Veranda & Trump Park Avenue

Date: Apr 12, 2005

Publication: Veranda


Today's Top Home and Luxury Goods Makers to Contribute Products for Exclusive Celebrity-Studded Charity Opening to Benefit Alzheimer's Association

New York, NY, April 7, 2005 - Klein Creative Communications, a New York-based gift bag marketing firm specializing in promoting high-end consumer products at celebrity, charity and corporate events, announced today that it would be distributing specially created gift bags at the VERANDA: New York's Best opening night benefit on April 12. The unique showcase home, produced by VERANDA, one of the country's most influential and luxurious design magazines, is in the exclusive duplex penthouse at the Trump Park Avenue, the ultimate in luxury living in New York City.

With each room created by a different renowned interior designer, the penthouse will be the perfect location for a patron cocktail party and invitation-only dinner, hosted by honorary chair Donald J. Trump with chairperson Nancy Corzine presiding. Celebrity and honored guests invited include Melania Trump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Regis Philbin, Denise Rich, Vera Wang, Carolyn Kepcher, Les Moonves, Katie Couric, Joan Rivers, Matt Lauer, Leonard Lauder, Dan and Donna Dixon Aykroyd, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Cindy Adams and Bryant Gumbel. Other luminaries from the worlds of finance, media, real estate and New York Society will also be on hand for this very special evening to unveil the penthouse and raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, the leader in Alzheimer research and support.

To suit the atmosphere in Veranda's ultimate designer penthouse, Klein Creative chose a selection of luxury gifts for the beautiful home and beautiful lifestyle. The collections being sent home with Mr. Trump and other notables are packed in Vera Bradley microfiber Traveler bags and filled with Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier's Signature Classic chocolate collection; Esscentual Brands Claire Burke ceramic candle trio, fragrance diffuser and scented bookmarks; a Calistoga Stripes robe from Julianna Rae;Posh Poochy lambswool and mohair doggie sweaters, sterling-silver bling chain and Swarovski-crystal studded charm; a PursePal handbag hook; copies of Random House?s Trump: Think Like a Billionaire by Donald J. Trump and Simon & Schuster's Carolyn 101: Lessons from the Apprentice's Straight Shooter by Carolyn Kepcher; a complete foot care gift set and gift card from; Truefitt & Hill's signature 1805 shave cream and aftershave balm; a copy of VERANDA, one of the country's most influential and luxurious design magazines; a soothing silk eye-pillow, stress-gel and blue gardenia body mist from Warm Spirit, and gift certificates for laser hair removal at one of American Laser Center's clinics; private dance lessons at Empire Dance; two spectacular vacations at home and abroad, including a two-night accommodation and country breakfasts for a couple at any of Adams & Butler's Irish Country Inns listed in Irish Luxury, and a two-night stay for a couple, plus two one-hour spa treatments, at CopperWynd Resort and Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition, patrons at the pre-dinner cocktail party will take home Vera Bradley duffels filled with Posh Poochy green lizard dog collars and Swarovski crystal charms; Claire Burke Vapourri and scented bookmarks; a copy of VERANDA and Carolyn 101; Warm Spirit blue gardenia body butter, plus gift cards from American Laser Center, Empire Dance, and Stella Shows.

"My goal in selecting products for the gift bags was to create the feeling of relaxing in calm, lush surroundings , whether at home or away," said Stephanie Jo Klein, founder and president of Klein Creative Communications. " It's been a wonderfully stimulating and rewarding experience working on this event with both VERANDA and the Trump Organization. In keeping with the charitable purpose of the evening, my firm will also donate a portion of our proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association.

The VERANDA apartment at Trump Park Avenue, site of the former Delmonico Hotel, meticulously renovated into 120 luxury condominiums, will be the setting for a series of events and exclusive tours, beginning with this opening night reception. In addition, there will be an Associates Division reception on April 19 co-chaired by Donald J. Trump Jr. and Amanda Hearst. VIP Penthouse Tours will be held from April 14 through May 26, hosted by chairperson Lisa Newsom, editor-in-chief of VERANDA; tickets are $50 each, available through Telecharge at (212) 239-6260 or All tours and events will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Sony is the title sponsor of the project.

For those who do not have the opportunity to visit VERANDA: New York's Best, a virtual tour will be offered at