Eli Halili Settles Down in SoHo

Thursday night marked the relocation party for jewelry Eli Halili, though he hadn’t gone far; his previous location, where he was open for roughly 12 years, was just four stores down on Mott Street in SoHo.
“I wanted to get something bigger, to have a garden in the back,” Halili said over cocktails in his new boutique. His close friend Michael Carl of Vanity Fair had gathered a pool of editors, along with Halili’s campaign boys Jordan Barrett and Lucky Blue Smith — and Victor Cruz, for good measure — for dinner in the new space.
“I love gardens — I wanted to give a different environment, like my home [on the Lower East Side],” Halili said. “So you come in and there is a kitchen, a living room, my studio, and then you go out to the garden.”
His own garden is ripe with hydrangeas, his favorite, and dahlias. “When I was little I grew roses — that was my family’s business. That’s how I got to love gardening, but hydrangeas are my favorite.”
Smith and Barrett were adorned with necklaces by Halili upon entrance, before making a beeline to the back garden.
“Lucky is very much like family — when

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