Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birthdays, Best Buddies, and book parties

Martha Stewart and Harry Slatkin's joint birthday in Montauk at Navy Beach.
Martha Stewart, America's queen of hearth and home and Harry Slatkin, America's king of home fragrances (read: candles) had a joint birthday last Friday night, in Montauk at Navy Beach, a new restaurant opened in an old restaurant and owned by Leyla Marchetto, the daughter of Silvano who owns the famous restaurant named for himself in the Village. The guestlist was made up of style gurus, their worshippers and devotees.
Martha Stewart with her birthday cake
Mario Grauso, Reed Krakoff, David Maupin, Stefano Tonchi, Serkan Sariar, and James Anderson
Stafford Broumand, Laura Broumand, Harry Slatkin, Ophelia Rudin, and Bill Rudin
Both Stewart and Slatkin have dwellings farther west in stylish East Hampton but when you're in their business, their always another issue or product needing to be created and then introduced. This time it was Navy Beach. For want of a better description, this is society today and the birthday girl and boy are two of its leading luminaries.
Alina Cho and Patrick Clayton
Andrea Ciaraldi and Marjorie Gubelmann
Ali Slatkin and Frances Trousdale
Frank and Kristina Davis
Anne Hearst McInerney, Jay McInerney, and Susan Magrino Dunning
Alison Mazzola and John Demsey
Samantha Rudin and Paul Hileto
Ali Slatkin, Harry Slatkin, Laura Slatkin, and Martha Stewart
Pamela Gross and Peggy Siegal
Cornelia Guest, Bruce Weber, and Martha Stewart
Ellie Tahari, Marjorie Gubelmann, and Harry Slatkin
Charles Koppelman and Jeffrey Rosen
Cornelia Guest, David Maupin, and Stefano Tonchi
Sabrina Leichter and Michael Rudin
Diana Picasso and Delfina Blaquier
Delfina Blaquier, Martha Stewart, and Nacho Figueras
James Anderson and Steven Gambrel
Eddie Barbis, Harry Slatkin, and Ophelia Rudin
Linda and Ben Lambert
Michael Cominotto and Lisa Jackson
Mario Grauso, Marjorie Gubelmann, and Dennis Basso
Jill Dienst and Alex Papachristidis
Klaus Biesenbach, Diana Picasso, and Martha Stewart
Nan Bush and Elie Tahari
Mickey Drexler, Peggy Drexler, and Jeff Pfeifle
Martha Stewart, Alan Grubmen, and Deborah Grubman
Laura Broumand and Alex Papachristidis
Thomas Meier, Samantha Rudin, Jill Dienst, and Andrew Brustin
Ingrid and Sandy Brant
Peter Edge and Dennis Freedman
Scott Nelson and Alex Papachristidis
More than 300 attended the 3rd Annual Best Buddies Hamptons Gala Saturday night at the Water Mill home of Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, raising $325,000 in total donations for Best Buddies International, the organization founded in 1989 by Tony Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one to one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

There was a lively cocktail hour, a gourmet dinner catered by Robbins and Wolfe, featuring Les Compagnons wines courtesy of Jacques Azoulay, a lively auction led by Benjamin Doller of Sotheby’s, which featured fabulous items such as getaways to the Turks and Caicos and Las Vegas, a Judith Ripka necklace, a Hunt Slonem painting, Heys Romero Britto Collection luggage, an evening with Miss Universe 2010, tickets to New York Fashion Week events.
Richard Ziegelasch, Anthony Shriver, Ricky Tam
Richard Ziegelasch, Anthony Shriver, and Ricky Tam
Molly Shriver, Natasha Shriver, Carolina Shriver, Anthony Shriver
Molly, Natasha, Carolina, and Anthony Shriver
The evening’s entertainment included a dance performance by Jeanine Mason, Season Five Winner of “So You Think You Can Dance” and Buddy Ambassador Brett Banford. Their poignant performance inspired Countess LuAnn DeLesseps to sing her new recording of “Money Can’t Buy You Class” while dancing. The countess is an enthusiastic vocalist despite her lack of awareness of her inability to carry a tune, which makes her performance especially memorable.

Chairs of the evening were Haley and Jason Binn, Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney, Johan de Nysschen, Tatiana and Campion Platt, Alina and Anthony Shriver and Lydia and Rudy Touzet.
Marisa Kurliwitz, ?
Marisa Kurliwitz and friend
Beata Bowman
Beata Bowman
Among those attending: Richard Ash, Debbie Bancroft, Cornelia Bregman, Beata Bohman, Michael Bruno, John Cochran, Nancy Corzine, Frank Cilione, Benjamin Doller, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Florence D’Urso, Lisa D’Urso, Bonnie Evans, Mia Fahler, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Sara Herbert Galloway, Holidae Hayes and Matt Gavin, Joanna Goldenstein, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Debra Halpert, Stewart Lane, Robin and Robert Leacock, Margaret Luce, Alison Mazzola, Sonja Morgan, James Nederlander, Marty Richards, Nic Roldan, Lee Schrager, Susan Shin, Laura and Harry Slatkin, Hunt Slonem, Emma Snowdon Jones, Tracy Stern, Peter Tumney, Geoffroy van Raemdonck, Eli Wilner, Samantha Marcus Yanks and Richard Ziegelasch
Rudy Touzet, Lydia Touzet, Brian O'Hara, Keisha Thomas
Rudy Touzet, Lydia Touzet, Brian O'Hara, and Keisha Thomas
Marcy Warren, Michael Warren
Marcy and Michael Warren
Sara Herbert Galloway, Barry Klarberg
Sara Herbert Galloway and Barry Klarberg
Michael Plaia, Alina Plaia, Dawn Strain, Rudy Holesek
Michael and Alina Plaia, Dawn Strain, and Rudy Holesek
Robin Baker Leacock, Robert Leacock
Robin Baker and Robert Leacock
Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff
Jean and Martin Shafiroff
Tracy Stern, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Emma Snowdon-Jones, James Goldman
Tracy Stern, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Emma Snowdon-Jones, and James Goldman
Jonathan Farkas, Somers Farkas
Jonathan and Somers Farkas
Wayne Diamond, Brett Banford
Wayne Diamond and Brett Banford
Alison Mazzola, Jean Shafiroff, Sara Herbert Galloway
Alison Mazzola, Jean Shafiroff, and Sara Herbert Galloway
Sonja Morgan, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
Sonja Morgan and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, Lisa Yom, Tatiana Platt, Fox Platt
Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, Lisa Yom, and Tatiana and Fox Platt
Jeanine Mason
Jeanine Mason
Ariel Moses, Brita Lofgren
Ariel Moses and Brita Lofgren
Debbie Bancroft
Debbie Bancroft
Corolina Shriver, Anthony Shriver, Anne Hearst McInerney
Corolina and Anthony Shriver, and Anne Hearst McInerney
Hunt Slonem, Jeffrey Slonim
Hunt Slonem and Jeffrey Slonim
Anne Hearst McInerney, Marina Galesi, Francesco Galesi
Anne Hearst McInerney, and Marina and Francesco Galesi
Marlyne Sexton, Chele Chiavacci
Marlyne Sexton and Chele Chiavacci
Campion Platt, Tatiana Platt
Campion and Tatiana Platt
Sessa von Richthofen, Richard Johnson, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Lacary Sharpe
Sessa von Richthofen, Richard Johnson, Emma Snowdon-Jones, and Lacary Sharpe
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, Jacques Azoulay
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Jacques Azoulay
Chele Chiavacci, Nancy Corzine
Chele Chiavacci and Nancy Corzine
Anthony Shriver, Jason Binn, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Nic Roldan
Anthony Shriver, Jason Binn, Emma Snowdon-Jones, and Nic Roldan
Mia Fahler, Countess Stephanie D'Orglandes, Eva Fahler
Mia Fahler, Countess Stephanie D'Orglandes, and Eva Fahler
Bonnie Comley, Stewart F. Lane, Robin Cofer
Bonnie Comley, Stewart F. Lane, and Robin Cofer
Cornelia Bregman, Marty Richards
Cornelia Bregman and Marty Richards
Joan Jedell
Joan Jedell
Lee Fryd, Patrice Farameh, Robin Cofer
Lee Fryd, Patrice Farameh, and Robin Cofer
Dr. Richard Ash, Maud Chussart
Dr. Richard Ash and Maud Chussart
Nick Leighton
Nick Leighton
And not far from Best Buddies, as the crow flies, over in Bridgehampton at the home of Steven Klein, HEAT honored Donna Karan, Mr. Klein and Hope Klein Langer.
Fern Mallis
Fern Mallis
Ann Dexter Jones
Ann Dexter Jones
Danielle Gingerich
Danielle Gingerich
Sonja Nuttal
Sonja Nuttal
Vanessa Muro, Natalia Saavedra
Vanessa Muro and Natalia Saavedra
Rachel Mindick, Meryl Gassman, Robin Katz Boyarski
Rachel Mindick, Meryl Gassman, and Robin Katz Boyarski
Alexandra Engler, Melanie Sackheim
Alexandra Engler and Melanie Sackheim
Lisa Schifter Greenberg, Christie Brinkley, Hope Klein Langer, Donna Karan
Lisa Schifter Greenberg, Christie Brinkley, Hope Klein Langer, and Donna Karan
Britta Losgren, Ariel Moses, Emma Rathe
Britta Losgren, Ariel Moses, and Emma Rathe
Rachel Heller, Nicholas Lamirata
Rachel Heller and Nicholas Lamirata
Paula Farlow, Sol Morsch, Shawnee Yani Cuefta
Paula Farlow, Sol Morsch, and Shawnee Yani Cuefta
Linda Shapiro
Linda Shapiro
Kirk Bernstein, Oscar Mendes, Bob Chaloner
Kirk Bernstein, Oscar Mendes, and Bob Chaloner
Kristina Lewin, Bruce Lewin, Iveta Vogdane, Lewis Black
Kristina Lewin, Bruce Lewin, Iveta Vogdane, and Lewis Black
John Scotto, Maria Elena Scotto
John and Maria Elena Scotto
Stan Baumblatt, Stan Herman, Fern Mallis
Stan Baumblatt, Stan Herman, and Fern Mallis
Larry Sands, Christina Sands
Larry and Christina Sands
John Roca, Elisa DiStefano
John Roca and Elisa DiStefano
Deb Huberman, Alissa Grad
Deb Huberman and Alissa Grad
David Chines, Jennifer Collins
David Chines and Jennifer Collins
John Moore, Giannie Couji
John Moore and Giannie Couji
Christie Brinkley, Russell Simmons
Christie Brinkley and Russell Simmons
Dr Gerry Curatola, Linda Shapiro, Hope Klein Langer, Donna Karan, Julie Ratner
Dr Gerry Curatola, Linda Shapiro, Hope Klein Langer, Donna Karan, and Julie Ratner
Sara Scott, Kristen Corso
Sara Scott and Kristen Corso
Meanwhile a few miles to the west in Bellport there was a dinner hosted by Claudia Lebenthal honoring her sister Alexandra and her new novel, The Recessionistas.
Claudia and Alexandra Lebenthal
Katia Read, Howard Read, and Mimi Read
Amanda Burden and Charlie Rose
Matthew Moneypenny and Lucy Meredith
Stacy Fischer, Claudia Lebenthal, and Carrie Hunt
Bobby and Sarah McCain
Amanda Burden and Matthew Moneypenny
Alexander Czarniecki, Johnny Knapp, and Claudia Lebenthal
Alexandra Lebenthal and Jay Diamond
David Schernberger and Alexandra Beitel
Gary Wolkowitz and David Schernberger
Alexandra Lebenthal and Bruce Pask
Milicent Souris and Tamara Reynolds
Gretchen Young and John Baxter
Charlotte Diamond, Alexandra Lebenthal, Ellie Diamond, Jay Diamond, and Ben Diamond
James and Lucy Danziger
Peter Schulte and Lori Barnhill
Patrick McMullan, Matthew Moneypenny, and Gaspar Tringale
Suzanne Donaldson and Susan White
Photographs by PatrickMcMullan.com
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