Hey Boca maggers! We’re back from Jill Zarin’s 6th Annual Luxury Luncheon in the Hamptons and have a roundup of fun new businesses, brands and products that we discovered.
A former Real Housewife of New York, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Jill hosted the luncheon on July 28 at the Topping Rose House in the Bridgehampton, and it was nothing short of fabulous. The annual event is held in honor of Jill’s late husband, Bobby Zarin, to raise funds for thyroid cancer research. Guests paid quite a bit to attend this exclusive bash, all of which went to the wonderful cause and left them with thousands of dollars worth of swag.
In addition to the charity aspect of the event, Jill has a passion for entrepreneurs and helping them activate new brands in the lifestyle, fashion and beauty industry. With this passion comes Jill’s glowing reputation, influential platform, and celebrity inner circle. Put that all together and you have yourself a recipe for a brand to take off overnight.
None of this could have been possible without our friends and local South Florida influencers, Brian Kelly and Sean Koski, the faces behind the production of the luncheon (and co-owners of Ticket2Events!).
The luncheon came complete with a slay of Bravo-lebrities and Jill’s besties, which included comedian Heather McDonald; Leanne Locken from “The Real Housewives of Dallas,” Vicki Gunvalson from “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Juliet Angus from “Ladies of London,” Kathy Wakile from “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” Cindy Barshop from “Real Housewives of New York,” and Lauren Wirkus and Stephen McGee from “Summer House.” All were lovely, gracious, and so much fun to hang out with!
Our LLScene blogger side kicked in as we walked the red carpet, mingled with celebrities and got to know the other amazing businesses in attendance. Here are some of the favorite new businesses you should all be on the lookout for…
Let’s start off with why we were there. XO8 Cosmeceuticals launched the retail collection of their product line, XO8 Skincare. We joined founder and CEO Rose Laudisio and her son, Michael Laudisio, to promote the brand’s appearance in the retail world after only being sold to spa professionals for 10 years. These products were a huge hit amongst celebrities, socialites, influencers, and guests alike. XO8 Skincare displayed and gave away their Placenta Stem Cell Mask, Placenta Stem Cell Serum, Placenta Stem Cell Eye Mask, and the Placenta Stem Cell Lip Mask. Guests were running home to try them out, and posting all over social media about their latest and greatest obsession. xo8cosmeceuticals.com
Luxe Lash Love
The hottest new brand in cruelty-free mink lashes. The owners were so cute and from Tampa, so we really hit it off with them. These lashes are amazing and so easy to apply. You can also reuse them up to 10 times, so that’s pretty remarkable. Everyone was coming to our table with long, beautiful lashes from Luxe Lash Love. buildabowtique.com
Blush and Whimsy
This was a fun one! Blush and Whimsy is a color-changing lipstick with real flowers and flakes of gold inside of it. A New Mexico startup founded in 2016, its beautiful products are straight from a fairy tale. Plus, their packages are made with love by a team of people with disabilities. Their branding and concept is adorable! blushwhimsy.com
My Spirit Box
A perfect gift for parents to share with girls 4 to 6. We’ve already told all our mom friends about this company and I’m pretty sure they’ve started to order it for their little ones. It was also started by a cheer mom and daughter, so you know that got our attention. As two former competitive cheerleaders, we can really appreciate this subscription box. It gives you everything you need as a cheerleader, dancer, and gymnast to go along with that lifestyle. myspiritbox.cratejoy.com
Carry and carry on ya’ll. Rebag is independent from any brand affiliation out there and, in our opinion, carries the best of the best in that industry—high-end, pre-loved luxury bags you really can’t find anywhere. Rebag is the easiest way to sell your luxury handbags and simplifies the process of selling luxury to the extreme. We’ve seen a lot of pre-loved bags in the past and nothing compares to the quality of these ones. This company is a game-changer. rebag.com
Organic Hair Care Inc.
THANK GOODNESS FOR THIS COMPANY. We ran out of all our hair products on the last day of our trip and they gifted us a set of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and leave-in conditioner. We couldn’t stop talking about how amazing it smells. It’s really hard to find natural products that not only smell good, but leave your hair feeling fresh and healthy and this is exactly what Organic Hair Care Inc. did for us. Thank you ladies, we are forever grateful. organichaircare.com
These are some of the highlighted companies that caught our attention at the luncheon, for many reasons as you can see. We still can’t believe we even have the opportunity to recap such an amazing event, and we can’t wait to see where these brands will go in the future!