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Tomorrow's leaders today at Doubles 30th annual Ghosties and Goodies kiddy party.
A couple of weeks ago at the PM Lounge on Gansevoort and Greenwich Streets, Denise Rich and The G&P Foundation for Cancer Research held their Angel Ball Launch Party with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing to the music of DJ Donna D’Cruz.

Gabriella Rich
The Angel Ball is the creation of the Grammy-nominated songwriter and philanthropist Denise Rich in loving memory of her daughter Gabriella, to raise funds for the G&P Foundation for Cancer Research. This year will be their fourth annual Angel Ball, to be held November 14th at the Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets).

This is a fantastic party. The ball has the imprimatur of Mrs. Rich who draws a large and glittery crowd of guests for the star-studded lineup of entertainment which this year will include Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, and Chaka Khan. Legendary singer/songwriter Patti LaBelle, Russell Simmons, Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, Kimora Lee Simmons, Creative Director, Baby Phat and Glamour Magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive will be recognized at the gala for their outstanding contributions as humanitarians and philanthropic leaders.

Joy Behar, Lorraine Bracco, Rita Cosby, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Fran Drescher, Star Jones Reynolds, Felicia Taylor, and Montel Williams, have been announced as Segment Hosts.

For ticket information, please contact Inez Weinstein Special Events at (212) 254-6677 or by email at
DJ Donna D'Cruz
Joseph Giardina and his wife
Charles Evans and Bonnie Pfeiffer
Regina Kravitz, Cornelia Bregman, and Daniele Pollicz
Steven Boxer, Louise and Stephen Kornfeld, and Nurit Kahane
Dr. Anthony Acquista, Ivana Trump, Nikki Haskell, and James Hollman
Michelle Rella, Denise Rich, and Michele Herbert
Mary Clemente, Denise Rich, and Montgomery Frazier
Jacqueline and Fred Stahl
Rick Friedberg and Francine LeFrak
Darman and Adriana Kaegi
Feroz Moideen, Tracey Doolin, and Brian Dawkins
Ivana Trump, Michelle Rella, and Denise Rich
Nurit Kahane, Paola Rosenshein, Lee Mellis, and Arnie Rosenshein
Ramona Singer, Colleen and Gary Rein, and Marla Helene
Elizabeth Olshin and Harry Mendell
Jane McEvoy and Ken Whitler
Lauren Day with Larry and Denise Wohl
Lucia Hwong Gordon and L. Marilyn Crawford
Denise Rich and Catherine Saxton
Unik, Susan Blonde, and Jeffrey Slonim
Last Tuesday night Quest magazine publisher Chris Meigher and his wife Grace, hosted a cocktail reception at the Berry-Hill Gallery, along with the gallery owners Jim and Nancy Hill to celebrate Palm Beach! America’s International Fine Art & Antique Fair which will be held next February in Palm Beach.

Irma and David Hill with Jennifer Brown
Attending were a great “collection” of New York socialites, interior designers and art connoisseurs including Leonard and Evelyn Lauder, Hilary Geary and Wilbur Ross, Barry and Karen Kieselstein-Cord, Patrick Murphy (who is running for City Council), Mark Gilbertson, Linda Silverman, Fran Scaife, Mrs. Robert Gardiner, Louise Noyes, Jim Corl, Karen Clark, Susan Zises Green, who is one of the Designer Committee exhibitors along with Bruce Bierman and Penny Drue Baird.

It was more than a bit of reunion for many of the Palm Beachers who divide their time between New York and PB. The Fair which draws the world’s top exhibitors and collectors will open with a Vernissage on February 2, co-chaired by Pauline Pitt and Tom Quick. The Fair will run through February 12, 2006.
Christina Murphy and William Gilbane
Fred Deutsch and Penny Drue Baird
Ed Ulmann, Grace Meigher, and Tony Hoyt
Jim Hill, Tricia O'Brien, and Jeffrey Cole
Mrs. Robert Gardiner and Grace Meigher
Hilary and Wilbur Ross
Frances Scaife and friend
Amanda Hightower and Caroline McCrady
Emily Webb and Jim Corl
Kelechi Odu and Princess Pearl Odu
Kim Coleman and Erin Cunningham
Hilary Ross, Pauline Pitt, and Grace Meigher
Tom Quick, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, and Pauline Pitt
John and Martha Glass
Susan Zises Green and Jim Hill
Linda Silverman
Jeremy Garfield Davies
Karen and Barry Kieselstein Cord
Gene Wisniewski and friend
George and Sandy Somlo
Karen Clark
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A few nights ago over at Doubles, they held the 30th annual Ghosties and Goodies kiddy party. Wendy Carduner filled her chic club in the Sherry Netherland with jack o’ lanterns, witches on brooms, bats, skeletons, cobwebs complete with big scary spiders and black balloons everywhere. The event was for over 200 children under eight and their families, and it has been such an annual fun-fest in the paste that this year there was literally a waiting list of 125 yummy mummys.
Magic Al
Guests doing the Monster Mash, feasting on Chicken McDoubles and screaming with joy when Magic Al appeared included Governor Hugh Carey and his family: Helen Carey O'Neill with wee Helen the ladybug, Catherine Carey, twins Brian J. Carey II and Paul R. Carey II, and Jacqueline Chorney; William, Jack and Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer; Luke, Jamie and Lauren Thierry; Lily, Charlie and Eva Dillon; Nicholas, Jonathon and Katharina Otto Bernstein; Hugh and Barbara McLaughlin; Ava, Lila and Lauren DuPont, Alexander, Jimmy and Pamela Gross Finkelstein; Erin and Andrea Donahue; Dana Hammond and Charlotte Stubgen; Davis, Clint and Rebecca Silver; Catherine and Kiko Kairis with their family: Stephen, Alexandra, Isabella, and Tatiana Mandis; Naomi and Wendy Cebula; Tyler and Adelina Ettelson; Alexandra and Lara Glazier; Annabelle, Mary and Ian Snow; and Aubrienne, Susan Krysiewicz, and Tom Bell.
Let’s see who else was there and that’s not always that easy to say on Halloween, if you know what I mean. There was Sparkles the Clown creating adorable balloon art, India and Manzi and Cricket Burns; Emily and Schuyler Keno; Ashley Goodale and William Muse; Tsion and Linda Syoum; Elizabeth and Lucy and Elizabeth Reid; Paul and Sara Rodriguez; CeCi Owen with her aunt Jennifer Powers, and grandparents Jack and Eileen Powers; Taylor, Gunnar and Claudia Overstrom; Henry and Maxi Handreka; Ana and Julia, Morgan; Kristin, and Eliza King Freedman; Allison and Will Weisskopf; Mimi and Annabelle Fowlkes; Fabiola Arredondo and Isabella Rolfe; Stephen and Kristen Fealy; Caroline Cummins with her mom Liz Finkle Elliot; Maggie, Lily, and Ned Moulten; Iris, Gunilla, and Erika Persson; Lauren and Sonja Neis, and Sam Abel.

They all went home with the famous Candy Bag Surprise handed out personally by Miss Wendy. “Trick or Treat?” she said.
Charlie, Eva, and Lily Dillon
Jonathan, Katharina Otto, and Nicholas Bernstein
Rebecca and Clint Silver
Ava, Lauren, and Lila Du Pont
Wendy Carduner
Annabelle and Mary Snow
Barbara and Hugh McLaughlin
Lauren, Luke, and Jamie Watkins
Haley, Greg, and Amanda Warner
Alexander and Pamela Gross Finkelstein
Governor Carey’s superhero grandsons: Brian and Paul with Catherine and Jacqueline
Erin and Andrea Donahue
Hot Dog and Devil Doll
Tatiana, Alexandra, and Isabella Mandis
Space Baby

Photographs by Rob Rich/516-676-3939 (G&P); Cutty McGill (Doubles).


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