Thursday, August 20, 2009

Into the wee summer hours

Partying at The Standard New York following Cinema Society's screening of “Inglourious Basterds.”
This past Monday night Cinema Society and its founder Andrew Saffir hosted a screening of “Inglourious Basterds” beginning at the School of Visual Arts and continuing afterwards into the wee hours in the garden of Andre Balazs’ latest hotel, The Standard New York.
Lawrence Bender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Quentin Tarantino, Melanie Laurent, and Christoph Waltz
The evening, which was sponsored by Hugo Boss and Grey Goose, brought out a galaxy of stars that many hailed as the most star-studded night of the summer.
Christoph Waltz, Melanie Laurent, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, and Quentin Tarantino
Who, you might ask? Writer/director Quentin Tarantino, as well as his cast, Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz, Mike Myers, Eli Roth, and Melanie Laurent, along with Harvey Weinstein and producer Lawrence Bender, plus Sir Ben Kingsley, Gina Gershon, Terrence Howard, Sam Rockwell, Julia Stiles, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Monaghan, Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford, Jonny Lee Miller, John Stamos, Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”), Melissa George, Tom Cavanagh, Christopher Meloni, Jennifer Esposito, George Hamilton, Jeff Zucker, Richard Belzer, Eva Amurri, Moby, Sebastian Stan (“Gossip Girl”), Matthew Settle (“Gossip Girl”), Olivia Thirlby, Josh Charles, Guillermo Diaz (“Weeds”), Chris Diamantopoulos, Corbin Bleu, Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”), Bryan Batt (“Mad Men”), Emma Roberts, Bryan Adams, Andre Balazs, Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone, Padma Laskhmi, Zac Posen, Agyness Deyn, Duncan Sheik, Alexa Chung, Kelly Klein, Cindi Leive, Heather Matarazzo, Rory Culkin, First Lady Michelle Paterson, Debbie Bancroft, Frederic Fekkai, Frederique Van Der Wal, Andrew Jarecki, Amy Sacco, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Nicole Miller, Salman Rushdie, Sante D’Orazio, Rocco Dispirito, Elettra Wiedemann, Keira Chaplin, Anne V, Cynthia Rowley, Fabiola Beracasa, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, PC Peterson (“NYC Prep”), Yigal Azrouel, Raquel Zimmerman, Lonneke Engel, Alex Lundqvist, Marcus Schenkenberg, David Zinczenko, Dan Abrams, Richard and Sessa Johnson, Olivia Chantecaille, Jacqueline Schnabel, Daniel Benedict, Byrdie Bell, Zani Gugelmann, Keren Craig, Leigh Lezark, Fern Mallis, Sam and Kathryn Shaffer, Kelly Bensimon, Rachel Roy, Vanessa Von Bismarck, Universal Pictures Co-Chairman David Linde, Showtime CEO Matt Blank, Erica Steinberg (Executive Producer), Pilar Savone (Producer), and DJ Coleman.

Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent
Matthew Smith, Victoire Chancel, and Andrew Ellis
Maureen Grise and Tom Cavanagh
Amy Finlayson and Nur Khan
Bryan Adams
Dan Abrams
David Zinczenko
Lorenzo Martone and Marc Jacobs
Mike Myers
Eric Mabius and Ivey Sherman
Helen Lee Schifter
Olga Rei and Valentine Uhovski
Andrew Bevan and Lesley Blume
Amanda and Meredith Sidman
Jared Craft and David Lipke
Richard Johnson, Sessa von Richthofen, Matthew Settle, and Naama Nativ
Terrence Howard and friend
Salman Rushdie
Eva Amurri
Sophie Flack, Guillermo Diaz, and Jaime Lee Kirchner
Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino
Richard Belzer
Elettra Wiedemann and Joey Jalleo
Jonathan Cheban and Kelly Killoren Bensimon
Jennifer Esposito and Padma Lakshmi
Ryan Miller and Todd DiCiurcio
Scott Merriam, Kat Schaufelberger, and Lana Trevisan
Jeff Zucker
Lindsay Lohan and Ali Wise
Sir Ben Kingsley
Melissa George
Fabiola Beracasa and Emmanuelle Chriqui
Padma Lakshmi and Manu Nathan
Rachel Roy and Olivia Palermo
Rianne Ten Haken and Binn Jakupi
Peter Davis and Matthew Marchak
Ward Simmons and Jack Connolly
Sebastian Stan and Chace Crawford
Kathryn Neale Shaffer and Sam Shaffer
Zani Gugelmann, Lyman Carter, and Keren Craig
Andre Balazs, Kat Schuafelberger, Scott Meriam, Kamil Parchomienko, and Lucy McIntyre
Dr. Emily DuPre, Bree Casart, and Susannah Mills
John Stamos
Lisa Salzer
Julia Stiles
George Hamilton and Dr. Barbara Sturm
Photographs by

On Sunday August 16th in Southampton, the McCarton Foundation hosted its inaugural Garden Party. The McCarton Foundation is one of NYC's leading Schools and Research Centers for autism and developmental disabilities. The Foundation made their big announcement among the gorgeous gardens at the home of Kristen and Richard Thompson--that they will be moving into a new 30,000 square foot space in Chelsea just in time to start the new school year. The fun filled party was held pool side with Roberta Freymann decorating the home and Swifty’s delighting the palettes.

Among those celebrating were Maxmiliano Palacio, Alex and Kate Donner, Camille Campbell Von Arnim, Lisa Anastos, Nina and John Richter, Clay Tompkins, Sandra Ripert, Michelle and Laur Blumberg, Sue Devitt, Lynda Packard, Maggie La Monica and Chris Tierney, Lisa Crawford, Sandra Coudert, Howard Cox, Brad Shaheen, Susan Waterbury, Melanie Seymour Holland, Amy Hoadley and Jim and Ellie Libby. The opening ribbon cutting will be in early November 2009.
Hosts Kristen and Richard Thompson
Ross Thompson and Clay Tompkins
Jim Libby and Jay Dobson
Ellie Libby, Lynda Packard, and Cece McCarton
Clay Tompkins and Lisa Crawford
Andrea Masano, Catherine Hart, and Geraldine Brower
Stephen Attoe, Neal Myers, and Alfredo
Kristen Thompson, Camille Campbell Von Arnim, Larry Cummings, Melissa Olcott, and Camille Campbell
Lynda Packard and Jim Libby
Rhonda Sherwood and Amy Gianos
Sara Herbert Galloway and James Libby
Lisa Anastos and Melanie Holland
Camille Campbell Von Arnim, Cece McCarton, and Camille Campbell
Jay and Gopa Dobson with Chutney
Karen Tompkins and Leah Thompson
Laur and Michelle Blumberg
Sue Waterbury and Jamie Rose
CeCe McCarton, Mindy Moak, and Claire Mercuri
Sandra Coudert and Cindy Glanzrock
Sue Devitt, Sandra Ripert, Josett Armato, and Catherine Hart
Camille Campbell Von Arnim and Caroline Crawford
Lori Laub and Chris Gale
Jill Johnson
Chris and Margaret Tierney
Howard and Gayle Sobel with Jake
Alastair Crawford and Sarah Hunter
Liz Obolensky
Josett Armato
Sara Herbert-Galloway, Sandra Ripert, and Richard Thompson
Sam Parker and Ivy Feldman
Rhonda and Lindsay Sherwood
Kate Edmonds Donner and Amy Gianos
Dr. Joshua Breuer
Chris and Leah Kelly
Kristen Thompson and Maxmiliano Palacio
Sara Crisafulli and Heinz Haas
Lisa Anastos and Maxmiliano Palacio
Photographs by Ann Watt

Last Saturday at the Southampton Cultural Center’s Levitas Center for the Arts, FEED and TeddyShare teamed up with Dylan’s Candy Bar and Laughing Pizza, a popular family band, for a concert. The proceeds from the tickets went to support the FEED Foundation.
Sharon Bush started the TeddyShare Bears in 2008 and has partnered with her daughter Lauren and the FEED Foundation to create a line of FEED Bears. The FEED Bears, Plumpy (feeds five children) and Nut (feeds three children), will raise funds to feed severely malnourished children aged five and under in the region of East Africa. To buy a FEED Bear or two, click here.
Lauren Bush with Laiughing Pizza
Aditi Naranan
Ashley, Sharon, and Lauren Bush
Sharon and Lauren Bush, George Semerjian, and Ashley Bush
Jean Shafiroff, Pat Lutri, and Kathlean de Monchy
Daniel, Jacqueline, and Tobias Kloner
Sara Herbert-Galloway with Alana
David Lauren and Lauren Bush
Emily and David Post with Katlean de Monchy
Patricia Moreno and Ellen Gustafson
Tim Braun and Peter Arnold with Beatrice and Lily Braun-Arnold
On stage with the kiddies
Triplets Ayla, Arjun, and Maya Dhar
Christina Fell, Kathryn Tisch, and Nicole Gabona
Beatrice and Lily Braun-Arnold
Sharon Bush with Beatrice and Lily Braun-Arnold
Photographs by Ann Watt

Last weekend in Watermill, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation held its first ever Hamptons kick off event for the third annual Pulse of the City Gala honoring Martin. B. Leon, MD at the home of Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Jeffrey W. Moses. The gala will take place on October 22nd, 2009 at The Waldorf=Astoria.

Committee co-chairs Gregg W. Stone, MD and Jeffrey W. Moses, MD, along with CRF Chairman of the Board Eric Woldenberg, President and CEO William Himmelsbach, welcomed friends and supporters for an afternoon of mingling and cocktails to set the stage for the fall gala and raise awareness for the foundation and its mission. The fete included cocktails provided by Basil Hayden, Ciroc vodka, and Peroni beer with delicious hors d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs and cupcakes donated by Cupcake Stop. Supporters included Collette Gardner, Deena and Nissim Aboodi, Keven Duffy, Linda Leon, Sharon Bush, Hilary Nierenberg, Janna Bullock, Mark W. Smith, Dr. Shawn Sadri, Dr. George Dangas, Melissa Berkelhammer, Sal Strazzullo as well as Junior Committee members Ariel Moses, Ashley Bush, Sheehan Raab, and David Chines.
Ryland Hilbert, Kendra Seay, Keven Duffy, Carson Griffith, and Ariel Moses
Proceeds from the afternoon benefited the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, an independent, academically-focused non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease through research and education.  Individual tickets for the Pulse of the City Gala on October 22nd begin at $1,000 and tables begin at $15,000. Junior Committee tickets begin at $250.  For tickets and additional information, please contact Irma Damhuis at (212) 851-9187 or at
Colette Gardner, Samantha Sheft, and Marlene Woldenberg
Melissa Berkelhammer, Shawn Sadri, and Janna Bullock
Gregg and Amy Stone
Ed Dempsey and Mark W. Smith
Gail Himmelscach, Bill Himmelsbach, Eric Woldenberg, and Dr. Jeffrey W. Moses
Salvatore Strazzullo
Dr. Martin B. Leon and Sheehan Raab
Deena and Michael Aboodi
Sharon Bush, Dr. Jeffrey W. Moses, and Ashley Bush
Photographs by


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