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An Interview with Model Turned Entrepreneurial Maven, Misa Chien

  • by Privy Editor
  • 6/19/2015
Tag: Los Angeles, Privy Interview, Misa Chien

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Former Model

Based in: San Francisco

Last Education: University of California, Los Angeles

It started with a bánh mì sandwich.

Like any good entrepreneur, Misa Chien, the former co-owner of Nom Nom Truck, which specializes in those pork and picked veggie baguette sandwiches, would frequently check online reviews for her business. But when Chien couldn’t match the feedback—positive or negative—to her employees, she wondered why anyone hadn’t designed a way for patrons to leave employee-specific reviews. So with the former model’s customary pluck, she did it herself.

Privy Helps Raise $5K for Nepal with Drinks ‘n’ Chatter

Tag: Los Angeles, Nepal Earthquake, Privy Event

Ferrazzi house

We were all devastated to learn about the earthquake that struck Nepal in April. The national disaster echoed other recent tragedies that were close to us, bringing to mind the catastrophic earthquakes of Japan and China. So last month, Privy threw another one of its cocktail fundraisers, Drinks ‘n’ Chatter (DnC), at Ebanos Crossing in Downtown LA to help raise money for International Medical Corps (IMC), to fund their mobile medical units on the ground in Nepal.

Jenny Wu: A Good, Bad, & Fab Woman

  • by Privy Concierge
  • 4/02/2015
Tag: Jenny Wu

Gallery All

Jenny Wu is a force to be reckoned with. So much, in fact, that the Privy member, fashion lawyer and blogger of good, bad, & fab  was eyed by CBS and subsequently cast on The Amazing Race. This season, The Amazing Race has put a hefty spin on the usual partner dynamic that so many of its viewers identify with today: each contestant on the show is set up with a random partner of the opposite gender. The gorgeous and intelligent fashionista flexed some serious muscle this season by roughing it out in different challenges and navigating difficult communication with her teammate.

We had the privilege of interviewing this good, bad, and fab woman about her life leading up to this monumental moment on national television, her thoughts on love and dating, and what she’s up to next:

Gallery ALL: An Artistic Fusion of East Meets West

  • by Privy Editor
  • 3/27/2015
Tag: Los Angeles, Gallery All, Art

Gallery All

Gallery ALL isn’t your typical art gallery. East meets West in a unique art setting, and with one location in Los Angeles and a second in Beijing, Gallery ALL introduces Chinese and international artists to a steady stream of curators, artists and designers through special events that highlight art and design. The founders of Gallery ALL personally select and showcase the talents of Chinese art both in Beijing and abroad, and recently held an event featuring designs by Naihan Li and Zhoujie Zhang.

We recently had the opportunity to chat with two of the creative minds behind Gallery ALL: Co-Founder Yu Wang, an architect/designer and real estate developer (who founded the gallery with business partner Qingyun Ma, an internationally renowned architect and Dean at the USC School of Architecture), as well as Xiao Lu, the gallery's Managing Partner who is an expert in international PR and marketing. Yu Wang and Xiao Lu took time out from jet-setting between the LA and Beijing spaces to talk with Privy about their inspiration, recent events, artists, and the difference between the L.A. and Beijing art scenes.

10 Reasons Why Koreans are the Irish of Asia

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  • by Privy Editor
  • 3/16/2015
Tag: Irish of the Orient, Ireland, Korea, Apollo 13, Irish Car Bomb, St. Patrick's Day, Kiss Me I'm Irish, Irish of Asia, boilermaker


If you type the word “Ireland” in Google, you’re likely to a find a flurry of leprechauns, red heads, and four leaf clovers. If instead you type “Korea” then you’ll stumble across images of K-Pop idols, Samsung phones, and fermented cabbage. So why on earth would anyone include the words Irish and Korean in the same sentence? These seemingly distinct and distant countries have more in common than you think. From their turbulent countries, to the love of booze, and all the way to their delectable pancakes, Ireland and South Korea are alike in more ways than one.

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Privy and Chase ring in Year of the Sheep with a Perfect Pairs Wine Dinner in Los Angeles

Tag: Los Angeles, Wine, Wine + Food, Chase

Ferrazzi house

In Fall 2014, The Privy Groupe, together with event partner Chase, launched Perfect Pairs, a series of bespoke culinary experiences that brought together the diverse flavors of Chinese cuisine, and expertly-crafted and premium quality wines.

Privy co-sponsors 2nd Annual “Moment of Charity” Christmas Charity Gala in Hong Kong

Tag: Hong Kong, Charity, Christmas

Privy 2nd Annual Christmas Gala

For the holidays, giving was better than receiving for the attendees of the 2nd Annual “Moment of Charity” Christmas Charity Gala, an event that was co-sponsored by Privy Groupe.

2015 Privy's Rockin' New Year's Eve - SPEAKEASY

Tag: Los Angeles, New Years Eve, Hollywood

Privy Chase San Francisco

New Year's Eve is all about looking forward, but Privy did the unexpected and whirled guests back in time fora spectacular Prohibition Era bash. For Privy New Years Rockin' Eve 2015 guests were invited to anultra secretive spot in Hollywood for a sinfully swinging Speakeasy-style celebration. Back in the 1920s, liquor was illegal and could only be enjoyed in hidden "speakeasies" accessible solely with secret passwords.

DINNER FOR 300 - Trio of Privy/Chase Chinese Wine Dinners Test Perceptions and Delight Palates in LA, SF & NY

Tag: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chase

In Fall of 2014, Privy and Chase produced PERFECT PAIRS, a trio of bespoke culinary experiences for Privy members and Chase private clients in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco to test the common perception that it’s challenging, even downright impossible, to pair wines with Chinese cuisine.

    PERFECT PAIRS LA - October 11, 2014

    PERFECT PAIRS NY - November 5, 2014

    PERFECT PAIRS SF - November 12, 2014

Privy Summit Royal Salute Whisky Dinner with Keith Ferrazzi

Tag: Privy Summit, Los Angeles, Privy Private Event, Keith Ferrazzi

Ferrazzi house

There was no better, or rather fitting, place for the first Privy Summit than at the home of Keith Ferrazzi, nestled high atop the Hollywood Hills with a spectacular view of the LA city lights below. The Privy Summit, held on September 13th, was hosted by Stephen Liu, CEO and Founder of Privy Groupe, Tim Chang, Managing Director of venture capital firm Mayfield, Chris Chen, Executive Vice President of Endgame Entertainment, and Mike Kim, Managing Director of Ferrazzi Greenlight and generously sponsored by Chivas Regal. A select group of Los Angeles’ influential Asian American leaders were brought together for a special evening of camaraderie highlighted by expert relationship wisdom from Keith Ferrazzi, a four course private chef dinner, and Royal Salute tastings.

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