On Thursday, November 30, Elite Traveler and renowned auction house Bonhams hosted an evening of cocktails with the Mexico Tourism Board to celebrate the Elite Collection: Ultimate Gift Guide. Jewelry and watch collectors, influencers, industry leaders and our readers joined Elite Traveler in celebrating the November/December issue at Bonhams New York on Madison Avenue.
The party was hosted by Matthew Girling, Global CEO of Bonhams, Alfonso Sumano Lazcano, Managing Director of Mexico Tourism, and Kristen Shirley, Luxury Editorial Director of Elite Traveler. Shirley, who curated the luxurious Ultimate Gift Guide featured in the November/December issue, introduced Girling and Lazcano to speak on the upcoming ‘The Art of Time’ auction and Mexico as a travel destination, respectively.
Bonhams displayed exquisite jewelry and timepieces in vitrines, including a diamond rivière necklace once owned by actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. Guests were afforded the opportunity to try on pieces and inquire about the forthcoming auction.
Those in attendance enjoyed canapes alongside cocktails from Clase Azul and champagne from Villa Sandi. Hennessy led guests through an intimate, guided tasting of Paradis Impérial and spoke about the rare cognac.
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