Last night, a stylish crowd gathered at Raf’s, the new Noho opened by talented twin sister Jennifer Restaurant and Nicole Vitaliano. occasion? Augustinus Bader’s presentation at Moda Operandi. Hosted by Lauren Santo Domingo, co-founder and chief brand officer of Moda Operandi, and Charles Rosier, CEO and co-founder of Hayley Bloomingdale and Augustinus Bader, the event was as decadent as a bottle of The Rich Cream.
Includes Deepak Chopra, Kate Young, Laquan Smith, Brandon Maxwell, Vanessa Trina, Ivy Getty, Sarah Hoover and Cole Guests, including Linkin, sat around beautifully decorated tables (florist Carolina Malabet filled the room with hellebores, peonies and black parrot tulips) for a three-course meal. Celebrated chefs Mary Attea and Camari Mick, masterminds of Raf’s beloved bread, have prepared a menu for their guests that complements the evening’s elegance: a small gem salad, followed by pasta with tuna bottarga, and a grilled Half a chicken and fennel. Dessert was chocolate cake.
But dessert wasn’t the final treat of the evening; guests brought gifts The bag left with Augustinus Bader’s The Light Cream and The Rich Cream, as well as their latest The Retinol Serum. While it was a fantastic night, it’s safe to say that many attendees couldn’t wait to get home and start skincare with their new products.