Assouline Books and a Special Charleston Book Event at The Restoration Hotel
Join us Friday, April 27, 12 pm for lunch at The Restoration Hotel.
About the Book
'BULOVA: A HISTORY OF FIRSTS' CHRONICLES THE EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN WATCH COMPANY
Luxury book publisher Assouline is set to release Bulova: A History of Firsts, a hardcover coffee table book that chronicles the American watch company through stunning photography and personal essays. Bulova: A History of Firsts tells the story in a fittingly unusual manner: by recounting an epic, multi-generational picaresque that runs from the Gilded Age up through present-day New York City. Joseph Bulova, the man behind the movement by which America would set its time, was an iconoclastic industrialist who introduced standardized mass production to fine mechanical watchmaking, fostering in turn a corporate culture of innovation that endures today. Less a traditional corporate history than an exactingly curated periodical, this profound new title features eight visually captivating chapters comprising an essay each by luminaries including style journalists David Coggins and Matthew Hranek, music-industry legend Nile Rodgers, advertising writer Stuart Elliott, noted horology authority Jack Forster and more, all edited by luxury historian Aaron Sigmond.
About the Editor
AARON SIGMOND is a noted media, marketing and creative executive who currently serves as consultant and content curator for some of the most esteemed global luxury brands.
Sigmond is also an IBPA gold medal Benjamin Franklin award-winning book publisher, author and journalist whose work focuses on subjects encompassing prestige lifestyle and heritage brands.
Under the aegis of his project-oriented full-service boutique consultancy, Mad/Dash, Sigmond has worked with a wide range of clients to create and execute tailored consumer branding and media initiatives for luxury-goods houses, hoteliers, wineries, premium cigar makers, prestige retailers and global media brands. To help meet and exceed client expectations, as well as his own, Sigmond taps into his deep network of influencers and creatives.
About the Venue
Meeting space in downtown Charleston is at a premium, and The Restoration one of the citys swanky boutique hotels has come up with an innovative idea: Its Exchange Suite can switch between a guest room, a meeting space or a banquet area
"Since our grand opening in February 2016, we were getting several requests for events and meetings," sales director Karen Winn said. "We converted one of our largest suites of 2,300 square feet into event space on the first floor, with two bedrooms on the second floor and a rooftop terrace on the third floor. The room has the old brick walls of the original building from the early 1900s. People are looking for something different for their meetings," Winn said. "You definitely feel like youre in Charleston in this room.
The 54-room hotel at King and Wentworth streets includes a full-service spa, rooftop restaurant and bar, retail store and coffee shop.
If you are unable to attend after purchasing tickets, you can cancel through this website until 9:00 pm the day before the event. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ISSUED AFTER 9:00 pm the day before the event because we commit to and pay for every luncheon ordered.
Exchange Suite at the Restoration Hotel (View)
75 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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