THE ANNUAL WHITE PARTY
Complimentary Italian lite bites from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
THE ANNUAL WHITE PARTY
Complimentary Italian lite bites from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
EuroCircle’s Global Creative Professionals Networking Eventt
Mark your calendars for June 19, as Eurocircle has partnered with The VL Studios to bring you Global Creative Professionals Night.
This is a unique networking opportunity to create connections between business executives in creative industries. Join us on Wednesday, June 19, for an inspiring evening of networking at one of New York’s most exclusive, elegantly designated Boîte, The World Bar. This events is open to all guests looking to create meaningful connections with professionals from all over the world.
The VL Studios is a New York-based digital design and marketing boutique focused on online brand building in the digital landscape, from branding, design to brand acceleration and marketing.
Location: The World Bar, 845 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017
Hosts of the Evening:
Sherry Mila – EuroCircle New York
Valev Laube – The VL Studios
Wassim Askoul – The VL Studios
We look forward to connecting you with a wide network of people to inspire your next project, business venture, or personal goal.
Cash Bar with drink specials 6:30-8:30
Try our signature cocktail, the Eurotini.
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EuroCircle’s Parisian Spring Soiree at Empire Rooftop
Join your friends at Eurocircle as we celebrate spring, warm weather and cocktails under the stars.
Our party theme Spring in Paris, so dress chic like the Parisians, grab a cocktail, and come out to play.
We are bringing back our signature cocktail, the Eurotini, and happy hour pricing is in effect 6:30-8:30 pm. You won’t want to miss us.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Marina Simovic, Marina was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She moved to New York almost 20 years ago (as of 2019) with a suitcase and a passion to help people in their health and wellness. Originally she was in the USA just for a short stay not more over a year to improve her English language. At the time she was a student at Mostar University close to my hometown Ljubuski close to Medjugorje.
After one year Marina simply fell in love with New York. Passion for health and wellbeing inspired her to be certified in a Stretch theraphy. Marina operates as a fully certified Stretch Therapist and a professional Reiki Practitioner. She concentrates her efforts on stress reduction and relaxation which promotes health and wellness. Over the years, Marina has perfected the art of helping other people’s bodies, emotions and the spirit which have lots of benefits
Can you tell us more about what brought you to this specific career path? It is not exactly the most common or known path to choose.
What brought me to this specific path was my passion and dedication towards healthy lifestyle and making difference in people’s life.
I was a long distance runner in between two major stages in life, high school and transition to college. Since I come from a very small place in Europe ( Bosnia and Herzegovina) people thought sometimes that my running was weird and I was not fitting in with other girls my age- but nevertheless I continued to do so.
As an adult my passion continued, and I worked in a big Export- Import company- where employees would have extremely destructive eating habits and no specific diet or physical activity. So, I would cut and place articles and healthy recipes, on our company kitchen display and talk with people about working out.
I could say it’s not one thing that led me to this career path – it was a gradual development along the way.
May I ask you to share the most interesting experience you have had since you started your career?
The most interesting experience I have had since I started a company, was probably encountering so many interesting and different people. I had so many different corporate events, fairs, fashion- official events such as US Supreme court technology and arts. I have enriched my life with so many different people and grow so much as an individual. I can actually sit with a person from any walks in life and we would have a great conversation about anything that is beneficial and interesting commonality to both. I am so grateful for every day which is an adventure in my profession.
What advice would I give to other women who may want to take that next step and following their dreams or either running or starting their own company?
Dear ladies, be kind to yourself- take care of yourself-emotionally, physically, mentally and financially.
Along the way to your dream, make meaningful connections with people- long lasting and genuinely care about people.
On your way to the top- you might or will change professions, what ever impression you leave on people will be everlasting. They will support you no matter what you choose to be. It is YOU- NOT YOUR BUSINESS.
Is there a funny (scary?) story that you could share that happened to you since starting your company?
Funny/Scary story – I could write a book 🙂
Couple of them – I did a corporate event with a group of people we work with and they mixed the emails so we were not welcomed because they had another vendor there – in the meantime I brought 4 people to help me with this event- to my surprise they were not angry or mad at me – but they set up the table regardless and let me handle everything with HR department even though I was not directly involved – They said we knew you will handle this- talking about confidence of my team- but also they know how passionate and committed I am. On the side note I talk a lot so they had no doubt in their mind that all will end well.
The second scary/funny part happened in US Supreme court when they took possession of my laptop prior to the event- and I was on the list to participate as a vendor and had a presentation on that laptop.
I actually had to write an email, for someone from HR to come downstairs and convince guards that there is no treat because of electronic device- only presentation about – you will never guess – Forgiveness meditation – that was recorded with no issues later on.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you tell her and why? What message(s) would you like for her to know?
If I could go back to the time- I would not change or say anything because I would not be the same person as I am today. I worked diligently to become who I am today – and I kind of like myself and what I do.
Can you share 3 of the best words of advice (quotes) you’ve gotten along your journey? We would love to hear a story or example for each. We all could use some inspiration.
ADVICE #1 Be the best version of yourself- when you are a best version of yourself in life nothing will stop you.
You will encounter people who are not your match sometimes, but you have to strive to be the best then you will attract the best for yourself and you will strive to recognize the best in people.
Do not lower your standards, your prices your character to please people.
Be the best you can and you will have the best in life.
ADVICE #2 Be the type of the person that makes everyone you come across feel perfectly ok with being exactly who they are.
When you allow people to be who they truly are you shine a light upon their path that maybe no one was recognizing that in them before.
Only for that they will respect you and share and openly communicate with you and genuinely connect.
When you come to a place of such there is no greater award then creating from a place of authenticity and integrity.
ADVICE #3 Wake up with a purpose.
Whatever you do professionally pursue, let it be purposeful. When you wake up and start your day – your excitement and zest for life is connected to that purpose.
Your only question should be: How can I bring value and change someone’s life Today?
We all need a little help along the journey — who have been some of your mentors? Can you share how they made an impact?
My mentors – great question by the way… Anthony Robbins is one of them. And not just because of his business mindset but also for a vast love towards humanity – and I felt that upon meeting him- big giant with even bigger heart.
Overall, human capacity to love and connect is or are my mentors- names are irrelevant.
You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Movement that will change people’s lives.
I think I am already slowly building that momentum- I teach people how to be purposely connected, Reiki emotional healing, Essential oils, Detox free home, Meditation and also building community around that.
Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
Favorite Life Lesson Quote- Learn and apply.
In life I learned so many things – but then I learned without application of learned lessons, lectures or words it’s just accumulated knowledge. To really create a difference words have to be put in action- therefore you are creating movement and change.
I also learned to have boundaries with people and situation – not everything in life requires your immediate attention- be still, release and let go.
Your story is very inspiring, Marina. Not to mention even most Europeans have not met many people (if any) from your country – just like most people do not know anyone from Finland. Not a huge country. Thank you so much for joining us!
And for those of you who wish to to connect with Marina – and maybe try some stretch therapy or reiki:
You can find her number and address in Manhattan (30s) at the Flexhealing website
Rain or shine.
The Polo Match & Cocktail Party will be held in Bridgehampton, Saturday June 29, and July 6, 2019. The Match and Cocktail Party will take place between 4pm to 7pm. As guests enjoy the thrill of the polo match they will have access to an open bar paired with hors d’oeuvres and preferred seating. There is complimentary parking but we suggest taking Uber.
Only 500 tickets will be available for each date, so please purchase your tickets today. Get ready for Polo Hamptons
Get ready for Polo Hamptons 2019!
The Polo Match & Cocktail Party will be held in Bridgehampton, Saturday June 29, and July 6, 2019. The Match and Cocktail Party will take place between 4pm to 7pm.
As guests enjoy the thrill of the polo match they will have access to an open bar paired with hors d’oeuvres and preferred seating. There is complimentary parking but we suggest taking Uber.
Only 500 tickets will be available for each date, so please purchase your tickets today.
Rain or shine.
Join EuroCircle for a fun evening to honor ALL women.
Celebrating the launch of WOMEN WHO ROCK by filmmaker Loretta Hams at COOLTURE IMPACT, honoring women in rock and roll, and strong women everywhere.
Let’s honor all ladies – it’s International Women’s Day.
Fun Night with NO COVER when you say “EuroCircle OR Coolture” at the door and RSVP by 5pm on March 8th.
The event will be cash bar with $10 vodka special throughout the night and food available for purchase.
Come to meet cool creative professionals, have fun, enjoy !
Ana Calvo de Luis, CEO and Founder at COOLTURE IMPACT, the largest interactive public platform for cultural and branding content, that intertwines reality and fantasy on the windows of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in the Times Square area, the heart of New York city. Interactivity is a new form of communication, providing audiences the possibility of bringing cultural presentations to life and becoming part of them. This talented lady, lawyer and economist from Spain, and nowadays true New Yorker who is making ripples in the cultural public arena in New York city.
Loretta Harms, american filmmaker and curator, creating WOMEN WHO ROCK, on COOLTURE IMPACT, that celebrates strong and talented women in rock and roll. She has a broad creative trajectory from visual arts (painting, drawing and photography) film producing, writing and directing and site specific installation as well as curation. Most recently she Executive Produced and Produced the Sony Classics released ‘Lambert & Stamp’, about the creative partnership of Kit Lambert & Chris Stamp, aspiring filmmakers who went on to discover, mentor and manage the band THE WHO. Harms has distributed her films theatrically and through television broadcast with Sony Pictures Classics, Lionsgate Films, STARZ, Sundance and IFC, SkyTV, PBS, Showtime Networks, Amazon and iTunes.
WOMEN WHO ROCK, is a piece created by American film maker Loretta Hams, celebrating strong women, such as Tina Turner, Janice Joplin or Cheer, that had a strong imprint in the rock and roll business. It will launch on March 8th, and will run for a month on the platform.
Magdalena Kulisz, Orange River Media, CEO ( full-service boutique agency dedicated to market your name, brand, service or business). Magdalena is originally from Poland
Fiona Kempton, fashion designer and owner of Kempton & Co.,has spent ten years designing for major fashion companies such as Ann Taylor, Old Navy or Gap. In 2009, she started to design on her own designing design bags, working with gorgeous soft leathers and textiles, combining the utility of equestrian hardware. She prides herself in always maintaining an artistic approach to function; it is a philosophy that the company strives to maintain with every bag
Sherry Kumar, EuroCircle
Milica Paranosic, performance artist and owner of Paracademia in NYC
COOLTURE IMPACT is the largest interactive public platform for cultural and branding content, that intertwines reality and fantasy on the windows of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in the Times Square area, the heart of New York city. Interactivity is a new form of communication, providing audiences the possibility of bringing cultural presentations to life and becoming part of them.
WOMEN WHO ROCK, is a piece created by american film maker Loretta Hams, celebrating strong women, such as Tina Turner, Janice Joplin or Cheer, that had a strong imprint in the rock and roll business. It will launch on March 8th, and will run for a month on the platform.
Sneak preview of COOLTURE IMPACT
Sneak preview of MAGIC HOUR
ABOUT THE VENUE:
The women how ROCK deserve a venue that also rock so we chose where the magic happens. New York City’s largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop bar and lounge features an “urban amusement park” concept with an adult sensibility and epic Empire State Building skyline views.
Highlights of the 10,000 square foot rooftop include carousel seating, an oversized topiary garden, and Foreplay, a miniature putt-putt, featuring life-size animals in naughty poses. The vast, all-season rooftop comprises multiple bars and seating areas, each with a distinct vibe and design sensibility to provide an endless stream of indelible moment
An Estonian-born multimedia design, production & marketing expert Valev Laube has started this year with a series of new projects and initiatives uniting professionals from across the world. From Broadway entertainment to start-up technologies, there’s little left uncovered.
Valev Laube is an Estonian-born multimedia producer & public relations executive based in New York City with a passion for uniting professionals from across the globe throughout many of his current productions as well as branding projects. He’s an enthusiastic, creative mind whose digital designs have been the cornerstone of many event productions, company brands, advertising campaigns, and personal brands worldwide, which probably explains the recent media attention and coverage of his latest project – Kalevala the Musical, an upcoming Broadway musical based on the national epic of Finland. With a background in music, design, marketing, and technology, Laube has become a high-demanded professional in New York City for many upcoming companies, high-profile personalities, and creative productions.
Laube, born in Estonia, but educated in Italy and the United States, started as a graphic designer and worked years as an agency designer for large corporate and luxury designer brands. Little did he know that in just a few years he would transition to working on a full-time freelance basis providing brand building, consulting, and production services to multiple upcoming Broadway productions, and helping already well-established composers, actors, and producers across New York City elevate their brand presence in the age of web 2.0, and social media. As a big believer in the importance of personal branding Laube gets involved in every aspect of a project. He emphasizes the importance of holistic design which weaves together graphics and web design with computer science, public relations, and marketing. “It is important to realize that each professional has their self-interest, but while working with clients, it is necessary sometimes to put aside personal preferences and rather look at what works for them, their audience and how design can accelerate relations that brands build with their audiences,” described Laube his approach.
Laube moved to the United States in 2014 to pursue his studies at the University of Rochester, while simultaneously gaining further experience as a freelance designer, and creative design manager at Sacatelle, LLC. Throughout years he managed to have an input in multiple projects for big companies such as Kenneth Cole, Steve Madden, Janet Gordon Style, among many others. Currently, his impressive list of clients includes a pianist and musical director of “Spamilton” FRED BARTON, two upcoming musical productions KALEVALA THE MUSICAL & SINGING REVOLUTION: THE MUSICAL, actress-singer KRISTI ROOSMAA, actress-producer JOLIE CURTSINGER, INPROXIMITY THEATRE COMPANY, MARQUEE BRAND BUILDERS, ALMAZAN LAW, and many others. “Projects can vary, but it is always exciting to dive into a new industry, both artistically as well as professionally. It’s fascinating to learn about the different approaches that industries take in design and marketing, and then figure out how my personal experience can help companies shift their brand position to becoming a leader in their field,” commented Laube.
His music recent involvement in the production of Kalevala the Musical wasn’t an accident since Laube has a background in music and even co-produced a multidisciplinary concert at the National Gallery of Art in 2017. “I feel like it was simply a natural move for me to transition into something that merges my biggest passions – music, design, and marketing. Web design and online brand building was something that came later but now plays an equally important role in my work since more and more people find their first brand exposure to take place online, ” said Laube.
Finally, while researching this young professional’s background, it is hard to overstate the diversity of his experience and the collaborations he has formed across New York City, United States, and the whole western world. From an American-Finnish-Estonian Broadway musical production team to German-American tech company, to an Israeli-American pharmaceuticals client. So, I was wondering what’s next in his life, and if there is anything exciting that EuroCircle members should keep in mind. “I think these collaborations simply happened because of project requirements. To deliver the most authentic version of a Finnish story one needs to find a Finnish storyteller, and when delivered to an American audience one needs to find a professional who knows the industry and this particular audience in great depth. In the future I would love to hear more from more Europeans here in the United States, create connections, and see how this could become a source of motivation for something new and innovative – a company, tech product, creative production, or something unimaginable,” said Laube.
Feel free to visit Valev Laube’s recently redesigned website including more information about each of the productions mentioned above or get in touch on LinkedIn.
This panel discussion addresses the singularities of public art as a tool for change and social engagement, focusing specifically on New York City’s commitment to art in public spaces as exemplified by recent outstanding projects such as Coolture Impact. For those who do not know Ana Calvo de Luis (YET!!), she is a longtime EuroCircle member from the lovely region of Rioja, Spain.
Whether driven by the community or municipal agencies, public art moves beyond improving aesthetic quality within neighborhoods, by reinforcing social connections, fostering community revitalization and economic development. Cities across the U.S., including New York, have instituted “Percent for Act” programs, which mandate that a portion of the budget for city-funded construction projects is used to fund and install public art. In 1983, New York City launched its Percent for Art program, and has since commissioned over 300 site-specific, permanent public art works in schools, courthouses, police precincts, and transit sites.
The participants will discuss the singularities of public art as a tool for change and social engagement. Among other outstanding projects, they will discuss Coolture Impact, the large interactive public platform for cultural content and social engagement recently opened on street level in New York City’s Times Square area.
Discussion will be followed by cocktail reception.
Come skate with friends and family in the first ever Finns on Ice family fun day on Sunday, February 3rd! The skating rink is located at LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, 171 East Drive, Brooklyn.
Admission is free, but registration through Eventbrite is recommended.
You can bring your own skates or rent them for $5 on site.
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made on site or through Givelify (https://www.givelify.com/givenow/1.0/MTI4MDk=/selection).
Donations will be used to purchase much needed new furniture for the use of The Finnish School of New York and Finnchurch NYC.
For $10 you can buy Finnish style pea soup and laskiaispulla or Runebergin torttu. Please reserve your soup beforehand through Eventbrite.
Worried about missing Super Bowl? We’re doing our best to have the game streamed in our party room on site.
This event is sponsored by Reaktor.