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.
On August 2nd, The Foundry in Long Island City was transformed for the Secret Summer NYC cocktail festival. Concocted by Rapt Affairs Boutique Events and HighLife Productions, the event made you feel like you had stumbled upon a hidden magical courtyard.
Fairies greeted you at the door, applied branded flash tattoos and escorted you inside the indoor/outdoor space. Additional characters that looked like they could have been from Neverland, danced among the crowd and others recited Shakespearean prose. Mini bottles of bubbles were handed out to attendees so they could add to the ambiance.
What ever became of the garden party?
Lush greenery. White livery. A Bat-Signal to all attendees that “it is summer and these champagne coupes ain’t gonna empty themselves.”
Well it’s back, oh intrepid wearers of seersucker, at the first ever Secret Summer, a Gatsbian cocktail bacchanalia at the historic Foundry in Long Island City.
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HighLife Productions was proud to partner with such brands as Jack Daniels, Finlandia Vodka, and Herradura Tequilla to produce the 2015 Garage Gurus Gala for the grand opening of their flagship store in the Bronx. The HighLife Team transformed this raw warehouse space into a complete 360 degree rock n’ roll immersion. With over 1000 invited guests from Manhattan to Brooklyn and beyond for a trendy/hip black carpet affair. Graffiti artists spent several days painting the walls inside the venue with rock n roll aesthetic to give the venue a unique automotive feel. Custom video projection, intelligent lighting, and and audio design from the Joel Fitzpatrick Studio. Cool drinks from organic farm-to-bar mixologist Rapt Affairs and hott cuisine by Pulperia NYC. In addition, the ‘Guru Courtyard’ featured some of NYC’s most notorious food trucks serving bad-ass eats like Korilla BBQ, The Morris Truck, and Eddies Pizza. Branded vip shuttle service, courtyard games, deluxe black carpet photo booth and featuring entertainment DJ Brazilla and Danny Koker from History Channel’s “Counting Cars this was a night never to forget.
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.