USA Network Character Approved Awards

By grace.g.yang ยท February 25, 2010
Under: Celebrity Sightings,Chelsea,Drinks,My Life,Nightlife,Things to do in NYC

Last night, I was invited to the IAC Building in Chelsea to mingle with some very glamorous people. USA Network invited me to the Character Approved event, which honors innovators in their field and who influence our opinion, our style, and our view of the world. The people that were honored were very impressive – they included: Kehinde Wiley, Angela Brooks, Yves Behar, Narciso Rodriguez, Kathryn Bigelow, Dan Barber, Jessica Jackley, Green Day, Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, and Nora Ephron:


There were also a lot of USA Network stars at the event, including two actors from my favorite new show, White Collar:


Matt Bomer (he plays Neal Caffrey) and Willie Garson (he plays Neal’s friend, Mozzie) were very nice and made my night by taking a picture with me (by the way, Matt Bomer’s face is so perfect that it looks like I’m standing next to a wax figure!) They’re starting season two in six weeks – maybe that’s enough time for me to actually purchase a television so I can watch White Collar when it’s on television!

I also met Dan Barber, the chef at Blue Hill:


Yves Behar took the picture for us and I told Dan that I tried getting into Blue Hill at Stone Barns for over two years but the timing never worked out. He told me to give him a call or send him an e-mail and he’d get me in! How nice of him (hopefully he will also read my blog when he gets home tonight and will find my review of Blue Hill) Also, side note: he looks very similar to Pete Sampras in person. Especially with the cute Kangol hat.

Finally, I met another food blogger and spent the majority of the evening with him – Adam Roberts from Amateur Gourmet:


Him and his boyfriend, Craig, are absolutely hilarious and made the evening very fun. We stared at models who were taller than giraffes, drank champagne, and ate lots of delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Thank you very much for inviting me to the fun party AND a HUGE thank you to Brian because he walked me from the IAC building all the way to 9th Avenue in the snowstorm so I could hail a black car and get home safely.

Reader Comments

Wow, what a night you had. I am so happy for you. You look so pretty, too. Nice!

Written By Ruby on March 5th, 2010 @ 3:26 am

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