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Not Your Typical Week Night of Silicone Valley.

   Being back at Bay Area is nice but a party held in Neiman Marcus with bubbles, wine, and whisky-tasting is even better. It's a Gentry magazine 25-year-anniversary party. Guess who was on their November issue cover in 2017? Me! What an honor! Upon arrival, the yellow rug and two matching pillar-shaped sidetables instantly uplift my mood. I certainly favor the pop of yellow over red or black cliche settings.  The McLaren 570s by the entrance definitely shouts LUXURIOUS EVENT at you. What a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday night, isn't it?! I cheered internally but acted nonchalant while cruising in. I was not really present for the event itself but to check out an Italian jewelry collection- Miseno. You can see how meticulously hand-carved cameo by the sculpture is. The jewelry designer is drawing some potential ring and pendant designs on the spot with Prismacolor markers as well. All the fun is rolled into one place!

   While browsing, trying on jewelry, and chatting away with the Miseno company owner, I learnt that he is from Naples, Italy. At that moment, I instantly wanted to scream in excitement which I probably did but I can't quite recall now. I gathered all the intel from him and squared away the stereotypical impressions about Naples and southern Italy on the Internet. Hopping between hotels is exhausting when traveling with family. Now not only do I have a reliable insider guide about Naples, Sorrento, Salerno and Amalfi coast, but also a solid plan for hotel stays. Just chill while I am on it! 




Of course I have to show you: Moi.

Very gentleman-y lounge vibe

 Amazing hand carved cameo

 This sea shell is from Naples

 The slightly peachy sea shell is from Caribbean 

 Chic Athleisure is my go-to day look these days: Adidas slacks, Stella McCartney kicks, Christian Louboutin man's clutch and Brady Melville top.

 Bacon wrapped dates, crab cakes, smoked duck over polenta with kumquat glaze.....etc. 

 Thanks for Antonio's enthusiastic recommendations of traveling in Naples and beyond that almost makes me feel I'm almost a local. :) 
What caught my eyes from Miseno's collections is their double layered loop design and especially the pink sapphire. Check them out in the store when you are in Neiman Marcus. 


An awesome team of sculpture artist and designer

The amazing jewelry drawings. I get to keep the one with Owl cameo far right. 

 Until next time...
xoxo
  

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