Our craft lies within providing exceptional experiences and service for our discerning international clientele, from the initial destination to the flawless finish and every step of the way in between. Our deep understanding of the luxury travel industry is coupled with years of expertise in delivering awe-inspiring events. We firmly believe the experience of a lifetime should happen more than just once-in-a-lifetime, and we consider it an art form to execute accordingly.

Curating the Ultimate in Sensorial Experiences

Debbi Lee

Founder and President

At a very young age, Debbi’s passion for music and the arts inspired a life of travel and curiosity. Her extensive background in fashion, design and production have taken her to all corners of the world, helping to shape her global perspective. Armed with 15+ years of world travel as a global sales director for international fashion brands, she launched her own luxury concierge business in New York City, that catered to an elite demographic of tastemakers and trendsetters.

Debbi brings an artistic vision and strong business acumen to Paper & Diamond. Coupled with an innate gift for discovering hidden gems and an impeccable taste and creativity, Debbi effortlessly translates trends from visual and cultural avenues into unforgettable moments in time for those who seek out her services. Thus, it is little wonder that Debbi has built Paper & Diamond into a luxury travel and lifestyle brand, complete with a passport of six continents and more than 40 countries.

Debbi has planned everything from intimate destination weddings, to celebrations at private villas, and inspirational corporate retreats for her discerning clients, though her true passion lies within curating unique sensorial travel and wellness experiences. Immersed in the inspiring world of luxury travel, she has the unique ability to surpass her clients’ dreams by pairing her meticulous organization and flawless execution with her global connections and aspirational aesthetic.


Elaine Waksman

Wellness Director

Elaine embodies the Paper & Diamond philosophy with her infectious spirit, positive energy and dedication to clients. Elaine is a healer by nature − born near the Caspian Sea, a highly trained elite sports physical therapist and wellness advisor, she has spent the last two decades traveling the globe, creating holistic wellness retreats.

Expertise embodied by Elaine stems from her wide range of certifications. She is a 500RYT yoga instructor, emphasizing in Ayurvedic and Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, as well as a transcendental Meditation practitioner. Additionally, she trained under the Joseph Pilates Method, and is Usui level 1 and 2 Reiki certified. Her programs focus on everything from Ayurvedic medicine, to stress management and rejuvenation techniques, including massage, meditation, yoga and Pilates. "My programs are customized for each client, mixing ancient therapies with contemporary treatments. I help my clients heal and rejuvenate based on their needs and personal goals."

Having forged powerful bonds with clients around the globe, she's no stranger to travel and its ability to enliven all five-senses. "It's not just about the event, it's the experience of the entire journey."


Somair Muhamad

Director of Design & Coordination

Somair brings a unique combination of artistic mastery and professional decorum to Paper & Diamond. With a love for the creative process, he oversees the design, production and coordination of our one-of-a-kind events. For over a decade, Somair managed advertising and marketing efforts for Nordstrom, producing grand store openings, galas and society events for the brand.

Following his passion for travel, Somair became the Marketing Director for a high-end air charter company, which owns the largest first class commercial charter aircraft in the world. There, he facilitated and designed luxury travel experiences for heads of state, diplomats, entertainers, Fortune 500 companies, politicians, celebrities, and individuals who expect perfection.

"Seeing imagination meet implementation is where I thrive as a creative person. My professional career has been focused on designing spectacular events that are transformed into a lifestyle that inspires and enchants my clients."