Monday, March 30, 2009

In the City of Hope

Maggie Betts celebrates her birthday at AMNH's Museum Days Dance 2009.
Last Thursday night at the American Museum of Natural History they held their 2009 Museum Dance, an annual affair beginning with cocktails, dinner in Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, followed by dessert and dancing. This dance is one of the city’s most popular junior social events with more than 700 attending.

Chairs were Fabiola Beracasa, Claire Bernard, Katie Lee Joel, Tinsley Mortimer and Arden Wohl. Dancing Chairs (musical chairs?) were Danny Baker 4th, Jason Beckman, Derek Blasberg and Simon Hammerstein.
Chairs Fabiola Beracasa, Katie Lee Joel, Arden Wohl, Claire Bernard, Tinsley Mortimer, and Milla Jovovich
Dinner in the Powerhouse.
Dessert and Dancing in the Cullman Hall of the Universe.
Claire Bernard reported: “this year the event celebrates the Museum’s current show “Climate Change” by being the first benefit of its size to go Green: from the recycled materials that are innovatively and spectacularly used in the décor; to the local, organic, sustainable foods being served; to the brilliant, eco-friendly Stella McCarthy gowns the chairs will be wearing; to the floral and plant arrangements that will be replanted on the Museum’s grounds after the event; to all the energy efficient techniques such as LED bulbs, recycling, and eco-smart products with a high reuseage rate used in the event’s production – this year will be the first ever Green Dance in the Museum’s History.”
Dancing Chair Danny Baker and Alex Kramer
Barbara Bush and Patrick McGregor
Andrew and Zibby Right
Tamara Lowe
Byrdie Bell
Harry and Jill Kargman
Rachel Chandler and Waris Ahluwalia
Chair Milla Jovovich, Dancing Chair Derek Blasberg, and Lauren Santo Domingo
Nate Lowman
Chair Milla Jovovich, Dancing Chair Derek Blasberg, and Ali Wise
Chrissie Miller
Chair Tinsley Mortimer
Chair Claire Bernard and Jen Brill
Jen Brill and Terence Koh
Chair Claire Bernard and Barbara Bush
Lyle Maltz, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, and Dancing Chair Derek Blasberg
Leigh Lezark
Sylvana Soto-Ward
Anne Vyalitsyna
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Dancing Chair Derek Blasberg, Chair Claire Bernard, Chairman of the Museum's Board of Trustees Lewis Bernard, and Jill Bernard
Vanessa Carlton
Chair Katie Lee Joel
Chair Fabiola Beracasa
Veronica Webb
Lauren Santo Domingo
Dani Stahl, Tamara Lowe, Laura Poretzky, and Chair Tinsley Mortimer
DJ Harley Viera-Newton
Tara Subkoff
Ali Wise and Byrdie Bell
Milla Jovovich, Derek Blasberg, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Allison Ecung and Richard Gomez
A couple of weeks ago, a newly formed group of young Manhattan professionals hosted its first event at Marquee to raise money for cancer research at City of Hope, a world-renowned biomedical research institution.

More than 250 attended. The event was the brainchild of Jocelyn Levy, whose mother is involved in the City of Hope East End chapter that has been raising money for over forty years.
Jocelyn Levy, Peter Kane, Adam Lavine, Joshua Aghravi, Brett Levine, and Lauren Tetenbaum.
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and by U.S.News & World Report.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. Through collaborations with top medical institutions such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, City of Hope is striving to eradicate the devastating impact of disease on patients and their families worldwide. For more information, visit
Ashley Spitz and Jenna Miller
Ben Spira, Eric Horowitz, David Chesner, Jamie Fuld, and Brett Levine
Candace Shaffer, Ashley Spitz, Jed Wilder, and Danny Matz
Jillian Schlesinger and Jennifer Neff
Alix Grenberg and Jamie Freedman
Jocelyn Levy, Alissa Jacob, and Ethel Cohen
Lindsey Kaplan, Abby Gold, and Gregory Quinn
Logan Levine and Jessica Haber
Melissa Constaniner and Adam Lavine
Brett Levine, David Zobel, and David Chesner
Peter Kane, Brett Levine, David Brailey, and Jordan Muraskin
Steve Moses and Alana Rogol
Laura Gelfand, David Marino, and Erica Rudd
Robyn Feldstein, Samantha Lasry, and Melissa Constantiner
Fashion Pashas. This past Friday at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, Lakme Fashion Week and Vogue held a kick-off party with IMG Fashion and Vikram Chatwal Hotels, and Billy Farrell from Patrick McMullan was there ...
Aarti Surendranath and Ayesha Thapar
Daman Chatwal and Seema Anand
Queenie Dhody
Anaita Adajania and Rajeev Samant
Bandana Tewari, Ravi Krishnan, and Fern Mallis
Madhu Sapre and Naomi Campbell
Vikram Chatwal, Naomi Campbell, Sant Singh Chatwal, and Daman Chatwal
Fern Mallis, Devieka Bhojwani, Javed Anand, and Vikram Raizada
Dominique Nellens and Piccolo Sood
Arjun Bhasin and Brendan McNamara
Sharon and Ilan Weill
Ujjwala Raut, Vikram Chatwal, and Fern Mallis
Raju Radha, Ujjwala Raut, and Wendell Rodrick
Last Wednesday night at 7 o'clock Lulu de Kwiatkowski and Alfredo Gilardini, Wendy and Leonard Goldberg, Cameron Silver and Cooper Ray hosted an opening of "Social Primer," Cooper’s “pop-up” shop at Lily Lodge on 644 North Robertson in West Hollywood.

For one night only East Coast style was in abundance on trendy Robertson Boulevard, that shopping street more famous for disheveled starlets and paparazzi flashes. The invitation called not for black tie, but bow ties. Among the well-edited selection of gifts for gentlemen (“pardon me if I call you gentlemen”), the shop stocks a fine array of monogrammed stationery, playing cards, artisanal jams, fine and decorative art, rare books from Nick Harvill and velvet slippers.

The Gilardinis -- who recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles -- were joined by Beth Blake, Dylan Brown, Will Kopelman, Jack Merrill, Ruthie Sommers, Amber Mead and Guy Hindley as Manhattan expatriates came out to support one of their own.
The scene at Social Primer.
The stylish guest list included Suzanne Rheinstein, Lucy Liu – who was the first guest to arrive fresh off the plane from New York, Entourage’s Perry Reeves, Crystal Lourd, Jamie Tisch, Lady Victoria Hervey, Julia Sorkin and Ruthie Sommers. San Franciscans Nicolo Bini, Alison Blumenfeld, Patrick Herning, and Shell and Craig Cardon were on hand as was Mad Men costumer Janie Bryant who stopped by for a little inspiration. Sally Perrin arrived in a dress by Martin Margiela made entirely of bow ties. Some people don’t kid around, even in L.A.

Social Primer is located inside Lily Lodge at 644 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069. Telephone: 310-854-1107. Email:
Amber Mean, Cooper Ray, Alex Edenborough, and Ganzi
Crystal Lourd and Jamie Tisch
Amanda Ross, Gregory Parkinson, and Ariana Lambert Smeraldo
Cooper Ray, Lulu de Kwiatkowski, Alison Blumenfeld, and Darren Ramirez
Jeffery Moore, Michelle Cin, and Tom Halleck
Margot Lin and Simone LeBlanc
Lady Victoria Hervey
Magda Berliner and Perrey Reeves
Cameron Silver
Jennifer Howell and Patrick Milani
Sally Perrin
Ariana Lambert Smeraldo and Gabriella Stollenwerck
Samone Le Blanc and Raven
Shell Cardon and Elizabeth Barmen
Melissa Masse and Gina Tollesn
Merle Ginsberg
Lulu de Kwiatkowski, Leonard Goldberg, Wendy Goldberg, and Cooper Ray
Megan Henderson

Photographs by ©D. Finnin & R. Mickens/AMNH; ©Patrick

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