So David Handy and I love a good collab… and this #ACKpartyhosts event may have just been our biggest collaboration yet! Taking the Opening of Samuel Owen Gallery to new heights, we created TASTEMAKER… taste in art, taste in drink… and a special TASTEFUL surprise with our first ever Nantucket Pop-Up Fashion Show with RJ Miller Salon!

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Missed the event? Not to worry! Thanks to our photographer, Jonathan of JDN Photography and videographers, Laura and Chris of Yellow Productions, we’ve got the full recap below! Enjoy!



THE SCENE…

TASTEMAKER surely brought in a fun + festive crowd during Wine Festival Saturday night.
All money raised at the event went back to the fundraising for the new Nantucket Cottage Hospital!
All suggested donations at the door went back to the fundraising for Nantucket’s New Cottage Hospital!
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There was a lot of mixing and mingling amongst the beautiful art.
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Guests enjoyed exploring the gorgeous gallery space.
and enjoying the sweet beats by DJ LayZboy
… and we were all listening to the awesome remixes from DJ LayZboy.
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Friends toasted with Triple Eight Cocktails thanks to Cisco To Go.
While RJ Miller Manager, Lindsay (second to left!) was in between the party and getting the fashion show lineup together!
… all the while our amazing Lindsay, the RJ Miller Salon Manager and Stylist (second to left!) was in between the party and getting the fashion show lineup together upstairs!
and there was a lot of shucking going on thanks to our guy Brian at the Raw Bar YoHo!
… there was a lot of shucking going on thanks to our guy Brian at the Raw Bar YoHo!
Gallery Owner Lee Mizallo (seen at left) was stoked to have toast to his second season on ACK...
Samuel Owen Gallery owner Lee Milazzo (seen at left) was stoked to kick off his second season on ACK with old friends and new ones. 
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.. and our guests were excited to be sipping + schmoozing amongst the five different rooms at the Gallery!


THE DRINKS…

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We wanted to create a fun cocktail experience for our guests… so at TASTEMAKER, we partnered with Cisco Brewers to create fresh libations with their Triple Eight Vodka using a variety of cool drinks!
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From “Tap The Sap” with Maple Water + Triple Eight Vanilla.
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…to the “MOTTO COCKTAIL” with Triple Eight Vodka, Mint, Lemon + MOTTO.
... we got JUICY with cold pressed juices from Nativ Made... our favorite was the Sconset Loop (orange, grapefruit, ginger, lemon + cayenne) with Triple Eight Vodka!
… we got JUICY with cold pressed juices from Nativ Made… our favorite was the Sconset Loop (orange, grapefruit, ginger, lemon + cayenne) with Triple Eight Vodka!
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And we swirled it all down with a little RESQWATER in between… and after!


THE FASHION SHOW!

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We took a page out of our blACKbook (literally, every page of our blACKbook SHOP section that showcases clothing was featured!) and we created our first ever #ACKpartyhosts POP UP fashion show at the Gallery. How did we do that? Well, halfway through the party, guests were asked to step outside of a yellow line that was strategically placed on the wood floors… the beats got turned up and we brought out a dozen local models all rocking hair + makeup by the incredible staff at RJ Miller Salon and all working looks from the gamut of blACKbook boutiques! Check out the scenes below!


EYE OF THE NEEDLE

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


MURRAY’S TOGGERY SHOP

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


MILLY & GRACE

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
milly and grace
photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


NALU + KEELY SMITH DESIGNS

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


CRANE & LION

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
crane + lion
photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


BLUE BEETLE

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
blue beetle
photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


THE SKINNY DIP

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


THE LOVELY

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photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh
the lovely
photo: Jonathan Nimerfroh


So our amazing friends at Yellow Productions put together an awesome video of the POP UP FASHION SHOW that captures the energy PERFECTLY! Watch the recap of all the fun with this fresh fashionable video recap!


 

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So much gratitude to our our Photographer Extraordinaire Jonathan of JDN Photography (as seen with his lovely wife, Rebecca!) You can find his infamous SLURPEE WAVES at Samuel Owen Gallery and ONLINE HERE!