NOV 17, 2017

Kpop Star Hyolyn (Sistar) Performs at M8 Prelaunch Event #HiteJinroCarnival

By Bonnie He

Privy Circle x M8 recently produced the HiteJinro Halloween Carnival at venerable El Rey Theatre, featuring former Sistar lead, Hyolyn, and DJ rapper Kero One. YouTube personality and rapper DANakaDAN emceed the packed 600-person event which also served as M8’s pre-launch party for its upcoming iOS app release.  Brought to you by Privy Circle, M8 is human-powered relationship matchmaking platform - think of it as a Kickstarter for your dating life except the goal is help you find love. Recently featured on TechCrunch, you can signup for launch here.


APR 4, 2017

Top Chef's Molecular Food Meets the Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Vehicle

By bonnie

The future is here. And Privy Circle was in the driver's seat, celebrating the launch of the Toyota Mirai with Top Chef winner Mei Lin.

Over two weekends in March, Privy Circle guests were given an exciting preview of the 2017 Toyota Mirai, and they experienced this with a complimentary tasting event, Table with Top Chef Mei Lin by Privy Circle x Toyota.


OCT 22, 2016

A Night at the Gallery - Privy Circle x City of Hope x Lexus Collaborate for Fashion.Art.Music. Benefit for Asian Breast Cancer Awareness

By Bonnie He

A Night at the Gallery-Asian Breast Cancer Awareness

They say it is better to give than to receive, and last Saturday, Privy Circle was at its best.

For one night only on Saturday, October 15th, Privy Circle, in conjunction with City of Hope, hosted “LEXUS NIGHT AT THE GALLERY,” a Fashion.Art.Music benefit to raise money for the National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative (NABCI). Privy Circle was able to raise over $12K for NABCI! In addition, we helped raise an addition $8K for City of Hope, thanks to a considerable donation from the Synn family


OCT 21, 2016

Privy Private Event - Asian Members of the Academy

By Bonnie He

Last month, Privy Circle was a media sponsor for a private Academy event at The London West Hollywood.

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites a number of new members to join their organization, which is responsible for the Academy Awards. Each of the Academy's 17 branches curates their own list for this exclusive process. Candidates must be sponsored by at least two present members in the branch, and must have “demonstrated exceptional achievement in the field of theatrical motion pictures.” This year’s inductees included 80-some new Academy members of Asian descent.


JAN 6, 2016

Privy’s 7th Annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, 2016 Edition

By Privy Concierge

Privy Rockin' Eve 2016

Privy swung into 2016 with full ferocity.

Privy had a thriving 2015, so we are all excited about what ambitious milestones are inevitably in store for 2016 - and we have the inside scoop that Privy is revealing first-class surprises in the new year! Last year, we hosted elaborate Rémy Martin and Hennessy Tasting Dinners, a Perfect Pairs Wine Dinner with event partner Chase, a Drinks ‘n’ Chatter night benefiting Nepal's devastating earthquake, a sophisticated Mooncake and Tea Pairing in San Francisco, a Halloween Monster Masquerade Ball benefiting the National Asian Breast Cancer Initiative, a Charity Poker Event hosted by Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, and a special night of Bach at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It was only fitting that Privy ended 2015 with a night of gold-and-white-themed splendor.


JAN 13, 2015

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

By Privy Editor

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.


DEC 23, 2014

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

By Privy Editor

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 (Read Article)

  PERFECT PAIRS NY - November 5, 2014 (Read Article)

  PERFECT PAIRS SF - November 12, 2014 (Read Article)


OCT 23, 2014

Privy Summit Royal Salute Whisky Dinner with Keith Ferrazzi

By Deron Quon

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.


AUG 16, 2014

Privy Private Event @ The Continental Raises Funds for HYPE

By Privy Editor

Continental CLub

Privy has hosted yet another wildly successful high-end event, complete with drinks and dancing and raising funds for HYPE, as part of the mission of Privy Causes. The exciting night also included a birthday bash for Privy’s resident spirits connoisseur Wayne Chang along with Howard Chiao and Julie Chang and over 600 friends at one of L.A.’s newest and hottest spots, The Continental Club.


JUL 14, 2014

Glenmorangie “Privy Supper Club” featuring Chef Erik Sun

By Privy Editor

Magic happens. Especially when all the right elements converge for a very special evening. They did just that for Privy's recent Whisky Dinner, a blissful combination of cuisine, company, and exquisite sips of liquid gold. An exclusive Privy event, the evening earned stellar marks by every measure.

You'd expect nothing less when eighteen elegant guests are invited to feast on a sumptuous June dinner of ten haute cuisine courses prepared by accomplished Chef Erik Sun. Highlight each course with a perfectly paired sip of whisky and you have the quintessential, 'must-do' soirée.