Monday, November 2, 2009

Tricks and Treats

At Bette Midler's annual Hulaween 2009.
Miss Bette Midler hosted her annual Hulaween 2009 this past Friday night at the Waldorf Astoria. The evening, which benefited the New York Restoration Project, honored Mayor Michael Bloomberg and featured a special performance by Crosby, Still and Nash. There were Tricks and Treats provided by Whoopi Goldberg. Judy Gold was Mistress of Ceremonies and Costume Contest Judge was Michael Kors.
Lance Lepere and Michael Kors
Scott Backman, Joel Horton, and Jeff Stevenson
Hula Girls
Jessica Berger
Miss Teen USA, Stormi Bree Henley, Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, and Miss USA, Kristen Dalton
Kathleen and James Cornelius and family
Martha Stewart with Bette
Starkie Bananas
Jennifer Baldier
The Jet Blue Table with CEO David Barger
Mickey Heller and James Nederlander
Quing Uyes
Sia and Kate Pierson
Andrea Chalupa
Gloria Gaynor
Lindsey Cornelius and Ron Harman
Mya Rodell and Mike Harkin
Daniel Stewart and Jon Recor
Mia Matheson
Jim Salter, Emily Conner, and Steven Holbrook
Jamie de Roy, Eric Cornfeld, Judy Gold, and Elisa Halpern
Veronica and Ray Kelly with Tammy Fisher
Jon Gosselin and his 8 children
Bette with Crosby, Stills and Nash
Howard and Amy Rehs
Patty Smyth and John McEnroe
Ms. Polk and Sophia Stiadica
Bette serenades
Jonathan Rosario
Whoopi Goldberg and Bette Midler
Michael and Juiliet Williams
Martha Stewart
Robert Diamond
Liquor heads
Michael Hartman, Katie Couric, and Bette Midler
Kathy Neuberg
Bette making the rounds
Photographs by Ann Watt

The Young Patrons of Lincoln Center in association with Music Unites held their annual Fall Masquerade Gala last Thursday at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The evening honored Georgina Chapman, designer of Marchesa, and Mark Ronson, musician, record producer, DJ and founder of Allido Records.

Gala Co Chairs were Jessica Evelyn Betts, Alvin H. Crawford, Jr. and Michelle Edgar.
Daniel Merriweather, Kerry Washington, Mark Ronson, Georgina Chapman, and Michelle Edgar.
Benefit Committee included: Samantha Averbuck, Ted Bailey, Jessica Baird, Magen Bandwart, Lindsey Berns, Margaret Betts, Kwesi Blair, Cara M. Brugnoli, Cathy Cameron, Linden Campbell, Constance M. Chen, Cindy Chin, Tara Church, Hillary Cole, Jennifer Compton, Ntiedo Etuck, Katie Fischer, Mali Sananikone Gaw, Dawne Marie Grannum, Evan and Jodi Greebel, Sunjay Guilera, Blair Greenberg, Bethany Hale, Gena Haugen, Grant Held, Sam Hendel, Jennifer Hyman, Alison Kero, Sinan Khatib, Atsuko Kidaka, Christina Lennon, Christina Lewis, Sasha Majerovsky, Randi Melton, Gretchen Meyer, John Nicholas, Shilla Kim Parker, Rick Savitt, Marisa Sechrest, Ahsan Sheikh, Keka Shermerhom, Dee Dee Sides, Erik Stettler, Jennifer Stybel, Angie White, Jared Wien, Amy Wilk.
Hosts Michelle Edgar Alvin Crawford Jr., and Jessica Betts Karen Oliver and Jerry Tokofsky
Carla Barbosa and Edward Chapman Tara Engel Stephanie Hill, and Fatou Jabbie
Maryann van Roijen and Will Ryder Keren Craig and Danielle Prussin Greg and Cranden Cornfield
Elizabeth Right and Alissa Grad Gina Caputo, Anne de Schweinitz, and Alena Lehrer
A masked marauder Sarah Kunst and Emily Hollander
Alex Norman and Kristin Hawkins David Bieber, Carol Alt, and David Shorr
Anne Dexter Jones Evan and Jodi Greebel with Marisa Sechrest Jessica Gutierrez and Christopher Kresge
Andre de Castro and Lyavukhaima Robyn Schecter and Karen Fang
Tom Reddick, Karen Oliver, Jerry Tokofsky, Michelle Edgar, and Tishawn Gayle Setlema Kodelkova and Eli Mizrahi
Heather and Eric Leathers Kerry Washington, Michelle Edgar, and Georgina Chapman
Laurie Burgess and Vildia Samaniego Richard Reyle and Debra Cannon
Jared Clark and Nick Dietz Santogold and Desire Godsell  
Mark Ronson and Daniel Merriweather Rick Savitt and Danielle Camastra
Barbara Serraro and Paula de Taola Jennifer Randall and Stephanie Hill
Photographs by Ann Watt

The Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF) held its annual Breakthrough Ball benefit gala at the Plaza.

Honorary chairs were Tiki Barber, Laureen Kelley, and Carolyn Wiener. They presented the Breakthrough Spirit Award to Toni Braxton, Charles Grodin, and Ted Turner. All of the honorees have dedicated their time, energy and resources to philanthropic endeavors on behalf of children in need.

Charles Grodin, in addition to accepting his award, served as Master of Ceremonies for his fourth year. The evening also featured a special performance by Toni Braxton and a live auction led by Jamie Niven, Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s.

Proceeds from this benefit enable us to provide much needed medication, chemotherapy and other life saving treatments to children treated at the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Barri Lieberman, Ted Turner, Cynthia MacDonald, Les Lieberman, Toni Braxton, Charles Grodin, Trish Iervolino, and Ron Iervolino
Patricia Duff
Barbaralee Diamonstein Spielvogel
Lorne Weil, Kathy Angele, Peter Marsh, and Erika Marsh
Cynthia MacDonald and Gail Evertz
Michael Fuchs and Cindy Cowan
Mia and Eva Fahler
Ginny Barber, Toni Braxton, and Tiki Barber
Ted Turner and Les Lieberman
Toni Braxton and Tiki Barber
Laurie Malman, Nancy Moonves, and Lori Shabtai
Janice Lieberman and Steven Gerber
Reza Raein and Patricia Suarez
Nancy and Walter Raquet
Ted Turner, Toni Braxton, and Charles Grodin
Toni Braxton, Craig Kallman, and Isabel Kallman
Photographs by Julie Skarratt


The name Christopher Hyland, purveyor of luxe furnishings and fabrics for the home, for more than 20 years, has been synonomous with luxury and the sumptuous. The grand Fur District loft that he shares with his partner Constantino Castellano and their dog Hudson rivals the toniest Upper East Side digs imaginable. In terms of scale, lushness and attention to detail it rival an English country house, except it’s perched on the 12th floor of a hulking former office building. So the only thing missing are the flocks of grazing sheep outside the windows.

To honor the Irish Georgian Society and its American supporters, Mr. Hyland threw open every door, even his immaculately designed closets, for a sunset drinks party. There: Joe and Sheila O'Malley Fuchs, Catherine Cahill and Bill Bernhard, Liz and Peter Haveles, Judy and Jack Hadlock, Kirk de Gooyer, Maribeth and Ellen Welsh, Maureen Atinsky, Eileen Fell, Gail and Stephen Kittenplan, Maura and Sean O'Rourke, Sebastian Guinness, Louise Stephaich, Niall Smith, Chantal O'Sullivan, Denise Johnston and Joe McConnell, Jose and Beatrice Aguirre, Steven Stolman and Christopher Mason.
Annette Lester and Dionne Walsh
Maura and Sean O'Rourke
Alexandra Schlesinger
Catherine Cahill, William Bernhard, and Christopher Hyland
Sheila O'Malley, Leslie King, Eileen Fell, and Christopher Hyland
Steven Stolman and Hudson
Paula Fogarty and Peter Haveles
Sebastian Guinness and Louise Stephaich
Last Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation held its annual Symposium and Luncheon. More than 1000 guests attended, more than $1.9 million was raised and $29 million in research grants were awarded to 171 scientists from medical research centers across the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
Cynthia Lufkin Michelle Riggi Gigi Mortimer Coco Kopelman
Myra Biblowit and Evelyn Lauder Lorna Graev, Anne Sitrick, and Pat Patterson Thorunn and Berge Wathne
Grace Meigher, Marisa Acocello Marchetto, and Cricket Burns Mika Brezinski Co host of MSNBC's Morning Joe
Evelyn Lauder and Leonard Lauder In Leonard's speech he mentions that this is The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's 16th anniversary and then added that him and Evelyn were proudly celebrating their 50th anniversary!! Leonard Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Leonard presented this year's Humanitarian award to Elizabeth Hurley
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo Jane Hudis and John Dempsey Joanne de Guardiola and Karen LeFrak
Photographs by Rob Rich and Julie Skarratt

Nico and Ward Landrigan hosted a cocktail reception celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the founding of Verdura.
Adele Bove and Nina Ford Richter
Allister Clark and Alexandra Webb
Amanda Ross and Nico Landrigan
Vicky Jacobs
Annie Churchill Albert, Lisa Anastos, and Dalia Oberlander
Kimberley Roosenburg, Annika Norland, Annabel Tollman, and Colleen Caslin
Vanessa Stervenz
Jessica Nagel
Rhea Tziros and Anna Burke
Suzie Yalof Schwartz
Ginger Fisher, Phoebe Booth, and Alix Goelet
Denise Caldwell and Crevante Proctor
Stephanie Brag, Scott Blumenkranz, Jordan Sanders, and Dinah Walker
D.J. Adi Naumann
Deborah Driggs and Trish Backal
Jeff Goldstein and Caroline Stetson
Marc Braulio and Francesca Culzeza


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