New York, NY (December 7, 2015) – Exclusive lifestyle brand, Harkiss Designs (https://harkissdesigns.com/), and jewelry designerInner Expressions (www.innerexpressions.com) jointly presented an exclusive holiday shopping evententitled Brunch, Shop & Bottomless Bellini’s to spread the cheer. The event took place on Sunday, December 6,2015 from 12pm-4pm on the second floor lounge of the Wayfarer Restaurant, located at 101 West 57th Street in NYC’s Upper West Side area. Entrance to the event was open to the public free of charge. Shoppers enjoyed unlimited Bellini’s & Mimosas while browsing Harkiss Design’s latest Brass & Horn collection, and Inner Expression’s new CASIE collection, featuring fine gold and semi-precious stones. An exclusive 10-15% discount was also provided to Brunch, Shop & Bottomless Bellini’s patrons on select Harkiss Designs & Inner Expressions jewelry.
“The holidays are all about giving back—to your loved ones, to your friends, and to your community. It’s the time to take a step back and truly be selfless.” States Harkiss Designs CEO and Founder, Harriet Zaffoni. “We created the Brunch, Shop & Bottomless Bellini’s Pop up Shop for this exact purpose. I debuted my new Brass & Horn collections alongside Inner Expressions in hopes of giving people a gift option that gives back. I’m happy we were able to share our unique gifts while also showing support for the East African women that created the featured Harkiss Design pieces.”
Harkiss Designs, a social enterprise specializing in finely crafted lifestyle accessories, is unveiling its new Brass & Horn Collection for women and men at Brunch, Shop & Bottomless Bellini’s. Harkiss Designs brings the unique handcrafted beauty of exotic East Africa to the international marketplace while helping artisan communities build stronger, sustainable economic futures. The Brass Collection from Harkiss Designs includes exquisite statement necklaces forged from rich, recycled brass. Fashioned by East African artisans, the Brass Collection sources ancient and contemporary styles to create a synergy of exclusive, timeless designs.
The CASIE collection by Inner Expressions is making its first US debut appearance at Brunch, Shop & Bottomless Bellini’s. The assemblage falls in line with a deep passion for inspiring women to express their individual style. The collection boasts an upscale, yet affordable, modern take on traditional designs, providing versatility in expressing a woman’s various moods and styles. The attention to fine design details and finishes are exquisite, as seen in the collection’s fine gold and semi-precious stone accents. These quality-crafted pieces are made for accessorizing fashionistas of all types, from the powerhouse professional to the girl next door.
“We were so excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with a lifestyle brand such as Harkiss on this great event. We both blended our different aesthetics to provide a fun atmosphere for those looking to get something truly unique for their loved ones this holiday season.” States Inner Expressions Designer & CEO, Carol Offman. “Inner Expressions was thrilled to finally be able to share our latest CASIE collection with the public. The collection was created to empower women by helping them show confidence through their accessories.”
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About Harkiss Designs
Founded by CEO Harriet Zaffoni in 2011, Harkiss Designs promotes their brand with the slogan “Empowering East African women one item at a time”. Harkiss is based on the idea of compassionate capitalism. Every product is handcrafted by East African artisans (most of whom are women responsible for supporting their entire family) in the comfortable and safe setting of a co-op in their community. The New York-based retailer markets fine handcrafts, and helps fund educational training and critical services for the artisans and their families. For more information on Harkiss Designs please visit https://harkissdesigns.com/
About Inner Expressions:
Inner Expressions, founded by CEO and Designer, Carol Offman, has been designing and manufacturing diamond jewelry for over 20 years. They’re widespread accomplishments and finely handcrafted jewelry has propelled the brand to success and held an extensive customer base in the bridal, wedding and gifting industries. Inner Expressions has also developed a line of handmade jewelry inspired by spirituality. A portion of the proceeds from the Spiritual Line will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society to help find a cure for this silent disease. For more information on Inner Expressions please visit http://innerexpressions.com/