Three Stylish Christ­mas Gath­er­ings

Prestige Indonesia - - Agenda -

Ron­ald Liem, Pres­tige In­done­sia Pub­lisher and Ed­i­tor-In-Chief, wel­comed 110 stylish guests over three days - Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3 to Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5 – as the mag­a­zine inau­gu­rated its an­nual Year-End Lun­cheon se­ries with three mem­o­rable Christ­mas-themed gath­er­ings at the Sea Grain Restau­rant &Bar at Dou­ble Tree by Hilton Jakarta - Dipone­goro. Wel­com­ing his guests, the Pub­lisher thanked them for their loyal sup­port of the mag­a­zine, which cel­e­brates its 15th an­niver­sary in 2019.

By 12 noon on each of the three days, the guests, dressed in stun­ning red, green and gold, were ar­riv­ing at the ho­tel and step­ping onto the red car­pet. They first made a stop at the famed Pres­tige Wall of Fame, where the mag­a­zine’s pho­tog­ra­phers and videog­ra­phers cap­tured them in their al­lur­ing at­tire. Sexy Santa also made a wel­come ap­pear­ance to en­liven the photo ses­sion.

Shoot com­pleted, the guests pro­ceeded to the restau­rant, which had been dec­o­rated with a whim­si­cal Christ­mas theme. Ron­ald per­son­ally greeted each of the guests as they en­tered the din­ing room, catch­ing up with old friends and wel­com­ing new ones.

The guests en­joyed pre-Lun­cheon canapes from the Sea Grain Restau­rant & Bar: ox­tail cro­que­tas with caramelised onion, wa­ter­melon mar­i­nated in san­gria and bread toast with olive oil, choco­late mousse and sea salt paired with melon, mint, lime and honey drink. Many guests chose to min­gle at the Pres­tige Photo Booth, while oth­ers opted for spe­cial hand mas­sages cour­tesy of Sul­wha­soo.

The Pres­tige Year-End Lun­cheon part­ners in­cluded The Time Place, In­done­sia’s lead­ing re­tailer of lux­ury time­pieces. The first re­tail chain de­vel­oped by Time In­ter­na­tional, The Time Place opened its in­au­gu­ral bou­tique at Plaza Se­nayan in 1999. Led by its ex­cel­lent bou­tique rep­re­sen­ta­tives and true to its “Value. Knowl­edge. Choice” slo­gan, The Time Place of­fers cus­tomers not only a wide se­lec­tion of time­pieces, but also a world-class shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence that en­ables them to ex­plore the won­der­ful world of horol­ogy in great depth.

South Korean lux­ury beauty brand Sul­wha­soo was founded in 1966. It was cre­ated as a holis­tic beauty brand us­ing Asian medic­i­nal herbs, such as gin­seng. To­day, the brand fo­cuses on de­vel­op­ing com­pre­hen­sive skin­care so­lu­tions that ad­dress prob­lems at their roots, us­ing modern sci­ence to re­dis­cover thou­sands of pre­cious in­gre­di­ents known in Asia for cen­turies. The Sul­wha­soo Beauty Pack­age was a door prize and each of the guests re­ceived a Sul­wha­soo Goodie Bag.

Mean­while, at its booth, Dou­ble Tree by Hilton of­fered great deals for those who wished to get away for the Christ­mas and New Year break. Lo­cated away from Jakarta’s heav­i­est traf­fic, yet near the CBD and the Golden Tri­an­gle, the ho­tel is within easy reach of many em­bassies, govern­ment of­fices and up­scale shop­ping malls. Mar­kets, res­tau­rants and other leisure op­tions are eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble.

MC Aimee Juli­ette re­quested the guests to take their seats as the meal was about to start. Dur­ing the lun­cheon, each of the part­ners made en­gag­ing pre­sen­ta­tions: “Culi­nary Ex­plorer” by Dou­ble Tree by Hilton, “Beauty En­thu­si­asts” by Sul­wha­soo and the “Fash­ion­ista Pro­gramme”, a trunk show, by The Time Place.

The meal be­gan with a heart­warm­ing wel­come speech by the Pub­lisher. He also took the op­por­tu­nity to thank the mag­a­zine’s loyal sup­port­ers, read­ers and ad­ver­tis­ers, with­out whom the three Luncheons would not have been pos­si­ble. Ron­ald also paid a spe­cial trib­ute to the high­so­ci­ety ladies Pres­tige had pho­tographed and in­ter­viewed dur­ing 2018, in­clud­ing some of the new faces who had helped bring a fresh look to the mag­a­zine.

Next, the guests en­joyed a video about Dou­ble Tree by Hilton as the Of­fi­cial Venue Part­ner of Pres­tige Year-End Lun­cheon. This was fol­lowed by a wel­come speech from Nils-Arne Schroeder, Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager In­done­sia for Hilton and GM of Dou­ble Tree by Hilton Jakarta-Dipone­goro. Sea Grain Chef de Cui­sine Al­varo Bonache Utiel then told the guests about his Fes­tive Christ­mas-In­spired Lunch Set Menu with a Mediter­ranean Touch.

The lun­cheon be­gan with an ap­pe­tiser and salad, magic olives and goat cheese salad with red fruits, and con­tin­ued with pump­kin soup. While wait­ing for the main course, the guests were in­vited to take a close look at and to try on a mag­nif­i­cent se­lec­tion of lux­ury time­pieces and jew­ellery dis­play cu­rated by The Time Place and Time In­ter­na­tional.

The main course then came in: braised beef cheek can­nel­loni with truf­fle and porcini mush­room cream, paired with Ja­cob’s Creek Red & White Wine from Pernod Ri­card In­done­sia and Martell NCF. While the guests en­joyed the main course, Sul­wha­soo gave a pre­sen­ta­tion about se­cret Asian beauty wis­dom and the ben­e­fits of gin­seng for a youth­ful look.

The dessert was a fruit plate with mint sor­bet and pas­sion fruit jelly. As the guests en­joyed dessert, The Time Place made a trunk show pre­sen­ta­tion of cu­rated time­pieces and jew­ellery.

As the lun­cheon came to an end, it was time to an­nounce the door prize win­ners:

Day 1: Sul­wha­soo Beauty Pack­ages: Lola Olivia & Nari Ba­sorie; Bot­tles of Martell: Ketty Sari & Sisi Soetrisno; Lux­ury Week­end Stay­ca­tion at Dou­ble Tree: Ray­mond Hen­drawan; Hol­i­day Ac­com­mo­da­tion at Con­rad Bali: Agnes Sus­into.

Day 2: Sul­wha­soo Beauty Pack­ages: Emily Jaury & Veron­ica Li­nardi; Bot­tles of Martell: Yohana Irawan & Tina Ef­fendi; Lux­ury Week­end Stay­ca­tion at Dou­ble Tree: Linda Tan; Hol­i­day Ac­com­mo­da­tion at Con­rad Bali: Edla Mo­galana.

Day 3: Sul­wha­soo Beauty Pack­ages: Ta­mara Wu & Widi Ward­hana; Bot­tles of Martell: Laura Diaz & Riany Martina; Lux­ury Week­end Stay­ca­tion at Dou­ble Tree: Mega Selvia; Hol­i­day Ac­com­mo­da­tion at Con­rad Bali: Windy Har­tanto.

Each of the guests went home with fab­u­lous hol­i­day goodie bags: Sul­wha­soo Spe­cial Hand Cream with Hol­i­day Fes­tive Pack­ages; a bag filled with a jar of Dou­ble Tree Hilton choco­late chip cook­ies and a voucher for SeaGrain Restau­rant & Bar; the De­cem­ber is­sue of Pres­tige, com­plete with the 2019 Pres­tige It List; and Book­ vouch­ers.

The room felt very Christ­masy, as the sea­son of giv­ing and gift­ing kicked in. Last word to some of the guests:

“It was a lovely lunch and I re­ally en­joyed it,” said Ketty Sari of The Skinny Bak­ers. “This is a per­fect time to meet up with a long-time friends. Thank you, Pres­tige, for hav­ing me.”

Added Winda Ma­lika Sire­gar: “Thank you for invit­ing me to your delightful year-end lun­cheon. It was such an en­joy­able mo­ment for me!”

sy­a­tra au­liaanita boentarman, an­gel soe­marno, sisi soetrisno and ketty sari airyn tanu

ron­ald liem and mag­gie m. halim

aimee juli­ette

na­talia gu­narso airyn tanu Finna huang and mag­gie m. halim

watch and jew­ellery trunk show by the time place ray­mond hen­drawan and nur­baini jan­nah

eve­lyn halim

rani tachril, pe­ter zewet and yohana irawan Fruit plate with mint sor­bet and pas­sion Fruit jelly

tina eF­Fendi and mari mulyani a spe­cial ta­ble dec­o­ra­tion by your sweet cor­ner an­ge­line lee and desy li­mas­nax yanti wid­jaja and ju­liana tanoyo

dina lestari and windy har­tanto yvonne yuen karen vendela aprilia kar­nadi and joanna eu­nike

widi ward­hana, asri adityaward­hana, ron­ald liem and an­drea aFFan maera panig­oro

ta­mara wu and sexy santa deb­bie lau­ren­cia and mj se­ho­nanda riany martina

stylish in green and white

an­dreas justkowiak, ron­ald liem and nils arne schroeder

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