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Celebrating with Panache

Published:Friday | September 11, 2015 | 9:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence
Cyreca McGaw, of McGaw & Company engrossed in her copy of PANACHE.
Toast! Tricia Williamson is all smiles with (from left) Adrian Creary, Craig Harley and Ryan Mattis of ARRC Media.
Fashion Model Chantal Clarke flashes us her winning smile.
Triple Pleasure Chocolate Cake created by Chocolate Dreams with its 'Cover Boy', Damian Whylie .
Sam Davis, head of government and regulatory affairs, JPS, shares the lens with Tricia Williamson, editorial director, PANACHE.
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It started out as the vision of a 12-year-old girl. But after leaving university without a job, the vision became a reality.

On Tuesday evening, Tricia Williamson and her team celebrated the eighth anniversary of her gloss magazine-Panache. The milestone was celebrated @twentythree on Dominica Drive, with a special issue she labelled at the change issue. It was an intimate setting of well wishers, supporters and the handsome Damian Whylie who graces the cover of the issue.

Why the change issue? Williamson said she wanted to make the magazine more rounded. While it started out predominantly as a fashion magazine, she wanted to appeal not only to a wider cross section, but to every aspect of an individual's life, to become a true lifestyle magazine.

The formalities were quick and spicy. Hosted by Nastassia Hall of J Wray and Nephew, individuals congratulated the woman of the night - Williamson. Innovative, generous, someone who shows great initiative and a woman of vision are just a few of the phrases use to describe her. This was shown at the end of the night after everyone had dug into a triple pleasure cake courtesy of Chocolate Dreams, Williamson ensured everyone left with a copy of the hot issue and a perfume or cologne as a token of her appreciation.