In addition to designing residential interiors, over the years Nicky Summer has styled and co-ordinated over 100 high profile events around the world on behalf of prominent clients and luxury brands including the following:
Re-launch of former Presidential yacht M/Y Savarona in Istanbul (as pictured above) – European VIP attendance at a long weekend event for 2,000 international VIP’s including the Turkish Prime Minister and President. At the time of the event, this yacht was the largest privately owned yacht in the world.
The launch of all the penthouse apartments at the new luxury developments built by St George plc that line the Thames – from Putney Wharf downstream to St George’s Wharf in London – including the concept, invitation format, luxury cross branding (with names such as Ferrari and Lamborghini), guest list, entertainment, catering, gift bags, etc.
The ‘Palazzo Venezia’ event (as pictured in detail images above) to showcase contributors to the http://www.cityandbeachmag.com online magazine. This included the securing the venue, guest lists and invitations, creating the concept, tablescape, floral decor (by RVH Floral Design), gift bags.
Monte’s: Over the course of four years, Nicky was lifestyle ambassador to this exclusive private member’s club in Sloane Street, London – first outpost of superchef Alain Ducasse outside of France. Supported by a brilliant, formally trained and predominantly French team, she organised events that included dinners for Cartier (150th Anniversary); private dinners celebrating Champagne Krug; various lunches with Moet & Chandon; a fashion event with Valentino for the Red Cross (of which she was a committee member); private dinners for anyone who is anyone in London society, plus notables such as astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Danny De Vito, Diana Ross, Tina Turner and a Burns Night Dinner event co-hosted with international publisher and broadcaster Andrew Neil which was attended by chairman of Conde Nast, Sir Nicholas Coleridge, restaurant critic AA Gill, TATLER editor Nicola Formby, restaurateur Sir Christopher Gilmour, hypnotist and author Paul McKenna and publisher Ed Victor. Nicky was also responsible for the more recent redesign and restyling of the first floor dining room (including the installation of parquet flooring that remains today in the building’s reincarnation as ‘Sumosan Twiga’).
Working on behalf of PR guru Matthew Freud, Nicky co-ordinated the celebrity endorsement of a government led ‘Say No To Drugs’ campaign spearheaded by HRH Princess Diana.
Launch of Club ‘M’ – outpost of the private member’s club by chef Anton Mosimann OBE including concept, invitation format, menu format, VIP guest list, entertainment, media coverage.
The annual City & Beach Lifestyle Awards dinner. Previous winners include Herbert Ypma of HIP Hotels, Burlison Photography, society hostess Lisa Tchenguiz, international publisher and broadcaster Andrew Neil.
Nicky hosts a regular supper club for friends and associates in London and Los Angeles. The launch event was attended by her VIP guest, the rock star Bryan Adams.
Launch of The Fox Club in Clarges Street, Mayfair, on behalf of Tim and Kit Kemp of Firmdale Hotels.
Diwali dinner event on behalf of Freud Communications attended by London’s social elite and covered by national press and consumer magazines. Nicky was responsible for the guest list and created the concept, invitations and décor, as with most of the sample events listed here.
Hampton’s International: Launch of the Barbados including the concept, VIP guest list, and invitation and resort wear fashion show.
Nicky launched the regular supper events at exclusive private member’s health club Grace Belgravia in London with a dinner for friends and associates.
The launch of Kings Chelsea (552 King’s Road, London SW10) – the concept and attendance of social VIP’s at the launch event that included a private performance by Darcey Bussell OBE and a fashion show by designer Amanda Wakeley OBE. This was followed be several additional events Nicky organised on behalf of Northacre plc including the Maharaja’s Dinner that launched various aspects of the same development.
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