1 Kevin's apartment, overlooking New York's Hudson River, was decorated with many red and white paper Chinese lanterns. These filled a corner of his living room.
2 Chinese lanterns were also used above the dining room table.
3 They come in all shapes and sizes, and various colors - red signifies good fortune and white means good health.
4 There were more Chinese New Year influences on this floating sideboard - citrus fruits hold a place of honor on the New Year table, since they bring wealth, and good luck. Chinese panels hang on the wall above.
6 Here is a beautiful Chinese tea service ready for use.
7 And here are well-pressed stacks of Kevin's beautiful monogrammed linen napkins.
8 When Kevin knew how many chafing dishes he would be using for his buffet, he lined blue tape around the table designating one piece for each dish, so he could plan enough space for all the food and dinnerware ahead of time.
9 There was just enough room for all the chafing dishes.
11 The credenza was filled with lots of Chinese New Year decorations, such as paper fans, and dragon figures, and glass containers of red covered chocolates.
12 These whimsical figurines add such a festive touch.
13 Kevin prepared more Gloriosa lilies for the credenza.
14 The lilies were separated and spread out on the floor, so Kevin could place them into the vases one by one.
15 Kevin always creates such gorgeous flower arrangements.
16 The buffet table was nearly complete.
17 In the library, Kevin tied brightly colored ribbon to the container of quince branches so guests wouldn't bump into their thorns.
18 This hallway wall is filled with Josef Albers prints. Josef was a German-born American artist whose work formed the basis for some of the most influential art education programs of the 20th century. These prints add a bright and happy element to the space.
19 A Guan Yin Buddha sits near Kevin's bedroom.
21 Kevin found many great inexpensive ceramic figurines in Chinatown.
22 Ancient Chinese dragons are ultimate symbols of good fortune and cosmic Chi, or energy.
23 Here's the other side of Kevin's elegant living room - paintings in the style of Franz Kline hang over the long sofa.
24 On the coffee table, a bowl of clementines in a huge bowl.
25 On each side of the bowl - a smiling Chinese dragon.
26 The lanterns looked even more stunning as night fell.
27 These lanterns were suspended from the ceiling using mono-filament and 3M Command Decorating Strips.
28 It was such a beautiful evening for a party - the sunset out Kevin's window was simply breathtaking.
29 This giant split leaf philodendron loves the sun exposure. Its branches are so heavy, Kevin supported them with mono-filament attached to the ceiling.
30 Long stemmed Cala lilies greeted guests as they entered the foyer.
31 Although Kevin did not request it, most of of the guests removed their shoes in the hallway before entering the apartment.
32 Here is one of the many delicious dishes from Great N.Y. Noodle Town - Beef with Special XO Sauce.
33 Lo Mein with Ginger and Scallions
34 Salt Fish with Chicken Fried Rice
35 Eggplant in Garlic Sauce
36 Shrimp Dumplings
37 Vegetable Lo Mein
38 Fried Rice with Beef
39 Barbecued Pork
40 Doesn't this plate look delicious?
42 Kevin and I stopped for a quick photo just as guests started to arrive.
43 It is the year of the Monkey, and my granddaughter, Jude, brought a monkey to the party.
44 Here I am joined by Marissa Brown, Rosma Gutierrez, Zaki Kamandy and Brian Fitzsimmons.
45 Joo Young Lim and Tom McCormick
46 Tom, and Samantha Perlman
47 Elizabeth Jent and Jessica Davis
48 Marissa and Zaki
49 Thomas, Heather, and our senior EVP of Merchandising, Patsy Pollack.
50 Sonia Ramadhin and Emily Archer
51 Jeffrey Pidgeon and Hosanna Houser
52 Daisy Schwartzberg, and Thomas
53 Elinor Lee
54 Everyone at the buffet stopped for this quick snapshot.
55 Marissa and Kevin
56 Here I am with our CEO of Sequential Brands Group, Yehuda Shmidman. We all had a lovely time.