Ashley Sutton looks to Japan for his latest decadent nightclub

Following the success of sultry Ophelia and cosy speakeasy J.Boroski, renowned designer Ashley Sutton and Dining Concepts are shaking up Hong Kong’s nightlife this November with yet another one-of-a-kind venue: Yojimbo on 37 Pottinger Street. Featuring extraordinary drinks, scintillating performances and exciting international DJ sets, Yojimbo is a Japan-inspired fantasyland that will revolutionise clubbing in Hong Kong.
 
Having designed several venues in Japan and travelled around the country, Sutton has long dreamed of creating a nightclub in Hong Kong like the stylish underground bars found in Tokyo’s Ginza district.
 
“Japan has some of the most sophisticated, vibrant and outrageous nightlife in the world,” Sutton explains. “I particularly love Ginza, which is home to hundreds of incredible bars, each with their own weird and wonderful design elements.”
 
Stepping inside Yojimbo, guests first find themselves in a minimalistic yet intimate cocktail lounge that evokes some of the tiny, hole-in-the-wall bars found in Ginza. But just as Tokyo’s winding streets change from block to block, Yojimbo offers very different experiences the further you wander into the club.
 
Behind the cocktail lounge, the party kicks off with a 248 sq. ft. island bar featuring an elevated stage in the middle where geishas, samurai schoolgirls, Harajuku punks, Hannya girls and anime-inspired spirits will entertain clubbers with wild live shows. “Bodyguards” will play a particularly key role in the bar, as it’s named after one of Sutton’s favourite films, the classic 1961 samurai movie Yojimbo.

Echoing the curved lines of the ceiling, the space is lined with sumptuous booths where guests can enjoy bottle service. As the night progresses, the luxurious space is lit by an enormous Rising Sun-inspired LED light installation. At the back of the venue is a VIP booth seating up to 15 guests, with its own entrance, and a separate, smaller dance floor where intimate performances will be held.

Bringing Yojimbo to life every night is DJ Aaron James. An international star, James has opened for iconic musicians including Elton John and Eminem and played alongside DJ favourites such as John Digweed, Mark Ronson and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers.

In 2017, James moved to Hong Kong to step behind the decks at Yojimbo, where he will showcase his signature style mixing hip hop, trap, booty breaks, dancehall, electro rock and much more. Under the guidance of James and music director, Fab D. Verse, at least two DJs will play every night of the week, taking guests on a musical journey from 6pm to 5am.

At Yojimbo, James will work with DJs and musicians on concepts including “Samurai Night Fever” Saturdays, which will feature ghetto funk, electro rock and future house; “Discozilla” Wednesdays, a hypnotic combination of glitchy disco beats and indie nu disco; and “Harajuku Love Hotel” Thursday Ladies Nights, featuring a classic mix of hip-hop, soul, funk, house and techno.

Yojimbo’s DJs will have the best state-of-the-art sound system in Hong Kong at their disposal. Manufactured in Italy by K-Array, this dynamic clear six-speaker system delivers an enormous 24 kilowatts of power. Combined with a Model One Mixer, Yojimbo’s DJs will ensure that dancers never leave the floor. Yojimbo is the first club in Hong Kong to feature the Model One, a collaboration between Xone’s designer, Andy Rigby-Jones and Canadian Techno-legend Richie Hawtin.

Mixing up the drinks at Yojimbo is Alberto Aldave. Having previously worked at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz London, where he impressed discerning cocktail lovers including Shirley Bassey and Madonna, Aldave has moved to Hong Kong to create refined cocktails to complement Yojimbo’s bold design and explosive music.

As with the space itself, Yojimbo’s drinks are inspired by Japan. On top of curating a selection of Japanese whiskies, Aldave has created a list of cocktails that use unusual ingredients, flavour combinations and exotic garnishes to pay homage to Japan and the country’s own master mixologists.
 
Signature cocktails include Yojimbo, which is a mix of sake, gin, yuzu juice, grapefruit bitters and champagne that’s topped with edible flowers; Geisha’s Aphrodisiac, which features calvados, grand marnier, peach puree, lemon, vanilla, grenadine and red currant; and Ninja Shadow, a concoction of caviar infused Belvedere vodka, lemon, white port, elderflower, plum bitters and salt.
 
With a Japanese cocktail in your hand, dance the night away with all the weird and wonderful fantasies of Japan beneath Yojimbo’s Rising Sun. Kanpai!
 
Yojimbo is currently in it’s soft opening phase and will be fully open to the public from November 10th. It is located at Shop 2-7, Car Po Commercial Building, 37 Pottinger Street, Central. For reservations, please call +852 2576 1717or email info@yojimbo.com.hk. For more information and updates, you can also visit www.yojimbo.com.hk and join Yojimbo on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/yojimbohk/) and instagram (https://www.instagram.com/yojimbohk/).

Dior is pleased to announce the celebrities in Dior at Dior’s Flagship Store Opening in Plaza 66 Shopping Center.

Angelababy is wearing a Dior striped beige and black silk dress, Dior shoes in black suede embellished with golden CD initials and a Lady Dior bag in white lambskin with studded Cannage.

Zuer Song is wearing a Dior black silk dress, Dior black leather shoes and a Dior round minaudiere in canvas embroidered with multicolor pearls and threads.

Sun Yihan is wearing a Dior printed white cotton long dress, a Dior black leather belt, Dior shoes and a mini Lady Dior bag in white lambskin Cannage.

Likun Wang is wearing a Dior black lambskin jacket with fringes, a Dior black leather belt, a Dior silk jacquard skirt, Dior shoes in black suede embellished with golden CD initials and a Dior flap bag with hand-srap in black leather embroidered with pearls, J’Adior signature.

Ziwen Wang is wearing a Dior black sleeveless leather jacket with a Dior white silk shirt, a Dior black and white leather skirt and a mini Lady Dior embroidered coloured bag.

Liying Zhao is wearing a Dior white cotton dress, a Dior black leather belt, Dior shoes and a mini Lady Dior lambskin pink bag with pearls embroidered.

Cartier Celebrates Résonances de Cartier High Jewelry with an Evening of Enchantment

 

#CartierHighJewelry #CartierHK

Cyrille Vigneron, President & CEO of Cartier International, and Mercedes Abramo, President & CEO of Cartier North America, celebrated Résonances de Cartier, the house’s new high jewelry collection, with a private dinner at Governors Island. Guests included Alexandra Richards, Anh Duong, Arthur Elgort, Bianca Brandolini, Carey Mulligan, Carlotta Kohl, Carolyn Murphy, Casey Neistat, Celerie Kemble, Charlotte Groeneveld, Charlotte Kidd, Derek Blasberg, Diane Kruger, Eugenie Niarchos, Fernando Garcia & Laura Kim, Gucci Westman & David Neville, Hannah Bronfman, Jason Wu, Jessica Hart, Harry & Jill Kargman, Martha Stewart, Mazdack & Zanna Roberts Rassi, Nicky Rothschild, Pat Cleveland, Sofia Boutella, Sofia Coppola, and Zoe Buckman were transported to a surprise location created and designed exclusively for the event. The New York City skyline served as the backdrop while guests enjoyed a preview of Cartier’s exquisite jewels. Following cocktails, renowned Chef Dan Barber prepared a custom menu, and the evening culminated with a performance by singer/songwriter Andra Day and surprise appearance from Jon Batiste, as well as set by legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash.

Following the Gala, Cartier will celebrate over 170 years of tradition and craftsmanship in High Jewelry, with the opening of The Cartier Haute Joaillerie Exhibition at its Fifth Avenue flagship. The largest ever collection of Cartier High Jewelry on display in the U.S., the exhibition will be open to the public from October 21 to October 29. The Maison will also feature an immersive Cartier Atelier experience where guests will discover firsthand the artistry and innovation behind Cartier High Jewelry creations, including some of the world’s finest gems and precious stones.

MICHAEL KORS – GOD’S LOVE WE DELIVER 2017 GOLDEN HEART AWARDS

On Monday, October 16th, 2017, God’s Love We Deliver hosted their 11th Annual Golden Heart Awards dinner at Spring Studios in New York City. The evening featured a cocktail reception which highlighted celebrity chef dishes, dinner, an awards presentation and for the first time, an after party. The star-studded evening helped raise 2.3 million dollars.

Each year, The Golden Heart Awards celebrate the influential contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to the organization’s cause. Funds that were raised at the awards ceremony will help ensure that no person in the NYC Metropolitan area need suffer the dual crises of hunger and life-altering illness.

Michael Kors has many philanthropic commitments, including Watch Hunger Stop, a partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme to help build a world with zero hunger. Launched in 2013, Watch Hunger Stop has raised over 16 million meals for those in need. Over the course of more than thirty years, Michael has given his time and support to God’s Love We Deliver, reflecting his deep-rooted respect for this exceptional organization. His personal gift in 2012 launched the initiative for the new building that now bears his name. This year, Michael had the honor of presenting the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service to actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

God’s Love is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization, today God’s Love provides for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God’s Love cooks and home delivers the specific, nutritious meals a client’s severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, and all clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God’s Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of its clients. All of the agency’s services are provided free of charge, and in its history of more than 32 years, God’s Love We Deliver has never had a waiting list. Having cooked and delivered over 20 million meals to clients since its inception, they now provide 1.7 million meals annually. For more information, visit www.godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God’s Love on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @godslovenyc and #GoldenHeartAwards. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization.

Who:           Honorary Chair: Anna Wintour

Co-Chairs: Michael Kors, Kate Hudson, Sandra Lee, Blaine Trump, John Idol, Nell Diamond and Sarah Arison

The Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service: GWYNETH PALTROW
The Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement: JORDAN ROTH
The Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism: JON GILMAN

When:        Monday, October 16th  
6:00 PM        Cocktails
8:00 PM        Dinner and awards presentation

9:00 PM        After party

Where:       Spring Studios
50 Varick Street

                   New York City

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hosted Lianne La Havas Solo Acoustic Concert at MO Bar


The concert was attended by over 300 music lovers including Amanda Lui, Angie Ng, Celia Wong, Deborah Sims, Esther Ma, Gaile Lok, Jill Vidal, Janni G, Joyce Wang, Kayla Wong, Paul Sunga, Rosemary Vandenbroucke, Shirley Hiranand, Tia Ray, Vanessa Yeung and more (names in alphabetical order).


The British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sensation Lianne La Havas has worked with a star-studded list of musicians from Alt-J to Prince and Cold Play (for whom she toured as their opening act), and led sold-out tours worldwide. She received nominations for a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album (2016); NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist (2013); World Music Award for World’s Best Album (2014); and was nominated as best British Female Solo Artist at this year’s Brit Awards.

Renowned for her signature captivating live performances, La Havas’ silky and intoxicating voice warmed the hearts and souls of the audience, along with the opening acts by DJ Roger ReFlex de Leon and Cornish born singer-songwriter Samuel J.

“We are delighted to have an artist of Lianne La Havas’ stature performed at our MO Bar UNPLUGGED series. La Havas’ stellar performance has further established MO Bar as a key cultural destination in Hong Kong with a reputation for distinctive musical events,” says Mr Torsten van Dullemen, General Manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

 

Celebrities Shine in Cartier High Jewellery Collection and Watches at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

As the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is officially launched, we are excited to announce that some Hollywood celebrities wore Cartier High Jewellery Collection and Watches on the red carpet.

Yvonne Strahovski

  • Juste un Clou necklace, 18k rose gold, diamonds
  • Coup D’Éclat de Cartier ring, 18k yellow gold, diamonds
  • C de Cartier earrings, 18k white gold, diamonds


Alexander Skarsgård

Won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in Big Little Lies

  • Cartier vintage brooch, 1929, platinum, diamonds
  • Santos de Cartier cufflinks, rose gold, hawk’s eye

Laura Dern

Won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in Big Little Lies

  • Panthère de Cartier ring, 18k white gold, tsavorite garnets, onyx


Matt Bomer

  • Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 18k white gold, diamonds, leather
  • Cartier Picot decor cufflinks, 18k white gold, diamonds, ceramic, onyx


Tina Fey

  • Cartier High Jewelry earrings, 18k white gold, diamonds
  • MaillonPanthère bracelet, 18k white gold, diamonds
  • Cartier High Jewelry ring, platinum, sapphire, diamonds

 

 

Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates Cinema in Venice with a Gala Night

Official sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival for over a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated its commitment with a Gala Dinner held on the 5th of September in the Arsenal of Venice.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Deputy CEO Geoffroy Lefebvre welcomed friends of the Maison and an array of prestigious guests:

Catherine Deneuve, Diane Kruger, jury member of the Film Festival Rebecca Hall, Italian actresses Cristiana Capotondi and Eva Riccobono,

international talents Ann Hsu, Shi Ke, Geng Le and director Vivian Qu.

During the evening, Jaeger-LeCoultre honoured Catherine Deneuve for her unparalleled contribution to the art of filmmaking.

A long-time friend of the Brand actress Diane Kruger presented her the award on behalf of the Maison.

The three new Rendez-Vous Sonatina “Séduction”, “Romance” and “Amour” on display were emblematic of this Gala Night that celebrated cinema and the power of emotions that it triggers.

@jaegerlecoultre #LikeinaMovie

MCM hosts New York Fashion Week celebration for PAPER Magazine’s Beautiful People issue

 

WHEN & WHERE:

Monday, 11 September at Dave & Buster’s (Time Square)

WHO:

Gucci Mane, Jordan Barrett, Paris Hilton, Chris Zylka, Kaia Gerber, Presley Gerber, Jourdan Dunn, Cardi B, Offset, Corinne Foxx, Shaun Ross, Troye Sivan, Carmen Carrera, Betty Who, India Gants

DETAILS:

MCM Worldwide hosts Gucci Mane performance at New York Fashion Week celebration for PAPER Magazine’s Beautiful People issue on Monday, 9/11 at Dave & Buster’s (Time Square). Celebrity guests included cover stars Gucci ManeJordan Barrett, Paris Hilton, Chris Zylka, Kaia Gerber, Presley Gerber, Jourdan Dunn, Cardi B, Offset, Corinne Foxx, Shaun Ross, Troye Sivan, Carmen Carrera, Betty Who, India Gants and many more. Guests enjoyed a live Gucci Mane performance on the MCM Spin-N-Win Stage, one of a kind MCM customized Remy Martin bottles with tasty treats along with interactive arcade games and MCM winnable prizes.

DEATH & CO. POP-UP BAR CALLING OUT TO COCKTAIL FANATICS

From September 19 to 23, 2017, cocktail enthusiasts will have an exclusive opportunity to catch Death & Co., voted one of the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2017, at Ozone.

Opened on New Year’s Eve in 2006, in Manhattan’s East Village, Death & Co. is acclaimed for its contribution to the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Its unwavering passion for “modern-classic cocktails” pays homage to the classics while leading the cocktail scene to a new era of innovation. In the glory of establishing some of the world’s most exciting cocktail trends, Death & Co. won the Best American Cocktail Bar and World’s Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in 2010. The legendary New York speakeasy is coming to Hong Kong in partnership with Diageo Reserve World Class and Ozone.

For five nights only, a team of Death & Co.’s best bartenders will be in Hong Kong, led by Tyson Buhler, World Class American Bartender of the Year 2015. Guests at Ozone will have an exclusive opportunity to sample signature cocktails from Death & Co. and fierily delectable small plates created by Ozone’s Chef de Cuisine Rafael Gil. Martini is a Ketel One vodka and sherry-based cocktail balanced with a hint of freshness from an olive and bay leaf tincture. A blend of Tanqueray No. TEN gin, rum, cane syrup, eucalyptus extract and seltzer water, Collins is a palatable bubbly treat to stir one up to the temptations of a fun night out. Ladies should look no further than Fix – a Don Julio Reposado tequila-based cocktail mellowed with lime, vanilla syrup, mango puree and salt, beautifully presented with edible flower garnishing. Sour is another palatable option for drinkers of all tastes – a fruit-infused Bulleit Rye whiskey carrying refreshing notes of lemon, grapefruits and raspberry.

Complementing the cocktails is a scrumptious selection of small bites developed by Ozone’s Spanish Chef de Cuisine Rafael Gil. Ozone-Dog is a delicious treat enhanced with flavorful crispy onion, homemade ketchup and mustard. Highlighted by Chef Rafael’s secret recipe for burger sauce, Wagyu BLT-Ozone is set to be a pleasant surprise for any palate. Topped with melted cheddar and crispy bacon, Rustic Fries is an irresistible treat that couldn’t go wrong with any cocktail.

Death & Co. Pop-Up Bar

Date:               September 19 to 23, 2017

Time:               6pm onwards

Location:         Ozone, Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

For reservations, please contact Restaurant Reservations at (852) 2263 2270 or via email restaurantreservation.hk@ritzcarlton.com.

CHRISTIAN DIOR PARFUMS SPONSORS OF THE LUMA FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE

ARLES 2017

LES RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE till September 24th 2017

The House of Dior is delighted to support the LUMA Foundation’s Photography archive programme, which this year honours the renowned American photographer Annie Leibovitz during the International Rencontres de la Photographie.


The House of avenue Montaigne celebrates its participation by supporting a retrospective entitled Annie Leibovitz: the early years 1970-1983 / Archive Project #1, presenting 8,000 black and white archive images from the photographer’s legendary New York in the 1970s series.

For the rst time in Arles, The House of Dior open a space within the “Galerie du Cloître,” for the “Dior, The Art of Color” exhibition, a surprising chromatic journey dedicated to Dior’s passion for colour.

The exceptional expressionist beauty of the Serge Lutens’s exquisite lms sit alongside the sensual and phantasmagorical aesthetic of Tyen, as well as colour tribute-images born from the collaboration of Richard Burbridge and Peter Philips, the actual Creative and Image Director for Dior Make-up.

Annie Leibovitz
Les Premières années 1970-1983 Archive Project #1 ParcdesAteliers,May27th –September24th2017 33, chemin des Minimes – Arles
A LUMA Foundation production

Dior, The Art of Color

Galerie du Cloître,
14, rue du Cloître – Arles Photographs on request:

Christian Dior Parfums – International Press Departement 6, rue de Marignan 75008 Paris
Tél : + 33 (0) 1 49 53 85 00
Florence Ferracci-Letac – fferracci@diormail.com

International Communication Director Jérôme Pulis