Events + Experiences

Welcome to Slow Luxury Events and Experiences:
We love meeting like-minded and passionate friends for serious Round Table conversations to seriously-rollicking Sustainable Pop Ups and Parties!

SLOW LUXURY ROUND TABLES
We welcome conversation at the Slow Luxury round table, a place where the finest examples of design, craftsmanship, heritage, environmental stewardship, community and fashion come together in harmony. We’re starting a conversation about what may be truly possible in this modern era of consumerism. Can we attain the highest standards, while retaining our connection to people, places, and time?

Whether the mix is media, manufacturers, industry groups or emerging cultures, the experience is lively and informative.

Key to all gatherings are right-brain creative smart experiences to balance the left-brain logical smarts.

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SLOW LUXURY EXPERIENCES

We offer full sensory dives, from our pop up shops to our walkable meditational art installations in galleries or “not the usual” spaces. We happily furnish delights like natural, highly unusual scents from our perfumers; the voluptuousness of local flowers from our artists; live sound from our favorite DJs and musicians; plus stupendous liquid and culinary delights for the tastebuds from our favorite mix masters and so many more… (surprises!) to entice.

Here’s a sampling from the most recent to way back when, when seeds were planted before the birth of what became Slow Luxury!

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Slow Luxury Presents A Goddess Picnic with Mind Body Spirit Network, New York. April 2018

Slow Luxury and The Mind Body Spirit Network invited 40 guests on a creative journey –  a labyrinth stroll – through a virtual Slow Luxury Goddess Garden Picnic, right in the middle of Manhattan!  Original Scents, Art, Ancient Symbols, Patterns and Myths came together for illumination. Experientials included food, drink, and scents.

The evening also featured a talk with author and illustrator of Immortal Beloved: The World’s First Goddess Coloring BookJade Dressler; the master perfumer, Maria McElroy; and filmmaker and Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecturer, Alexis Karl.  Four new scents were unveiled, crafted inspired by the Four Goddesses of the Earth in exquisite hand-gilded crystal bottles.
Pictured above are host, Sallie Fraenkel, president of Mind Body Spirit Network and guest, Patricia Ladis, KIMA Wellness co-founder posing with two goddesses.

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Slow Luxury Festa! Pop Up Shop at Ornare, New York. November 2017

To benefit kids through art programs in Brazil’s favelas, famed artist JR put one of his signature eyes on the Vivo à Beira, (Life on The Edge), a sailboat racing to raise funds in the legendary Transat Jacques Vabre, 13th edition. The sailboat’s philanthropic and daring sailors braved the unforgiving two-week long Trans-Atlantic sailboat race via 4800 miles between Le Havre, France and Brazil’s northeast coast, along the historical coffee trade route.  

In honor and support of the racers and The Brazil Foundation, Slow Luxury threw a holiday version of our Cocktail Party real-time holiday pop up shop with sustainable Slow Luxury for sale. A combo Global Slow Luxury Shops, Evening Round Table Talk, and Networking Festa! in the beautiful Ornare Manhattan showroom featured work from India, to Scotland to Africa. Beauty, jewelry, perfume, clothing, candles, pillows, linens and holiday gifts  for women and men to inspire all within the luxe-custom home design fantasies of our brilliant Brazilian friends, Ornare. A portion of proceeds went to The Brazil Foundation.

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Across Perspectives: Design Futures, opens the annual ICFF trade show at Javits Center in New York. May 2017

Jade Dressler brought the Slow Luxury vision and pulled together her favorite design people for a chat on all things new in design for the panel, Across Perspectives: Design Futures. The event opened the annual ICFF trade show at Javits Center. We were very happily surprised as an audience of at least 200 filtered in, up early on a Sunday!

Waking up fast to deliver spot-on trends were Suzanne Slesin, moderator of the panel and founder of Pointed Leaf Press, with panel members, Scott Sanders, Interior Designer; Ellen Fisher, VP for Academic Affairs and Dean at New York School of Interior Design; Ingrid Abramovitch, Features Director, Hearst Design Group (ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Veranda); Rio Hamilton, Design and Fashion Blogger/Marketing Strategist, and in absentia, Chad Oppenheim, Principal Architect, OPPENHEIM.

This perspective cross-section gave both panelists and audience much to think and opine about. A great success measure. Happy to say that the talk was also enthusiastically covered by industry heavy, Editor At Large, Business of Home. 

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Slow Luxury Presents at The University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson, Arizona, November 2016

The University of Arizona Museum of Art’s  Head to Toe Gala Benefit called upon Jade Dressler’s resourceful and futuristic Slow Luxury vision to help create a pop up shop and moderate the evening’s fashion show. This was also the first public preview appearance of “Immortal Beloved: The World’s First Goddess Perfume + Coloring Book” project in collaboration with perfumers, House of Cherry Bomb.

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BQ Scottish Export Awards, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow. May 2014

Slow Luxury Co-Founder, Fiona Fraser, was a member of the inaugural BQ Scottish Export Awards’ judging panel, chaired by The Rt Hon Brian Wilson, Chairman of Harris Tweed Hebrides. Celebrating international trade achievements across all sectors, the Awards recognize the importance of export and international trade to the Scottish economy.

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Slow Luxury presented: Iona Crawford “Beauty and the Beasts Capsule Collection” Interactive Launch Performance, Bryant Park, New York. April 2014.

One fine spring day, in the middle of New York City, Two 20 ft. high massive silver steely horse heads arrived to sat powerfully in Bryant Park. Maquettes of the famed 100 ft. high sculptures in Scotland named The Kelpies, sculpted by Andy Scott, these beasts met silky, ethereal Scottish damsels in prints mix-matching the beasts, the beauty of buildings and trees in winter. The damsels came bearing gift packets like spring buds in the Iona Crawford Capsule Beauty and The Beasts Collection Launch…all during lunchtime on April 8th 2014 at 1.00pm.

Slow Luxury designed the interactive performance which included models strewing packets of Love Notes in sponsor Capezio dance shoes to live music from Scottish singer songwriter, Hannah Read.

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Business Women Scotland presents: “Have You Thought About Selling Your Business into the International Market?” Glasgow. February 2014.

Held in Society M, the business club in Citizen M Hotel, Glasgow, Business Women Scotland hosted an event in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise, where Slow Luxury Co-founder, Fiona Fraser, shared her journey into international luxury trade.  Fiona talked about Slow Luxury and her experience of using sustainable messaging, storytelling and collaboration to drive luxury business development.

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Fashion-4-Development Second Annual First Ladies’ Luncheon and Round Table. New York. September 2012.

Jade Dressler’s photography studio collaborator, LEGEND. was a sponsor of the Fashion-4-Development Second Annual First Ladies’ Luncheon, in cooperation with the United Nations that was held at The Pierre Hotel, New York City, above. Inspiring speeches came from the lovely Toyin Ojora Saraki, the former first lady of Nigeria’s Kwara State, Madam Yoo (Ban) Soon-taek,wife of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, whom we previously had the pleasure of meeting and Shirley Madhere of Beauty-4-Empowerment.

Pictured above are three of our favorite sustainable goddesses that we had the pleasure of connecting with, the late and great Franca Sozzani, Evie Evangelou and Livia Firth. The portrait of Evie was styled by us and photographed by Joey Falsetta.

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Gleneagles hosts the “Scotland Slow Luxury Round Table.” Perthshire. August 2012

In August, Textiles Scotland’s Stewart Roxburgh, senior executive at Scottish Enterprise and Slow Luxury presented the first Slow Luxury Round Table at Gleneagles Resort in Perthshire, Scotland. Slow Luxury’s Jade Dressler moderated the group of manufacturers including Hawick Cashmere, Begg Cashmere, Eribe and Johnstons of Elgin along with celebrity and destination wedding event planner, David Beahm and international journalists. Coverage of the event included features in Forbes; About.com; Huffington Post Style.

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Metropolis magazine and Kiwi Arts sponsored “99% Art in the Public Realm: A Tool for Social Change.”
 New York. May 2012

From Susan B. Komen to Kony, public discourse is the art “Happening,” taking to the streets and Tweets to affect global change and re-invention. The panel reviewed art and current events globally, where public performance and street art is on the rise and how artists, museums, urban interventions, interactive events and media now meet marketing and non-profits to engage audience.

Jade Dressler Creative Director and Metropolis journalist created, produced, and moderated this panel event during FRIEZE NY Art Week. Speakers included Lina Srivastava, noted Transmedia speaker; Renata Lopes-Merriam, The Daily Beast/Newsweek; Serena Saitas, marketing expert; Nicolas Coblence, luxury expert and Jonathan Porcelli, MIG.cc Executive Producer, Director. 
Presented by Kiwi Arts Group at site/109, 109 Norfolk Street, NYC.

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Brazil’s BOOMSPDESIGN Conference Invited speaker, Jade Dressler. Sao Paulo. August 2011

Joining notable, international presenters from designers, Karim Rashid, Dror and Friends With You to architects Chad Oppenheimer, Jade Dressler spoke about her commission to create an urban art installation during Milan’s Salone de Mobile at the invitation of Green Island and the City, entitled “Green Provocateur.”

Above is Jade Dressler’s previous curated Green Provocateur art installation, Portal do Sul on 10,000 acres in Brazil, 12 gates across the mountains for the wireless resort, Fazenda Catucaba.

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The Luxury Marketing Council presents “The Luxury of Wellness.” New York. May 2007.

Luxury Marketing Council’s Founder and Chairman, Greg Furman, invited Jade Dressler to co-produce a panel of experts including: Michelle Barge, luxury wellness consultant and ”Nutritionist to the Stars,” Oz Garcia.

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The Core Club presents: The Future of the Luxury Economy.” New York. April 2007

Held at The Core Club, New York City’s most elite private membership club, Jade Dressler created and produced the event featuring moderator Susan Tabakauthor of Chic in Paris and Paris luxury expert, with guests, Chopard President and Chief Executive Officer, Marc Hruschka; “Nutritionist to the Stars,” Oz Garcia; Editor-in-Chief of Departures magazine, Richard David Story; “The King of Luxury Travel,” Bill Fischer, and Slow Luxury business colleague, John Favreau.

To inquire about presentations for your event or conference, click here.
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