Last night I attended YUE Magazine‘s most anticipated launch party, which was hosted by Jared Kushner, publisher of The Observer Media Group, and Chiu-Ti Jansen, publisher of YUE Magazine at the Trump Tower Atrium.
Bringing together Chinese and New York leaders in fashion, luxury lifestyle, media, art, entertainment, finance, philanthropy, cuisine and business, the exclusive, star-studded affair will offer its guests an evening of Asian-styled appetizers created by celebrity chef Angelo Sosa from Bravo’s reality television show Top Chef. Mr. Sosa has previously worked with Jean Georges and Alain Ducasse, and is the owner of Social Eatz in Manhattan. The event will feature music performed by The Juilliard School and showcase stunning and unique furniture designed by Ligne Roset. Guests will meet and mingle, while enjoying the YUE signature cocktails available throughout the evening courtesy of Medea Vodka, or they can sip on luxurious wine by Sant Arturo. Additional sponsors include Blancpain, HSBC Premier, Bond No. 9, Harney & Sons, Throckmorton Fine Art, Town Residential, The Corcoran Group, Halstead and Prudential Douglas Elliman.
Notable guests (list in formation) include: Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, pianist Lang Lang, Mrs. Lu Hailin (Spouse of Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations), Mrs. Xia Zhishun (Spouse of the Deputy Chinese Consul General in New York), Grace Meng (Member of the New York State Assembly), Dame Jillian Sackler, Keith Summa, Michelle and Larry Herbert, Liz Peek, Yaz Hernandez, Eleanora Kennedy, Sarah Judge McCalpin, John Lam (Chairman and CEO of the Lam Group), Chen Feng (Founder and Chairman of HNA Group that owns Hainan Airline and Deer Jet, among others), Lady Liliana Cavendish, Geoffrey Bradfield, Celso Gonzalez-Falla and Sondra Gilman. Numerous senior executives from top luxury brands will also join the festivity, including Pamela Baxter (President of CHRISTIAN DIOR), Lisa Klein (Executive Vice President of LEVIEV Fine Jewelry), Giovanni Mattera (President of DE GRISOGONO), to name just a few.
YUE Magazine is a joint venture between The Observer Media Group (publisher of The New York Observer), and CHINA HAPPENINGS, a multimedia platform focusing on the lifestyle industries in contemporary China.
YUE Magazine is the first bilingual lifestyle magazinefocusing on the unique luxury experiences that New York can offer to the affluent Chinese consumers. YUE connects New York businesses with Chinese luxury travelers and consumers through its rich original contents. Covering everything from fashion, shopping, culture, fine dining, real estate and education, YUE aims to give China’s sophisticated reader a multi-faceted view and better understanding of New York City and surroundings.
CHINA HAPPENINGS is a multimedia platform founded by Chiu-Ti Jansen that focuses on the lifestyle and cultural industries in contemporary China. Prior to founding CHINA HAPPENINGS, Ms. Jansen was a New York-based corporate partner of an international law firm. A native speaker and writer of Mandarin Chinese, Ms. Jansen holds advanced degrees from Yale University and Columbia Law School and serves on the Contemporary Art Advisory Committee of China Institute in America and the Board of the Couture Council of Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
Observer Media Group
For more than twenty years, The Observer Media Group has been the go-to source for an insider’s perspective on culture, media, technology, politics, real estate, and the city’s most powerful, trend-setting characters. The Observer offers its readers cutting-edge reporting available on a variety of platforms, written by an editorial staff known for its distinctive and discerning style and wit. The Observer is delivered to Manhattan’s most affluent, educated and influential consumers with the average household income of $644,000 and average net worth of $4.1 million. The Observer Media Group is emblematic of journalism today – a bridge spanning traditional and future media.