More than 400 guests came to eat, drink and, most importantly, shop at the much-anticipated opening of the new Ben Bridge Timeworks boutique. The posh evening was every watch enthusiast’s dream.
Newly crowned Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin, arrived in style, decked out in her crown and sash. Also in attendance were Ben Bridge Jeweler co-chairman Bob Bridge and his wife, Bobbi. Rounding out the people to watch was Stacie Orloff, president of Bell & Ross.
Award-winning mixologist Justin Park of Bar Leather Apron served up craft cocktails, including a Smoked Jameson Old Fashioned, which captured kiawe smoke in a jar to infuse the Irish whiskey, as well as a tea-infused Absolut Elyx Mule. Guests tasted unique bites by local chefs, like a pork belly BLT with black truffle and garlic emulsion by Chris Kajioka and uni deviled egg with katsuobushi (skipjack tuna) by Wade Ueoka. Guests ogled over the Breguet Full Crazy Flower—replete with 80-plus diamond carats—specially flown in for the event. At the raffle, two lucky winners received fabulous prizes from some of the brands offered at Ben Bridge and a sweet treat from the Honolulu Cookie Company. Time really does fly when you’re having fun!