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Dear All,

We hope our Summer newsletter finds the sun shining brightly where you are.  We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website, which illustrates our range of bespoke events services and highlights a great selection of some of our favourite work.  Please click here to view.

The last quarter has seen our annual return to the Cote D’Azur, the celebration of Browns 40th Anniversary and the launch of The Haiti Project with a fantastic fundraiser for The Reuben Foundation, raising an impressive GBP 400K for this extremely worthy cause.  The ongoing success of Quintessentially Soho continues with the permanent licence hearing scheduled for August and we are  proud to have staged the first Quintessentially Awards, in association with The British Virgin Islands, where our signature style of glamour combined with attention to detail was commented on in fashionable press including Marie Claire and Vogue.

Next up for us will be the Elephant Family fundraising event this week, the culmination of an extraordinary campaign.  We wish you all a fine few months and remain delighted to consult on any of your event requirements.

Best wishes,
Anabel & Caroline

   Summer Hospitality Back To The Top

We have a small allocation of tickets remaining for the British Beach Polo Championships at Sandbanks Beach in Poole, Dorset. A stellar line up of team captains has now been confirmed, including Jack Kidd, Matias Ballesteros, Jamie Le Hardy, Dave Allen, Henry Brett and Oscar Mancini. Jade Jagger is hosting Priva on Saturday. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to book soon.  Click here to book.

Salon Prive, widely considered the most prestigious classic and performance car event in the UK, takes place on Wednesday 21st July at The Hurlingham Club. Quintessentially Lounge, the only lounge set within the Club itself, will be furnished to the highest standards, with unlimited Pommery Champagne and free entry to the official after-party at Raffles.  It also extends each guest a private guided tour of the Concourse D’Elegance an hour before it’s due to open to the public.  Hosts include legendary actor, Leslie Phillips. Click here to book.

   Steinmetz F1 Monaco Weekend Back To The Top

Annual hospitality at the Monaco Grand Prix for an international purveyor of fine diamonds.  Clients and VIP guests were hosted at the Villa Vigie, former home of Yves Saint Laurent and experienced the very best that the occasion and principality has to offer.

"Thanks for the great delivery of a top class event, Quintessentially Events has made the weekend work so well."

   Quintessentially Awards Back To The Top

The inaugural Quintessentially Awards were held in the grand surroundings of the Freemason’s Hall, rewarding those brands that have made an outstanding contribution to the luxury market. The ceremony was hosted by Claudia Winkelman and winners included Boujis for 'Best Club' and Necker Island for 'Best Private Island'. The winner of the Award for Excellence was Pret a Porter’s, Natalie Massenet.

"I must say it was a pleasure working with you all in making the Q Awards a big success, the feedback from sponsors and people who attended has been extremely positive."

   60th Birthday Party Back To The Top

Opulent birthday party hosted in a stunning former church in Mayfair. Guests were served gourmet food at long tables laden with flowers and candles before dancing to DJs and the Fabbagirls.

"Wow – it was incredible.  The venue was beautiful –full of flowers and candles galore, the food was delicious, entertainment extraordinary and the planning and help from Quintessentially Events was excellent."

   Private House Party Back To The Top

A private house-warming party with a Renaissance theme, to celebrate the completion of work on a beautiful property in the Surrey countryside. A select group of guests enjoyed stunning Tuscan design, lavish Italian catering, live acts and entertainment - all ensuring that the lucky guests were dancing until dawn.

   The Haiti Project Back To The Top

A fundraising dinner and auction in aid of the charities supported by the Reuben Foundation and Virgin Unite to help rebuild the infrastructure in Haiti. The party at Altitude 360 was compered by Carol Vorderman and featured a memorable live performance by Estelle. The event raised GBP 400,000 for the work of SOS Children’s Villages and Free the Children.

"Thank you all so much for making last night a phenomenal success. What an amazing team effort – we really pulled it off. Quintessentially Events, you were beyond amazing and we can’t believe all that you did, so well and so quickly."

   40th Birthday Party Back To The Top

Lively 40th birthday party held at a private address in London with costumed hosts and a variety of themed areas including a club-style dancefloor.

"I wanted to express how  grateful I am to you all for being so amazing. You gave us a night that exceeded even my expectations, I doubt that a single guest will ever go to another party quite like it in their lifetime. I personally felt like I was walking on air all night and couldn't believe the level of detail and commitment that you put in. If there were an Oscar for this kind of thing - you would clean up."

   Browns 40th Anniversary Back To The Top

Dinner and party for fashion industry A-list to celebrate 40 years of Brown's at the Raphael Penthouses in Soho.  Two floors of this new developments hosted an exhibition of fashion and photography while another floor saw a rocking party DJed by the legendary Greg Wilson. Guests enjoyed a sunset dinner, hosted by Joan Burstein CBE and prepared by Mark Hix, in the penthouse where guests included Oscar de la Renta, Suzy Menkes and Gareth Pugh.

"Anabel and her team understood the way in which we at Browns worked and adapted to that. They were more than just working on the project; they took it on as their own and became an extended part of our team to facilitate making the 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Dinners and Anniversary Party run smoothly and faultlessly. Considering the hurdles, this was no mean feat. I would use them again in a heartbeat - we could not have done it without them."

   Quintessentially Cannes Summer Party Back To The Top

Quintessentially’s annual party in association with Capitol Films for glamourous VIPs and industry notables on the stunning Pegasus yacht during Cannes Film Festival.

"Thank you and the team so much for all your hard work. Quintessentially Events is in a class of its own."

   D'Amico Wine Launch Back To The Top

A charming and intimate party to celebrate the UK launch of D’Amico Wines, a highly respected Italian vineyard. The event was a resounding success, with guests mingling inside the elegant first floor Georgian-themed room at Quintessentially Soho, our not-for-profit members club.

   80th Birthday Party Back To The Top

80th birthday garden party in Surrey with brightly coloured decor and gourmet barbecue food. The fountain was surrounded with charming Raj tents and guests were entertained by a variety of singers and a gospel choir.

   40th Birthday Party Back To The Top

Private birthday party in the gallery of a pretty former church in central London. A dinner for 80 at a long table was followed by dancing to the funky blues of the Congo Faith Healers and party tunes from DJ Philly.

"A huge thank you for a wonderful party on Saturday evening.   We had a fabulous evening and our family and friends continue to send the most lovely comments about how much they enjoyed the party.  It was beautifully organised and orchestrated catching exactly the right atmosphere of 'party' professionalism.  You really gave us the most fun, elegant and memorable evening."

   Quintessentially Soho Back To The Top

We are delighted to announce that Quintessentially Soho at The House of St Barnabas will now open until 31st August, 2010.

In celebration of this fantastic news we are planning our next UNIVERSE party on Saturday 17th July, this will be our summer fundraiser for the House of St Barnabas.  We would love for you to join us (with friends in tow) and those who join up as a new member on the day or, if you are already a member and you refer a friend who joins, will be entered into a prize draw for some fabulous goodies. Your support is invaluable so a big thank you in advance! For further information on UNIVERSE please contact event@quintessentiallysoho.com

We currently have a special summer room hire promotion - 10% discount on room hire for any events or meetings to be held in July 2010, with an even more fabulous 20% discount on room hire for any events or meetings to take place in August 2010. All room hire profits go directly back into The House of St Barnabas charity. For further information please contact chloe@quintessentiallysoho.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to The House!

For more information about Quintessentially Events please email info@quintessentiallyevents.com.

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