Unveiling Elegance: Exclusive Yachts’ ‘Seas the Day’ Event in Naples

by | May 22, 2024 | Events

Event Recap: Exclusive Yachts, BSWANKY, and Naples Illustrated joined forces to celebrate Gulf Coast Luxury Experiences

On May 16, Naples, Florida was the epicenter of luxury as Exclusive Yachts, in collaboration with BSWANKY and Naples Illustrated, hosted our “Seas the Day” cocktail party at the stunning Hotel Escalante. The evening was a testament to the epitome of sophistication and high-end living on the Florida Gulf Coast, bringing together Exclusive Yachts members, prospects, and esteemed guests for an unforgettable night of nautical chic and high fashion. Many BSWANKY handbag collectors were in attendance.

A Grand Entrance

As guests arrived, they were greeted by an impressive display of luxury cars provided by Ferrari of Naples, setting the tone for an evening of opulence. The poolside setting of the Hotel Escalante provided a serene backdrop, enhanced by elegant lounge settings and ambient lighting that captured the essence of the theme, “Seas the Day.”

A Night to Remember

“Seas the Day” was not just a party; it was an experience that left an indelible mark on everyone who attended. The fusion of luxury yachts, high fashion, and fine living created an ambiance that was both inspiring and aspirational. It was a night where connections were forged, and the luxury lifestyle was celebrated in its truest form.

For those who could not attend, we hope this recap gives you a glimpse into the magic of the evening and inspires you to join us for future events. For our members and partners, we extend our deepest thanks for making this event a monumental success.

Highlighting High Fashion

The pinnacle of the evening was the unveiling of several bespoke luxury handbags by renowned artist and designer Gretchen Bauer of BSWANKY. Inspired by the spirit of the sea, these handbags showcased exceptional artistry and craftsmanship.

Each exotic handbag from BSWANKY is meticulously hand-crafted to order by a team of highly skilled craftspeople, ensuring unparalleled quality and attention to detail. These bespoke works of art are created in BSWANKY’s Sarasota atelier, embracing the essence of rarity in its most authentic and extraordinary form.

For the most discerning collectors, some of whom were in attendance at the event, the possibilities are limitless, allowing them to embark on a journey to create a one-of-a-kind heirloom piece, with every detail carefully contemplated and brought to life.

A particularly memorable moment was when social media influencer Teresa Smith received a surprise gift of a BSWANKY bag from her husband, Kevin Smith, drawing gasps of admiration from the audience.

A Presentation of Yaching. Smarter.

A special highlight of the evening was a presentation by David Arredondo, CEO of Exclusive Yachts, and Scott Eglinton, Director of Memberships. They introduced the Exclusive Yachts membership club, outlining the unique benefits and unparalleled experiences offered to members.

Attendees learned about the diverse fleet of luxury yachts available for their enjoyment, the personalized concierge services, and the global destinations they could explore. The presentation emphasized the exclusivity and exceptional value of becoming a member, inspiring many guests to consider joining our prestigious club.

Elegant Evening Entertainment

The evening’s entertainment was a highlight, featuring live music by the exceptionally talented Alex Cameron. His versatile violin performances, ranging from classical to contemporary pieces, captivated the audience and added a magical touch to the night. Guests were amazed to learn that prodigy Alex is only 18 years old!

Guests also had the unique opportunity to take home custom sketches by Tina Dillingham of Keepsake Couture, who captured the event’s essence through her artistic renditions.

Exquisite Culinary Delights

The exquisite menu and carefully selected wines elevated the evening, providing guests with an unforgettable dining experience. Guests were treated to a gourmet selection of appetizers curated by the talented chefs at Hotel Escalante’s restaurant, Verdana E.

The menu featured delectable items such as Korean Crab Cakes, Blinis and Caviar, Kung Pao Calamari, Asian Short Rib Steamed Buns, and Grilled Lamb Lollipops. For those with a sweet tooth, they chose from Key Lime Bars and Mini Coconut Cream Pies.

Complementing these culinary delights were fine wines, including Prosecco Nature DOC Zero Sugar from Veneto, Italy; Chablis Domaine Passy Le Clou from Burgundy, France; Rosé Villa Riviera from Côtes de Provence, France; and Ribera del Duero, Torremilanos, Crianza from Spain.

Celebrating Collaboration and Luxury

This was a remarkable celebration of collaboration between premier luxury brands on the Florida Gulf Coast. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Naples Illustrated and BSWANKY for partnering with us to make this evening extraordinary. Their contributions, along with the splendid venue provided by the Hotel Escalante and Ferrari of Naples, created an atmosphere of unmatched elegance and exclusivity.

Stay tuned for more exclusive events where luxury and elegance take center stage.

Join the Exclusive Yachts Membership Club

If you were inspired by the luxury and exclusivity of “Seas the Day,” consider joining the Exclusive Yachts Membership Club. Our members enjoy unparalleled yachting experiences across the globe, from the Gulf Coast to the New England Coast and from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, curated to perfection by our dedicated concierge team. Contact us today to embark on your next luxury experience at sea.