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HighLife Clambake

The HighLife Team celebrated the 4th of July this year in style. This lush garden pergola on a private estate in Bedford Hills was transported to southern Italy and the design reminiscent of lazy summer days on vineyards in Tuscany. Polished hammered steel lanterns candle lit, blossoming bouquets overflowing on table top, and a sumptuous family-style New England clambake were featured for this decadent sit down dinner for 45 people. HighLife collaborators the RAPT KITCHEN and BRENTON WOLF DESIGN delivered the primest selections of cuisine and floral display. Deep fried panko oysters, tuna tartar, and market heirloom bruschetta were just some of the delicious canapes. A watermelon and lavender martini with fresh mint and daisy started the evening off in style as guests enjoyed cocktails and canapes on the verandah. Finally, as the sunset guests were invited to sit at this remarkable table and enjoy a classic New England Clambake consisting of fresh Maine lobsters, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn-on-the-cob, chorizo, new potatoes, and sea brine. Capping off the night, guests dined on homemade ice cream sundaes and Momofuku custom cakes and pies. Don’t forget the 4th of July Fireworks!

Services provided: NYC Model Event Staffing, Holiday Event Design, Holiday Event Production, Private NYC Catering, Bespoke NYC Mixology Services.

GimmeJoy 2015

Very soon, the Holidays will be underway
so we’d like to tell you of a lovely Soirée
on the Nineteenth day of this chilly December
a night in New York will be a night to remember
we’ll laugh and we’ll play with a joke or a jest
we’ll dance through the halls, tease with our eyes
and around each corner, yet another surprise..
So deck yourself out and save “the halls” for later.
The night is approaching so please, do not be coy
Click below for your tickets to GimmeJoy.


Gimmejoy 2015 is the annual holiday immersive collaboration from HighLife & Rapt Affairs. This was an evening of unimaginable intrigue and extraordinary cheer that awaited the over 250+ guests as they joined Santa’s “reindeer” for another unforgettable trip into the WerkShop. A trendy/hip artists loft on Grand Street of New York City’s LES, reimagined with Seussian visuals and holiday treats. Upon entry, guests were greeted with custom flash tattoos and decadent chocolate truffles then the “reindeer” led the guests through the holiday immersion decorated with snowy clouds of light and intricate cities hand crafted cities. Guests were then escorted throughout the space to taste and sip on Farm-To-Table mixology such as the “Snowball Sling” and the “Snuggle Tea” among others. Soothing holiday jazz filled the air from jazz duo “Acute Inflections” while later in the evening a high-energy DJ provided the beat for this party to go all night. Over 250 guests, 50+ Food & Beverage Bloggers, 8 brands, 4 bars, 2 sexy reindeer, 1 magical holiday night.

Services provided: Overall Creative Direction, NYC Culture Creation, 360 Degree NYC Event Production, Strategic Conception & Planning, Innovative Experience Design, Immersive Experiential Marketing, Venue Sourcing and Logistics, Brand Activation & Partnership Farm-to-Bar Mixology, Farm-to-Table Cuisine, Vendor Sourcing & Contract Management, Event Marketing, Event Ticketing, Branding Program Analysis, Metric Measurement, Compliance and Regulation, Talent & Influencer Booking and Management, NYC Model Staffing.