Betteridge hosted a fabulous sparkling evening of taste and libations with a treasure chest filled with antique jewelery, fine watches and one of my all time favorites...Chanel. Our host, Captain Hook aka Mike Manjos, opened the vault of antique diamond, sapphire, emerald, ruby, one of a kind jewelry pieces that
dazzled the pirate themed party in Vail Village. We sipped on wine and enjoyed amazing bites in the midst of Van Cleef, Cartier, Rolex, Patek Phillipe, and Panerai with the Karrs, our fabulous Greek friends from Chicago and the Brunos, our favorite Italian Vail locals. The highlight of my night was a in depth conversation with Courtney the international world traveling Chanel watch expert in town from
Chicago with a case full of Chanel diamond encrusted watches. We discussed our mutual love of CoCo Chanel's time capaul apartment in Paris where we both were in awe of her timeless style that still
prevails today. I learned about the silver boxes Chanel showcased on her coffee table, gifts of the Duke of Westminster. They were as beautiful on the inside as they were on the outside, expressing his thoughts of Chanel. This is true of Chanel's designs, specifically, her jackets, as beautifully on the inside as the outside with luxurious lining materials and chain detailing. To me, that is one of the true signs of a designer who looks at their pieces as a form of art. Thank you to Betteridge for hosting such an enchanting evening surrounded by beautiful baubles and a memorable group of guests.