Haute Event: HTC Launch Party with Rashida Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Pen Badgley and more!

On Tuesday September 20th, 2011 I made my way to the exclusive celebration party for the new HTC Rhyme™ at the Highline Stages. Featuring three of New York’s top culinary talents Philippe Chow of Philippe, George Mendes of Aldea and Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo of Frankies Sputino, Prime Meats and Café Pedlar, the event featured interactive presentations of the chefs featured, delectable dishes along with a look at HTC’s newest product Rhyme™. Guests dined on paella,  marinated rock schrimp, lychee martinis and much more while DJ Ana Calderon and DJ Harley Viera-Newton kept the crowd grooving throughout the night.

A featured committee hosted the evening including fashion designer Charlotte Ronson, co-founder of Paperless Post Alexa Hirschfeld, creator of Neverwood High Carlos Lopez, founder and CEO of InTheMO Cary Levine, creators of DANNIJO Jewelry Danielle & Jodie Snyder, fashion designer Gaby Basora, NYC scenester Happy Massee, co-founder and co-owner of the Thompson Hotels Jason Pomeranc, indie filmmaker Josh Mond, celeb stylist Logan Horne, film director Max Winkler and co-founder of Foodspotting Soraya Darabi.  Talent came out to support HTC and the featured host committee, such as Charlize Theron, Penn Badgley, Olivia Wilde and Rashida Jones. Jonah Hill and Ali Hoffman came to support host and close friend Max Winkler. Max was also there with Theo Spielberg. Leighton Meester was mingling with co-host Logan Horne, also her stylist. Host Josh Mond brought the cast of his upcoming movie MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, Elizabeth Olsen and Hugh Dancy. Danni & Jo Snyder came with Questlove from the Roots, who were all sporting pieces from their line DANNIJO. Guests enjoyed a unique celebration of the new HTC Rhyme™, a brand new sleek, stylish smartphone that enables users to express themselves.

About The HTC Rhyme: The HTC Rhyme™ is not only defined by its soft, minimalist design and distinct color scheme but by the refreshed HTC Sense experience and integrated variety of accessories including its HTC Rhyme™ Charm—an innovative approach for discretely alerting you to incoming calls or messages while the phone is deep in your bag and the HTC Rhyme™ Docking Station—a station that turns your Rhyme™ into an alarm clock and music center while recharging at the same time.