Photography: Annie Brady
Nicola Bulgari, Vice Chairman of the Bulgari Group, visited Neiman Marcus for a private dinner in the Mariposa. Hosted by Lyndy Carreiro, VP and General Manager of Neiman Marcus Bellevue, the hand-selected guest list were treated to an exclusive preview of Bulgari’s newest collection of precious jewels and watches. The trunk show collection is available for viewing now through Thursday, October 20.
Guests enjoyed a gourmet cocktail reception and dinner prepared by Chef Matthew Lasof. The menu consisted of delectable dishes like truffled beet and micro green salad, mushroom spiced rubbed tenderloin, seared seas scallops with roasted red pepper, all matched with the perfect wine pairing.
Nicola Bulgari was born in Rome in 1941, and has been Vice Chairman of the Bulgari Group since 1984. He is the grandson of Sotirio, a talented silversmith who founded the family’s Company after emigrating from his native country, Greece. Together with his brother Paolo, Chairman of the Bulgari Group, Nicola was introduced to the family business by his father Giorgio in the 1960’s.
A keen coin collector, Nicola gave a substantial contribution to one of the Company’s major and most successful aesthetic trends of those years– the creation of jewels including such ‘gems’. He thus continued a well-established classical tradition (coins were lavishly used in the ancient world as adorning elements) while obtaining completely modern and original results.