YUE Magazine Celebrates the Fall 2013 Power Issue

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Chiu-Ti Jansen, Publisher of YUE Magazine and Joseph Meyer, CEO of Observer Media, hosted a cocktail reception on Wednesday, November 6th to celebrate the launch of YUE’s Fall 2013 Power Issue at the Gilbert Albert flagship store in Manhattan.

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Chiu-Ti Jansen, Publisher of YUE Magazine and Joseph Meyer, CEO of Observer Media, hosted a cocktail reception on Wednesday, November 6th to celebrate the launch of YUE’s Fall 2013 Power Issue at the Gilbert Albert flagship store in Manhattan. In the fall issue, the re-designed YUE includes a feature on China’s top stand-up artist-comedian Zhou Libo, and a story about Chinese models pursuing dream careers in New York City. In addition, it presents the hottest fashion trends for the fall season along with the not-to-be missed accessories that convey power and authority.

“Our new look and exclusive content reinforce the essence of our brand: unsurpassed luxury and access. We were delighted to celebrate this new milestone on the occasion of Gilbert Albert’s and Royal Salute’s 60th anniversary,” Publisher Chiu-Ti Jansen said.

The festivity brought together 100-plus notable Chinese and New Yorkers for an evening of perusing Gilbert Albert’s latest collections and Royal Salute Scotch Whisky. Guests included: Madame Wang Min, Geoffrey Bradfield, Chien Chung Pei, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Patricia Shian and many more.

This year, Gilbert Albert commemorates its 60th anniversary of the creation and design of the Gilbert Albert jewelry house. “We are excited to host the launch of YUE’s fall issue in Gilbert Albert’s New York City boutique. Gilbert Albert has always been a designer that embraces women from all over the world. It is also an honor to celebrate our 60th Anniversary with YUE, a trendsetter in fashion, business and design,” explains Sharon Ray, Vice President of Gilbert Albert.

Similarly, Royal Salute celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, having been created to mark the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Then, as now, Royal Salute has honored the world’s most powerful and successful individuals through the acknowledgement of nobility and heritage. It is the favored Scotch Whisky in China, where the Chinese elite select Royal Salute as their “choice drink among friends.” Jill Heisler, Director of Prestige Marketing at Pernod Ricard USA (parent company to Royal Salute, co-leader in the spirits and wines sector worldwide, number one in the Premium segment) commented, “Royal Salute is proud to support YUE Magazine’s Power Issue, as its audience of affluent Chinese residents and travelers are the same aficionados of our luxury Scotch Whisky. YUE embodies the essence of Royal Salute and the values the brand stands for.”

YUE Magazine is the first bilingual lifestyle magazine focusing on the unique luxury experiences in the US for affluent Chinese consumers. YUE publishes four issues a year and covers fashion, jewelry, watches, art, shopping, culture, fine dining, real estate and education, offering China’s sophisticated readers a multi-faceted view and a better understanding of America’s elite lifestyle.

YUE Magazine is a joint venture between Observer Media (publisher of The New York Observer), and CHINA HAPPENINGS, a multimedia platform focusing on the lifestyle industries in contemporary China.

CHINA HAPPENINGS (http://www.chinahappenings.com) is a multimedia platform founded by Chiu-Ti Jansen that focuses on the lifestyle and cultural industries in contemporary China. Ms. Jansen is a TV presenter, a lifestyle magazine publisher and a writer based in New York City with a pulse on China. She hosts TV and video presentations on fashion and style for Phoenix TV, Phoenix Fashion and SINA Fashion, and writes a blog titled CHINESE ELEMENTS for international auction house Sotheby’s (http://www.sothebys.com) and a fashion and style column titled NEW YORK IN STYLE for the Financial Times’ Chinese edition (http://www.ftchinese.com). Prior to founding CHINA HAPPENINGS, Ms. Jansen was a New York-based corporate partner of an international law firm. A native speaker and write of Mandarin Chinese, Ms. Jansen holds advanced degrees from Yale University and Columbia Law School and serves on the Contemporary Art Advisory Committee of China Institute in America and the Board of the Couture Council of Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Observer Media
Observer Media is a diversified media company that offers readers cutting-edge reporting available on a variety of platforms, written by an editorial staff known for its distinctive and discerning style and wit. Observer Media is emblematic of journalism today – a bridge spanning traditional and digital media, including The New York Observer, Commercial Observer, luxury magazines and Observer national web properties (http://www.observer.com, http://www.politicker.com, http://www.galleristny.com, http://www.betabeat.com).

Gilbert Albert
Swiss Jeweler Gilbert Albert has boutiques in Geneva, Zurich, New York, Paris and Moscow. The New York City store boasts three beautiful display floors, perfect for exhibiting the work of this master artist and jewelry designer. This year marks the 60th anniversary of design and creation for Gilbert Albert jewelry house. For more information and to view Gilbert Albert collections please visit http://www.gilbertalbert.com or 43 West 57th Street, New York City.

Royal Salute is the world’s leading luxury Scotch Whisky, and begins where others end since only whiskies matured for at least 21 years are ever selected for Royal Salute blends. In 2012, Royal Salute became the first ever brand to be officially associated with the Royal Gun Salutes at the Tower of London, as part of a long-term partnership with the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces. The luxury Scotch Whisky has seen particular success in Central and South America, India, Korea, Japan, and the U,S, with approximately 200,000 9 litre cases sold globally in the 12 months to June 2013.

Chivas Brothers
Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport. In July 2010 Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.

PRESS CONTACTS: Observer Media / YUE Magazine
Zarah Burstein, zburstein(at)observer(dot)com / Phone: 212-407-9394

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