Monday, August 25, 2008

Balls, Birthdays, and Luncheons

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 Breakers.
An interesting additional fundraiser was the sale of 200 Tiffany boxes for $150. Each box contained a keepsake Tiffany crystal or porcelain box. Two boxes however, contained a pair of Tiffany Aria pearl and diamond drop earrings in platinum and a Tiffany T-57 men’s sports watch.

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.
Lynne and Armin Allen
Leslie Hull, Mary Van Pelt, and Gladys Szapary
Howard and Madlyn Fafard
Ralph and Bobbie Carpenter
Pierre duPont Irving, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Preservation Society, Cynthia O'Malley, and Thomas Jayne
James Gaffney and Trudy Coxe. She is CEO & Executive Director of the Preservation Society (and is wearing Tiffany diamonds on loan for the evening)
Monty and Richard Burnham
Tripler and Tawfik Hammoud
Sandra Ourusoff and Bettie Pardee
Peter and Jane Elebash
David and Lynda Lindh
Pierre and Kathy Irving
Peter and Eaddo Kiernan
W.H. Dyer and Kimberly Jones
Eugene and Lynn Roberts
Les and Carol Ballard with their daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Mark Hull
Colleen Johnson and Peter Englehart of Tiffany & Co
Rosemary Ponzo and Kathy Irving
Elizabeth Prince de Ramel with Fernanda Kellogg
John and Peggy Richmond
Topsy Taylor and John Peixinho
Bettie and Jonathan Pardee
Carol and Scott Williams
Tim and Robin Shippee
Vice Admiral (USN-Ret.) Thomas and Trina Weschler
Allison and William Vareika
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.
Ayla Farnes and Lea Lis
Adelina Wong Ettelson, Jennifer Carlston, and Jennifer Harkness
Brooke Ensigm and Glenda Harvey
Brooke Ensigm and Maria Hatzistefanis
Kate Roberts, Glenda Harvey, Natalie von Bismarck, and Vanessa von Bismarck
Maria Hatzistefanis and Emma Roig-Askari
Glenda Harvey and Natalie von Bismarck
Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Kate Roberts
Jamee Gregory
Jennifer Carlston and Katherine Culbertson
Emma Roig-Askari and Angela von Liechtenstein
Brooke Hudis and Celia Cohen
Jennifer Carlston and Simone Levinson
Lea Lis and Helena Khazanova
Bettina Zilkha, Emma Roig-Askari, and Rita Konig
Celia Cohen, Tara Cathcart, and Vanessa Patronoff
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.
Kathie Lee Gifford, Frank Gifford, and Nikki Haskell
Fran and Mel Harris
Joan Linclau and Seth Baker
Gary Peel, Eugenio Lopez, and Fabian Basabe
Regis Philbin with Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford
Alan Nevins and friend
Regis Philbin and wife Joy
Michael and Pat York, Annabelle Begelman, and Jay Weston
Kathie Lee and Nikki with Eva Mohr
Martyn Laurance Boullard and friend
Mrs. and Mr. Brian Kennedy
Fabian Basabe, Bruce and Kris Jenner, and Nikki
Kathie Lee with Jolene and George Schlatter
Leonard and Wendy Goldberg
Ann and Arnold Kopleson with Sherry Lansing
Taylor Dane and friends
Kris Jenner, Dyan Cannon, Kathie Lee, and friend
E.T. Executive Producer Linda Bell Blue and Brad Bessey
Regis with Leba Sedaka
Victoria Hervey, Jack Gilardi, Casey Johnson, and friend
Dyan Cannon with Frank and Kathie Lee
Buzz and Lois Aldrin with Regis
Bruce and Kris Jenner
Alex Hitz, Brooke Davenport, and Nikki
Barbara Davis
Suzanne Depasse and Laurie Rodkin
Geoffrey Thomas and Sharon Sondes
Michale Klein and Olivia Lopez
Buzz Aldrin with Linda and Steven Blue
Walter Morgan and Beverly Johnson
Casey Johnson, Taryn Davis, and Laurie Rodkin
Danny Welk, Jay Weston and Annebele Beagleman
Kathie Lee blowing out her candles
Jack Friedkin and Sherry Lansing
Don Luciano and Taylor Dane with friends
The Dupont Twins, Richard and Robert
Supermodels Ann Turkel and Beverly Johnson

Photographs by © (Rodial); John Sterling (Nikki).

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