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A couple weeks ago, a couple hundred people flocked to the new Gallery at Buck House at 94th Street and Madison Avenue for Manhattan: Glamour — an exhibition curated by Charlie Scheips of photographs, works on paper, paintings and sculpture from 1920 to the present. The exhibition, with prices ranging from $600-$85,000 remains on view by appointment through May 5, 2006. Call 212-828-3123 for more information or visit

Top: Sue Dalsemer
Above: Liz Asch and Dan Treinish
Carmen Dell'Orifice
Top: Eddie Ross and Deborah Buck
Above: Janis and Adam Altman

Alice Mason and Kathy Sloan

Deborah Buck, Bradley Garlock, and Douglas Friedman

Deborah Hernan, Charlie Scheips, and Joan Quinn

Jonn Cahill, Anne Slater, and Charlie Scheips

Tess and Tom Schutte

Katie Hale, Christophe von Heenberg, and Tim Hale

Linda Miller and Celeste Beaty

Mika Sterling and Geoffrey Bradfield

Joseph LaPiana and Timothy Pfeiffer

Thomas Graf and Timothy Blum
House & Garden editor-in-chief Dominique Browning along with V.P. and Publisher Joseph Lagani hosted a private cocktail reception and portrait exhibit for House & Garden’s 2nd annual Tastemakers Issue honoring trendsetters who are affecting the design industry with guests including jewelry designer, interior decorator and daughter of rock royalty Jade Jagger, Queer Eye’s Thom Filicia, Alan Cumming, Nicole Miller, Zac Posen, Robert Ruffino, Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross, Celerie Kemble, Lela Rose, Caroline Hirsch, actor Mark Feuerstein, Arthur Dunnam, Jed Johnson, Steven Gambrel and Miles Redd.

House & Garden editors including Conde Nast editorial director Tom Wallace, design editor Mayer Rus, and contributing senior design editor Cynthia Frank, were on hand to congratulate such Tastemakers as Brian Callahan, Alexia Kondylis, John Robshaw, Doug Little, Bruno de Caumont, Jon Sherman, Steven Sacks, Magnolia Linens, Nicholas Varney, Max Reidel, Christiane Celle, Nate Lowman there with girlfriend Tara Subkoff, Ernest de la Torre, Andrew Flesher, Brian Sawyer and John Berson, David Mann, Vicki Vlachakis, Kim Alexandriuk, Rob Southern, Suzanne Kasler, Ralph Gilles and Sebastian Beckwith.

One of the 50 Tastemakers even includes aBlue Thai Ridgeback dog that is said to inspire design with its striking color that appears to be a deep blue in a certain light. To congratulate the pup were Celerie Kemble who brought along her Jack Russell Terrier named Anchovy and Lela Rose who carried around her adorable Norwich Terrier, Stitch.

The night’s décor was created by Van Wyck and Van Wyck, the same firm that transformed Lotus Space on 26th St. into a party fit for those who’s main focus is interior design. Waiters passed around mojitos, spring rolls, caviar and mini seared tuna burgers provided by caterer Peter Callahan to guests like Annie Churchill, Sandra Defeo and Susan Richmond of the Humane Society of NY, Secrets of Charm designers Estee and Sharon Elkayam, Melissa Berkelhammer, Celerie Kemble, DeJuan Stroud, Michael Burrell, Alison Minton, Bentley Meeker, Candle King Harry Slatkin, Inna DeSilva, Lela Rose, interior designer Barclay Butera, Elizabeth Loomis, Evelyn Tompkins, Mark Gilbertson, Greg Calejo, Hilary Geary and Wilbur Ross and Elizabeth Scokin who all enjoyed music by DJ Bill Coleman.

Dominique Browning and Jade Jagger

Hilary Geary and Wilbur Ross
Celerie Kemble and Lela Rose

Elizabeth Scokin

Andrew Flesher
Denise Wilson and Barclay Butera

Mark Feuerstein

Earnest della Torre

Nicole Miller

Cynthia Frank and Elizabeth Loomis

Zac Posen, Jade Jagger, and Alan Cumming

Annie Churchill

Alexia Kondylis
Alison Minton
Sharon and Estee Elkayam
Douglas Little, Mayer Rus, and Thom Filicia
Joe Lagani, Vicki Vlachakis, and Mayer Rus
Harry Slatkin, Dominique Browning, and Tom Felicia
Joe Lagani, Dominique Browning, Jade Jagger, and Michael Shvo

The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Associates Committee celebrated their 15th Annual Bunny Hop chaired by Katie Colgate, Courtney Moss and Alexandra Mandis. The event was sponsored by Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, which was represented by the life-sized, cuddly Polo Bear who was the evening’s star.  This year, 400 children and 500 adults attended and raised over $280,000 to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Pediatrics.  The vice chairs were Christina Addison, Wendy Arriz, Chesie Breen, Lisa Errico, Suzie Fairchild, Elizabeth Fuller and Nicole Robinson.  It was held at FAO Schwarz on Fifth Avenue, where the legendary funfest began in 1992 as the brainstorm of Joanne de Guardiola.

The Chairs: Katie Colgate, Courtney Moss, Alexandra Mandis

New York’s top event designer DeJuan Stroud turned the famous toy emporium into a wonderful spring garden with huge bunny paw prints and seven feet tall bunny filled boxwood topiaries decorating the entrance.  A hot pink carpet and white picket fence complete with gate led to a garden arbor bedecked with a streaming arch of fragrant blossoms of pink, blue and white Hydrangea, cream Roses, Jasmine and Ivy.  Blooming Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils and 101 Easter baskets were installed throughout the giant first and second floors of the store and added a clear Lucite table filled with about 18,000 jellybeans.

“All My Children” star Cameron Mathison, with his wife Vanessa and son Lucas, was a surprise guest as were Fire Fighters Michael DeSanctis, Manny Diaz and Captain Dave Morkal from New York’s Engine 23 on East 58th Street.  They came by with coloring books, plastic fireman hats and tips for fire safety.

There were delicious eats:  Fresh Popped Pop Corn, Rainbow Cotton Candy, Sabrett Hot Dogs, Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese, Cheese Burger Squares, Organic Chicken Breast Tenders and Fresh Baked French Bread Pizza; and desserts including fresh baked Mini-Cookies, Blondies, Fudge Brownies, Pecan Squares, Lemon Bars and nostalgic candy.

Among the guests were the Associates Committee Chairman Alexis Waller, former Bunny Hop chairs Stephanie Griswold, Leslie Heaney, Mary Darling, Jennifer Creel and Leslie Coleman who attended with their families.  Others included the Society’s President Vera Safai; Doubles Club’s Wendy Carduner; Dana, Patrick, and Charlotte Stubgen; Barbara and Madeline McLaughlin; Ara, Rachel and Serena Hovnanian; Dayssi, Paul, Peter, Nicholas and Sophia Kanavos; Nicholas, Caroline, Catherine, Clementine and Cosima Toms; Chris and Nicholas Errico; Henry and Kate Doerge; Virginia Breen; Caroline, Nancy, and Sloane Sambuco; Kathy, Sophie and Andrew Thomas; Andrew Heaney with his adorable 4-month old daughter Emmeline; Simone, Matthew, Christopher and  Chris Mailman; Christine, Meredith and Whitney Schott (It was Meredith’s birthday!); Lisa, Philip, Isabelle and Charlie Gorrivan; Brooke and Avery Egerton-Warburton; George and Oliver Moss; Isabella, Tatiana and Steven Mandis; Wick, Colt and Millicent Waller; Allie, Charlotte and Kelly DeMarco; Kevin and Wyn Coleman.  Also: Scott, Dillon and Sally Stephens, Leah and Luke McGrath, Tyler Levitt, Simone Hivemer, Gunner Albertson, Serena, Eric, and Sarah Barkley, Courtney Riddle, Kendall Brown, Allie Tillinghast, Phoebe Lightburn, Annabelle Janssens, Georgia Gordon, Emily Post, Alessia Spellman, Ava Humphrey, Alessia Spellman, Dylan, Greg, Luc, and Olivia Bosquette, Keri, Gabe and Tyler Levitt, Isabelle Villalba and Alessia Fendi.

Society Kids Kick In: Allie DeMarco and Alessia Fendi

The Leadership: Chesie Breen, Wendy Arriz, Alexandra Mandis, Katie Colgate, Polo Bear, Elizabeth Fuller, Lisa Errico, Nicole Robinson, Courtney Moss, and Christina Addison

DeJuan Stroud

Sophia, Dayssi, Nicholas, Paul, and Peter Kanavos
Alix and Jennifer Creel

Caroline, Nancy, and Sloane Sambuco

Courtney Riddle, Barbie Nurse, and Kendall Brown
Madeline McLaughlin and Haley Mogul

Dana, Patrick, and Charlotte Stubgen

Isabelle Villalba with Firemen Michael DeSanctis and Manny Diaz
Leslie Heaney and Emmeline

Lucas Mathison, Cameron, and Vanessa Mathison with Polo Bear

George, Courtney, and Oliver Moss

Isabella Mandis, Alexandra Mandis, Tatiana Mandis, and Steven Mandis

Wendy Carduner, Mary Darling, and Christina Smith
Polo Bear and Vera Safai, President of SMSKCC

Simone Mailman, Matthew Mailman, Christopher Mailman, and Chris Mailman

Nicole Robinson, Laura Yaggy, and Alexis Waller

Nicholas, Caroline, Catherine, Clementine, and Cosima Toms

Henry and Kate Doerge
. Christine Schott, Meredith Schott, and Whitney Schott

Allison Aston, Kate Schelter, and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler hosted a cocktail party celebrating the fifth anniversary of RAFE Women's and Men's accessories. The soiree was held at the RAFE showroom on Fifth Avenue and thanks to the fabulous drinks such as pomegranate margaritas courtesy of Gran Centenario and DJ Dave Berrie, the girls stayed way past closing time.

Allison Aston, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, and Kate Schelter

Anna Pinheiro
Bonnie Morrison

Allison Aston and Rafe Totengo

Coco Atalla and Valerie Boster

Peter Som, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, and Rafe Totengo

Rafe Totengo and John Bartlett

Ronnie Kaminitz, Melissa Berkelhammer, Melanie Charlton, Allison Aston, and friend

Rafe Totengo and Kate Schelter
Left: Rafe girls (and boy).

Below, l. to r.:
Lisa Meiland; Kiera Chaplin; Jodi Della Femina.

Tracy Reese and Rafe Totengo

Sylvester and Gillian Miniter with Alvin Valley
Rafe bags

The Tennessee Art League’s “From Russia with Love” Gala was held at The Hermitage Hotel, known as President Andrew Jackson’s favorite haunt. It was an evening of black-tie, 007-style and international glamour, which benefited the organization’s Capital Campaign and honored Mamie Herrington, a beloved TAL member for more than 43 years, and past president who served as Honorary Chair for the event.

The Gala was chaired by Mary Sarratt, granddaughter of Ms. Herrington and was Co-chaired by Deena Shapiro. The Co-chairs of the Young Collector’s Late Party were Amanda and David Schwartz, Amy Harvey and Bob Henderson, Stephen and Aimee Dean, Sarah Scokin, Daniel Oyvetsky and Robin Lebovitz.  Gift books were provided by native Nashvillian, but current Manhattanite, Morgan Entrekin, publisher of Grove/Atlantic Press and grand-nephew of Mamie Herrington.

Produced by Elizabeth Scokin of Elizabeth Scokin Productions, the ‘Delta Force’ of gala productions, began with an-ultra posh reception, where southern socialites sipped their Champagne and Martini’s shaken not stirred, which were served with oysters and cavier by “Bond Babes”. The partygoers played roulette and blackjack. As the evening progressed, Mac Hardcastle served as auctioneer for the Sotheby’s style art auction, where former Tennessean turned New York Artist, Red Groom’s painting went for a pretty penny.  The auction was followed by an elegant seated dinner of a sumptuous 4-course French dinner created especially for the event by award winning chef, Sean Brock.  Music for the dinner was provided by The Nashville Chamber Orchestra Quartet.

The evening continued with a stylish and fun Young Collector’s Late Party hosted by the Junior Committee, from 10:00 p.m. to Midnight at Kremlin, James Bond’s nightclub, which featured musical artist D.J. Serge, along with delightful desserts.

The Tennessee Art League, founded in 1954, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the arts and assists visual artists by providing gallery space, workshops and education programs. TAL’s many programs include its partnership with Nashville Metro Schools to teach art to at-risk students through the “After-School Art Club.” More than 300 artists are members of TAL, which is located at 808 Broadway in Nashville. For additional information, visit TAL’s web site

Karen and David Conrad

Orville and Lee Kronk
Jackson Shaffer

 John and Mary Lynn Majors, Barbara Daane, and Elizabeth Scokin

Mary Jean Kruse, Joanne Schwartz, and Ted and Karen Kromer

Tony Giarratana with Karen and Ted Kromer

Club Kremlin

Photographs by Cutty McGill (Bunny Hop); ©Patrick McMullan (Buck House); Jason Kempin/ (Rafe).


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