IZZE teams up with Follow That Girl NYC for the ‘Flavors of the City’ Charity Event

May 15, 2012

Follow That Girl NYC (www.followthatgirlnyc.com), an organization that empowers women to empower others has kicked off their fundraising season with “Flavors Of The City”; a food tasting charity event that took place on May 1, 2012 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the world famous Copacabana Rooftop 760, a favorite among style-conscious trendsetters, in the heart of Times Square.
In support of Socks 4 Tots and survivors of domestic abuse, the red carpet event was hosted by Taylor Armstrong, star of Bravo’s hit TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and New York Times bestselling author of “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within.”
The event included an evening of culinary delights prepared by some of today’s most food-forward celebrity chefs, among them restaurateur, TV personality and author of “In a Cuban Kitchen,” Chef Alex Garcia and Chef Joe ‘JJ’ Johnson the winner of Rocco’s Dinner Party Bravo. Other participating restaurants included Benjamin Steakhouse, BICE Ristorante, Mamajuana Café, The Counter, Sazon and Circus Fine Brazilian Cuisine. Top-notch desserts from standouts like Georgetown Cupcake divas, Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne of TLC’s DC Cupcakes and Sugar Flower Cake Shop kept the crowd delighted throughout the night. Of course delicious IZZE cocktails were available to all of the amazing guests who came out to show their support for survivors of domestic violence. It was amazing to see the 100’s of the advocates and generous sponsors in attendance.
Imani Laners, CEO and Chief Sales Officer of Shinko Media said, “We are happy to support Follow That Girl NYC in their mission to empower women. This event not only helped to raise awareness about domestic abuse but also showed that there is a strong support system for survivors.”
Guests were invited to maximize their donation by bidding on items donated by Del Frisco’s, Shansen Jewelery by Tamsen and Shannon, Liz Russell AVEDA Salon, BICE Restaurant, Clear by Tasheka, Ketta Vaughn Cosmetics and more.
Other sponsors for this charity event include Shinko Media, Vita Coco, Beach Bum, Copacabana, Liz Russell Aveda Salon, John Allan’s, Zodiac Brand Management, Linnea Johansson, Xanté, Hint Water, Sazon, Muzita Bistro, Emanuel Andren Gastronomy AB and of course your friends at IZZE Sparkling Juice.

Please be sure to go to the Follow That Girl website, www.followthatgirlnyc.com to find out about all of the amazing charity events that have coming up and you can always follow IZZE on twitter to see what we have going on in your area. Check out some of our favorite pictures from ‘Flavors of the City’ – hope to see you at our next event!