By Kupluthai Pungkanon
Italian Ambassador Lorenzo Galanti presided at the recent invitation-only debut of the afternoon tea, which also featured a fashion show by talented designer Karatphet Issara, the creative director at Kemissara.
Thitiporn Sathavornmanee, marketing director at local distributor of Sette Peccati, praised Misis for its “unique design format in all five collections, combining various materials with meticulous craftsmanship”.
“Reef Party” cheerfully captures the beauty of a coral reef and its mystical charm, right down to bright starfish and golden seashells. The necklace, earrings and ring are a mingling of red, white, blue and pink.
The marvellously feminine “Ama” is named for the famous Japanese pearl divers who have inspired painters and writers for centuries. Blue chalcedony meets white and orange enamel shells, white cubic zirconia and pearls in chandelier seashell earrings and gold-plated pieces shaped like seahorses and starfish.
The menu for “Gems of the Sea Afternoon Tea” delightfully complemented the jewels with Edible Oyster Shells, Avocado Creme, Salmon Pearls with avocado cream, roe and blue curacao bubbles, and even a blue chocolate mousse whipped into waves.
The “Positano” line visits a Tuscan beach famous since ancient Roman times with the cobalt blue of the sky and sea contrasted against white sands and houses. Gold-plated silver crabs and enamel freshwater pearls catch the eye among the blue-enamel coral and resin in a pearl bangle, crab stud earrings and more.
“Poseidon” boasts a crowned octopus and golden puffer fish hanging from a bracelet and long necklace embellished with blue agate.
“Isla de mujeres” is a voyage to the abysses of the deep, where beautiful starfish dart among sunken galleons. A starfish-shaped bangle and ring have gold to mimic the sand and orange portraying the evening sunlight. A necklace is embellished with green starfish-crafted pieces and gemstones.
Misis is available at Sette Peccati’s boutiques at Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery and Siam Takashimaya.
“Gems of the Sea Afternoon Tea” is being served daily from 2-5pm until September 30 in the St Regis Bar and the Drawing Room on the 12th floor.