FRIENDSGIVING - Benefiting God's Love We Deliver hosted by Yusef Williams and Xllullan.
New York, NY - November 3, 2018 - Friendsgiving was alive with the holiday spirit and infused with positive energy of giving. Inspired by the idea of everyone having a seat at the communal table and experiencing the heartwarming feeling that comes from spending time with family and supporting a worthy cause.
This intimate event featured a farm-to-table holiday inspired stylish food experience curated by Style+Sustenance, hosted by acclaimed celebrity hairstylist and personality, Yusef Williams along with designer label Xllullan presented gifts to assist in God’s Love We Deliver mission to help those who are less fortunate.
The wholesome cuisine for the evening was inspired by traditional Thanksgiving with an elevated elegant twist that included:
- Scrumptious Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Catsup
- Mouthwatering Haricots Verts wrapped in Prosciutto & Zucchini
- Jalapeño Lavender Cornbread with a Luscious Apple Butter
- Delectable Orzo with a Collard Green Pesto, Sweet potato, and Sage
Friends were galvanized to donate throughout the evening for a chance to win multiple exquisite raffle items retailing up to $1,500 each, which included a gorgeous knit puffer and alluring wool/cashmere sweaters and dresses from designer label Xllullan. In an effort to keep on giving, Xllullan will be donating a portion of their sales for the rest of the season to God's Love We Deliver.
The gift bags for the evening included a cookbook filled with nutritious recipes from God's Love We Deliver and sponsored beauty product from Bed Head by Tigi, Curel, Essie Nail Polish, and Shea Moisture
All proceeds from the event will benefit God's Love We Deliver.
God’s Love We Deliver is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illness. Began 33 years ago when one woman delivered a meal to a man dying from AIDS, today God’s Love cooks and home-delivers 7,200 meals each week day and serves clients living with more than 200 different diagnoses. God’s Love provides the specific, nutritious meals a client’s severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by a team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God’s Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency’s services are provided free to clients and full of love. Since 1985, we have cooked and home-delivered over 21 million meals, and the organization has never had a waiting list. God’s Love is a nonsectarian organization.
The host is global influencer, Yusef Williams. Known as one of the most prominent celebrity hair stylists in the world, the legendary looks he’s created for Rihanna can be seen on the red carpets as well as the covers of Vogue and Bazaar. Yusef has over 130,000 followers on Instagram that constantly crave his industry expertise. He’s worked with countless other models and actresses to bring epic, jaw-dropping hair looks to life while also being famous for his association with the Factory Downtown Studio Agency.
The designer label Xllullan (pronounced X-Lo͞o-Lan) features modern throwbacks as well as retro and edgy styles. Luxury meets practicality in the designs utilizing Italian and French textiles. Many of the artistic aspects of this brand are drawn from literature, film and visual arts. Nature, which is prominently featured is also matched against manufactured feel of metallic materials.
Style+Sustenance merges your inner foodie with health-consciousness. Along with creating global-themed, homestyle cuisine, style+sustenance mission is to indulge in a healthy and fashionable manner by curating stylish food experiences.