The atmosphere was holiday festive during CEO Trust’s December 4 celebration at Tourneau’s luxurious and innovative new Concept Store on Madison Avenue. Members, significant others, and invited guests enjoyed fine wines and gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres beneath New York City's newest holiday landmark: the “World’s Largest Mistletoe Ball.” Measuring six feet in diameter, the brightly-lit sphere was suspended overhead from the space’s soaring 20-foot ceiling.
Surrounded by atmospheric videos on every wall, guests mingled with friends and colleagues around sleek watch tables crafted of walnut, matte brushed nickel, and leather. Of course, stunning timepieces to suit the most discerning of tastes were on display and available for guests to admire and try on throughout the evening. A highlight was the speech given by Philippe Bonay, CEO of Jaeger LeCoultre (a boutique watch brand that is carried in the store). Philippe shared with Trustees and guests a brief history of watches and his insight into what makes an exceptional watch and why such a watch is important for a CEO in an age of cell phones and other electronic gadgets that tell time.
Luxury gift prizes, a highlight of the evening, included a stunning Tiffany’s decanter valued at $200, and a Jaeger LeCoultre timepiece valued at $8,000. Below are the raffle prize winners:
CEO Trust Cap - Joshua Berstein, Vanderberg & Feliu LLP
CEO Trust Coffee Mug - Victoria Rospond, Founding Partner at CR Studios
CEO Trust Keepsake Box - Kimberly Campbell, AccountAbility
Macy's $100 Gift Card - Ken Mandelbaum, The Big M Inc.
Tiffany's Decanter - Paula Morgan, Aveus
- Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille Timepiece - Danforth Austin
These biannual celebration receptions are an opportunity for all our Trustees (members) to get together with friends of the organization. It enables Trustees to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.