Harry Winston and Vin Lee Jewelers

Luxury Lifestyle Publication Orlando Style Magazine features
Harry Winston and Vin Lee Jewelers

The Orlando Style Magazine Lux Issue featured collections from legendary jeweler Harry Winston and Vin Lee for its Wish List Editio

Composition by Grand Metropolitans Award Winning Photographer Farley Magadia.

George Clooney – NBC Tsunami Aid Telethon

America’s superstar-filled Tsunami Aid telethon was a two-hour commercial-free event on 15 January 2005 spearheaded by celebrities talent booker George Clooney.

The show was full of performances, messages and celebrity stories airing live on NBC and all of its sister cable channels (including Bravo, MSNBC, USA, and the Sci Fi Channel).

George Clooney and Steven Spielberg joined the tsunami relief effort following the deadly Dec. 26 quake in South Asia, where the death toll climbed past 150,000.

Grand Metropolitan Chairman/CEO was invited by close friends to attend the broadcast event and show support.

Forbes Magazines

Forbes Magazines

Grand Metropolitan Companies, partners and clients have been featured in Forbes Magazines over the years. Most recently, IMASCO’s Goldwin Tobacco launched the ultra luxury cigar LOUIXS getting the attention of Forbes and earning Pick of the Day.

The Bohle Company has worked with Forbes Inc. magazines including Forbes, Forbes Asia, Forbes Woman, and Forbes Life and had 100s of placements, articles, and interviews over its 30 year relationship with the publisher.

Recently, The Beverly Hills Cigar Club Business Wire press release including Michael Jordan, The Presidentail Cup PGA Tournament and Chairman/CEO Vin Lee was picked up by Forbes.

Festival de Cannes

The Grand Metropolitan Companies often use various high profile events and parties to introduce, debut, launch, and market test dozens of new products around the world. The Festival de Cannes has proved to be an effectual way to market our luxury brands and innovations to both the rich and famous and the media.

Under Vin Lee, Finlay Fine Jewelry and Orcofi couture can be seen on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Grammys, and Independent Spirit Awards.  His Beverly Hills Cigar Club participates in many celebrity and charity driven events including Sundance, Cannes Film Festival, Concours d’Elegance, and film premiers creating access for synergies across Grand Metropolitans portfolio of brands including St. Aubin du Cormier liquors and LOUIXS cigars.

Fashion Group International

The Fashion Group International Night of Stars

Singer/musician Prince and singer/actress Jennifer Lopez attend the 25th annual Night of Stars hosted by Fashion Group International at Cipriani Wall Street on October 23, 2008 in New York City.

(October 23, 2008 – Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America)

Diddy in VIBE Magazine

Vin Lee Jewelers has always been influential within the urban markets. Our trademarked signature collection Tennis Earring has been a favorite amongst some of the most cutting edge performers in the music industry.

The launch of the Collection has brought media and press attention from some of the top names in urban publications like Vibe, XXL, Today’s Black Woman, and Atlanta Business Journal.

This issue of VIBE marked the debut of Sean “Diddy” Combs return to the music world with his new album Press Play.

Caviar Affair Magazine

A celebration of the good life, Caviar Affair brings news and intelligence on luxurious travel, style, and cuisine. We search out the impeccably designed, the obsessively well-fashioned, and the startlingly beautiful. In each issue, they take you around the world to restaurants with caviar on the menu, where they converse with celebrated chefs, master sommeliers, and mixologists.

Caviar Affair magazine focuses on the finest travel, experiences, services, and products available to share with its readers, exceptionally wealthy proven spenders, and generous philanthropists.

Grand Metropolitan Chairman/CEO Vin Lee was interviewed personally by Polina Steier, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief.

The Group is often featured in international luxury publications in both photoshoots and editorial pieces.

Casino Royale: James Bond 21

The Bohle Company pitched Grand Metropolitan about the possibility of introducing Vin Lee Jewelers’ Tennis Earring to the global market in a product placement opportunity with the new James Bond film. Casino Royale was produced by EON Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures, marking the first official Bond film to be co-produced by the latter studio, which had produced and originally distributed the 1967 non-canonical film version.

Grand Metropolitan’s colleagues had already contracted EON Productions with Sol Kerzner’s Bahamiam Resort, The Atlantis for several of the films locations and scenes.

Product Placement in film and television is vital to the Groups marketing campaigns. Periodic discussions with stylists as well as professional organizations like industry leaders Norman Marshall and UPP, keep Grand Metropolitan executives as well as The Bohle Company on the pulse of the film industry.

BHCC Top 10 Champagne/Cigar Pairings

BEVERLY HILLS – November 16, 2009 — Just in time for the holidays, the Beverly Hills Cigar Club is offering its 2010 Top 10 Champagne and Cigar Pairings: what to smoke with what to drink to ring in the New Year.

BHCC’s pairings involved identifying champagnes with high ratings in their price category and then choosing top rated cigars that would complement each. All vintages and cigars had to be widely available. Vin Lee, CEO, Beverly Hills Cigar Club, then determined the best match ups, finding the final choices included well known brands but also selections made by small boutique champagne houses and tobacco producers.

“In this day and age, not everyone can afford $50 on a cigar and $300 on a bottle of champagne,” said Lee. “Complementing a glass of champagne with a great cigar should be something everyone should be able to enjoy.”

BHCC’s 2010 Top Champagne and Cigar Pairings are:

1. Louis Roederer Cristal Brut ’02 (750 ML) Goldwin LOUIXS Rosado
2. Perrier Jouet Blanc de Blanc Flower Bottle ’99 (750 ML) Arturo Fuente Opus X Perfecxion
3. Moet & Chandon Champagne Brut Rose Imperial (750 ML) Padron Anniversary 1964 Series “A”
4. Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvee (750 ML) Davidoff Zino Platinum Crown Series Rocket
5. Piper Heidsieck Champagne Brut ’98 (750 ML) Montecristo White Churchill
6. Domaine Carneros Brut Rose (750 ML) Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Illusion
7. Deutz Champagne Brut Classic (750 ML) Macanudo 1968 Toro
8. Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (750 ML) Rocky Patel Decade The Forty Six
9. Chandon Spark Pinot Noir Brut Reserve (750 ML) CAO LX2 Toro
10. Mumm Napa Valley Sparkling Wine Cuvee M (750 ML) Don Tomas Cameroon Perfecto 1

38th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Prince, winner Outstanding Male Artist, with Anika Noni Rose and Hill Harper, presenters 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards – Show

Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California United States
March 2, 2007
Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.com