Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Conde Nast Presents ... Dream House


A New York City Showcase Designed for Pre-Engaged, Engaged and Newlywed’s New Life Together

NEW YORK, NY Condé Nast Bridal Media is proud to announce DREAM HOUSE the first-ever, tour-able show house for pre-engaged, engaged and newlywed couples designed to provide inspiration for their entry into this new lifestage. The house will display the best-in-bridal, beauty, fashion, fitness, registry and home, plus host events with the editors of Brides, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Brides.com, and Brides local magazines.

DREAM HOUSE will be open to the public for tours, classes, parties and spa treatments for four full weeks from October 18th November 15th, 2007. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The I Do Foundation, an organization dedicated to linking engaged couples with charitable giving options for their wedding.

Tours of DREAM HOUSE will feature rooms designed for couples by top designers including Richard Mishaan of Homer, Cathy Hobbs of Apheria and Franck Hodelin, seen on The View. The house will feature the hottest home accessories from JCPenney, Noritake, Bloomingdales, Cuisinart, Pampered Chef, McGuire & Baker and more.

Couples will also have the opportunity to attend special seminars and one-time only events such as cocktail parties with industry insiders and home planning pros including the “Leonardo da Vinci of cakes,” Sylvia Weinstock, top celebrity lifestyle expert David Tutera, NY1’s Valarie D’Elia, celebrity wedding planning Sasha Souza, star hair stylist Mark Garrison and Mark Montano and Cat Wei, designers from the hit WE TV series “She's Moving In”.

“We have created an exciting month-long schedule of events at the Dream House for the bride, her fiancé and her family,” said CNBM Publisher Katherine Rizzuto. “We are thrilled to be able to showcase the best that CNBM and our advertisers have to offer for this lifestage, so come join us for manicures, makeovers, fashion advice, workouts, classes for the couple….and more!”

More information, tickets, calendar of events and a virtual online tour (available 10/18) of DREAM HOUSE are available at www.brides.com/dreamhouse. The exclusive Manhattan residence of 112 East 73rd Street will be home to the following events on a weekly basis:

Meet the Editors of Brides, Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Brides.com: Tuesdays, 6:308:00PM, guests will get wedding tips and trend reports from the authorities at Condé Nast Bridal MediaBrides Editor in Chief Millie Martini Bratten, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride Editor in Chief Antonia van der Meer and Brides.com Editor in Chief Theresa DiMasi.

Editors Tea with Brides New York: Fridays, 12:30 - 2PM, guests can join Brides New York Editor in Chief Julie Raimondi and her staff of editors for a light lunch to get practical wedding advice and to help narrow down the mountain of options into a manageable hill that’s NYC specific.

Wed Worthy Workouts: Saturdays, 10:00 AM, brides-to-be are invited to an exclusive fitness class designed to get them in shape for the big day and beyond. Sue Fleming, the author of “Buff Brides,” will teach and lead the class on Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 10, and the Saturday, Nov.10 class will feature a special guest.

Cocktails & Dreams: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30PM in New York Cityand at the DREAM HOUSEare for fun with friends. Before you hit the town, stop by for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and to dish about weddings during cocktail hours that will showcase everything from fashion to travel to beauty.

Couples Classes: Wednesdays, 6:308:00PM, are for couples planning their new lives and homes together! Don’t miss this series of fun, interactive classes about designing your new home, entertaining and more!

Meet the Experts: Saturdays, Noon4:00PM, guests will have the opportunity to start their new lives with advice from wedding planning and home design experts including celebrity wedding planner Sasha Souza, star hair stylist Mark Garrison and interior Designers Mark Montano & Cat Wei from WE TV’s “She’s Moving In.”

Matri-Manicure: Tuesdays-Fridays, Noon6PM, guests can get wedding band-worthy nails with Sally Hansen. Customized manicures are available via DREAM HOUSE sign-up. Sign up for your own manicure and nail analysis on brides.com/dreamhouse.

About The I Do Foundation: created in 2002 by a group of nonprofit leaders dedicated to developing new avenues of support for charitable organizations. A public foundation based in Washington, D.C., the I Do Foundation works closely with some of the most effective and renowned nonprofit organizations in the country. Together with our corporate and nonprofit partners, the I Do Foundation links engaged couples with a host of charitable giving options at their wedding. For more information, please visit www.idofoundation.org.


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