Photos: Beauty, Wellness, and the Best of East and West

Last week, Asia Society hosted health and lifestyle entrepreneur Danielle Chang, market director Sophia Tsao, and modern herbalist Stanley George for a free-wheeling and informative discussion on the ways that traditional Asian ingredients and practices have influenced Western health, beauty, and wellness industries.

The event kicked off with the premiere of "Food as Wellness," an episode from Chang's critically acclaimed PBS docuseries Lucky Chow. Following the discussion and questions from the audience, guests enjoyed a sumptuous reception catered by Kimbap Lab, sipped on custom wellness cocktails designed by George (with a spiked option courtesy of sponsor Remy XO), and left with goody bags filled with treats from popcorn purveyors Pop Pop Shoppe and beauty products by Po Wing.

Here are some of our favorite shots from the night! Scroll to the end to see the full video of the discussion from Chang, George, and Tsao.

Sophia Tsao, Stanley George, and Danielle Chang at Asia Society New York
L-R: Sophia Tsao, Stanley George, and Danielle Chang share a moment of merriment during the discussion on beauty, wellness, and combining the two into the best of East and West. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Snacks and serving utensils await guests at the post-event reception. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
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Guests enjoy wellness cocktails during the reception. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Beauty, Wellness, and the Best of East and West
Danielle Chang (C) and attendees relax during the post-event reception for Beauty, Wellness, and the Best of East and West. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Guests enjoy in the reception, held in the Garden Court Cafe at Asia Society New York
Guests enjoy the post-event reception, featuring catering by Kimbap Lab. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
The kimbap selection at the reception
Kimbap is a traditional Korean snack made with rice and seaweed. Here, attendees chose between Kimbap Lab's spicy pork or yubu (tofu skin) offerings. (Lucky Rice)
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Guests left the event with a gift bag filled with goodies sponsored by Po Wing and Pop Pop Shoppe. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Wellness cocktails at the reception for Beauty, Wellness, and the Best of East and West
Created by Stanley George, the wellness elixirs served at the reception featured ingredients such as kombucha, fresh fruit juice, raw honey, ginger, turmeric, hibiscus, lavender, and more. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Beauty XO cocktail and Remy Martin
There was also the option to add cognac to any of the wellness elixirs, courtesy of reception sponsor Remy XO. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Danielle Chang, Sophia Tsao, and Stanley George pose at Asia Society following their panel
Panelists Danielle Chang, Sophia Tsao, and Stanley George are all smiles after a successful event. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)

Watch the complete discussion and Q&A from the event: