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FLOURISH & THRIVE ACADEMY

2015 Live Event


Diamond-topper

WELCOME!

We are so excited that you will be joining us for our first ever LIVE event! We wanted to get the party started by giving you your virtual gift bag! Your virtual gift bag consists of the day’s agenda, bios of our key speaker and panel of experts and our NYC list of must see stores, museums and delicious restaurants.

The event will start at 9 AM EDT on Saturday, September 26th with registration, mingling and yes, coffee! If you are arriving the night before, please join us for drinks from 6 PM – 8 PM at:

Terroir Tribeca
24 Harrison St.
New York, NY 10013

If you have any questions, please email us at support@flourishthriveacademy.com and put “live event” as the subject.

We cannot wait to see you in a couple weeks!

To you flourishing & thriving,

xo Tracy & Robin

AGENDA

Saturday, September 26, 2015

447 Broadway (@Broome), 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10013

9:00 AM

Registration, Coffee & Networking

10:00 AM

Kickoff

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Meditation

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM

Training

11:25 AM – 11:40 AM

15-minute Break

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM

Training

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Special Guest Speaker Rebecca Moskal

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Dance Break

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Q&A Panel + Hot Seat

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Wrap Up

5:15 PM – 9:00 PM

Dinner (on your own for dinner)

9:00 PM

After Dinner Karaoke Open to All
The Karaoke Cave
11 E 13th Street
New York, NY 1000

BIOS of KEY SPEAKER & PANEL

KEY SPEAKER

  • Rebecca Moskal: PR/Marketing Communications expert specializing in fine jewelry & timepieces

PANEL

  • Rebecca Moskal: PR/Marketing Communications expert specializing in fine jewelry & timepieces
  • Sharon Hitchcock: Uncommongoods Catalog Jewelry Buyer
  • Drew Riley: Hunting with Jake Store Owner/Buyer
  • Megan Dolbee: Harris Dolbee Showroom Principal & Rep
  • Meghan Patrice Riley: Jewelry Designer
  • Allyson Bainbridge Riccardi: Brand, Marketing and Social media Strategist

Rebecca Moskal

rebeccamoskalRebecca Moskal has over 15 years of experience in luxury and jewelry marketing. Having started her career at notable advertising agency, FCB, in New York, Rebecca honed her skills for developing strategic media campaigns for global brands. A yearning for a more diverse experience led her to begin her illustrious client-side career, which would eventually include Bulgari, David Yurman, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Beaudry. In 2009, Rebecca established Communiqué, a boutique marketing firm, specializing in fine jewelry and timepieces. She brings her knowledge and expertise assisting brands to realize their ultimate potential via brand strategy development, communication planning and public relations. A member of the Women’s Jewelry Association for more than a decade, Rebecca currently serves as Vice President of the Los Angeles chapter and is the 2015 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Marketing and Communications.

Meghan Patrice Riley

meghanpatricerileyContemporary work that straddles design, fashion, and art fields. Meghan experiments with quotidian materials like miniature bridge cabling, industrial ball chain, and electrical cable mixed with fine metals to reinterpret them to create collections that are industrial but feminine and wearable. She continues her experimentation to create beautiful and wearable, sculptural collections that find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

She has participated in solo art and juried group shows as well as winning the Raphael Founder Prize for innovation in small metals from the Society for Contemporary Craft. Additionally, she has been featured in several NYC runway shows, which resulted in a semi-finalist position for the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund. She is a self-taught metalsmith and artist with an academic background in community economic development work from UC Berkeley, which contributes to the interdisciplinary nature of her collections.

Sharon Hitchcock

sharonhitchcockSharon has been a jewelry lover her entire life. From the time she was a little girl, she would go through her mother's jewelry box and try on her favorite pieces. (That still happens!). She loves to mix vintage and new and has a special fondness for anything with a bit of sparkle or a lovely message. Sharon has had over fifteen years of merchandising and sales experience. She bring a unique 360 degree viewpoint having worked as a buyer, business owner, wholesale sales director, and retailer. Her career started with working for retailers such as Urban Outfitters / Anthropologie and Smith and Hawken in store operations, training, and multi-store management. Currently, she is the jewelry buyer for uncommongoods.com

Megan Dolbee

megandolbeeMegan Dolbee started her career in fashion working for a company called Flax based in Upstate NY. She quickly gained a management position and was moved to Los Angeles to run their corporate showroom. A few years later, Megan ventured out of the corporate side of fashion and started working as an independent sales representative for the Kristi Harris Showroom in Los Angeles. After working at the showroom for almost 4 years, Megan approached Kristi with a business plan to expand to the East Coast and open a NY Showroom. Harris Dolbee opened its doors in December 2008; the economy was challenging, but Kristi’s 20-year reputation in the industry help to launch the new showroom. The Harris Dolbee Showroom is now in its sixth year of business and has flourished; becoming an industry leader in featuring a well curated assortment of contemporary fine and fashion jewelry lines, handbags and accessories.

Allyson Bainbridge Riccardi

allysonbainbridgericcardiAllyson is a brand, marketing and social media strategist focused on luxury brands and experiences, with deep understanding of the jewelry industry. She's worked as an independent consultant for the past 5 years, helping designers and retailers to build their brand persona and corresponding communications platforms.

Past and current clients include: Prestige (a collective of 60+ fine jewelry designers that exhibit together at the JCK show), Andrew Meyer, Babette Shennan, Donna Vock, EFFY, Gemfind, Hatch Jewelry, Jade Trau, Mavilo and Sequin.

Prior to creating her consulting business, Allyson spent 12+ years at The O Group, a boutique design and brand development firm. Working with a wide range of clients and budgets, she learned every aspect of how to successfully design and produce effective, engaging, beautifully designed marketing materials.

In addition to her consulting work, Allyson is an editor for The Jewelry Book, a fine jewelry industry quarterly magazine, and is an active board member on the Communications Committee for the Women's Jewelry Association – New York Metro Chapter.

Drew Riley

drewrileyDrew Riley is the Co-Owner and Creative Director for Brooklyn lifestyle store, Hunting With Jake. His past experience includes heading operations for jewelry designer Nora Kogan and buying multiple categories, including jewelry, for several retailers including Collier West and ABC Home.

LIST of STORES, MUSEUMS & RESTAURANTS

STORES

The Clay Pot jewelry store
22 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012

The Clay Pot jewelry store
162 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Lori McLean jewelry store
320 E 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

Melissa Joy Manning jewelry store
12 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

Ten Thousand Things jewelry store
7 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10013

Jill Platner jewelry store
113 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

Catbird
219 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

ABC Carpet & Home (main floor + basement)
888 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Hunting with Jake
380 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bergdorf Goodman
754 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Barney’s
660 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Meg Cohen
59 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

MUSEUMS

Museum of Art & Design (MAD)
*has a great store with lots of jewelry
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Museum
*small, but wonderful
227 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
11 W 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
*the largest art museum in the United States
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

The Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10128

The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

PARKS

Central Park

The High Line

Union Square Park

Bryant Park

Madison Square Park

POINTS OF INTEREST

Empire State Building

Statue of Liberty

Rockefeller Center

Times Square

Grand Central

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Lincoln Center

FOOD & FUN

Eataly NYC
200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010

Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10011

Columbus Circle Mall
Time Warner Center

Momoya Sushi
185 7th Avenue
NY, NY 10011

Blue Fin
1567 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Tommy Lasagna
119 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003

Cafeteria
119 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10010

Le Pain Quotidien
Many locations all over NYC

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