City Pulse

By Jennifer Witt

Swap ‘n’ Shop is no swingers party, nor is it to be confused with a grocery store; it’s the perfect venue to pick up some new merchandise and take it home to see how well it suits your needs…heads up label-loving ladies! The Thorn Tree Project invites you to their fourth annual Bring!Swap!Buy! Sale to benefit the Samburu Tribe in Northern Kenya. While you’re doing some very-necessary Spring Closet Cleaning, items such as that magenta velvet motorcycle jacket by Prada you almost couldn’t pay your rent in order to own (but only managed to wear twice) can be sold to an eccentric playwright, who plans on wearing it daily as it’s got as much zip as her personality! The Gucci leopard print bag you had to have, the one that was so cutting edge in 2001, and now looks like a relic from mothball infested Grandma Helen’s closet circa 1968 needs a new proud owner…You can even bring your old prints salvaged from your parents second home before they tore down the 80’s decor and updated to a look presentable for modern day living.

The old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is the tag line at this massive high-end garage sale. Spend a rewarding evening weeding through gently-used clothing, accessories, home furnishings and other objects d’art and take home a newly prized possession! Because sharing is so much fun, guests are also encouraged to bring a snack, ala potluck, so that all attendees benefit from the collective bounty of food and drink and folks leave happy and satiated. The Thorn Tree Project was founded to endorse and support the Sereolipi Nomadic Education Trust, which builds educational facilities for children of the Samburu tribe of Kenya.

Now, buying an outrageous pair of Dior turquoise metallic wedge sandals can benefit your upcoming summer wardrobe and also the nomadic school children in need of dormitories in which to live while simultaneously getting a good education. Because the night is about 1) shopping, 2) having fun and 3) helping out those in need, bring plenty of cash (or your checkbook) and a minimum of two canned goods that will be donated to the
hungry. A shining example of how all good things come in three’s…

March 31st from 6:00 to 9:00pm
The fourth Clodagh Bring!Swap!Buy! sale
Clodagh Design at 670 Broadway – 4th Floor

Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics to Launch at Saks Fifth Avenue
Australia’s leading makeup artist prepares to conquer the U.S.

WHO: Napoleon Perdis, Australia’s leading Makeup Artist and creator of Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics, invites you to discover his award winning product line and your inner beauty as he divulges his best-kept beauty secrets that will “Bring out the celebrity in you.”

WHAT: Explore and immerse yourself in a divine world of “Euro-Glamour with a Natural Australian Freshness” at the NEW Napoleon Perdis counter. Schedule an appointment for a makeup application with Napoleon’s Atelier Makeup Team to experience the line and Spring’s hottest looks.

WHERE: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022

WHEN: Beginning March 29, 2005

Please call 212-753-4000 to schedule your appointment.

WHY: Experience makeup artistry magic with a complimentary makeover at the Napoleon Perdis counter.

Originally published March 2005
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