During all the fashion week chaos David Yurman dropped me a line offering the perfect retreat, a night of wine tasting and sparkly jewels hosted by the Yurmans themselves? Yes please.
It was my first time at Soho House Los Angeles, a hidden and extremely private oasis, eerilly similar to it's New York counterpart. We were ushered up to the "penthouse" and were greeted by a serene party and a breathtaking view of our gorgeous city.
A gloved hand talked me through the David Yurman collection, allowing me to try on my favourite pieces, but unfortunately no pictures (the two above were provided to me by the company) and my inner magpie came out as I gawped over the beautiful gems, all unusual and set in fine and intricate manners – I loved the pavé settings and twisted metals. My favourite thing about the collection is it's originality, chunky stones, in large settings, and stunning pearl rings (I love pearl rings – my engagement ring is a large pearl set with emeralds)
After a few glasses of champagne we sat for a wonderful speech from the enigmatic David Yurman himself, who introduced his son Evan, who had effectively just completed a 7 year apprenticeship. We have him to thank for the rare gems that were featured that night, sourced in Tucson, Arizona.
Guests were able to sample wines from Hospices des Beaune, a charity in France, so rare they're only available for sale by Christies auction, by the barrel. The organization has a rich history in the Burgundy region of France in operation for 150 years. Whilst I'm no expert, I can promise you they were yummy (my Dad is rolling his eyes at that description!)
All together a beautiful evening.
Ooooh… I want to eat those earrings and ring. They look like sour-salted candy.