|The dinner Tent at the Preservation Society of Newport County's Tiffany Ball.|
|The Friday before last, up in Newport, the Preservation Society of Newport County, in partnership with Tiffany & Company, entertained 600 at a Tiffany Ball held in The Breakers, the mansion of Alice Gwynne and Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The Preservation Society’s ongoing mission is to preserve its collection of historic houses and landscapes, including seven National Historic Landmarks. The black tie event raised $300,000 for the cause.
The ball was held in the Great Hall of the mansion (See NYSD 8.18.08: Newport Summers). Dinner was served on the terrace in a tent, decorated by David Price of Newport. The menu consisted of: Chilled Lobster Salad with Smoked Paprika Remoulade, served with Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2006. The entrée was Beef Tenderloin with Melted Leeks and Shitake Mushrooms, Oven-roasted New Potatoes and Summer Sweet Pea Puree, served with Chateauneuf du Pape Mont-Redon 2004. Dessert was Meyer Lemon Mascarpone Cheese Cake with summer fruit jewels served with Taittinger La Francaise Brut N/V.
|Dancing in the Great Hall.|
|After dinner they danced the night away in the Great Hall, to the music of the Alex Donner Orchestra. Co-chairs of the Ball were Leslie (Mrs. Mark D) Hull, Miss Gladys V Szapary, and Mary (Mrs. Guy F. C.) Van Pelt.|
|Rodial Skincare's Maria Hatzistefanis hosted a luncheon to benefit Five & Alive at Saint Ambroeus, Southampton with Kate Roberts, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, and Emma Roig-Askari.|
|Meanwhile out in the hills of Beverly, in the land of Stars and Starcaps, Nikki Haskell hosted a birthday party for Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford in her tower aerie with L.A. sparkling and twinkling at their feet.|
|Photographs by ©PatrickMcMullan.com (Rodial); John Sterling (Nikki).|