new york summiters met up in the west village for drinks and dinner the monday before summit series. i went with my lovely friend nicole, fellow CMC grad and event mastermind (seriously, if you want to do an amazing event to build your brand in new york, call nicole), and it was packed when we showed up. several hours, a couple glasses of wine, many delightful people, and a plate of lobster ravioli later, i was convinced that summit was going to be lifechanging. i learned about the white house garden, music, dance, art, venture capital, private jets, disposable dinnerware made from palm leaves, and damn good-looking sustainable underwear. i finished the night with a biscotti shared with doug, the owner of charles restaurant.