For the debut of our 20th issue, we celebrated the NOBLEMAN way, hosting an exclusive cocktail party at the all-new luxury hotel, VEA Newport Beach. NOBLEMAN teamed up with Amalfi Jets, Aston Martin Newport Beach, and Highclere Castle Gin, for a night to remember. Executive Chef, Andrew Arndt prepared incredible food that paired perfectly with craft cocktails, and wine along with stunning watches and jewelry from Happy Jewelers. All while enjoying sweeping views from the VEA balcony, looking over the pool to the beautiful coastline.
As the sun was setting, VIP guests were welcomes with a display of jaw dropping Aston Martins, including the opportunity to take the world’s fastest SUV, the Aston Martin DBX 707, for a spin. After photos on the red carpet, guests were greeted with a selection of craft cocktails from Highclere Castle Gin, one of the worlds most awarded gins and famous around the world as “the real Downtown Abbey”.
Those not in the know, Highclere Castle is the setting for the wildly successful Downton Abbey series. The Lord and Lady of Highclere, also titled The 8th Lord and Countess of Carnavon, have joined with some gin enthusiasts to bring us Highclere Castle Gin. The botanicals used in the gin are harvested from Highclere Castle’s ancient estate. The gin recipe was crafted over the course of four years by spirits entrepreneur Adam von Gootkin together with the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, the owners and stewards of Highclere Castle.
We were able to hear from Kolin Jones, Founder & CEO of Amalfi Jets, one of the leading luxury private jet charters in the world with 3500 aircrafts across 170 countries. Every guest had the opportunity to enter an Amalfi Jets giveaway for a chance to win an exclusive jet card to use on their next luxury vacation. Inside the event, guests could even relax with friends and reminisce on summers abroad in a beautiful lounge, mimicking one enjoyed inside an Amalfi Jet, while sipping on an Aperol Spritz from the Tipsy Gypsie Bar.
Wrapping up the night with a toast from our founders to 20 issues of NOBLEMAN, we enjoyed a video recap of our amazing cover stars over the years, danced the rest of the night away to live music, and indulging in homemade Affogato from Nitro Pop. This was truly an unforgettable event celebrating 20 issues of NOBLEMAN and we`re excited for many more issues and events to come!
Photos by OC Event Photos
Words by Layne Owen