MONTBLANC – Hugh Jackman & Yang Yang attended the Gala Dinner

New Heights Inspire: Montblanc Celebrates The Spirit of Mountain Exploration at SIHH

Montblanc ambassadors Hugh Jackman, Charlotte Casiraghi and Yang Yang join luxury Maison for an evening dedicated to great mountaineering feats and the new Montblanc 1858 collection

During the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Montblanc celebrated the introduction of its new 1858 collection with a cocktail and gala dinner that paid tribute to the spirit of mountain exploration. Guests including brand ambassadors Hugh Jackman, Charlotte Casiraghi and Yang Yang as well as Friends of the Maison Rodrigo Santoro, Pierre Niney, Lena Gercke, Aldo Comas and Macarena Gomez, David Gandy, influencers Danilo Carrera, Natalie Vértiz, Salvatore Esposito, Andrea Montovoli and mountaineer Kenton Cool joined Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki as they entered the universe of great mountain expeditions created for one night only inside the historic Domaine du Chateau de Collex on the outskirts of Geneva.

Savour The Amazing World Of Art At The Awesome BRICKHOUSE

To kick start 2018, Brickhouse will be continuing with a love affair of street art with a series of events showcasing and producing art to celebrate local artists and generate more of the community spirit that Brickhouse thrives off.

In January, Brickhouse will welcome two featured artists who guests can meet and mingle with during launch events, learning more about their work and inspiration over drinks and nibbles. What’s more, Brickhouse is bringing back the Art Barrel Jam to unleash the creativity of local artists.

 Tuesday 9th January will be the launch of Mherck Dela Cruz at Brickhouse, a Hong Kong-based Filipino photographer who has been living in Hong Kong for the past six years. Growing up he always loved cameras and so his family encouraged him to embrace his creative streak and to get behind the lens. Mherck’s photography style can be described as raw and edgy. He does not follow traditional styles and pushes the boundaries of imagination in terms of concepts and compositions. He aims to provoke the mind and senses and to break the mould of traditional photography. His work is always to promote body confidence, self-confidence and beauty in all of its forms, no matter what shape or size. His work will be on display and available for purchase until the 28th January.

 On Saturday 13th January, Brickhouse brings back the Art Barrel Jam… a day that brings together the unique combination of live art, food, drink and music, all taking place in a secret alleyway that is home to Brickhouse. The concept is simple – a selection of artists, 5 huge barrels and a whole lot of imagination.

The idea of this event is to celebrate the local Hong Kong art scene and support local artists by providing an outlet for creativity – something that is core to the Brickhouse experience. Whether you’re an avid art lover, indulge in art in your spare time or just want to join in the fun, Art Barrel will not disappoint. Opening its doors early, Brickhouse will be home to an art jam session like no other. There are no rules, no restrictions and no limitations to what the artists can create on the barrels and after an afternoon at Brickhouse, who knows what could happen…

On Monday 29th January, Brickhouse will be welcoming Kiwi photographer Carmen Huter for an exclusive preview of her exhibition entitled “In Pursuit of Light”.  As an accomplished travel photographer with a loyal following of 70k+ on social media, several National Geographic online features, many trusted brand partnerships and more than two dozen countries later, the once unknown has morphed itself into a beautiful, messy reality that Carmen is eager to share with you. To create more than to consume are words the 24 year old lives by.

For this exhibition, the viewer will embark on a journey through continents and cultures. A curated mix of landscape, wildlife and documentary photographs from around the world will be displayed with neat insights into the process of taking them. Prepare to feel inspired to explore.

All of Carmen’s artwork will be on display for the month of February, available for purchase and part of the funds will go to Plastic Oceans, a cause she is deeply passionate about.

Brickhouse: G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong

Open Monday-Wednesday 6pm-2am, Thursday-Saturday 6pm-4am

Closed Sundays

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DFS HOSTS NINTH ANNUAL MASTERS OF TIME EVENT COLLECTORS AROUND THE WORLD ARRIVE IN MACAU FOR WORLD’S LARGEST RETAIL EVENT OF FINE WATCHES AND JEWELRY

DFS Group, the world’s leading travel retailer, launched its ninth annual Masters of Time exhibition on Saturday, December 9. The exhibition, which is held at T Galleria by DFS, Macau, in partnership with Shoppes at Four Seasons, will run until February 28, 2018 for customers to view and shop the curated collection. The DFS Masters of Time exhibition is well known for being the world’s largest and most prestigious retail event for luxury watches and jewelry, showcasing the best in design, innovation and heritage for men and women. This year, DFS’ expert teams brought together an unparalleled collection of more than 450 fine watches and exquisite jewelry from 30 brands in a theme that focused on the concept of memories.

The ninth annual Masters of Time exhibition kicked off with a prestigious gala event where award-winning artist Jade Kwan performed for guests as they explored a variety of intriguing activities. A multi-sensory exhibition was introduced for the first time at Masters of Time, in which the curated collection of timepieces and jewelry was displayed through a series of interactive pop-up spaces and animations to evoke emotions and ignite the senses.  Guests were taken on a multi-sensory journey through four different spaces that explored the concepts of nostalgia, memories, adventure and heritage, each of which transported guests back to a special place, moment or time.

Romantic, rare and archival pieces with a focus on “savoir faire” took center stage in the section dedicated to nostalgia, whilst innovative complications that are certain to become future icons embodied the idea of making memories. Highly technical sports and lifestyle watches dominated in the adventure area, and finally, iconic and classic timepieces brought heritage to life.

In addition, guests were treated to a taste of The Macallan whisky and fine Petrossian caviar, paired to provide the ultimate culinary experience. Korean illustrator Jae Suk Kim flew in from Seoul to hand-paint guests’ portraits in his signature style, featuring Su Su girls adorned in fine jewelry and watch pieces, as holiday gift cards to commemorate the event.

The 2017 Masters of Time exhibition is available for viewing and purchase at T Galleria by DFS, Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons until February 28, 2018.

2017 DFS MASTERS OF TIME COLLECTION

The 2017 DFS Masters of Time collection of distinguished brands includes: Angelus; Arnold & Son; Audemars Piguet, Blancpain; Breguet; Bulgari; Chopard; FRANCK MULLER; Girard-Perregaux; Glashütte Original; Grand Seiko; Hublot; IWC Schaffhausen; Jaeger-LeCoultre; Jaquet Droz; Officine Panerai; Piaget; Roger Dubuis; Romain Jerome; TAG Heuer; Tiffany & Co; Ulysse Nardin; Vacheron Constantin;  Zenith and more.

Highlights include:

  • Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-thin
  • Blancpain – Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC
  • Breguet – Tradition Dame 7038
  • Bulgari – Diva’s Dream High Jewelry Watch – DFS Special Edition – Unique Piece
  • Hublot – Techframe Ferrari 70 Years King Gold Tourbillon Chronograph
  • IWC – Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre – Master Gyrotourbillon 1
  • Jaquet Droz – Lady 8 Flower
  • Piaget – Limelight Mediterranean Garden Necklace – Unique Piece
  • Roger Dubuis – Excalibur Aventador S
  • TAG Heuer – Carrera Caliber HEUER 02 T Automatic Chronograph 45mm DFS Masters of Time IX Special Edition
  • Ulysse Nardin – Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon
  • Vacheron Constantin – Heures Créatives Heure Romantique
  • Zenith – Defy El Primero 21

ICONIC NEW YORK COCKTAIL BAR ‘PDT’ TO OPEN AT THE LANDMARK MANDARIN ORIENTAL, HONG KONG

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong  is delighted to announce a unique new bar concept in collaboration with the iconic New York cocktail bar, PDT (Please Don’t Tell).

Regularly voted among the World’s Best Bars, PDT has long been a favourite of New Yorkers who enjoy the intimate privacy of its distinctive interiors with cocktails developed by renowned mixologists Jim Meehan and Jeff Bell, along with their talented bar team.  PDT HK will open in early 2018, the first permanent PDT outside of New York City.

Following in the tradition of the original, guests will enter the Hong Kong space through a hidden entrance disguised as a phone booth in the hotel’s MO Bar.  The interiors are the vision of Hong Kong designer-of-the-moment, Nelson Chow, and will be a playful mix of vintage and modern classics, with a nod to its New York roots seen in the selection of eclectic taxidermy on the walls.

Devotees of PDT’s New York hot dog, by Crif Dogs hotdog stand, need not be concerned as PDT HK will introduce a creative culinary partnership with the city’s leading and most acclaimed chefs, which will be rotated each season.  The inaugural free-range pork, chicken and beef hotdog has been created by the hotel’s celebrated culinary director, Richard Ekkebus and further food offerings will be Chef Ekkebus’ take on American co

When the doors open in early 2018, PDT HK will have a seating capacity of 30 and be open daily from 5pm. For enquiries and further information, please log on to www.mandarinoriental.com//landmark.

 

Celebrity Dressing Alert

Actress Carey Mulligan wore the SS18 Malone Souliers ‘Robyn’ to a screening of ‘Mudbound’ in New York City on November 28, 2017

New York Cocktail Bar ‘PDT’ to Open at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is delighted to announce a unique new bar concept in collaboration with the iconic New York cocktail bar, PDT (Please Don’t Tell).

Regularly voted among the World’s Best Bars, PDT has long been a favourite of New Yorkers who enjoy its intimate privacy, distinctive interiors, and creative cocktails developed by renowned mixologists Jim Meehan, Jeff Bell and their talented bar team. After ten years on St. Marks Place, PDT HK, which will open in early 2018, is the first permanent PDT outside New York City.

Following in the tradition of the original, guests will enter the Hong Kong bar through an entrance disguised as a phone booth at the top of the staircase in the lobby’s bustling MO Bar. The interiors envisioned by Hong Kong designer-of-the-moment, Nelson Chow, and will be a playful mix of vintage and modern classics, with a nods to PDT’s New York roots including a selection of eclectic taxidermy on the walls.

“It is extremely exciting to be collaborating with the immensely talented Jim Meehan and Jeff Bell for their first venture outside of the States. After hosting PDT’s pop-up as part of our Masters of Mixology programme last year, we recognised that PDT would be a perfect permanent fit for us,” said Torsten van Dullemen, General Manager of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

“The cocktail menu will change frequently throughout the year to take advantage of hyper- seasonal produce and limited-edition wines, beers and spirits. As many guests will be global travellers who may well have been to PDT in New York, we will feature a handful of our house cocktails, such as the Benton’s Old Fashioned, Shark and Mezcal Mule” said Jim Meehan, founder of PDT.

Devotees of PDT’s New York hot dog, by Crif Dogs hotdog stand, need not be concerned as PDT HK will introduce a creative culinary partnership with the city’s leading and most acclaimed chefs, which will be rotated each season. The inaugural free-range pork, chicken and beef hotdog has been created by the hotel’s renowned culinary director, Richard Ekkebus and further food offerings will be Chef Ekkebus’ take on American comfort foods.

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

 

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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