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The Urban Zen Center in New York’s West Village got its annual holiday crafts mall makeover on Wednesday night for the FEED-Raiser and Market. A selection of fair trade vendors set up shop in the makeshift bazaar, which donated 25 percent of its proceeds to the FEED and Urban Zen Foundations. Among those in the crowd of holiday shoppers at the Gilt City-sponsored affair were Rachel Roy, Cynthia Rowley, Mark Seliger and Gabby Karan, as well as a strong showing of Laurens — Ralph, Ricky, David and Dylan — and Bushes — Sharon, Barbara and Jenna Bush Hager, who was doing some last minute browsing.
“We haven’t done any Christmas shopping at all so it’s panic mode,” the one-time first daughter joked.
Standing in the middle of it all was, natch, Lauren Bush Lauren. The FEED Project co-founder was on the hunt for stocking stuffers.
“That’s the sort of added bonus of tonight,” she said. “You can finish your shopping and have a cocktail and raise money for a good cause.”
A bit earlier in the evening, Roy took a moment from perusing a booth of colorful throw pillows to explain her post-holiday routine with her daughters.
“Every day after Christmas I take them to the sea,” the designer said. “For me it’s calming and it’s relaxing and it’s strengthening….I like to think that that bonds us. We’re able to relax. I call it chillaxing.”