– Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary –
This was a night of celebration. A night of revelry and memories. A night where the people who have been so important to us came together to celebrate the past, present and future of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. The room was filled with the people who have made our magazine what it is today, and flooded with the happy recollections of the last ten years. The night was a milestone evening for us at BHL. A torch was passed, when our Editor-in-Chief of the last decade, Kimi Applegate, welcomed our new Editor-in-Chief Lisa Vanderpump with open arms, and encouraged her to shepherd our publication into its second decade of luxury.
It was also a poignant and emotional night. The guests joined together to honor someone who has been so important to us all and sadly left this world mere days before – our President Mark Kurian’s father, Gary Applegate. A force of nature, a guiding hand, a happy soul… Gary was the patriarch of the Beverly Hills Lifestyle family, and we honor his memory and celebrate his life. It was a night of every emotion, that will never be forgotten.
Looking around the room that evening, every face was there because they’ve been a part of the magazine’s history… and, more importantly, will be essential to where the magazine is going. It was a night that celebrated the people who’ve built our platform. A decade of striking faces, our black and white covers of the past, were blown up and set against the backdrop of the stunningly minimal 101/Exhibit Art Gallery. The gallery curates beautiful exhibits of artists that are taking art to the next level and, as such, it was a perfect location to welcome BHL to its future. Adorning the room was masterful furniture by Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz of Shine by S.H.O and stunning florals by Kevin Lee. It was a night of festivity and glamour.
It was also a night of gratitude. We were honored to have some of our incredible partners featured throughout the evening; guests sipped elegant bubbles from Ferrari Trento, and pale pink Provence Rosé from Vanderpump Rosé. Magnums of Ferrari garnished the bar, as guests feasted on decadent hors d’oeuvres by Sur Restaurant. As our guests said their goodbyes, they took home gorgeous gift bags featuring elegant Decorte skincare and, of course, our 10-year anniversary issue of BHL Magazine, gilded and adorned with the presence of the incomparable Elizabeth Taylor.
It was a heartfelt and meaningful evening, made even more unforgettable by the guests who joined us to celebrate and reminisce. We were honored and humbled by the turnout and the response to the new issue. It was the perfect night to help us honor the hard work and dedication of our team over the last 10 years.
Now, here’s to 10 more!
Photos by Edmund Prieto