It’s the most wonderful time of year - think twinkling lights, festive frocks, and an influx of champagne. It’s hard to believe 2022 is already coming to an end, but we couldn’t resist squeezing in at least one sparkling soiree to close out the season! Surrounded by floating fairy lights, disco balls and a very photo-friendly sequin wall, we nestled up at Olfactory NYC for a glitzy evening with a bevy of Botkier friends & family. The charming West Village shop was the perfect backdrop for guests to create their own, personalized fragrance to take home for the holidays, along with a swag bag filled with some (in our opinion) essential products that we’ve been obsessing over this year. If you’re in need of some last minute gift inspo, or just looking for new recommendations, here are some of the incredible brands we partnered with to top off our first annual Spritz & Glitz! Plus take a peek below for our favorite moments from the night, captured by the lovely Emily Louick.
- Weekday Wines - There’s nothing like a glass of wine to start or end the night right. But one that’s low calorie and tastes this good? Sold. Weekday Wines was created by two exhausted parents who still enjoyed wine, just not waking up hungover. In result, they created a satisfying and delicious alternative with their beautifully branded bottles of Pinot Noir and Pinot Noir Rose.
- Goli Nutrition - If the past few years has taught us anything, it’s that health is wealth. We adore Goli’s selection of supplements that give us all the nutrients we need in the form of tasty gummies. Our team is currently obsessed with getting our greens in with the brands Supergreens formula - especially during times like these when salad just isn’t fitting into our holiday diet.
- Bliss - Bliss has a multitude of products that are tried-and true classics in our skincare regime, but lately we’re all about their Bright Idea Serum. The potent Vitamin C serum includes collagen protecting peptides that boosts your skin's elasticity and leaves you with brighter, glowing skin.
- Apotheke - The Brooklyn based brand has one of our favorite selections of luxurious, scented products that will fill your home with all the goodness. The charcoal candle is a personal favorite and is always lit when hosting guests.
- Amika - We love a clean product that gets the job done, especially when it comes to our hair. Amika’s Perk Up dry shampoo is a must when it’s a non-washing hair kind of day. Plus it smells amazing!
- Kitsch - We’re dubbing 2022 as the year of the hair clip comeback. Kitsch’s collection of luxe hair care products & accessories delivers stylish pieces that will give you the zhush you need at any time of day or night. We love a clip that’s equally chic and reliable and our favorite Jumbo Classic claw clips are just that.
- Drink Poppi - If you’re not a soda drinker, yes you are. Poppi’s selection of prebiotic soda’s are the delicious, gut-friendly bubbly drinks you’ve been looking for. Not kidding when we say we genuinely love every flavor, so you can’t go wrong.
- First Aid Beauty - Another longtime beauty brand favorite. First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream now holds a permanent spot on our side table for a post-shower hydration fix. It feels super luxe & keeps your skin protected from New York’s treacherous winter chill that can leave your skin dry and dull.
- Botkier - Last and certainly not least, we have to give ourselves a humble shout-out with one of our top bags of the season. The Valentina mini camera was our go-to style of the season, with its soft and structured silhouette that gave us all the room we needed for our essentials on-the-go. Plus, we love a sporty nylon strap to give our look a little added edge. Even if we’re just wearing our leggings to brunch.
As we reflect back on 2022, it’s times like these that bring us so much joy - the opportunity to connect in-person with some of our favorite people and brands that we’re endlessly grateful to partner with. Beyond that, we’re so thankful for each and every member of the Botkier community - the loyal customers that love fashion and accessories as much as we do. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your business and continued support. We couldn’t do this without you! Cheers to the next chapter and our continued journey in 2023!
The Botkier Team