Tuesday night it was ‘Dinner at Tiffany’s’ with Becky Birdwell and the Design Leadership Network! The experience was more like bring in a James Bond movie than a normal shopping experience on the floor of this legendary jewelry store…
Once inside the grand main floor space we were directed to a discreet elevator in the corner (hiding in plain view) that took us to the mezzanine – a quiet high security area with special access doors into an inner sanctum more often used by high-profile people — be they Hollywood celebrities, captains of industries with their wives (or mistresses), international dignitaries, and royals from across the globe.
We were able to look closely – as in touch or try on — anything we wanted assisted by gracious, informed and funny sales people. Oh, and course we were served champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
The suite of rooms, recently designed by the office of Robert A.M. Stern in a post-art deco glamour, feature high-tech, high security display cases; comfortable seating; a bar; and a dressing room. Dressing room you might ask? If one were to be considering jewelry in the five, six, or seven digits, wouldn’t you want to make certain it worked with the various necklines of gowns?!
And then there was a lovely dinner.
The remarkable Becky Birdwell represented the Design Leadership Network with aplomb and a great sense of fun and adventure!
In attendance were Laura Bohn, Tim Button, Amanda Nisbet, Todd Klein, Barry Goralnick, Dustin O’Neal, Claudia Giselle Tejeda, Ken & Sydney Gemes, Elizabeth Bolognino, Alla Harrington, Amy Lau, Janice Parker, Sydney Maag, Linda London, and Susan Zises Green. Tiffany’s VP of Marketing for New York City Jeff Bennett, and VP and General Manager of Swiss Watches Nicola Andreatta rounded out the party, representing the storied 5th Avenue retailer.
The delightful Becky Birdwell and me. I think it’s safe to say that a great time was had by all!