Neiman Marcus Releases 2023 Fantasy Gift List
By Tori Couch
If super-luxe is on your holiday wish list, Neiman Marcus’ 2023 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts curation is here for you. Attending the Olympic Games in Paris next summer, hunting treasure in Indonesia, or visiting Milan with an award-winning interior designer are a few of the eight immersive experiences NM is offering.
Disney Animation Experience
Disney Animation is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience to become an animated character as created by the artists at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. In addition to voicing the character, embark on a private tour of the animation studios in Burbank and be a part of special meet-and-greets and photo opportunities. Participants will get a digital copy of the short animated video where their character makes a cameo appearance and receive an invitation to a Disney film premiere in Hollywood.
Olympic Games Paris 2024 with Ralph Lauren & Team USA
Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of Team USA for more than 15 years, is inviting two guests to take part in an Olympic experience. The trip features a three night stay at a luxurious Paris hotel, dinner for two at the Ralph Laurne’s restaurant and a Ralph Lauren outfit to wear to dinner. Tickets for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony and tickets to two Olympic events are included along with a visit to the Team USA House — the gathering place for current competing and legacy Team USA sponsors, athletes, donors and guests. Guests will also walk away with merchandise signed by the Ralph Lauren athlete roster and merchandise from the Ralph Lauren X Team USA Villagewear capsule collection.
Yachting Treasure Hunt through Indonesia With Pelorus
Pelorus Yachting, a luxury travel and yachting company, will take guests on a nine-day treasure hunt through Indonesia. The journey starts with a stay in Bali at a five-star hotel. Then, board a 137-foot sailing yacht complete with spa treatments and candlelit dinners. During dinner in a secluded cove, guests will receive a message in a bottle which starts the treasure hunt. Additional clues will be found while exploring Indonesia. The final clue will unearth the grand prize: a $150,000 voucher for exquisite Neiman Marcus jewelry.
Cannes & Carats with Chopard
Enjoy the French Riviera while attending the Cannes Film Festival as Maison Chopard’s guest. Chopard is renowned for its timepieces and jewelry and has been a sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival for more than 25 years. The four-day trip includes a stay for two at one of Cannes’ five-star palaces, unlimited access to the Chopard rooftop and admission to the invitation-only Cannes Film Festival. A $500,000 voucher toward the purchase of a piece of Chopard jewelry is also included.
One of One Cadillac Carmen Celestiq
Drive away in a one of one Commissioned by Cadillac Carmen CELESTIQ after getting a behind-the-scenes view of Cadillac in Detroit. The two-day experience features a look at the design and engineering process of the hotly anticipated new model, a visit to the Cadillac House design studio and watching your CELESTIQ being built at the Cadillac Artisan Center. The one of one commissioned by Cadillac Carmen CELESTIQ is a bespoke all-electric vehicle with a redefined, futuristic spirit created by the Cadillac design team. The car has a 55” HD LED display, smart glass roof with fixed glass that can be customized to fit each passenger’s preference and Super Cruise for hands-free advanced driver assistance.
Milan Design Experience with Nina Magon
Redesign a space in your home with the help of award-winning interior designer Nina Magon and a visit to Milan. This four-day trip includes accommodations at a five-star hotel, dinners at Michelin-starred restaurants, private museum tours and a $100,000 voucher to be used on Italian-made furniture. Magon and Adrian Dueñas, luxury furniture-brand specialist and owner of BeDesign, will help with furniture selection. Meet-and-greets with two CEOs of luxury furniture brands, a trip to Lake Como and 20 signed copies of Magon’s new book “Evoke” cap off this once-in-a lifetime home design experience.
Immersive Baccarat Crystal Experience
Celebrate Baccarat’s 260th anniversary by crafting your own masterpiece from the world’s purest crystal. The experience begins with a one-night stay at Baccarat’s Hotel New York, a private shopping appointment at the hotel’s jewel box, the Baccarat 53rd Street Boutique, a trip to the Spa de La mer and a dinner curated by Michelin-starred Chef Gabriel Kreuther. The journey moves to Paris on a first-class flight. A private tour of the Maison Baccarat, tours of the Baccarat factory, and the crafting experience will take place across the pond.
Star Performer with American Ballet Theatre
The American Ballet Theatre, America’s National Ballet Company, is offering a two-performance experience during the 2024 summer season in New York City. It starts by observing a closed pre-performance ABT class and rehearsing with a dancer in preparation for your on-stage performance the next night. That same evening, visit the Metropolitan Opera House for a VIP toast, premier seats to a performance and invitation-only cocktails. The second night is when the participant will be transformed into character with a costume fitting and hair and makeup done by the Company’s team. After the show, the participant will present the flowers to the principal dancer and pose for photos. The participant will be listed in the playbill as a supporter for the entire 2024 summer season.