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01/23/17 2:16pm

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In 2008, Anna Bario and Page Neal launched Bario Neal as a design-forward, women-owned, feminist jewelry company. Today, Bario Neal is an industry leader in ethical sourcing and progressive manufacturing, known for its design sensibility and high-quality, handcrafted work. A belief in the right to love and marry whoever and however you choose is one of the core principles of Bario Neal’s jewelry.  

Whether it is a custom diamond ring or a pendant from the collections, each piece is designed in-house and handcrafted with reclaimed precious metals, Fairmined gold, and ethically sourced stones. The Bario Neal team works extensively with a local community of craftspeople on Philadelphia’s historic Jeweler’s Row — the oldest jewelry district in the United States —  to apply specialized techniques such as hand engraving or glass enameling.

When visiting Bario Neal Philadelphia or the New York showroom, you will find an atmosphere unlike any other jewelry shop. The Philadelphia flagship doubles as both a production workshop and retail space, where a diverse group of skilled jewelers work next to the collection displays. The knowledgeable sales and design crew are thoughtful, approachable and trained to help customers realize their vision, whether through a custom design or an item from one of Bario Neal’s acclaimed collections.

Bario Neal is designing an ethical way forward for the jewelry industry, one handmade piece at a time. Explore our online shop, New York showroom or Philadelphia workshop and become part of the story.

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01/17/17 11:31am
Bridal party styled by MG Hair and Makeup. Photo by Lauren Fair.

Bridal party styled by MG Hair and Makeup. Photo by Lauren Fair.

MG Hair and Makeup is one of the nation’s leading, award-winning on-site hair and makeup services for weddings and special events, in-home and at-work blowouts and everyday hair and makeup. As the oldest and largest national agency specializing in weddings since 2003, they were inducted into The Knot’s Hall of Fame for Best of Weddings and have won awards from WeddingWire and The Knot over the past decade-plus for making brides look themselves–only better!

They take the stress out of getting ready on your big day with packages for both the bride and bridal party. You can choose from Wedding Day only or a Total Beauty package including a trial run. MG Hair and Makeup also travels to wherever you are getting ready.

Founder and Director Megan Garmers is often quoted in beauty articles for The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Bridal Pulse and other various publications and has collaborated with The Knot China as their Western Beauty Expert. As one a top wedding vendor, she was chosen as an Ambassador for The Knot and sits on the Make-up Designory Advisory Committee and was the beauty expert for The Knot speaking at the multi-city tour of their National Night of Beauty. Her talents take her across the country teaching classes and speaking at the country’s top schools, cosmetic brands and industry events, such as the International Beauty Show, the International Makeup Artist Trade Show, The Makeup Show, Wedding MBA and many more.

Featured in: CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, TheWeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of  Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

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12/12/16 6:14am

Raging Skillet

The Raging Skillet,” a well-guarded secret within the world of NYC entertaining and weddings, has actually been catering non-traditional weddings, international soirees and fabulous holiday bashes for over 27 years.

They are perhaps best known as the anti-caterer–everything is personalized down to the menu and style of service. Tired of old fashioned sit-downs? Try family style, table-side French service or Chef Rossi’s fave, The Floating Supper!

The food reflects fusions from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Cuba, South Carolina, New Orleans, Morocco, Jamaica, India, Puerto Rico, the Southwest, the Middle East, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and Chef Rossi’s mother’s Hungarian Yiddish home cooking. All menus and budgets are tailored to each and every client.

New York Magazine singled them out as one of the “Hottest Caterers of New York” and New York Weddings named them best wedding caterer for 20 years running. Raging Skillet was also featured on The Food Network, called “eclectic, ethnic and off the wall” by the Zagat Survey who gave The Raging Skillet their very highest rating; The New York Times profiled them as the new “Rebel Anti-Caterer” and on WeddingWire they received the Couple’s Award for favorite caterer. The Raging Skillet has also been voted one of New York’s Top Wedding Caterers by The Knot in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2016!

Molds are a wonderful thing to break!

09/23/16 11:34pm

Nestled squarely between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, The Bell House is a state of the art 8,000 square foot facility with separate performance space and lounge.

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Crafted out of a 1920’s printing factory and featuring an 88 foot long, 25 foot high magnificent wooden barrel vault ceiling, The Bell House has quickly become a major hub for arts and performance in Brownstone Brooklyn.

Located directly in the front of the building, the Front Lounge of The Bell House retains a warm and intimate character while still comfortably accommodating up to 150 people. This space features a gorgeous 26 foot oak bar serving handcrafted and local beers and a full wine and liquor selection. Groups large and small can lounge on vintage furniture and mingle in soft lighting showcased through large windows allowing sunlight in the day and starry views at night.

The Main Room at The Bell House boasts 25 foot wooden arched ceilings, a 450 square foot stage, and unobstructed views of the stage from any part of the room, making it an ideal space for weddings and celebrations of all kinds. This space easily accommodates 400 standing.

The Bell House is located in what has long been a quiet stronghold for artists and musicians. The Gowanus neighborhood, with its early twentieth century red brick warehouses, has been a haven for artists seeking space for creative endeavors. The Bell House is thrilled to be a part of 7th Street, a block made up of numerous artist work spaces, galleries and businesses including Gowanus Studio Space and the Pace Paper Studio. Three quick blocks from the F, R and G trains and within walking distance of Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and Boerum Hill. 200-250 seated theater style, or 100-140 seated at round banquet tables. Guests can also enjoy birds-eye views from the raised platform of the beautiful 30’ wooden bar along the West wall. This space can be combined with use of the Front Lounge to accommodate up to 550 guests for standing events.

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08/12/16 9:29am

Luck is being ready–in life and in love, as we carry ourselves along with open eyes, hearts, and minds.

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Readyluck is a collective of photographers whose passions lie in creative, articulate storytelling told through a diversity of talents. To be in the right place at the right time involves preparation and an acute awareness of light, form, and detail. It also requires an agreement of chance, of unknown paths crossing, a coming together. Being invited into your life to document the immensity of this miracle is a privilege that’s not lost on us.

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