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Surface, Grand Seiko, and Nobu Matsuhisa Celebrate the October Travel Issue

The exclusive event was hosted at Nobu Malibu.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Surface celebrated this month’s Travel Issue with famed chef and restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa and Japanese watch brand Grand Seiko. The exclusive dinner party of 60 guests was hosted at Nobu Malibu in the exterior lounge overlooking the ocean, where guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail hour followed by a nine-course dinner of Nobu specialities. Joining Matsuhisa, Surface editor-in-chief Spencer Bailey, and Grand Seiko Chairman Akio Naito were guests including Gregg and Madson Buchbinder, Brandi Garnett, Alex Israel, Annalynne McCord, and Sudhin Shahani.

The dinner honored Matsuhisa’s cover feature in the issue and commenced with a toast from Bailey. “Nobu is the first chef we’ve ever featured on the cover of Surface in its 24-year history,” he said, “[He] thinks very much like a designer in so many ways. Quality is at the heart of what he does, and is at the heart of what we do at Surface, so featuring Nobu on the cover was a very natural fit.” Turning to Naito, Bailey continued, “Grand Seiko is a company that also appreciates quality, design, and craftsmanship. The way in which they incorporate Japanese culture into their watches—it’s that global perspective that is very aligned with what Surface values.”

Read the feature story on Nobu here, and get to know the cover star a little better here.

Special thanks to Grand Seiko.

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Surface Media CEO Marc Lotenberg, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Surface Magazine Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey.
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The October Travel Issue and Grand Seiko watches on display.
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Grand Seiko watches on display.
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Chef Nobu with his wife Yoko Matsuhisa.
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Chef Nobu with Lauren De Niro Pipher.
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AnnaLynne McCord (L) and Kimberly DeJesus.
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(L-R) Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Orinta Ramonas and Surface Media Chairman Eric Crown.
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Brittny Gastineau at the private dinner for Chef Nobu.
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Chef Nobu with Cynthia Rosenfeld and Surface travel editor Nate Storey.
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Bella Harris (L) and Max Harris attend the private dinner.
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(L-R) Bob Cooke, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Brenda Cooke, and Yoko Matsuhisa.
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Chef Nobu and Orinta Ramonas pose for a selfie.
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Sake for guests at the private dinner.
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Chef Nobu reads his cover feature in the October Travel Issue.

(Photos: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Surface Media)

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