Birthdays and books ...

Annie Churchill, Alvin Valley, and Debbie Bancroft

Eugenie Niven, Alexandra Lind Rose, and Peter Davis

Kim Norcott and Donna Puzio

Eugenie Niven, Katrina Pavlos, Olivia Chantecaille, Zani Gugelmann, Alexandra Lind Rose, Minnie Mortimer, Peter Davis, Debbie Bancroft, Michele Barish, Haley Binn and Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler threw a surprise birthday party for designer Alvin Valley in his brand new Southampton Pop Up Shop on Jobs Lane, complete with a Stoli elit Lemonade Stand to refresh the guests popping by after Polo or the beach.

Among the friends of the trendy designer singing Happy Birthday when Alex and Steve brought out the cake were Sessa von Richthofen, Tatiana and Campion Platt, Melissa Berkelhammer, Fred and Jacqueline Murphy Stahl, Annie Churchill, R. Couri Hay, Blythe Lovinger, lensmanBilly Farrell, Jill Zarin, Christian Leone, Adelina Wong Ettelson,Gabriel Irvera, Diane Passage, Richard and Max Rubenstein.

And cheering when the birthday boy blew out all “25” candles: Jeremiah Silva, Elena Kornbluth, Steve Zucker, Lindsay Powers, Shane O’Neill, Susan Shin, Jason Ridloff, Maggie Katz, Andrew Ellis, Kim Norcott, Donna Puzio, Kristin Volz, Lori Adelman, Viveka Willener, Pam Taylor and Villa Nueva.
L. to r.: Melissa Berkelhammer; Jacqueline Murphy, Fred Stahl, and Jill Zarin; Maggie Katz.
Alvin makes a wish

Richard and Max Rubenstein

Diane Passage

Haley Binn

Katrina Pavlos and Zani Gugelmann

Billy Farrell, Kristin Volz, and Shane O’Neill

Jill Zarin, Jacqueline Murphy Stahl, and Jeremiah Silva

Steve Zucker, Georgina Schaeffer, Alvin Valley, and Gabriel Ivera

Sessa von Richthofen, Tatiana Platt, and Pam Taylor

Tatiana and Campion Platt

Villa Nueva and Susan Shin

Jason Ridoff and Blythe Lovinger

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Last Tuesday GreeneStreet Films co-heads Fisher Stevens and John Penotti hosted a luncheon at Elaine’s for author Adam Davies on the publication of his second novel "Goodbye Lemon" got quite a crowd. Stevens and Penotti's GreeneStreet Films is producing the film of Davies' first novel "The Frog King" which will be directed as his first feature film by Darren ("Sex and the City") Star.

"Goodbye Lemon"--which was selected by Vanity Fair as a "Hot Type" in their August issue and Harper’s Bazaar on their "Hot List" in their August issue--has already gone into a second printing prior to publication due to the great advanced word.

Cari and Matthew Modine were there prior to Matthew's leaving for the desert to join the "Soldier Ride" to ride his bike with wounded soldiers who have returned from Iraq.

Tony Award-winning star of "History Boys" Richard Griffiths and his wife Heather were there having just arrived from London where Richard spent a week filming in the newest Harry Potter movie--having taken a week off from "History Boys"--Griffiths and Modine co-starred in the film "Opa!" made in Greece which will be released shortly.

Marisa Berenson--who will make three films in France before the end of the year--was there with her new next-door neighbor and great friend Dani Jucaud, the American correspondent for Paris Match. Also with them was the beautiful Stephanie Labeille, American head of marketing for Chopard, the jewelry makers. Kim Garfunkel, wife of Art Garfunkel, was there with their seven-month old son Beau.

Linda Fiorentino whose "The Last Seduction" was one of the greatest movies ever was there with her sister Terry Christie, ICM's Esther Newberg, one of the top literary agents in the world (she's Davies' agent), ABC-TV "Nightline"'s Cynthia McFadden and "Fur" producer Bonnie Timmermann all managed to get a couple of hours from their workdays to dine on Caesar's Salad, Penne a la Vodka, and chicken in a French mustard sauce prepared by Elaine's chef Barry Wildman.

Marisa Berenson and Bobby Zarem

Matthew Modine, Adam Davies, and Richard Griffiths

Others there included Men’s Health editor Dave Zinczenko. Mens' Vogue's Hudson Morgan (Davies first novel "The Frog King" is his all-time favorite book) Paul Beirne, top investments counselor with Alliance Bernstein, two-time National Book Award nominee Frederic Morton (his historic novel "A Nervous Splendor" has just been made into a musical in Vienna) and People Magazine editor Michelle Green as well as New York Observer's Sheelah Kolhatkar.

Martina and Fabian Basabe; Joe Armstrong; real estate honcho Kathy Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens who flew in from Canada literally just in time for dessert; producer Judy Gordon and Pamela Shaw and husband Victor Syrmis whose Arclight Distribution Company is handling the sales of several Cannes Film Festival standouts. Film producer Danny Bigel and and entertainment industry honcho Bob Friedman.

Last but not least was Davies' father Michael Davies and his wife Cory Taylor and Ronald Sharp, Dean of Faculty at Vassar College.

Danny Bigel

Fisher Stevens, Adam Davies, and John Penotti

Heather and Richard Griffiths

Adam Davies and Cynthia McFadden

Fisher Stevens and Kim Garfunkel

Frederic Morton and Adam Davies

Linda Fiorentino and Terry Christie

Cari and Matthew Modine

Elaine Kaufman and Fisher Stevens

Nazee and Joe Moinian hosted a poolside birthday party for Nazee at the couple's beach house in Quoque.
Dafna Gershon, Nicole Ishgian, Sam Nazarian, Nazee Moinian, Thalia Mogdam, Jenifer Gershon, Roxanna Zadeh, and Natalie Ishagian.
Nazee Moinian, Yasmin Hakim, Azita Agravi, Jaclyn Dagan, Roset Ishagian, Yaffa Gohari, Hilda Gershon, and friends.

Jennifer Gershon, Thalia Mondam, Lauren Abouf, and Nicole Ishagian

Michaela Moinian, Nazee Moinian, and Emma Moinian

Natalie Ishagian and Jessica Zamir

Sohaila Adeli, Nazee Moinian, Nahid Noban, and Zohreh Zand

Revi and Valery Joseph, Nazee Moinian, Azita Agravi, and Ronen Mariano

Joseph and Nazee Moinian

Photographs by Scott Rudd/©Patrick McMullan (Valley); Staci Schwartz/ (Moinian).


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