RAND Luxury hosted its first ultra-exclusive private brunch of the season showcasing the latest marques from supercar maker and main event sponsor Bentley Motors of Greenwich, a division of Miller Motorcars. The event also featured goods from several luxury brands, including fashion brand Robert Graham; luxury goods purveyor Shreve, Crump & Low; leading electronics company LG Electronics; soundsystem company Devialet; and official private aviation sponsor NETJETS.
The event’s official media partner was CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens). The private Connecticut estate where the event was hosted is currently listed for $18.8 million by official real estate sponsor Lyn Stevens and Robin Kencel of The Stevens Kencel Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Guests attended the brunch this past Saturday, May 21st, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
Notable attendees included: Bradford Rand (President / CEO RAND Luxury, Inc.), Ally Coulter, Philippe Vasilescu, Robert Stock (Designer & Founder of Robert Graham), David Rosenstein (Bentley Greenwich), Meck Khalfan, Nyasia Zamucha (Former Miss Africa USA), Eric Aho (former Vogue Editor), Kate Dros (Model), Bill Chin (VP Morgan Stanley), Chelsea Curiale, Emily Epstein, Michael Brent, Camille Leonard.
Guests had the opportunity to test drive the latest Bentley models throughout the course of the event. There was also a luxury showcase from the worlds of private aviation, artwork, electronics, fashion, fine jewelry and home furnishings, among others. Sponsors Included: Christopher Peacock, Crystal Cruises, Devialet, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Ethan K, Folden Diaz, LG Electronics, London Cut cigars, Louis XIII cognac, Luxury Living Group, Natuzzi, NETJETS, Robert Graham, Saratoga Spring Water Company, Shreve, Crump & Low and Wings Air Helicopters.
Some sponsor highlights included founder & chief designer Robert Stock of Robert Graham attending the event, showcasing its new one-of-a-kind collection line, called “R”, handcrafted in Italy – in additon to their newly introduced Robert Graham Blended Essence collection. Shreve, Crump & Low showcased the latest Breitling by Bentley Timepieces as well as rare handcrafted jewelry pieces. Leading electronics company LG Electronics was also one of the luxury sponsors. The prestigious cognac brand Louis Xlll conducted exclusive tastings of their rare cognac. Luxury Living Group showcased their Bentley Home Collection, and Natuzzi showcased their latest 2016 furniture collection.
Hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails were served throughout the day. During the event, guests were also invited to participate in a silent auction, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
The exclusive silent auction items included: Billy Joel tickets & memorabilia; a dining experience for two at actor Chazz Palminteri’s Italian restaurant; two tickets to the new Broadway hit show Hamilton; a Guns n’ Roses VIP package; a golf getaway at five-star resort St. Andrews; a wine experience at the acclaimed Silver Oak winery; an in-home dining experience for ten from Executive Chef Admir Alibasic of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse; an evening for four with Mets ace Matt Harvey; an evening for two with Rangers Captain Mark Messie; a Yankees suite with legendary players; and two tickets to the final round at the 2017 Master’s golf tournament.
Photo Credit: Lindsay Wess/Douglas Elliman (see individual images for photo credit)
ABOUT RAND LUXURY:
RAND Luxury is an international event-production company founded by entrepreneur Bradford Rand that caters to the world’s finest and most unique brands. Based in Manhattan, the RAND team has produced over 1,100 events since 1993. Events include ‘The Luxury Technology Show’, in New York & Los Angeles, ‘The Luxury Lounge’ during The Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival which showcase brands during exclusive film receptions to producers, directors, celebrities, film investors, directors and VIP guests, ‘The Hamptons Brunch’ series is hosted at $7 to $20 million dollar estates featuring driving experiences from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Maserati, Lamborghini & Aston Martin.
RAND Luxury has also produced unveiling events for such brands as Rolls-Royce, SONY, Bugatti, Hasselblad, Giorgio Armani, Leica, Lexus, Aston Martin, LG Electronics, Bentley, and more. Other notable events and charity fundraisers the team has produced include The Luxury Review, Go Green Expo, The Red Cross Ball, and City Harvest. The company also produces the Fashion Career Expo, a professional hiring event for the industry since 2003 that is sponsored by WWD / Women’s Wear Daily. Bradford Rand’s other conferences include The Cyber Security Summit & TECHEXPO Top Secret.
For more information, visit: www.RANDLuxury.com
About CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens):
CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) delivers the finest luxury design editorial to residents of one of America’s most affluent communities. This award-winning publication informs and inspires readers with beautifully photographed features on architecture, interior and landscape design, plus insider views of real estate, entertaining and art. The magazines are oversized and well designed to emphasize superior journalism and photography, inspired by a local “sense of place.”
For more information, visit: www.cottagesgardens.com/CTCandG