I’m so grateful and humbled to share the news that I’ve been named one of Los Angeles Power Players of 2017 by Modern Luxury Angeleno! See the full feature and complete list of Power Players in the digital issue.
Thank you all for your continuous support and thanks to Angeleno publisher Christopher Gialanella and team Modern Luxury for the recognition, as well as photographer Vincent Vallejo.
The Monaco Consulate in New York hosted EMC NYC in conjunction with the Monaco Yacht Show for a wonderful event.
With the support of Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of Monaco, Gildo Pallanca Pastor, General Consul, and the Monaco Convention Bureau, the first evening reception held at the Consulate of Monaco hosted around 80 privileged guests, members of American associations of asset managers for wealthy clients or the personal assistants of celebrities from Los Angeles and New York.
Here are some scenes from the evening sponsored by Ulysse Nardin. Thank you for hosting us!
Photos by Suzanne Vreeland.
For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to visit Pirch in New York‘s SoHo, we strongly encourage you to see their three-level showroom, which hosted our most recent Estate Managers Coalition meeting.
Pirch offers kitchen, bathroom, outdoor living furniture and fixtures. They feature Sub Zero, Wolf, Viking, Miele, Gaggenau and Monogram appliances. The second floor offers an interactive bath experience.
Thanks to Manhattan Magazine for their participation in the evening as well as our sponsors L’Olivier Floral Atelier, Neuhaus Chocolates, Cake & Co. and our photographer Brett Deutsch.
See more photos from the event on facebook.com/EstateManagersCoalition
Recap by Maria Carter, EMC NYC President.
The EMC NYC Masterclass at Sisley Paris was one to remember!
ZenJen, NYC based world traveling yoga and meditation teacher, lead us into a mini mediation to calm our minds and spirits.
The Sisley Paris staff made us feel beautiful with their facial, make-up, massage and eye rejuvenation services. It was an evening of beauty makeovers! All guests left with a gift bag from Sisley Paris filled with wonderful skincare treatments. Our evening would not be complete without centerpieces from L’Olivier Floral Atelier.
See more photos from the event on Estate Managers Coalition Facebook.
Thank you Angeleno Magazine for including me in The Restaurant Issue 2016! In Angeleno Experts, I share my current favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, Baltaire in Brentwood.
Be sure to pick up a copy or check out the digital version at modernluxury.com, and experience Baltaire for yourself at 11647 San Vicente Blvd.
EMC along with our media sponsor Angeleno Modern Luxury and the showroom Graye celebrated our members in February for a massively attended “member appreciation” event. DJ Balthazar Getty was on hand to spin and Black Lab Ventures provided tasty bespoke beverages.
Photography by Tom Pascucci, Video Syndicate
See more photos on Facebook.com/estatemanagerscoalition.
Take it from someone who has planned a lavish last minute New Year’s Eve bash for a pop star, all it takes is some ingenuity, the right caterer and a whole lot of hustle to create a magical night for your guests.
As an estate manager in Los Angeles I have worked with many a celebrity, and what’s hot right now is customized experiences that are personal, imaginative and original. You don’t need a million dollars to throw a chic shindig, just a little bit of creativity, fabulous food and a cork to pop at midnight. I’m going to share some of my top tips and favorite Los Angeles resources to create a night to remember and to ring in 2016 in style.
1. If you have the budget for a caterer it will not only free you up to mingle with guests, it will take away all that pre-party prep of shopping, cooking, storing and stressing. A few of my favorite L.A. caterers that always bring exquisite cuisine to the table include Choux Choux and L.A. Spice Catering. Additionally, Two Peas Inc. provides a drop-off option if you are serving hors d’oeuvres and would like everything ready to roll when your guests arrive.
2. Choose a signature cocktail to serve before midnight. I like something simple and festive like a pomegranate martini. Wait until midnight to pop that symbolic cork and to serve up the best champagne you can afford. If you want to hire a bartender, I use Black Lab, an eco-friendly mixology catering company, they create seasonal and custom cocktails that will have your guests swooning.
3. Create something personal for each guest. For New Year’s Eve I would create a small chic gift bag with symbolic tokens for the upcoming year; gold coins to represent prosperity, fortunes you can print out on your own with intentions or wishes for the year and gourmet chocolates for a bit of sweet in 2016.
4. For a festive ambiance, you can never go wrong with candles, and then more candles. Use glitzy party hats and gold and white balloons to add a celebratory element.
And, a party just isn’t a party without music. Whether you like jazz or hip-hop or classics like Tony Bennett, make sure you can hear music throughout the house, it sets the tone for the whole event.
I have planned hundreds of events for all types of parties and all types of people, and the one common thread for a successful event is good food, good drinks and good friends. With a little bit of thought and whole lot of heart, you can create a magical New Year’s Eve for your friends and family. Bryan Peele is an estate manager extraordinaire, man about town and the founder and president of the Estate Managers Coalition, a non-profit organization that manages the lives and estates of A-listers worldwide.
Representing America’s most powerful families and ultra-high-net-worth- individuals, EMC members understand how to impeccably manage the homes and lifestyles of the 1%, and they set the standards throughout the industry. As a connoisseur of all things luxury, Mr. Peele is a sought-after speaker and collaborates with deluxe brands and products that value his knowledge regarding how ultra-high-net-worth-individuals wish to spend their disposable income. As the industry trailblazer, Mr. Peele has also created a global consultancy that provides concierge staffing and consulting services for A-listers worldwide from pops stars and billionaires to movie moguls and celebrities.