2014 PARIS BOOK AWARDS FESTIVAL - TOP AWARD - ART & PHOTOGRAPHY COFFEE TABLE BOOKS CATEGORY (FRANCE)
2014 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS - SILVER AWARD - COFFEE TABLE BOOKS CATEGORY (USA)
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As Hong Kong’s renowned lifestyle diva, successful entrepreneur and international tastemaker, Bonnae Gokson launched her first coffee table book internationally , Butterflies and All Things Sweet, October 2013.
Anticipated to be one of the most successful coffee table books launched worldwide this year, BUTTERFLIES AND ALL THINGS SWEET was described as a visual masterpiece in book fairs worldwide and was one of the most successful coffee table books launched late last year. Taking her loyal following on a journey to the roots of her creativity which have enabled her visionary cake creations, Bonnae Gokson has laid bare her passions, musings and ingenuity for all to see. She was the right hand woman to her sister, Joyce Ma, Founder of the JOYCE Boutiques Group fame who introduced almost all of the most powerful fashion luxury brands to Hong Kong today. Later, she worked as Regional Chief of Image & Communications for CHANEL Asia Pacific.
It is through this worldly exposure that Ms Gokson has developed her rare-to-find eye to discern the good and the excellent from the mediocre and nurtured her unique and creative talent. As an entrepreneur and vanguard in her chosen business, she is constantly coming up with ideas and concepts to bring new aesthetic experiences to her customers.
‘If there were an Oscar, an Emmy or a Grammy for the best lifestyle guru in the world today, then without a doubt - Bonnae Gokson would win all three!’ commented Suze Orman, Personal Finance Expert and host of The Suze Orman Show.
“I am so proud of Bonnae. She is very hardworking and very very creative. You can see it in her book which will take you to another magical world. In our day and age, her book is what will take us to appreciate beautiful things and love them.” Joyce Ma - Fashion / Life Style Icon & Founder of JOYCE.
When Ms Gokson later embarked on her new ‘style’ venture, introducing her budding empire of ultra-glamorous décor and cuisine, including SEVVA, C’est La B and Ms B’s CAKERY to the society of Hong Kong, she did so in the most sought after locations. Considered by many as unique works of art, Ms Gokson’s venues are constantly imitated.
“Fashion that merges seamlessly with timeless style, accompanied by a taste which is also a visual feast designed to satisfy all the senses, are the hallmarks of my successful ventures’, comments Ms Gokson.
Each venture has found recognition in the world’s leading media, with CNN International hailing SEVVA as one of the top 50 restaurants and bars in the world.
Another globally recognised title, Conde Nast Traveler USA commented, ‘SEVVA, a 360-degree-view rooftop lounge with two elegant dining rooms, immediately became the city’s go-to eatery, with an eclectic menu featuring jumbo Indian dosas filled with Italian cheese, and Chinese clay pots with crackling rice.’
Within each establishment, Ms Gokson’s personality, renowned style and acute sense of taste are apparent in every detail. Not afraid to move with the times, Ms Gokson has created a fashion statement through her stylish venues, which has ensured loyal custom and worldwide acclaim.
“Although trends change quickly on the vibrant Hong Kong restaurant scene SEVVA has kept its reputation as one of the fashionable destinations in Hong Kong”
– Hautecompass, New York
“SEVVA… an outdoor terrace that throbs year round.”
– The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, UK
“Possibly the best and definitely the biggest roof-top bar in Hong Kong, SEVVA’s L-shaped deck is constantly heaving with beautiful revellers.”
– Monocle, UK voted SEVVA as the best roof-top bar in Hong Kong.
“Very cool furniture and fantastic music. The food is excellent ... from the Asian menu and there is a European menu too” – Financial Times
“SEVVA offers a stylishly appointed terrace ... cocktails are refreshing and well-made... lounging with the well-heeled local and jet-setting crowd”– International Herald Tribune
Ms Gokson has cemented her iconic status through her personal achievements with named recognition as one of the “Women of our Time 2012’’ by the South China Morning Post and as one of China’s “Top 100 Outstanding Women”, by the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs.
Fellow arbiters of style also find Bonnae’s creativity peerless. America’s Colin Cowie, events and wedding planner extraordinaire, named Bonnae “The Queen of Confections” and featured her works on his website.
BUTTERFLIES AND ALL THINGS SWEET in Deluxe Edition was launched at JOYCE - HK - SHANGHAI - BEIJING followed by her last book signing tour of New York where Ralph Lauren hosted a fabulous event at his 888 Madison mansion.
All Deluxe Editions can be found in book stores worldwide and will continue to be an excellent gift for all seasons.
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