cocktails throughout the night.

During the event our Harmonie girls caught up with PYNK magazine’s Editor-in-chief Shanel Odum and “Basketball Wives” star Jennifer Williams for interviews. Check out the footage here!

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