An Evening with Christofle and Kalla at the Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour

by Dale Steiner Newberg

Last Wednesday evening, lets just say, it was an experience that took my senses to another stratosphere.

The Ritz Carlton, formerly One Bal Harbour, has arrived! With a tweak, a nip, a tuck and the ‘Ritz touch’ ~ my senses were captivated. The old has become the new, warm, contemporary and yet traditional, perfect ‘setting’ for the evening, which included Champagne in Christofle stemware, dinner at Bistro Bal Harbour, and a refreshing splash of Etiquette, ala Justin Trabert. Trabert is the expert in the etiquette department, and created a refined yet educational experience for twenty of Miami’s tastemakers.

Hosted by Kalla and Christofle, we learned about how to execute the perfect dinner party, starting with the Guest list, which is said to be most important! The experience was purely educational, beginning with curating your guests seating arrangements, and we even learned how to set the perfect table. We supped on a majorly gourmet meal with etched silver by Christofle’s collaboration with Marcel Wanders called Jardin D’ Eden. As we conversed with our neighbors, we stared at the magnificent centerpieces that included Kalla floral arrangements set in Christofle Ice Buckets and Christofle Sculptural Contemporary Candles.

From the menu to the guest list to the service ~ and a large dose of etiquette, the evening was aesthetically intoxicating. I was excited and ready to start the Holiday Season in fifth gear!  GIFT GIVING and ENTERTAINING HAS RISEN TO NEW HEIGHTS!

Christofle punctuates elegance and sheer luxury in its clean geometric lines perfectly suited for everyday life. We are always searching, for that perfect gift, something that I would love to receive and as we all have been tasked with finding ~ that one gift for the person ‘who has everything’.  Well, that gift has arrived!!!


Kalla, a modern floral service has the whole package: flowers and the style; Christofle has the history, prestige, and that vase, ice bucket or perfect bowl to present the Kalla arrangement in and to cherish….forever!!  Perfect gift, Perfect collaboration.

JANE & SERGE, named after Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, is a limited edition bouquet that showcases Mondial Roses, White Phalaenopsis Orchids, Roses and playful Green Ball Dianthus, housed in Christofle silver plated Vertigo ice bucket, designed by Andree Putman, the grande dame of French design. Made in France, its asymmetrical ring appeals to both modern and traditional aesthetics.

The arrangements and the Silver are curated together to create splendor in every detail. 

Retail: $750

Available at

Christofle is located at the Bal Harbour Shops. 9700 Colllins Avenue

Bal Harbour, Florida 33154

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