On Wednesday October 14th, Chris Doucet and Samantha Burnstead invited guests to experience High Performance Living, with the perfect pairing of architecture and luxury automobiles. It was a night to sip and savor, as attendees indulged in local wine pairings and spirits, chocolates and confections, and light appetizers.
The evening put guests in the fast lane, as Ferrari of Seattle brought two luxury automobiles to Bonnie Brook Estate, the stunning Seattle Highlands property where the event was hosted. Notable guests included: Debby Steiner, Publisher of LUXE Interior Design Magazine, which offers an unparalleled source for living with style in the Pacific Northwest; and Steven Benavides, also in attendance, brought his Coachella Ultra Premium and Mid-Century Modern Vodkas, which are inspired by Palm Springs and crafted in Washington State.
“What a creative collaboration with the Luxe Living Team,” says Benavides. “A beautifully orchestrated evening that showcased the heritage of Bonnie Brook! The ‘ultimate entertainment’ level was the perfect venue for the MCM and Coachella tasting experience! We look forward to future opportunities to cross pollinate our exclusive brands.”
Shooby Doo Catering provided delicious autumnal bites, from butternut squash tartlets and bacon wrapped dates to roasted pear and gorgonzola dolce crostini and beef and scallion short ribs. While Alex Long, local chocolatier and owner of Seleuss Chocolates, treated invitees to his gourmet confections including Greek Rose and Wild Lavender Honey Truffles.
Providing an impeccable environment, guests enjoyed the soothing sounds of the stream flowing through the Olmstead designed gardens at Bonnie Brook Estate, a home with no shortage of space for guests to feel comfortable and take in the idyllic surroundings. The luscious gardens were matched inside by the beautifully elegant floral arrangements. Moreover, the day’s weather could not have been more perfect; flowing effortlessly through the beautiful French doors throughout the house, the natural light only further accentuated the elegance of the property and all that was offered.
Guests were treated to a viewing of The Highlands lifestyle video—an accompanying The Highlands website is set to debut soon.