Galentine's Day 2018 - Jill Brooke - Kathy Reilly - Nancy Pearson

Jill Brooke, Kathy Reilly and Nancy Pearson© Lenny Stucker Photography 2017

An Elegant Luncheon for Galentine’s Day sponsored by AETHERN®
New York, February 14, 2018

AETHERN® sponsored the Galentine’s Day luncheon, named after the clever catchphrase coined by superwoman Leslie Knope on TV’s Parks and Recreation. TV personality, Katlean De Monchy (frequently seen on CNN) gathered 87 leading New York women to mix it up with love and laughter in the spirit of beauty inside and out

Parks and Rec heroine Leslie Knope blessed us with a new holiday. A day of love, laughter and appreciation for special friendships usually known as Valentine’s Day, but Leslie — and Katlean De Monchy — call it Galentine’s Day

The event gathered 87 of New York’s all-star women to show what Galentine’s Day is all about. “I brought together some of the city’s most exceptional women, many of whom I consider close friends, together on Galentine’s Day to cherish fond memories, meet new people and celebrate the spirit of beauty inside and out,” de Monchy says.

Galentine's Day 2018 - Patricia Kluge, Lauren Lawrence and Katlean De Monchy

Patricia Kluge, Lauren Lawrence and Katlean De Monchy© Lenny Stucker Photography 2017

Among the stellar guests were Jill Zarin, Jean Shafiroff, Lauren Lawrence, Patricia Kluge, WCBS’ Cindy Hsu, Flower Power TV host, Jill Brooke, Susan Gutfreund, Patricia Kluge and Anna Rhodes who was serenaded on her birthday by guest Mary Brown, who wrote Beyonce’s first number one single with Destiny’s Child “No, No, No”. A light luncheon of Mediterranean fare was served followed by Avra’s most delicious desserts.

Galentine's Day 2018 - Cassandra Seidenfeld and Suzanne Murphy

Cassandra Seidenfeld and Suzanne Murphy© Lenny Stucker Photography 2017

Not only were women and friendship celebrated at this special Galentine’s Day event, the ladies recognized the birthday of fellow guest Anna Rhodes, who was serenaded by singer and songwriter Mary Brown(known for her work with Beyoncé). After enjoying a wonderful Galentine’s Day, each guest departed with a goody bag that included a generous supply of AETHERN®.

Also in attendance were Jill Zarin, Jean Shafiroff, Patricia Kluge, Cindy Hsu, Jill Brooke, Susan Gutfreund, Anna Rhodes and Mary Brown.

Galentine's Day 2018 - Amelia Doggwiler and Liz Milstein

Amelia Doggwiler and Liz Milstein© Lenny Stucker Photography 2017