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Tower of Power

| March 23, 2015 | Parties

The Party
Between the panoramic downtown views and the Bulgari jewels twinkling around models’ necks, there was plenty of eye candy on offer when Riviera took over the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s new sky-rise venue, Bayview, for a VIP party. It was all about the high life, including high-fives for the magazine’s newly named publisher, Ken St. Pierre.

The People
Guests ogling the downtown skyline on the balcony sipped Champagne and marveled that the new space is officially the highest waterfront venue in California. Back inside, they strolled the floor’s elegant penthouse suite, styled as a rose petal-strewn honeymoon hideaway for the night, and munched gourmet popcorn in a tricked-out movie room. Did the red carpet and awards season come to mind? Because Neiman Marcus’ Tom Ford pop-up—think lipstick-wielding makeup artists, racks of velvet smoking jackets for the gents and, for the ladies, appropriately sky-high stilettos—was positively thronged, and Neiman Marcus’ glittering Bulgari display drew covetous sighs.

Best in Show
Guests toasted St. Pierre, who honored his predecessor, Jessica Cline, now group publisher for Riviera San Diego and Riviera Orange County. Cheers! –Photography by Stacy Keck



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