Tuesday was a pretty incredible day. The #Egami team pulled off an incredible event reception filled with intention. Our first Dream Markers Series event was held at EGAMI’s NYC office in Chelsea and was attended by some of the most powerful influencers in media, fashion and music as well as some up and comers to watch. The ‘Series’ was designed to inspire attendees to connect with one another, proclaim their 2015 dreams and provide support to help achieve those dreams.
The evening started with a mix and mingle where guest enjoyed signature “Dream” cocktails inspired by the PR firm’s brand colors. The little blue drinks were paired with delicious food from Omar’s Kitchen. Mini chicken and waffles appetizers never tasted so good.
The event’s host and author Teneshia Jackson Warner, kicked off with encouraging messaging to align our purpose to everything we do. She asked the guests to share what they do and their dream for 2015. She also asked us to listen in and speak up if we could hear someone say a dream that we could support by making a connect for they or providing guidance. Teneshia has the incredible ability to make a room full of strangers feel like a family with a shared mission of ensuring success.
As the microphone made it’s way around the room, you could sense that magic was happening. A room full of journalist, bloggers, reporters, entrepreneurs, artists and entertainers were suddenly linked by two common truths: they each have a dream and they wanted others to help nurture that dream. Being that vulnerable can feel intimidating, but it was a safe space to share and admit we all dream and desire to achieve, do, be more.
Following the group share, Jazmine Sullivan transported the room to even higher heights with her song, “Dream Big.” It was the first time she sang the song acapella and all I can say is wow. Sullivan must be one of the few artist that sound even more incredible live than on a track. She completed her set with her new single “Forever Don’t Last.” The raw and powerful song showcased her amazing vocal range and talent.
When Jazmine wrapped, she passed the mic -almost like she was passing a torch- to up and coming artist B. Grey. The Brazilian Idol contestants, Saulo Roston and Phil Batista performed three songs off their album showcasing the range of their talent. Moving from the fast paced, “Damn Sure” to the spoken poetry song “Free the light” to their rock-like final song, “whose bad,” the sultry duo converted the room into their newest fans.
The evening closed with the reminder that we must continue propel ourselves towards our dreams and to be of service when we have the opportunity to help someone else reach theirs. It was a great reminder and one that left the room feeling focused and full of purpose. I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing about all the amazing accomplishments from everyone who attended. After-all dreamers inspire each other.
– à bientôt
A Girl In A Dress