Rainy Tuesday in New York; A trip to Palm Beach keeps us dry.
Looking across Park Avenue at the Racquet and Tennis Club (at 52nd Street) from the plaza of the Seagram's Building. 1:50 PM. Photo: JH.

In Palm Beach. HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia was honored at a luncheon and musicale at the oceanside home of Andrea and John Stark, with a concert by the award-winning international concert pianist Marina Arsenijevic. Only a week before she had performed to a sold-out audience in Chicago as part of her American tour “The Princess and the Prodigy,” and then again five days later in Toronto.

Miss Arsenijevic, who is one of the world’s most dazzling musical talents was born in the former Yugoslavia where she was recognized as a child prodigy and played her first concert at the age of nine before an audience of 2000. She went on to win first prize in six international piano competitions and made her debut in New York at Carnegie Hall inn 2003. that same year she also performed at First Lady Laura Bush’s Luncheon at the White House for Cherie Blair, wife of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
L. to r.: Andrea Stark, Princess Katherine, and Marina Arsenijevic; Marina Arsenijevic plays for the guests.
Crown Princess Katherine established Lifeline Humanitarian Organization in 1993 for the purpose of helping children, the elderly and refugees throughout Serbia and Montenegro – all parts of former Yugoslavia – regardless of religious or ethnic origin, providing vital medical equipment and supplies to hospitals and clinics, as well as food and other necessities.

There was a big turn out at the Starks’ including Mrs. Winston Churchill II, Judy Taubman, Dana and Whitney Tower Jr., Jessie and Rand Araskog, Sharon Sondes and Geoffrey Thomas, Mila Mulroney, Bruce Bent, Nicholas Papanicolaou, Candy Hamm, Christopher Kaufmann, Janie Pearman, Jay Keith, Maura Benjamen, Hillie Mahoney, Kathleen and Hashem Khosrovani, Yolanda Kluge, Mai and Ridgely Harrison, Coco Brown, Ann Downey, John and Susan Wanamaker-Leas, Alex Gregory, Susan Bodnar, Bryan and Pam McIver, Steven Stolman, George and Dede Merck, Kate Claessenn, Christopher Phillips, Jonathan Mann, Dr. Donald Bronn and Jerry Beedee.

The hostess wore a dress by Noriko Naede and diamond and moonstone jewelry by Kaufmann de Suisse. Both the Crown Princess and Miss Arsenijevic also wore jewelry by Kaufmann de Suisse.
Marina Arsenijevic, HRH Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia, and Nicholas Papanicolaou
Tom Samet, Binny Bauer, Anita Meltzer, and Ross Meltzer
Susan Wanamaker-Leas, Candy Hamm, Luce Churchill, Mila Mulroney, and Jennifer Naegele
Hillie Mahoney and Mila Mulroney
Susan Bodnar and Cathy Barrett
Victor Figveredo, Dana Tower, Susan Wanamaker-Leas, Whitney Tower, and John Wanamaker-Leas
Jane Karp, Anita Meltzer, and Steven Stolman
John and Susan Wanamaker Leas with Bruce Bent
Hashem Khosrovani, Princess Katherine, Regine Diamond, and Maura Benjamin
Ron Neal and Susie Humes
Vera Serrano and Lori Stoll
James Tigani and Jane Pontarelli
Judy Taubman
R. Couri Hay and Ann Washburn
Ice cream ...
... anyone??
Kate Khosrovani, Luce Churchill, and Vera Serrano
Jesse Araskog and Mai Harrison

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March of Dimes held its 29th annual Million Dollar Beauty Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria
Miriam Buhl with honorees Bobbi Brown and Dale Crichton
John Demsey and Sarah Brown
The cosmetic and fragrance industry convened once again in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on April 1 for the March of Dimes 29th Annual Million Dollar Beauty Ball.

The Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf
This year’s black-tie event with a touch of a beach theme honored Bobbi Brown, founder and CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, with the Beautiful Apple Award, and Dale Crichton, executive vice president, corporate cosmetics Nordstrom, as Retailer of the Year.

Proceeds from the Beauty Ball support the March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Thousands of babies are born prematurely every year — reportedly the nation’s leading obstetric problem and cause of newborn death. The March of Dimes has dedicated the next five years to a $75 million initiative to slow down this crisis.
Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker
Amy Astley
Dennis and Ann Leary
Evelyn Lauder and Barbara Zinn Moore
Jeff Kimmel and Diane Silberstein
William Lauder, Evelyn Lauder, and Leonard Lauder
Bobbi Brown and Monroe Alechman
Don and Holly Loftus
Roger Dolan, Bobbi Brown, and Burt Tansky
Barbara Britton, Bobbi Brown, and Michelle Ebanks
L. to r.: Diane Byrne, Francine Swick, and Amy Synnott; Michelle Holubar.

April 14, 2004, Volume IV, Number 61
Photographs by Rob Rich (March of Dimes); Lucien Capehart (Arsenijevic)


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