Photo Gallery of the Hottest Urban Lawn Party!

Urban Lawn Party-goers didn’t let the heat wave keep them from our Charlton Street block party today! The Women in Business Committee of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce organized this community event which included complimentary food tastings from eateries such as Westville and Clarkson, express manicures and massages from exhale mind body spa, a braiding station by Arrojo Studio, sidewalk chalk by DaVinci Art Supplies, a bounce house sponsored by Trump SoHo New York, giveaways from WiX, and much more!

Thanks to all who joined us at the Urban Lawn Party! And, for helping us make this event a success!

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

TD Bank

Trump SoHo New York

Honig Conte Porrino

North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital



The Women in Business Committee:

BETH STELLATO (co-chair), Founder & Partner, Little West Group, Inc.

SARA LINK (co-chair), Founder & Partner, Little West Group, Inc.


SUSAN NG, Founder & Owner, Naturally Susan’s, LLC

NICOLE MURANO, Director of Marketing, Trump SoHo New York

PEG BUTLER, Director of External Community Relations, North Shore LIJ / Lenox Hill Hospital

MONICA GROSSBAUM, Director of Sales & Business Development, Informa NY

DAWN PUNTO, Spa Director, Exhale Spa

JACKLEEN MORGAN, Relationship Manager, FEGS

ALEXANDRA JAVGUREANU, Marketing Manager, MarteMultiMedia

JAMIE FALLON, Director of Outreach, Options for College


Our Interview with WOCP TV!

WOCP TV Interview with Susan Ng Founder Naturally Susan’s Natural & Organic Skin Care

See the interview:

WOCP TV Host, & NY Eastern Regional President of Women of Concern Professionals Strategic Consciousness Networking, Jasmin Farnum attended a Free Co-Working Event at The Regus on 7th Ave in NYC. Susan Ng was a speaker and gave some powerful branding tips. Susan graciously took a few minutes and granted WOCP TV this interview. Thanks Susan. For more info about Naturally Susan’s visit:

For more about the Host Jasmin Farnum visit:

Find out more about Women of Concern Professionals Strategic Consciousness Networking go to:

Naturally Susan’s presenting “How to Build Your Own Business” with @GVCChamber at @RegusUSA!

Naturally Susan's GVCCC Presentation - How to Build Your Own Business July 17, 2013

Naturally Susan’s GVCCC Presentation – How to Build Your Own Business July 17, 2013

We were so honored to lead a presentation on “How to Build Your Own Business” today as part of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce series at Regus!

Photo courtesy of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce

It’s an #UrbanLawnParty! Join Us! We’ll have the block to ourselves… (Saturday, 7/20, Charlton St., 11am-5pm)

Urban Lawn Party ~ Saturday, July 20, 2013 Charlton Street (11:00am-5:00pm)

Urban Lawn Party ~ Saturday, July 20, 2013
Charlton Street (11:00am-5:00pm)

Naturally Susan’s has been busy working with the Women in Business Committee of the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce in organizing an Urban Lawn Party, an all-ages, family-friendly block party on Saturday, July 20th from 11am – 5pm on Charlton Street (between Varick Street & 6th Avenue).

FREE activities include express manicures, yoga classes, children’s arts & crafts, performances, food, giveaways and more! And, there is no cost for admission. Join us for a day of fun and community!

Urban Lawn Party

Saturday, July 20, 2013

11:00am – 5:00pm

Charlton Street (between Varick Street & 6th Avenue)

(Rain Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013)

Find more event details at

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

TD Bank

Trump SoHo New York

Honig Conte Porrino

North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital



We’ve been featured! So wonderful to be among great company C.o.bigelow Apethecary – Home RemidiesExhale SpaNew York City Department of Environmental Protection, Beth Israel Medical Group, Anthony Aiden Opticians.


It’s not a secret that summer in the city can be a tough thing to sweat out.  The beaming hot sun and the constant humidity can take a tole on anyone, so here are some tips to help care for yourself during summer’s swealtering sunny days:

1. Don’t be afraid to lather on too much sunscreen.

Use sunscreen anytime you’re going outside.  Even if you’re not planning on laying out on top of your roof all day, putting on sunscreen keeps your skin feeling moisturized and will save you from waking up the next morning and regretting your newly acquired scorchingly painful red skin color.  Head over to C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries and find the sunscreen that’s right for you.

414 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011  |  (212) 533-2700

2.  Polish and purify your skin with a Glow Body Scrub at Exhale Spa.

After a long, hot, summer day in New York, it’s never uncommon for your body to feel a little beat up.  It might be a great idea to visit the nearest Exhale Spa and relax as you exfoliate, detox, and revitalize your worn out skin.  Exhale offers a variety of body treatments, detoxes, and scrubs, as well as a multitude of different face therapies and peels to rejuvenate your skin during the summer.

There are seven different NY locations, which can be found here 

3. Treat your seared skin with Naturally Susan’s Avocado Lavender Salve

Dry, rough spots don’t stand a chance against this premium, vitamin-rich moisturizer.  With A, E, and various B vitamins, Naturally’s Susan’s bestselling Avocado Lavender Salve alleviates dry skin with ease and is a great product to have around during the hot city months.  Naturally Susan’s carries a myriad of natural bath, body, and skincare products, and has been a GVCCC favorite for years.  |  (646) 580-6291

4.  Get yourself checked with a skin consultation at Beth Israel Medical Group.

As much as people hate doing it, it’s always a good idea to go in for a skin checkup, especially if you’ve been spending everyday out under the hot sun.  Sun exposure is one of the biggest causes to skin cancer, and can be very difficult to treat if found late.  No appointments are necessary at Beth Israel or Roosevelt Hospital, so go get checked out at the Primary or Urgent Care facilities and make sure your skin is as healthy as ever.

309 West 23rd St, 2nd & 3rd floors  |  (212) 352-2600    

5.  Shield your eyes from harmful UV rays.

Sometimes you end up staring at the sun, mesmerized by its shear size and brightness…not good.  Go check out Anthony Aiden Opticians , and try on some of the premium eyewear that Aiden has to offer.  Besides carrying trendy sunglasses, Aiden has a great eye exam service, and can provide you with custom and prescription lenses.

42 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003 | (212)-533-1577

6. Stay hydrated.

It’s that simple. The NYC Environmental Protection group has set up NYC Water on the go,  portable water fountains located throughout the city.  One of the most important things to remember when you’re out in the sun all day is to stay hydrated.  It’s the best way to stay healthy and feel better, especially when the days keep getting unbearably warmer.  Check out the schedule and locations of the Water on the go, here

If you have any other suggestions, feel free to comment…

Featured image via

A Rare Photo of Us…Snapped by @LeighBeckett

Susan Ng, Founder / Owner, Naturally Susan's

Naturally Susan’s LLC
© Copyright 2013 Leigh Beckett

Taken during the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Cocktail Event, this photograph captured a rare moment at the conclusion of our busy evening when we were standing still. The casual photo was snapped by Leigh Beckett of Leigh Beckett Photography. Check out his website to view a gallery of his work that includes headshots, event photographs and more.

Journelle, Booz&Co., and The Tory Burch Foundation Leaders Honored at GVCCC Women in Business Committee Event

GVCCC Women in Business Cocktail Event March 27, 2013
Photo courtesy of Marte Multimedia

On March 27th, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) Women in Business Committee honored the successes of three distinguished women: Claire Chambers, Founder & CEO, Journelle; Traci Entel, Chief Human Capital Officer & Partner, Booz & Company; and Terri McCullough, Executive Director, The Tory Burch Foundation.

Honoree Claire Chambers of Journelle

Honoree Traci Entel of Booz & Company

Honoree Terri McCullough of The Tory Burch Foundation

At the opulent Goldbar in Little Italy, VIPs arrived early and networked more intimately with the honorees and host committee members. The venue was abuzz as more guests arrived and over 150 event attendees filled Goldbar, mingling over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres of lobster & corn fritters, ricotta & honey crostinis, crudités and much more.

During the awards ceremony, each honoree shared personal advice…

“Be passionate about what you do….”

“Surround yourself with those that you enjoy being with….”

“Do what you love….”

As the networking evening wound down, guests brought home premium gift bags that included special gifts from Tory Burch, Journelle, Booz & Company, Exhale Spa, Baked by Melissa, Naturally Susan’s and more!

Gift Bags (Missing from photo: Baked by Melissa cupcakes, Tory Burch iPhone cases)

We were honored to work with an extraordinary organizing team, co-chaired by Beth Stellato and Sara Link of Little West Group.

We had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing everyone at our future events!

Special thanks to our event sponsors and host committee for helping to make our event a success!

GVCCC Women in Business Committee March 27, 2013
(from top left: Susan Ng, Sara Link, Alexandra Javgureanu; from bottom left: Sarah Malloy-Good, Beth Stellato, Amy Tse, Christine Cha, Peg Butler; Missing: Dawn Punto, Elizabeth Butson)
Photo courtesy of Leigh Beckett Photography & GVCCC

Host CommitteeAllison Havourd Barrett, Senior Vice President, Willis Americas Administration; Amanda Pouchot, Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer, Levo League; Binta Niambi Brown, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis; Caroline Ghosn, Co-Founder and CEO, Levo League; Casey Santiago, Founder, Kanji; Christine Quinn, Speaker, New York City Council; Corinna Freedman, Vice President, Wedbush Securities; Heather K. Godsmark, Director, KPMG LLP; Jennifer Field, Director, Social Impact, Gerson Lehrman Group; Jessica Liebeskind, President and Executive Creative Director, Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind; Jodi Simms Hassan, Principal, Alison Brod Public Relations; Kara Gustafson, Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co; Lauren Kapp, Sales Director, AOL + Huffington Post; Lesa Wright McHale, President, Lesa Wright McHale + company; Liz Bruce, Managing Director, Fitzroy Communications; Marjorie Brands-McCarthy, Vice President, Marketing and External Relations, Global Strategy Group; Melissa Vargas, Designer and Independent Stylist; Mindy Lyons, Brand Sales, Livestream; Sarah Malloy-GoodOffice of Assemblymember Glick

GVCCC Women in Business Cocktail Event March 27, 2013 – Honorees & Sponsors

Event Sponsors: Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of CommerceLittle West GroupJournelleStrategy&Tory BurchExhale SpaBaked by MelissaNaturally Susan’sGansevoort HotelDeborah J. Glick, Assemblymember 66th District, New York CountyNorth Shore LIJ – Lenox Hill HospitalMarte MultiMediaTD BankFleursBELLASusty PartyBulldog Gin

A Sneak Peek Inside the Goodie Bag…

Avocado Lavender Salve Mini Favors

Our best selling Avocado Lavender Salve Minis will be among the fabulous goodies including Exhale Spa, Journelle, Baked by Melissa and more!

Join us at the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Cocktail Event on March 27th as we honor leaders from Journelle, Booz & Company and The Tory Burch Foundation!

Enjoy an evening of networking, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres and take home your own goodie bag! Please RSVP to the cocktail event here. We look forward to seeing you!