Dozens of design and fashion devotees gathered at the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showroom to celebrate Serendipity’s 2019 Design Market Digest honorees Brittany Bromley, Robert Cardello and John Conte. March/April cover star Christopher Spitzmiller was on hand regaling the crowd with his expert take on the world of lighting. Having crafted lamps for four presidents, Spitzmiller brought his celebrity style to this electric evening. Guests mingled and enjoyed cocktails (the grapefruit splash made by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ Greenwich General Manger, Paul Eisenman, was to die for), wine and champagne. And of course, the most strategic spot in the house was next to the kitchen to get first dibs on the lobster-roll sliders, spicy tuna bites, tater tots, savory spring rolls, grilled cheese triangles, mini cheeseburgers and wild mushroom profiteroles, all created by Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning.
Serendpity Founder Suni Unger opened the event with a warm welcome to the guests and the award recipients. She then passed the mic to Home Editor Stephanie Horton who presented the awards, giving the crowd a sense of the honorees’ accomplishments and contributions.
Top coastal architect Robert Cardello was the first to graciously accept his award, attributing his recognition to his team and the clients who inspire him on a daily basis. Cardello’s designs are innovative and distinctive, making him one of the most sought-after architects in the country.
Interior designer Brittany Bromley of Brittany Bromley Interiors in Bedford, NY, was lauded for her eclectic New Orleans style and unique vision. “I believe that everyone is here because we all believe that design is an essential element in life. I am honored to be in such great company,” Bromley said after thanking her design team, hosts Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Serendipity.
Local resident and noted landscape designer and engineer John Conte eloquently thanked his family and partners, to whom he credited much of his success. “I was born and raised in Greenwich and I feel such a loyalty to the community. I am thankful that Serendipity has noticed the work that we do, and I will continue to be grateful to such a wonderful community,” he remarked.
After a loud round of applause guests were offered treats including mini chocolates, Smarties, sour balls, lip gummies, Tootsie Pops and other assorted confections, all proffered on trays cigarette-girl style by smiling servers. It was a sweet ending to a magical event.