FRANK SINATRA

Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.

THE US LAUNCH OF BEAR IN PALM SPRINGS

LEADERS OF STYLE II

Photography

Lost in Love

Film

Moon & Back Co

Creative Direction

Saasha Burns

Styling and Production

Jaimi-Lee Fitzgerald

To celebrate their US launch, Leaders of Style II, Samuel Leetham and Saasha Burns of BEAR brought together a community of thought leaders, entrepreneurs and digital directors for an intimate event in Palm Springs, California. Guests arrived at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club from Los Angeles in the early afternoon and basked in the sun by the pool with views of the Coachella mountains, before being being transported in vintage Cadillac’s to Frank Sinatra’s 1947 Twin Palms estate.

Guests relaxed by the infamous piano shaped pool and sipped hand-crafted ‘pink moon’ and ‘desert shadow’ cocktails made with Chareau, a natural California Aloe Liqueur distilled in small batches with botanicals from local farms. As the sun went down, guests dined along two long tables finished with natural linen, wild desert flowers, vintage cermaics, Malfatti Glass, and Humble Ceramics artisan pottery. The effect was clean and minimalist, yet warm and inviting and evoked the subtle sensibilities of the desert and California’s Golden Age.

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The modern four course menu was designed and prepared by Michael Beckman, Executive Chef of Workshop. Guests enjoyed seasonal octopus carpaccio, diver scallops, wood-grilled hanger steak, and lemon tart. Samuel gave a toast to celebrate a successful NYFW partnership with leading Australian designer and special guest, Dion Lee, and announced their partnership with Free People in the US. Free People is synonymous with a healthy, balanced and adventurous way of life, and is the perfect retail partner for BEAR’s bespoke range of Essential Daily Vitamins.

Guests ended the night with a relaxing nightcap on the Ace Hotel’s Stargazing Deck under the desert night sky.

A special thank you to The Beach People, The Upside, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, and Chareau.

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