By Elizabeth Joyce
On July 16, Haute Living brought a taste of the French Riviera to a very select few in the City of Angels. Sponsoring a gathering of The Echelon Club members, Haute Living presented a night celebrating French culinary extravagance, “St. Tropez in LA.” The exciting event, which marked the launch of Haute Living Los Angeles’ July/August edition, was held in one of the most prestigious homes in the world, which Mohammed Hadid, the remarkable real estate developer who is lauded for his work with The Ritz Carlton, calls his own. The extraordinary home was profiled in the July/August edition of Haute Living.
As such, the visit to the estate would be excitement enough but the star-studded line-up of guests and the sultry musical entertainment made the night truly memorable.
Joined by members of the exclusive Echelon Club and Haute Living publisher Kamal Hotchandani, hostess Kimberly Moore presented an unforgettable evening in this home that redefines palatial. Similarly, The Echelon Club is redefining the notion of private member’s club; more than a social organization, the club exerts itself primarily promoting luxury brands while raising funds and awareness for various charitable organizations. On July 16, however, members delighted in each other’s company and the company of stars for a night of revelry.
Models, singers, actors, and concert pianists gathered to delight in French cuisine and dance to the rhythms of Eddie Felix and his salsa band and French singer Cindy Gomez. Other sponsors like eWorldMedia and Moët & Chandon (who are partners of the Echelon Club) joined Haute Living to present a uniquely glamorous trip to the Mediterranean without leaving the Pacific coast.