Wild Wine Dinner At MPD, Shopping With A Conscience At Ruff and Cut

by Ross Kenneth Urken · February 18, 2011

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Last night party-goers went wild with sparklers at the Exclusive Sant Arturo wine dinner, got arty at the Barnaby Hosking new work exhibit, and got eco-ethical with Ruff and Cut. Check out the photos-- sexy and otherwise below.

Exclusive Sant Arturo Wine Dinner

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Guests sipped on wine and let loose last night at MPD. The Sant Arturo flowed well into the evening at the Koch Brother's establishment that opened last fall.

Barnaby Hosking: New Works

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Charles Bank Gallery on Bowery held a reception for the opening of British artist Barnaby Hosking's first solo show in the US. New Works is a nature focused show that plays with space and light, and will be open till the 26th of March.

Ruff and Cut's Glittering Conscience

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Socially responsible luxury jewelry company Ruff and Cut (www.ruffandcut.com) and African focused Cocody Productions (www.cocodyproductions.net) held a private cocktail party to benefit Millennium Promise. The charitable shopping event at Ruff and Cut's SOHO store was hosted by CEO Wade Watson and Cocody Director Jake Bright. Millennium Promise’s Amy Shaw, David Nemer, and Johnny Falla also attended, welcoming guests to shop to support Millennium Promise’s goals to alleviate extreme poverty.

Guests, who included philanthropist and social gate keeper Dawne Marie Grannum and Hip Hop Saves Lives Director Chad Harper, enjoyed wine, hors d’oeuvres, and private shopping, while Cocody's Bright doubled as DJ, mixing an all African set. Ruff and Cut donated a percentage of sales to Millennium Promise (www.millenniumpromise.org).