New York – Sep 13 2007

Nordic Lounge With Fashion Show & Dancing

WHAT & WHY: dancing, mingling, meeting people (some call it “networking”) from allover the world but especially from Nordic countries tonight and learning positive “tidbits” about the 5 Nordic countries in a casual & fun athmosphere. You do NOT have to be European or Nordic to attend. However, we hope you walk away with your complimentary LUMENE cosmetics/skincare gift bags for men and women(valued $30-80 each) feeling you know something about 5 NORDIC COUNTRIES, its products i.e Lumene, Finlandia Cheeses, FinnCrisp and wanting to visit these 5 beautiful countries. View ARENA !

No door fee from anyone who signs up online for the event by Sept 13 3 pm, otherwise $10 at the door between 7 pm and 9 pm. NON-MEMBERS: email to newyork@eurocircle.com. Complimentary appetizers by Finlandia Cheese (display by Seven’s Turkish Grill ar 158 W72nd St) and FinnCrisp

PROGRAM
7 pm doors open
7 pm to 7:30 DVD of Anders Holst music playing, intro by Quincy Jones
Blending smoky jazz with the adult contemporary melodicism of Sting, Seal, and Leonard Cohen
7 pm to 9:15 pm Check the Nordic tables, sample cheeses, pick-up your Lumene giftbags, meet the representatives from many cohosting>organizations, Finland Tourist Board, learn about upcoming Swedish, Finnish and other events
7:30 pm to 8 pm Anders Holst performing with Tim Armacost. Tim is a very accomplished saxophonist.
8:00 pm to 8:15 pm Runway Fashion Show
9:15 pm Raffle winner announced, a beautiful overnight bag with Lumene products,value $350 (your business card is your ticket, look for Golden boxes after the show)
Dancing, mingling until midnight – two European DJs Palamuth and Tossun will take
care of the dance music

Meet some intriguing Nordic members i.e.:
Anders Holst
Soulful Swedish singer/songwriter Anders Holst blends smoky jazz with the adult contemporary melodicism of Sting, Seal, and Leonard Cohen.

ANDERS HOLST WITH TIM ARMACOST
We’ll have a pleasure listening to Anders perform with the wonderful saxophonist Tim Armacost around 7:30 pm to 8 pm..

KAIKU, is an eclectic world music band based in New York City lead by two Finnish women Paula Jaakkola and Jaana Kantola. Kaiku is Finlandia Foundation Performer of the Year 2006. They perform regularly in and out of town and are available for private parties. CD’s available for $18.00. Kaiku will be in concert on October 23rd at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe hosted by Finland Center.

Vocalist Sofia Laiti was born in Lapland, the unique society in the northernmost arctic area in Finland. As a teenager, Sofia studied classical music in the Music Conservatory at Kuopio.
Throughout the 1980′s, she made a significant impact in Helsinki, winning major prizes and grants, and making triumphant appearances. In 1991 – Sofia moved to New York, aided by a grant from the State Music Council of Finland.

Maria Melin, a Swedish-born freelance photographer/editor (who has worked as a journalist too), whose assignments range accross news, entertainment, fashion, corporate and features, which has allowed her to work closely with Peter Jennings, Regis Philbin, Ted Koppel and Barbara Walters.

Photography/Videography by Marek Wysocki and Andre Kopinski.

RUNWAY FASHION SHOW featuring Shelly Steffee and Flip Dresses for ladies and ETON Shirts of Sweden for gentlemen. Please not that all EuroCircle members can ask for 10% discount at Shelly Steffee’s stylish Meatpacking District store, 34 Gansevoort Street (close to Pastis)! Shelly Settee with her design team as well as Cristine DeAngelo from Flip Dresses will join us tonight (as well as both owners of Flip Dresses; Steve Catarone and Arthur Adelman)

Artistic Design Team from Premier Atelier Salon of White Plains and Manhattan (hairstyling and make-up)

Meet our (mainly NORDIC) models for the show:
Pia S. (Finland)
Kirsi J. (Finland)
Mia (Finland)
Annina M. (Sweden/Finland)
Tove (Sweden)
Ann F. (Sweden)
Carolina G (Sweden)
Katharina W (Sweden)
Katrin T (Sweden), ETON Shirts of Sweden
Sofia S (Sweden), ETON Shirts of Sweden
Lynn S (Sweden), ETON Shirts of Sweden
Lynn S (Sweden)
Ellis N (Sweden)
Sanne G (Sweden)
Elisabet O (Sweden)
Matilda H (Sweden)
Martina R(Slovakia)
Olga B (Estonia)
Stella Y (Russia)
Antonia K (Netherlands)

Gentlemen wearing Eton Shirts:
Antoine Blech, Alexander T (Sasha), Morten Davidsen, Nelson S and JC Agid
In association with

Finland Tourist Board, www.visitfinland.com, Maria Sarvanski
Finland Center, www.finlandcenter.org, Jaana Rehnstrom, Juha Himanen
Finnish & American Women’s Network (FAWN, www.fawnet.org
Finnish American Chamber of Commerce New York, www.facc-ny.com, Kerstin Nordin
Young Associates of FACC, www.facc-ny.com, Tuula Vartiainen

Ärtans Vänner, www.artans-vanner.com/, Rune Hedeborg, Sweden

Consulate General of Iceland in NYC, www.iceland.org/us/nyc/

LUMENE – The Finnish Cult Beauty product! Lumene Time Freeze Instant Lift Mask has won the CEW Beauty Awards 2007. Learn more here!.
Why British Vogue likes Lumene?

Taste of Nordic “goodies” such as Finn Crisp and Finlandia Cheeses. Cheese display by Seven’s Mediterranean Turkish Grill at 158 West 72nd Street!

Skål! Or KIPPIS in Finnish! Let’s bring our glasses together for all things Nordic. Bring all your friends and rock out to some well-known Nordic tunes like Abba but most of the evening to great international dance music..selected by our two European DJs Palamuth and Tossun (a.k.a Jack & Murat)

If you are curious to read what is stereotyped as “Finnish” or “Swedish”, login and go to our forums. Especially if you a Nordic person you may get a kick out of it! AND, we think you all should really check out how to
www.GoScandinavia.com!

Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe which includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The other Nordic countries, Finland and Iceland (+ the Faroe Islands), are also sometimes included because of their close historic and cultural relations to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

Although it depends on context which countries are considered Scandinavian, the term the NORDIC COUNTRIES is used unambiguously for Norway, Sweden, Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland), Finland (including Åland) and Iceland.

EuroCircle welcomes other NORDIC/SCANDINAVIAN organizations/institutions/performers to participate this evening as co-hosts.
Please contact Kaisa at newyork (at) eurocircle (dot) com

Say Hello to Nordic Fashion by Ulf B Martensson from Nordic Reach magazine:

http://www.nordicreach.com/articles/fashion/26/

Interested in Scandinavian Culture – become a member of American Scandinavian Foundation to learn about cultural events in New York City!