As it turns out, the best possible way to spend your summer Friday might be by frolicking around a traditional Swedish maypole. A mix of music folk, editors, and bloggers including Elin Kling and Kelly Framel convened at the Yard at Soho Grand early Friday evening to celebrate a holiday near and dear to the Kanon Organic Vodka team's hearts--Swedish Midsummer. After creating custom flowered-and-beribboned headpieces with a little help from downtown florist Ovando, guests dug into straight-outta-Stockholm snacks like lingonberry jam, mini meatballs, and sugared gummy candy.
Thank goodness today marks the final day of New York Fashion Week, because we are in desperate need of some good old-fashioned zzz's. Once yesterday evening's shows wrapped, we headed down to Indochine to celebrate the sixth issue of The Last Magazine at the bar beneath the Lafayette Street eatery. The space was brimming with gorgeous faces--we spied former Last cover girl Anja Rubik among the revelers, as well as industry insiders like Matt Kays, Rumi Neely, and CA Creative's Alexandra Weiss--and the Kanon Organic Vodka flowed freely. Zara Zachrisson and May Kwok were on DJ duty, and it quickly became clear that the space's smoky back room housed the designated dance floor while the entryway lounge was strictly for rubbing shoulders with the genetically-blessed. We finally made our way through the Marlboro haze--fresh copies of the glossy's latest edition in hand--and up to midtown's Lavo, where a slightly more dressed-down crowd fêted DJ duo Harley Viera-Newton and Cassie Coane's 23rd birthdays.