Civilization’s going to pieces
By Rose Dennis
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s well known novel “The Great Gatsby” was the inspiration for an evening that celebrated true luxury living as more than 200 guests attended a recent garden party event at one of Mt. Baker’s most noted historical homes.
Guests arrived in Gatsby inspired fashions from the roaring ’20s and were treated by Eastside businesses including savory hors d’oeuvres from John Howie along with wines from DeLille Cellars and O Wines. Masin’s Fine Furniture and Interior Design staged this beautiful estate with luxurious furnishings to compliment the Gatsby theme.
It was impressive to see a marketing spin on an event like this one. Luxe magazine and Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty were able to bring the best of brands together from wine, food, real estate, automobiles, design, spirits and art, to cross align with like-minded businesses and host a special evening for their collective top clientele.
The Realogics Sotheby’s offices were opened over a year ago with over 50 agents under the ownership and leadership of Dean Jones, CEO and president, and his wife, Stacy Jones, vice president. “We saw a natural shift in both the Seattle and Eastside marketplaces becoming more cosmopolitan and international,” the couple said. “We knew that an alignment with a global international brand was the right partnership for us and our business growth.”
This event stands out as being one of this summer’s most memorable.
Rose Dennis writes about events in Bellevue and the Greater Seattle area. She lives in Bellevue.