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Feb 15, 2022 1:00 pm | Lunch | National Arts Club

Author Clémence von Mueffling of Ageless Beauty the French Way

From three generations of French beauty experts, Ageless Beauty the French Way is the ultimate book of tips, products, practices and French beauty secrets in ten categories such as Hair, Skin, Makeup, Sleep, and Perfume.

While many women are passionate about the best skin care lines, hair treatments, and beauty practices, Clémence von Mueffling has that passion in her DNA. Both her mother and grandmother were beauty editors for French Vogue, and Clémence proudly continues their legacy in Ageless Beauty the French Way, a luxurious, entertaining, unparalleled guide to every French beauty secret for women from all walks of life. Learn the most effective ways to let your natural beauty shine through; that double-cleansing your face is the only way to go; that there is more to choosing the perfect perfume than you ever imagined; and that a simple, nightly facial massage is the ultimate secret to an ageless, glamorous, youthful face.

Weaving wisdom from all three women with insiders tips from top beauty experts, Clémence shares both timeless and age-specific information in three categories―Jeunesse (15-35), Plénitude (35-55), and Maturité (55+)―creating a wonderful guide that any woman can cherish throughout her life, and pass down to her daughter through the years.

Covid Protocols:  

The National Arts Club is in compliance with the NYC vaccine mandate for indoor dining and events.  Upon entry, all event attendees 12 and older must present proof that they have received at least one dose.  Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:

  • CDC Vaccination Card, along with photo ID. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable.
  • NYC Vaccination Record or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including from your health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. 
  • NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS. 
  • Excelsior Pass (or Excelsior Pass Plus). 

Guests who do not present the proper vaccine documentation will not be allowed entry.  This protocol applies also to all event hosts/organizers/vendors, as well as all NAC staff.


Mar 15, 2022 7:00 pm | Après-work Apéro | Bar Félix | 340 West Broadway, SoHo, New York, NY 10013

Pending re-opening on Tuesdays, TBA.

Join members and friends for a casual apéro and hors d’oeuvres. This is also an opportunity to practice one’s possibly fractured français.

Registration includes hors d’oeuvres and the first drink; cash bar after that. NB: Félix accepts cash or American Express only. 

We hope this will become a regular gathering place on most second Tuesdays of the month.


Mar 22, 2022 7:00 pm | Dinner | National Arts Club

Dean Foster on Cultural Differences

Dean is the founder of DFA Intercultural Global Solutions ,and founder and former Worldwide Director of Berlitz Cross-Cultural. Based in New York City, Dean has played a central role in the development of the field of cross-cultural training and consulting.

Dean has worked with most major Fortune 500 companies, national governments and NGOs (the United Nations and World Trade Institutes, among others), and as guest lecturer and faculty for premier educational institutions, including Harvard Business School, Columbia University School of Business, New York University, and Darden Business School. His work has taken him to more than 100 countries. He is the host on CNN of the nationwide “Doing Business in … ” series; a frequent guest commentator on culture, global work and social issues for CNN, CNBC, the BBC and other radio and TV shows; and has been interviewed in Newsweek, USA Today, New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the creator and host of the more than irreverent podcast, “Oops, Your Culture’s Showing!”
Dean is a frequent presenter at major international conferences related to international cultural issues. He is an active member of and speaker at the annual international conferences of Worldwide ERC©, the National Foreign Trade Council, the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the International Institute for Human Resources (IIHR), and other organizations.

In 2012 Dean was inducted into Worldwide ERC’s prestigious “Hall of Leaders”; in 2013 he received the Forum for Expatriate Management’s acclaimed Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dean has written many articles and published five books, including Bargaining Across Borders, voted as one of the top ten business books of the year by the American Library Association. As a contributing editor with National Geographic, he wrote the monthly “CultureWise” column appearing in National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

Dean is on the faculty of American University’s Intercultural Management Institute in Washington, DC. He received his Master’s degree in Sociology from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, NYC.


Calendar of Meetings 2022 (As of 1/23/22)

Meetings take place on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified, at 7:00 for dinners/soirées and 1:00 pm for lunches.

Date  

Event

Speaker/Topic

Venue

Jan 11 Apéro CANCELLED Bar Félix
Jan 18 Lunch Francis Dubois on Clemenceau’s NYC Years NAC
Feb 8 Apéro CANCELLED Bar Félix
Feb 15 Lunch Author Clémence von Mueffling of Ageless Beauty the French Way NAC
Mar 15 Apéro Après-work Apéro, pending re-opening TBA Bar Félix
Mar 22 Dinner Dean Foster on European/French and American cultural differences NAC
April 12 Apéro Après-work Apéro, pending re-opening TBA Bar Félix
April 19 Soirée April in Paris, 5th Year Anniversary of Young Member Launch Party Hotel Chantal
May 10 Apéro Après-work Apéro Bar Félix
May 17 Reception New Members 2022 Château Village
June 5 Brunch Roland Garros Finals Monte’s
June 10 Dinner Cabaret Français NAC
June 21 Lunch   NAC
July 12 Cruise Pre-Bastille Celebration The Shearwater
July 14   Bastille Day  
Aug 9 Apéro Après-work Apéro, Summer en ville Bar Félix
Sept 13 Apéro Après-work Apéro Bar Félix
Sept 18 Lunch Palio & Pétanque (Permit & weather permitting) Minetta St
Sept 20 Dinner   NAC
Oct 11 Apéro Après-work Apéro Bar Félix
Oct 18 Dinner   NAC
Nov 8 Apéro Après-work Apéro Bar Félix
Nov 15 Cocktail Soirée d’automne TBA
Dec 6 Apéro Après-work Apéro Bar Félix
Dec 13 Dinner Holiday Party NAC

Telescope Film, the definitive resource for finding films and series from around the world, has recently partnered with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US to present French Streams, a weekly selection of the best of French cinema available online. Every week, French Streams rounds up five of the greatest French films, carefully curated around a theme, and Telescope provides different options to watch them online.  Recent selections have featured women directors, animation, and films for Earth Day.