Champagne & Song Gala on December 3rd Private Concert Featuring Golden Globe Award-Winning Singer Vonda Shepard

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The third annual Champagne & Song Gala will be held on December 3, 2013 from 7:30-10:00 p.m. at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey. Celebratory Guest Host Nana Meriwether, former Miss USA, carries on the work of past guests to give back and raise awareness and funds for community organizations that are making a difference like SAGE Eldercare.

John Sterling, Nana Meriwether and I can’t wait to have our guests enjoy a private concert by the amazing Vonda Shepard. We are taking a page from the Gatsby era of elegance to provide a magical experience to raise awareness and funds for SAGE Eldercare.

The third annual Champagne & Song Gala will be on December 3, 2013 from 7:30-10:00 p.m. Held at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey, guests of the swanky black tie optional affair will be sure to leave with a swing in their step and a song on their lips. Celebratory Guest Host Nana Meriwether, former Miss USA, sets the stage for a night of beauty and elegance as she carries on the work of past guests hosts to give back and raise awareness and funds for community organizations that are making a difference like SAGE Eldercare.

Sponsored by Equinox Fitness Club in Summit and hosted by financier and art patron, David Cote along with John Sterling—the voice of the New York Yankees—the gala directly benefits SAGE Eldercare, one of the oldest and most respected senior service agencies in the state. Those in attendance will be treated to an exclusive, private concert featuring the Golden Globe award-winning singer Vonda Shepard, perhaps best known for her work on the popular Ally McBeal, as well as an up-close look at the newest Bentley and Rolls-Royce models from Paul Miller Bentley of Parsippany.

“What gets me excited about this intimate holiday event is that it is a return to the style and sophistication of old New York,” says Cote. “John Sterling, Nana Meriwether and I can’t wait to have our guests enjoy an evening of their favorite holiday songs sung by the Manhattan Dolls and then a private concert by the amazing Vonda Shepard. We are taking a page from the Gatsby era of elegance to provide a magical experience for our guests to raise awareness and funds for a wonderful organization in SAGE Eldercare.”

The gala commences with a cocktail hour with premium champagne courtesy of CoolVines served during an open bar, while guests are invited to walk the red carpet for a pictorial to be featured in an upcoming issue of HudsonMOD magazine, the official media partner for the event. Those in attendance will also enjoy sumptuous food and original hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Gardein – a delicious, convenient meatless protein option - as they listen to the brilliant sounds of the acclaimed Manhattan Dolls A winter wonderland then awaits within the legendary Crystal Plaza ballroom where Vonda Shepard will play a program of songs from Ally McBeal: A Very Ally Christmas as well as a collection of other hits. The concert will be accompanied by delicious desserts and holiday cheer.

“Equinox is thrilled to be the presenting partner for this year’s Champagne & Song Gala,” says Robert O’Connell, Regional Director of Equinox. “This event offers an exclusive opportunity for our members to enjoy the must-attend gala of the holiday season with a cause near and dear to our hearts: supporting SAGE Eldercare and their work in the New Jersey community to provide invaluable services to seniors and their families.”

With Engie Hassan of EngieStyle as both Producer and Stylist for the event, coupled with the timeless jewelry from The Royal Asscher Diamond family, a stylish evening is guaranteed. An amazing collection of exclusive trips, events and luxury items will be available for guests to bid on throughout the evening’s silent auction. Coveted prizes include a VIP Oscar Experience and tickets to the 2014 Met Spring Ball. Additional sponsors and partners already confirmed for this prestigious holiday event include Investors Home Mortgage and Sax Macy Fromm & Co PC.

Tickets to the Champagne & Song Gala can be purchased online at http://www.champagning.eventbrite.com and are available for $225/ticket. A limited number of VIP Tickets are also available online for $500/ticket and include premium champagne served during an exclusive meet and greet starting at 6:30 p.m. with Nana Meriwether, John Sterling, Vonda Shepard and the Manhattan Dolls.

Questions about the event should be directed to Engie Hassan, Producer, at Engie(at)engiestyle(dot)com.

ABOUT SAGE

Founded in 1954, SAGE Eldercare is a unique community resource that offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for older adults and caregivers, promoting independence and quality of life. SAGE serves 7,000 people throughout Union, Essex, Morris and Somerset Counties in New Jersey, as well as across the United States. For more information, please call 908-273-5550 or visit http://www.sageeldercare.org.

ABOUT EQUINOX

Equinox operates 63 upscale, full-service clubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston, Dallas and Washington, DC, as well as a new international location in London and one to open in Toronto spring 2013. The company offers an integrated selection of Equinox-branded programs, services and products, including strength and cardio training, group fitness classes, personal training, spa services and products, apparel and food/juice bars. Since its inception in 1991, Equinox has developed a lifestyle brand that represents service, value, quality, expertise, innovation, attention to detail, market leadership and results.

IT’S NOT FITNESS. IT’S LIFE.
http://www.equinox.com

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