|On Friday evening, a week, at Club Colette in Palm Beach, there was a Gala Dinner to benefit the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. Arnaud de Borchgrave, who was guest of honor, spoke about Sir Winston. Gala Chairs were Bill Bernhard, Edward Elson, David Gilmour and Martin Gruss. Décor for the evening was created by Jose Camargo.
Among those attending: Mr. and Mrs. Winston Churchill, Virginia Coleman, Alexandra (Mrs. Arnaud) de Borchgrave, Nanette Ross, Michael Carr, Maura and Bill Benjamin, Catherine Cahill, Susie Elson, Harry Elson, Mashi and Manucher Azmudeh, Mario Gabelli, Pat Cook, Dale Coudert, Elizabeth and Patrick Gerschel, Jill Gilmour, George and Darcy Gould, Olive and Ernest Greeff, Hope and Ed Gropper, Audrey Gruss, David and Catharine Hamilton, Candy Hamm, Frances Hayward and Michael Stanley, Edwina Sandys (a Churchill granddaughter) and Richard Kaplan, David Koch, Parker Ladd and Arnold Scaasi, Carol Mack, Lililan Mahtani and the Duke of Marlborough (a Churchill cousin), Howard and Michele Kessler, Donna and Robert Lloyd George, John Mashek, Joan McGivern, Anka Palitz, Donald and Muffy Miller, Billy and Kathy Rayner, Hilary and Wilbur Ross, Anne and Howard Ward, Allan and Maggy Scherer, Richard Ziegelasch, Christopher Phillips, Fernanda Niven and James Oxnam.
The mission of the Winston Churchill Foundation of th United States is to encourage the development of American scientific and engineering talent and foster Anglo-American relations by providing scholarships to outstanding American students, chosen in rigorous competition, to pursue graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, and the physical and natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge, in preparation for careers related to science and technology.
|For the past nine years in the early spring in Palm Beach, Jim Held and Kenn Karakul hold an al fresco luncheon to benefit the Center for Creative Education. This non-profit organization pairs working professional artists and musicians with core curriculum public school teachers specifically targeted to serve Palm Beach County’s neediest schools. Their program has proven to cause test scores to rise dramatically, helping keep kids in school and, most importantly, filling in the missing gaps in today’s art-starved public schools.
This year’s luncheon was held at the home of Tussi and John Kluge. Among the guests: Tony Bennett, who was houseguesting with the Kluges; Grace Meigher, Britty Cudlip, Tommy Quick, Pauline Pitt, Kit Pannill, Emilia Fanjul, Annette Tapert Allen, Talbott Maxey, Victoria Amory, John Mashek, Ross Meltzer, Renee Wood, Catherine Adler, Frannie Scaife, Ellen Graham, Ali and Bill Hanley, Dani and Kelly Moore, Leslie Singletary, Cynthia Boardman, and on and on ... so much so that the island of Palm Beach was noticeably quiet for several hours.
|On March 19, Alfred Fiandaca hosted his first fashion show in Palm Beach and showed his elegant Fall 2008 collection along with Alexandra Lind for Fiandaca at the Colony. The seats were filled with both Palm Beach and New York tastemakers, including Patty Raynes, Alexia Hamm, Eleanora Kennedy, Jessie Araskog, Liz Lind, Grace Meigher, Louis Rose, and Lily Holt.|
|Alexandra Lind Rose and Alfred Fiandaca closes out Alexandra Lind for Fiandaca Fall 08|
|Photographs by Lucien Capehart.|