“I have been extremely fortunate to have had so many rewarding years carrying forward the Weber Jewelers tradition,” jeweler Fred Weber said upon his retirement. “Mere words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for the support of all our friends.”

After six decades in the business, the Ohio retailer decided last year to hang up his loupe, and was honored with his own day in Dayton as well as a retirement party at his store earlier this month.

But Weber hasn’t been the only one braving this extreme winter to have a little fun lately.

In New York, former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason, a “friend” of the brand, showed up at the Breitling flagship boutique to give his Super Bowl prediction--he thinks Seattle has the edge because weather will be a factor--ahead of the big game being played at the Meadowlands this weekend.

And Fabergé feted its Big Egg Hunt, which will move from London to New York this year, with a party at M Studio.

Click through this slideshow to see it all.


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