"Jewels Of France" Launch In Beverly Hills - Teri Hatcher Attending Opening Night Reception

The French Trade Commission-UBIFRANCE and The Mark Kearney Group are presenting the dazzling 5th edition of "The Jewels of France," an exclusive trunk show featuring spectacular new collections by some of the most renowned jewelers in France, from October 18-20, 2011. Expect the rich, famous and philanthropic as the Haute Joaillerie from the ateliers of Place Vendôme illuminates Beverly Hills for a week of excitement and glamour.

The Opening Night Reception on October 18th, 6:00-8:30 pm, will be held under the patronage of David Martinon, Consul General of France. A-list celebrity guests will step out on the red carpet at 5:30 pm to celebrate prestigious French jewelers and culture, from wine and Haute Cuisine to fashion and music. Models will be wearing the "beaux bijoux" and debuting fashion designer Kevan Hall's "drop-dead glamorous" evening gowns. The champagne bubbles will flow to the cool vibe of French DJ Narc, under the floating, sophisticated Aqua Creations by Unici. Proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation's Juvenile Arthritis programs. www.arthritis.org

The evening will inaugurate a spectacular three-day trunk show, which will showcase seven jewelers who embody French expertise, quality and craftsmanship. This trunk show will be launched at world famous Jewels by Nasrin Imani, 9777 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, from Tuesday, October 18th to Thursday, October 20th. www.nasrinimani.com

The Closing Night Reception on October 20th, 5:00-8:00 pm, will be held at Perrin Paris, an elegant boutique offering luxury leather goods in Beverly Hills. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Los Angeles Dream Center. www.dreamcenter.org

Executive Chef Mark Kearney will be saluting France with his Signature Hors d'oeuvres and savoir-faire, with Maine lobster blinis & blood orange champagne jus, and filet mignon tartare on a crispy purple fingerling potato. The Mark Kearney Group is LA's premier luxury lifestyle events producing and strategic branding company, creating memorable events for celebrities, companies, non-profit galas and international Heads of State for the past 20 years. He is highly sought after as a Master of Taste for the Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes. markkearneygroup.com

Pedaling up with their "Tour de Beverly Hills" is Bikes and Hikes LA, the city's first and best eco-touring sightseeing company. C'est magnifique! www.bikesandhikesla.com

Launched in 2008, the "Jewels of France" trunk show has become an annual "rendez-vous" for the finest artisan designers of contemporary French jewelry. Seven collections will take center stage. Damoiselle D, inspired by the French cultural heritage, crafts and jewelry expertise, Damoiselle D features refined and eternally ladylike watches; Edéenne, a young, talented designer, whose work was recently showcased at the Museum of the Legion of Honor in Paris; Mathon, known for their dazzling use of color and nature-inspired motifs; and Poiray, known for "Ma Première" watch, "The Heart" and the "Symbole" Ring (in which a hidden message can be engraved), Poiray is any true Parisian's favorite bijoux. The show also includes Tahitian pearl designs by Pacoma; Valerie MacCarthy, a renowned opera soprano turned jewelry designer with eco-inspired creations of gold, silver and Brazilian wood; and Aveva, which will exclusively design unique fantasy pieces for clients.

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The "Jewels of France" is pleased to work with the following local partnerships for the three-day extravaganza:

Perrin Paris, Unici by Michael R. Foroutan, Kevan Hall, Madame Chocolat, Sonoma-Artisan Foie Gras, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, L'Aventure winery, Château St. Jean, Evian, St. Geron, Beverly Hills Courier.

About UBIFRANCE and the French Trade Commission:

UBIFRANCE and the network of Trade Commissions together constitute the French government's corporate international expansion support framework, and, every year, help over 13,000 companies of all sizes and from all sectors to develop their activities worldwide.

The evernt is being produced byThe Mark Kearney Group http://markkearneygroup.com/

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