By now, I hope you’ve all read my exclusive O, the Oprah Magazine OMag Insiders access recap to the VIP event in NYC to celebrate the exciting 2018 roll-out of Oprah’s Favorite Things!
I wanted to take a moment to thank the seven notable sponsors who made the meaningful, extraordinary evening possible with their generosity, recognition, and support of the magazine to underscore the essential O-list mission of holiday spirit, gift-giving, generosity, and gratitude!
Omag Editor at Large Gayle King and Creative Director Adam Glassman MC’d the event, which highlighted ~30 picks from this year’s O-list, an ambitious undertaking and its biggest one yet at 107 entries!
The unforgettable evening began and ended in true style thanks to peer-to-peer transportation company, Uber, which allowed us to travel with the ease and comfort of a personal driver. Thanks, Uber!
Nespresso, whose new Lattissima One model was selected for this year’s list, highlighted their espresso know-how and artistry with three specialty coffee-based beverages for our special event:
- The Cappuccin-O, which featured a drizzle of peppermint
- The On Deadline Espresso double-shot
- Nespresso’s Favorite Cup, a latte with a drizzle of caramel
Ten Lattissima One machines were raffled to ten lucky winners, who can be their own baristas at home with top-quality milk-based espresso drinks!
Another EU specialty, Ferrero Rocher, gifted us a lovely box of its ubiquitous, gold-wrapped Italian chocolate and hazelnut confectionery treats. It’s not a true holiday get-together without it!
Lands’ End supplied the timeless, flattering, plaid flannel shirts worn by the event’s Hearst helper elves, like the amazing Cara (above), who made the evening flawless, monumental, and memorable!
The American clothing and home decor retailer also gifted us a beautiful flannel check scarf, and a certificate for this year’s O-list selection, the Women’s Winter Long Down Coat with Faux Fur Hood, which Oprah called “the coat of the season” when she saw it! It’s a simple, warm, mid-calf coat that combines style and comfort…and I can’t wait to try it!
American handbag and accessory brand Vera Bradley gifted us a lovely printed travel gift set in the Bordeaux Blooms pattern with an eye mask, an inflatable travel pillow, and a travel blanket in a large clear cosmetic bag, which gives me a nice excuse to book a post-holiday get away!
Elves also wore the brand’s classic cross-body bag to keep everything organized and at-hand, like in the shot above taken by fellow Insider, Jenn.
Iconic jewelry brand Pandora captured the festive, bright spirit of the gift-giving season with its gorgeous new Glacial Beauty Sliding Bracelet in Clear CZ and Sterling silver that’s sure to become an evergreen.
The evening’s elves were also blinged-out in the same bracelet!
Los Angeles “by women, for women” denim brand NYDJ makes some of the best slimming jeans on the market, for all body shapes and sizes, and I can’t wait for my NYDJ experience! The elves at the event rocked NYDJ jeans with their Lands’ End flannel shirts for a classic, American casual look!
Big ups to the seven brand sponsors who made sure all of us lived our best lives at the Oprah’s Favorite Things NYC celebration! Shop all of the O-list favorites on Amazon, on the new Oprah Magazine website, or in the upcoming December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, which hits the newsstands on November 20, 2018!