Monday, 10 October 2011

Quintessentially Awards @ One Marylebone

THE STAR STUDDED QUINTESSENTIALLY AWARDS

 THE Party of the Season Wednesday 28th September 2011,

 Stars including Pixie LottDonna AirLaura Bailey, Alexandra Burke  were out in force to celebrate the very best in luxury, at the second annual Quintessentially Awards, held at Number One Marylebone.   All the very best in luxury lifestyle had been voted on, the evening was sponsored by Aston Martin, Coutts and The Spectator, and organised by expert party planners, Quintessentially Events. 
None other than Sir David Frost was there to announce the winners.

Voted for by Quintessentially members across the globe, there were some shock winners on the night with Jessie J being pipped to the post by new British band, The Vaccines, for ‘Best Emerging Artist’,  Livia Firth, wife of the famed Oscar winner, Colin Firth, was announced as ‘Philanthropist of the Year’. There was a dead-heat tie for ‘The Quintessentially Award for Excellence’ with Sarah Burton and Tom Ford sharing the title. Heston’s global dominance seemed to have taken an unusual hit as Marcus Wareing picked up the award for ‘Chef of the Year’.  LA based, ‘Soho House’ picked up ‘Private Members Club of the Year’ and Le Bar au Plaza Atheneein Paris collecting the award for ‘Best Bar of the Year’.

The Menu

·         Herb crusted lamb, olive potato cake and blackened red pepper puree
·         Beef carpaccio with artichoke, parmesan and black truffle,
·         Crab salad, with green apple and avocado, and a tomato crisp.
·         Kedgeree cake, asparagus, quails egg and caviar
·         Blackened cod miso brochette
·         Bombay chat, tamarind and green mango
·         Goats cheese, roasted pear and truffled honey

There was a major after party also at One Marylebone which is a converted church. A further 300 of London’s who’s who arrived and the cocktails and drinks included the  Diageo and De’Longhi’s ‘De’Longhi Expresso Martinis’, ‘Ciroc Vodka Autumn Cobblers’, the ‘Zacapa Old-Fashioned’ ‘Tanqueray Bramble’, Pommery Champagne, Peroni & Johnnie Walker Blue Label, mouth-watering canapés from The Recipe. 

Quintessentially had organised the British Trolli Dollies, the tattoo parlour the confession booth with guests disclosing their deepest darkest secrets (later displayed on the walls in UV), the polaroid wall & and the curiosity cabinet.

DJ Heathcote and worldwide percussion talent, fresh from Ibiza, Tom Carr provided the music and there was the amazing dance act by the “Quintessentially Five” in latex outfits and positioned around the room on shelves,

the after-after-party was at Whiskey Mist, the favourite haunt of the Royals. 

Sponsors of the Event 

Coutts, Aston Martin, Cartier, Diageo, DelonghiPommery, Qatar Airways, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, George Smith, Samsung, The Spectator, Quintessentially Events, PommeryPeroni, The Recipe, Swarovski, McArthurGlenShanti Maurice, Clive Sutton, The Gourmet Candy Company, Shh! Couture Clothing, Glossy Box,

THE AWARDS
Quintessentially Awards- voted by Quintessentially Members.
Winners: for full details of nominees please see the website http://www.quintessentially.com/awards/nominees.html

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
David Bailey
INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
David Collins
ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR
Lord Richard Rogers
BEST EMERGING MUSICIAN/ROCK BAND OF THE YEAR
The Vaccines
BEST EMERGING FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Francisco VanBenthum
CHEF OF THE YEAR
Marcus Wareing
PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR
Livia Firth
STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Caroline Sieber
CAR OF THE YEAR
McLaren MP4-12C
WATCH BRAND OF THE YEAR- PTY
Hublot
AIR TRAVEL PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
Emirates
HOTEL OF THE YEAR
The Savoy
SPA OF THE YEAR
Aman Spa at Connaught
FINE JEWELLER OF THE YEAR
Cartier
BEST BAR/LOUNGE OF THE YEAR
Le Bar Au PlazaAthenee
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
The Box (London)
QUINTESSENTIALLY'S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO WINE
The Mazzei Bro.
PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB OF THE YEAR
Soho House (LA)
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BRAND OF THE YEAR
Google
QUINTESSENTIALLY'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Sarah Burton & Tom Ford



Attendees: Pixie Lott, Laura Bailey, Donna Air, Alexandra Burke, Olivia Grant, Ben Grimes, Ben Elliot, Jeremy King, The Vaccines, Otis Ferry, Henry Conway, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Zara Martin, Rick Parfitt Jr, Ed and Carol Victor, Grace Woodward, Matt and Marissa Hermer, Rachel Barrett, Sunday Girl, Percy Parker, Patrick Grant, Marcus Wareing, Jamie Gunns,Laura Jackson, Ben Bridgewater, Violet Von Westenholz, Noelle Reno, Sabine Roemer, Immodesty Blaize, the new face of Calvin Klein, Sir David Frost, Amy Molyneux, David Collins, Rose Leslie 



Sir David Frost





Jade Williams aka Sunday Girl  
(see my post on her range for Firetrap)





Donna Air




Laura Bailey








Pixie Lott in her design for Lipsy
(see my post)





Alexandra Burke





Ben Grimes











Click on the link to see a youtube film of the fabulous evening:


Quintessentially

Quintessentially (www.quintessentially.com ) is the leading international luxury lifestyle company. Started in 2000 as a small London based concierge service, Quintessentially has experienced a complete transformation in a decade, and currently have offices in over 60 cities around the world. The service provided to their discerning and HNW members is proactive and personalised, catering to every member’s need, from last minute restaurant bookings, travel arrangements, and access to private parties, as well as fulfilling every unusual request and successfully connecting businesses all over the world. Quintessentially can offer access to the inaccessible and can make the seemingly impossible, possible. In a bid to ensure only the very best service is delivered across the luxury market, Quintessentially has also launched 32 luxury sister businesses comprised of experts in every luxury division. This includes real estate, travel, luxury retail, wine, art, flowers, private aviation and more (www.quintessentiallygroup.com )

until next time  J Xx  

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