Last weekend, I was in Gstaad for the 8th edition of the famous ASMALLWORLD Winter Weekend. The three days in the snow (in this year’s case a lot of snow) of the private international travel and social club has become known as one of the most fun events of the year.
Guests from all over the world came to the chic Swiss winter getaway for great fun, parties, dancing, fondue and philanthropy. This year’s surprise guest was no other than Wyclef Jean. The Haitian rapper, musician and actor, who first achieved fame as a member of the New Jersey hip hop group The Fugees, entertained ASW members spontaneously with special performances during dinner or at the after parties. His catchy slogan of the weekend? « There is always an after party after the after party!» And the three-time Grammy Awards winner was right as we danced the night away…
The famous Gstaad Palace opens its doors one week before the season officially starts just for the ASW Winter Weekend.
Shopping suite with La Martina.
The weekend kicked off with the Chairman’s Apéro in the Gstaad Palace lobby, which is personally speaking the best one in the world. The night continued with a special theme: «La Vie en Or», glamorous with a touch of gold. Caviar and vodka were served and we partied late at the hotel’s night club GreenGo. For my look, click here for the previous post please.
Stunning Beluga ice bar outside.
On display: the raffle prizes, two beautiful watches by Parmigiani Fleurier.
The stunning golden decor in the «Salle Baccarat».
Dancing and hotel queen: Ljuba Manz
The Chairman’s Apéro
Golden girls and fashionistas by heart: Irina Cerutti and Nataly Parafieva
The gorgeous ASW team!
Surprise performance by Wycleaf Jean and the Phly Boyz
Saturday was all about indulging in the mountain scenery with a lift ride to the Wasserngrat restaurant. The snowy weather and the freezing cold temperatures didn’t stop anyone. To the sounds of the Phly Boyz we all warmed up and enjoyed the après-ski inspired lunch with wine and fondue.
Framed by Patrick Liotard-Vogt and Ferrari racing driver Josh Cartu
Ljuba Manz with her husband Marco Conte
Former Swedish ice hockey star Peter Forsberg with his lovely wife Nicole Nordin.
With Wycleaf Jean and Patrick Liotard-Vogt
Best Friends: Patrick Liotard-Vogt, Derek Tanner, Micaela Savides, Noelle Frautschi and Dr. Pablo Richard.
Swiss cheese fondue at its best!
Let the music play!
The culmination of the weekend was the ASW Foundation Gala Dinner at Gstaad Palace’s «Salle Baccarat», followed by the after party in the lobby that was transformed into the hottest club of the town for that night. Wyclef Jean surprised us once more, such a talented musician.
Gian Testa and Katja Grauwiler of Grauwiler Testa PR surrounded by friends
Swedish friends: Karl-Hendrik Nilsson, Justine Petrén, Peter Forsberg and Nicole Nordin.
CEO Asmallworld Jan Luescher with his lovely girlfriend Emily Maynind
Armand Arton, Raquel Marquard and my humble self to the left.
Alain and Violet Lentz with ASW CEO Jan Luescher and Emily Maynind
Martin Tobler Parmigiani Fleurier with his girlfriend Maja El Assali
Congrats and thank you to Martin and Jessica Tönnesson for their generosity. They auctioned of a lunch with Robert de Niro on the set of «The Irishman» and a song with Wycleaf Jean.
Brothers: Patrick and Olivier Liotard-Vogt
Former Brosis singer Indira Weis had a lot of fun.
My beautiful friend Raquel Marquard with me.
Thank you, ASMALLWORLD, for another fantastic weekend!
Photos: © David Biedert Photography