Sunday, September 30, 2007
H. Stern Miami Debut
For a while I used to think that luxury jewelry superhouse H. Stern was an Israeli brand, since they have approx. 33 stores in the tiny country. Turns out, they are a Brazilian (Jewish) family-owned jewelry company with stores around the world (though Israel is one of their biggest markets). Now, we Miamians can enjoy the bling as they just opened a dazzling new store in the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables.
Last Thursday the store launched with a Brazilian-themed party complete with bossa nova band, Oronoco Mojitos and delicious hors d’ourves created from recipes that are served at Eca, the H Stern restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. Owners Hans and Ruth Stern flew in from Brazil for the opening and were there to meet guests and to be the all around lovely people they are. The red-carpet worthy pieces on display were from the new collection designed by Diane von Furstenberg and truly fit for a diva. I am loving the “Power Rings,” with their strong independent I-am-woman-hear-me-roar message. I am also loving Ashley Judd as the new face of H. Stern - a classic beauty.