Hey C&C NYC Squad! We are so excited to get the NYC party started! There are so many great things coming your way, but before we get any closer we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what to expect on the big day so you can start building out your day right now!
ALL DAY FUN
First things First, you should be receiving your badge and box of goodies in the mail over the next week or so! Your box will have your mentor power hour selections, your badge with lanyard dictating your track (white = track 1 and black = track 2) and if you are a VIP lots of other swag as well!
At every C&C Conference, we have a roster of incredible brands that set up shop to give our attendees amazing and unique experiences. From braid bars to influencer meet-and-greets to clothing shops to henna tattoos, there's a little something for everyone. Here are the incredible things you can expect to see at the market in NYC.
Flat lay tutorial with Papyrus
We love a good flat lay, and know you do too! Hop over to Papyrus for the ultimate tutorial on how to achieve the quintessential flat lay; it’s anything but basic.
Boomerang at the Instagram Pop Up
We know you’re obsessed with Instagram just as much as we are. So they will be on-site all-day for all of your Boomerang Photo Booth needs. Yeah Boomerang + Photo Booth = content heaven.
DIY with Erin Condren
Drop by Erin Condren pop-up for a free gift and make your own elastic page holder for your notebook/ planner! They will have the crafts and supplies to make your own. Get ready to get your DIY on.
Henna Station with Simon G Jewelry
Looking to edge things up a bit? Head over to the Simon G pop-up to get a henna tattoo that you can sport all day. These are beautiful and will look perfect on your Insta-grid.
French Connection’s Mid-Summer Collection
We love some good summer fashion. And in the spirit of summer, French Connection will be showcasing their Mid-Summer Collection to help you get ready for all those summer bashes you inevitably have on the calendar. Oh and BONUS! You get a flower crown, courtesy of Crowns by Christy with all purchases.
Flower Power with Urban Stems
Stop by the Urban Stems pop-up and get your flower power on. Make sure to snap a quick pic of the flower-filled beach cruiser (we die) for your followers.. oh, and you get your own polaroid take home. Can you say, "Shake it, shake, shake, shake it"?
Aura Readings at Gorjana
The newest trend is health and wellness, and we aren’t mad about it. Gorjana is providing attendees with custom Aura Readings (complete with a photo for your posting pleasure). We’ve dying to try!
Mica May’s Signature Notebooks
Notebook designer and color master, Mica May of May Designs is bringing the personality to #CreateCultivateNYC. Stop by her pop-up to check out her latest collection of adorable paper goods and get a firsthand look at her new apparel collection that is so happy, you won’t be able to control your smile.
Monogramming Station at Mark & Graham
Mark & Graham is the king of customization. And they are bringing their talents to NYC. Get in on the action by purchasing any of their incredible leather goods and getting complimentary monogramming!
Learn the Art of Styling at Minted
Stop by the Minted pop-up to explore Minted’s new art styling service, featuring limited edition art styled uniquely for you, and Minted Commissioned Originals, allowing you to work directly with one of Minted’s independent artists to create an original art piece as unique as you are. (Pro tip: bring a photo of a wall to receive a complication consultation with a Minted art stylist).
Refinery 29 Brings the Heat
Refinery29 is partnering with Tictail and Cora to create a unique shopping experience with a cause! Stop by the Shibori tent to shop R29- and other female-designed merch that'll help you wear your values: All proceeds go towards She Should Run, a fund supporting women in public leadership. And before you go, visit the Cora table to donate some organic menstrual products to women in need (and snag a free month's subscription for yourself!) You'll leave looking good and feeling even better.
Try Out the it Bed
Need a quick break? Wanna kick your feet up for a sec? Stop by the it Bed pop-up to test out the comfiest (and smartest) bed you have ever experienced. Seriously, the capabilities of this thing are insane. It can tell you how well you slept, when you got your best sleep, and it can talk to your fitness tracker.
Colorful Fun at La Croix
Craving a perfect photo moment to show your social media followers all the fun you’re having at C&C? Head to La Croix for a bright and jaw-dropping photo opt. Oh and there will be face painting and corn hole as well! Did we mention they’re a lot of fun?
Gallery Wall Tutorials at Framebridge
There is never a time when Framebridge doesn’t bring their A-game, and C&C NYC will be no different. Stop by their booth for some pro tips on how to create the perfect gallery wall in your home (or office). They are also doing a Gallery Wall Giveaway so really, STOP BY.
Polling Stations at Tinder
Everyone’s favorite dating app will be popping up collecting key information from C&C Attendees. Want to give them your thoughts? Head to their booth. We'll be publishing (the anonymous) results on C&C Blog!
We also always have a beauty lounge on site where our attendees are able to get glammed up, from makeup to hair to skin care we got your covered. Oh and don't forget to nab your headshot!
Make Your Own Box with Birchbox
Crazy about samples? Us too! Build your own box of cute samples at the Birchbox pop-up. It’s a great way to test-drive some new products and hear all about the buzzed about brand.
New Headshots with Laura Mercier
Need a new headshot? Laura Mercier’s got your back on this one. Stop by their makeup and photo studio and walk away with a new killer shot (and an added boost of confidence).
Essential Oils Tutorial at Saje
Essential oils are everything right now! Saje will be giving out tutorials on how to effectively use these options to cure all of your physical and spiritual needs.
Island Time with Kopari Beauty
Wish that you were on island time? us too! Kopari is serving up some fresh coconuts at the Kopari Cabana, perfect for those of who you can’t contain your wanderlust. Can you say yum?!
Grab a Touch-up with beGlammed
It's a long day, but beGlammed is on deck for all your hair and makeup touch-up needs. From a fresh lip to a festive braid, they'll have you looking fresh.
Kendra Scott Airstream
The cutest airstream there ever was (especially if it's anything like the AMAZING Kendra Scott HQ!). Be sure to check out the latest in Kendra Scott Jewelry and now home decor near the Second Stage.
ManiCab at Kendra Scott
Hey VIPs, you lucky ducks! Kendra Scott knows the way to a woman’s heart, so she’s serving up manicure’s in the VIP Lounge. Trust us, the Mani Cab is too cute not to drop by.
START THE DAY OFF RIGHT WITH BREAKFAST
Start your day with a little Jamba Juice
To help kick the day off, our friends at Jamba Juice will be serving up delicious acia and pitaya bowls, as well as chia pudding for attendees. Get your camera’s ready, we can just see your Insta post now. And if you need a snack, they'll be serving blends at their pop-up all day.
Create & Caffeinate with Coffee at the ATG lounge
Stop by the ATG Coffee Lounge to get your java fix for the day. We know that you don’t work until your coffee does, so drop by early for a cup of Rise Coffee to fuel your day.
Lunch hosted by Saks OFF 5TH
Then comes lunch. Our friends at Saks OFF FIFTH have teamed up with sweetgreen to will yummy yummy salads for all of our attendees. Be sure to stop by the Saks OFF 5th booth to see what other goodies they have in store. (Scroll down, it's RSVP only and you don't want to miss it!)
Saks OFF 5th with Helena Glazer of The Brooklyn Blonde (RSVP ONLY)
Helena Glazer, AKA The Brooklyn Blonde, will be holding fashion court at the Saks OFF 5th pop-up showing attendees how to strike some of those infamous blogger poses (they are NOT as easy as they look). Dying to attend her tutorial? This is an RSVP-only tutorial, so secure your spot here.
Dig into deliciousness from The Meatball Shop during Lunch
Oh, and there’s more! The geniuses behind The Meatball Shop will be in the VIP Lounge providing their signature meatballs to keep you full and happy! It’s a long day, so staying properly nourished is tres important.
Go ahead. Grab a cocktail with Crown Royal!
Feeling festive? Crown Royal will be serving up delicious cocktails all day for VIPs (make sure to show your badge). Find them in the VIP Lounge and at the Bar in the Ruins.
STAY HYDRATED & STAY SATISFIED
It's beauty water to the rescue with Vital Proteins
Vital Proteins will be serving their brand new beauty waters at their pop-up (they come in three yummy flavors: Lavender Lemon, Cucumber Aloe, and Melon Mint). They'll be mixed into flavorful mocktails served by a professional bartender for all to try. But wait... there’s more: stop by to enter to win a year's supply of collagen!
Keep your energy up with Noosa Yoghurt
From down under to NYC, Noosa is bringing plenty of their creamy, delicious and "bloody good" yoghurt to keep attendees satisfied all day long.
BREAKING DOWN THE BREAK
You will be going all day long so the break is a great time to catch up and dive into all the amazing programming our partners have going on. Some are RSVP only so be sure to grab your spot!
Chase Slate: Meet and Greets with Camila Coehlo & Brittney Castro!
Camila Coehlo, lifestyle and fashion mega-influencer, will be visiting the Chase Slate pop-up for a meet and greet! Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Chase Financial Education Ambassador, Brittney Castro, who will be providing the keys to #ConquerYourCredit. While you’re there, add some flair to your wardrobe with a custom DIY tassel keychain and come early to have an opportunity to receive a special gift. (limited quantity available) See you in the Chase Slate suite!
Pier 1 Imports Block Party hosted by Eva Amurri Martino
Summer is right around the corner, so Pier 1 Imports is throwing a Block Party hosted by Eva Amurri Martino (of Happily Eva After). She will be dishing out pointers on how to furnish your own block party just in time for summer. Check it out in the Pier 1 Picnic area outside.
Minted open forum discussion with CEO Mariam Naficy. (RSVP ONLY)
CEO of Minted, Mariam Naficy, will be hosting an intimate forum on the Second Stage from 3-4pm. This is an RSVP ONLY event, so sign up here and be sure to show up on time. They have something special for the first 100 attendees to RSVP and attend to the talk (shhh! It’s a $100 Minted art purchase). Run, don't walk. Link here.
A little about Mariam: A serial entrepreneur, Naficy co-founded cosmetics company Eve.com in 1998 and quickly sold it for over $100 million. Twelve years later, Naficy founded Minted based on her core belief that the Internet could surface hidden creative talent around the world. With perseverance, her online stationery company has turned into a burgeoning marketplace for the world’s best emerging artists. Reaching 70 million households globally with designs sourced from 50 states and 60 countries, Minted has arrived as the e-commerce darling for design.
Sherry B Dessert Studio
Craving a midday pick me up? Grab a cookie (or brownie) from Sherry B! These will be at food stations outside so stock up for the rest of the day.
Cool off with some Jeni’s Ice Cream
Perfect for a beautiful summer Saturday, our friends at Jeni’s Ice Cream are going to be scooping up some delicious ice cream for our VIP attendees. Make sure to get a napkin, this could get messy!
Happy Hour with Crown Royal & CAVA
After a long day of awesomeness, take a break and celebrate the day with CAVA who will be serving love some delicious hummus snacks. And because you've earned it, it's time to raise a cocktail! Kick-off Happy Hour with a delicious Crown Royal cocktail, or if wine or champagne is more your speed, they’ll have that too!
This isn't our first rodeo. Be sure to check out the pro-tips below to make sure you are making the most of the day!
Phone Charging with Shopstyle
There is nothing worse than a dying phone battery. It can singlehandedly ruin a perfectly good day (or make you miss out on a perfectly 'grammable moment). But Shopstyle isn’t going to let that happen! Their charging station will be open for attendees to stop by and get some much needed juice (the battery kind... that is).
Pit happens, but Richer Poorer has you
We love to learn and network, but sometimes you need a mental break. Thankfully the Richer Poorer team will be providing a Ball Pit for our attendees… yeah, just like the ones you played in when you were a kid (except way cooler). Find them by the entrance for all the fun. They will also be highlighting their collection of basics in the pop-up market, because every boss needs her basics!
Need a break, check out this giveaway from Volvo
Craving a getaway? How about Sweden? Volvo is popping up with one of their newest car models available for you to check out in person. Stop by to snag a photo and enter to win the getaway of a lifetime.
Don't leave this at home! Things you should bring to C&C
Bring a schedule of all the things you want to hit up day-of, it’s a day filled to the brim with activities so coming with a gameplan is a clutch move.
In the spirit of good networking, pack extra business cards. You want to be able to hand them out throughout the day. Don't shortchange yourself.
Keep an eye out for your attendee gift box that should be coming in the mail any day now! We are so excited for you to receive, make sure to share it on social with us using #CreateCultivateNYC!
We know your want them! Gift bags are only available at the end of the night and will be handed out in exchange for your badge. If you have to jet early you will be forfeiting your right come back in but we doubt you'll want to do that ;)
For those who drive, there is Valet parking
We have 100 spots available onsite for valet parking which you can nab for $20 cash on site. However we DO recommend taking an Uber, Lyft, or catching our C&C Shuttle for VIPS at the Redbury Hotel.
You will pick up your badges and additional information at registration. Please let us know upon arriving that you provided us an international mailing address, and we will provide you with your conference goods!
Shuttle Service from the Redbury Hotel (RSVP REQUIRED)
Are you a VIP planning to take the shuttle from the Redbury Hotel in the morning and after the event ends? GREAT! If you could RSVP here to reserve your spot that would be great. Also note you will need your VIP badge or VIP confirmation email to board the bus!
WE ARE SO EXCITED! What are you most thrilled to see! Share in the comments below!