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A Night Out At The New York City Wine & Food Festival With #LizClaiborne


I was invited to partake in some tasty delights during the New York City Food & Wine Festival at Ronzoni’s La Sagra Slices event thanks to Liz Claiborne on behalf of JC Penney. The event, which featured iconic rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Travel Channel personality, Adam Richman, was as delicious as can be! Surrounded by gourmet pizza slices and other Italian treats from some of the best restaurants there is, I was in absolute heaven.

NYCWFF3It was a much needed night out alone with my husband since my daughter was born nearly 6 months ago. Liz Claiborne made me feel whole again with this lovely and comfortable belted stripe dress from their collection available at JC Penney. The weather was perfect for this rooftop party, and as we all know, it’s not really a party without food, so everything was just perfect.

NYCWFF2Jon Bon Jovi was in attendance to support his family’s pasta sauce brand, Bongiovi, which was as delicious as can be!




There is really nothing better than an opportunity to sample an endless array of pizza, all in one room, so we definitely brought our appetites (but saved some room for meatballs and pasta too!). My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this three hour feast for as long as we could (at least until we were called home by our friend/babysitter for the evening- it would seem little Penelope just missed us too much… or was just totally jealous of our pizzafest!).

If you ever get the opportunity to attend an event during the New York City Food & Wine Festival, I highly recommend it! It’s a wonderful night out with friends or date night. I know I’ll be buying tickets for next time, and as for date nights in the meantime, I will totally be rocking Liz Claiborne’s collection.

Disclosure: Tickets to this event and my dress was generously provided by Liz Claiborne on behalf of JC Penney. All impressions expressed here are strictly my own.

Written By Samantha Sendor


Samantha Sendor
Samantha Sendor is a freelance writer specializing in fashion, beauty, entertainment, bridal, fitness, lifestyle, and motherhood. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition, an all-inclusive bridal magazine and resource for the New York metropolitan area. Some of her favorite things include being a mommy, writing, weddings, baking, reading, traveling, Fashion Week, and spending time with her loved ones. Sam resides in Manhattan with her menagerie which consists of one precious puppy, a rather lethargic cat, her sweet newborn baby girl and wonderful stepdaughter, and her so-so husband (just kidding, he’s okay!). You can follow Sam on Instagram @samanthasendor, and on Twitter @samanthasendor (she promises to get better about updating in 140 characters or less).