Monday, October 22, 2012

Delicious autumn!

Jacqueline Weld Drake addresses the crowd at Casita Maria's annual “Fiesta 2012.”
This past Thursday, October 18, 2012, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) hosted the 24th Annual Preview Party for The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show at The Park Avenue Armor. The glamorous event was Co-Chaired by Mary Davidson, Pamela Fiori, Jamee Gregory, Eleanora Kennedy and Kamie Lightburn with Associate Chairmen Allison Aston & Sloan Overstrom.  The Celebratory Chairman was Sigourney Weaver and the Connoisseur Chairman was Shafik Gabr. The event was generously sponsored by Architectural Digest and V&M / Vintage and Modern.
Allison Aston, Jamee Gregory, Sigourney Weaver, Eleanora Kennedy, Anna Haughton, Charlotte Moss, Dr. Annette Rickel, Kamie Lightburn, Pamela Fiori, Mary Davidson, and Sloan Overstrom
In support of The Society were the evening’s prestigious Design Committee Co-Chairman, Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell and designer Charlotte Moss, who transformed The Glorious Food Café into an elegant French garden parterre.  A glittering crowd of over 1,200 guests and leaders from the art, design and fashion worlds mingled amongst the sensational art and antiques, and stunning jewelry.  This important show, organized by Anna and Brian Haughton, features many of the world’s most influential art and antique dealers in the U.S. and Europe. 

With such tremendous turnout, the event co-chairs are thrilled to announce that over one million dollars was raised, with 100% of proceeds benefiting The Society’s programs at MSKCC. The Society has had the good fortune to be the beneficiary of the Preview Party since 1989.  These critical funds will support The Society’s mission to promote the well being of patients, support cancer research, and provide public education on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, and will ensure that The Society continues to provide patients and their families with the comfort and caring that makes such a difference while they are at MSKCC.
Gigi Gabr, Shafik Gabr, Anna Haughton, and Pamela Fiori
Notable Guests included: Sigourney Weaver, Candice Bergen, President of The Society, Dr. Annette U. Rickel, Adrienne Vittadini, Leonard A. Lauder, Arie and Coco Kopelman, CeCe and Lee Black, Margaret Russell, Charlotte Moss, Jamie Tisch, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy, Pamela Fiori, Shafik and Gigi Gabr, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Daisy Soros, Shoshanna Gruss, Audrey Gruss, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Kate Gubelmann, Karen LeFrak, Kamie and Richard Lightburn, Mr. and Mrs. Derek L. Limbocker, Yaz and Valentin Hernandez, Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom, Sloan Overstrom, Allison Aston, Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton, Natalie Leeds Leventhal, Martha Glass, Heather Leeds, Lisa McCarthy, Anna and Michael Safir, Barbara and Donald Tober, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Sherrill, Geoffrey N. Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Jamie Drake, Todd Alexander Romano, Bunny Williams, John Rosselli, Michel Witmer, Elizabeth Pyne, Courtney Arnot, Marshall Watson, Alex Smith, and many more.
Charlotte Moss and Mario Buatta
Karen LeFrak and Margaret Russell
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
Sigourney Weaver, Eleanora Kennedy, Craig Thompson, and Dr. Annette Rickeli
Jeannie Pearman, Marvin Davidson, and Mary Davidson
Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
Richard and Kamie Lightburn
Lisa Klein and Eleanora Kennedy
Michael and Anna Safir
Ari and Coco Kopelman
John Loring
June and Paul Schorr
Amanda Essex, Alexandra Rose, and Victoria Vought
Kamie Lightburn, Michel Witmer, Sloan Overstrom, and Allison Aston
Charlotte Moss, Adam Smith, and Pamela Fiori
Dr Annette Rickel ands Daisy Soros
Myrna Haft, David Wax, and Jieun Wax
Katie Tozer, Kamie Lightburn, Tara Wilson, and Rema Parachini
Charlotte Moss and Harriet Weintraub
Melissa and Chappy Morris
Robert Rionda, Charlotte Moss, Roric Tobin, and Geoffrey Bradfield
Andrea Fahnestock and George Hambrecht
Sigourney Weaver, Eleanora Kennedy, Shafik Gabr, and Gigi Gabr
Bruce Bierman and Wendy Moonan
Polly Onet, Scott Snyder, and Audrey Gruss
Ann Pyne, Jamee Gregory, and Betty Sherrill
CeCe and Lee Black
Jean De Montaillou and Mary Davidson
Ellen and Ian Graham
Duane Hampton and Edward Lee Cave
Mark McCarty and Fernanda Kellog
Marshall Watson and Lisa McCarthy
Susan Gutfreund
Michael Kennedy and Karen Klopp
Jennifer Isham, Priscilla Rattazzi, Liza Lerner, and Susan Moss
Adam Smith and Liz Peek
Sam Allen and Natalie Leeds Leventhal
Tom and Heather Leeds
Alexia Hamm Ryan, Jamee Gregory, and Mary Snow
Martha and Peter Webster
Debbie Pipines and Barbara Harbach
Amy Hoadley and Melanie Holland
Chris Meigher, Amanda Meigher, and Grace Meigher
Gianluigi and Adrianne Vittadini
Marianna and George Kaufman
Andrew Orshin and Michelle Smith
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education held its annual “Fiesta 2012” gala at The Mandarin Oriental in New York City. This year’s honorees were Lilly Scarpetta de Pumarejo, Pierre Durand and Marina B. Kiera Chaplin collected a special gold medal on behalf of Marina B. Mario Buatta served as master of ceremonies and Christopher Mason was the program’s host. As has become the tradition, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia were the Dinner Chairmen. Kiera Chapin, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Fe Fendi, Lilly Scarpetta, and Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio were all adorned in Marina B. sparkling jewels.

Cocktails began in the hotel’s lobby lounge and was followed by dinner and dancing in the ballroom. The benefit raised $528,800 dollars – the silent auction raised $32,900.
Mario Buatta
Sarah Calderon, Daisha Rivas, and Foster Alcantara
This elegant back tie evening raises money for an intuition in one of the poorest neighborhoods of the Bronx,  the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, which supports young people and their families through high quality social, cultural, and educational opportunities. Casita Maria was founded in 1934 by Claire and Elizabeth Sullivan, two schoolteachers in East Harlem.

The event hosted over 370 guests, including: Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Princess Kovalenko, Tony Bechara, Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio, Deeda Blair, Peter Bacanovic, Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Consul Maria Elena Cabezut, Coty Cisneros, Luis Guillermo Cisneros, Kiera Chapin and Oliver James, John Demsey, Pierre Durrand, Tiffany Dubin, Jacqueline and Ronald Drake, Fe Fendi, Audrey Gruss, Jamie and Peter Gregory, Yaz Hernandez, Elizabeth Jacoby, Ambassador John L. Loeb and Sharon Handler Loeb, Christopher Mason, Mary McFadden, Sydney Picasso, Hunt Slonem, Steven Stolman, Stephanie Stokes, Angel Sanchez, Lilly Scarpetta and Roberto Pumarejo, Christopher Trump, Barbara and Donald Tober, Anne Rapp, Adriana and Gianluigi Vittadini, Cecile David-Weill, and Sabrina Wirth and Aaron Sokilik.
Oliver James, Kiera Chaplin, Toni Lubetsky, and Paul Lubetsky
Christopher Mason
Chus Ezqerra, Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio, Fe Fendi, and Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio
Audrey Gruss, Ann Dexter Jones, and Jacqueline Weld Drake
Sydney Picasso, Ambassador John Loeb, Sharon Handler Loeb, and Wendy Vanderbilt
-Sergio Millerman, Malu Millerman, Donald Tober, and Barbara Tober
Carolina Alvarez Mathies and Angel Sanchez
IAna Ramos, Tony Bechara, Yaz Hernandez, and Patrick McMullan
Benny Tabatabai, Kristina Kovalenko, and Rebecca Rooney
Geoffrey Bradfield and Catherine Petree-Biron
Ann Rapp and Hunt Slonem
Janis Cecil, Andres Serrano, and Michele Gerber Klein
Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Cecile David-Weill
Roberto Pumarejo and Lilly Scarpetta
Jamie Figg and Deeda Blair
Deeda Blair, Pierre Durand, Peter Lyden, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia
Steven Stolman, Lauren Grushkin, and Louis Renzo
Adrienne Vittadini, Gianluigi Vittadini, and Mercedes Levin
Patrick McMullan, Mary McFadden, and Edgar Batista
Elizabeth Jacoby and Tina Livanof
Rose Garden Dinner Dance at The New York Botanical Garden took place on Monday, October 1, at the Botanical Garden. Guests of Honor were Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sullivan, Jr. in recognition of their steadfast loyalty to this institution and Mrs. Sullivan’s dedicated service as a Member of the Garden’s Board for nearly twenty five years.

Chairmen for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy H. Biggs, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burn III, and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Davidson. Honorary Chairmen are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hubbard and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Nolen.
The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
The event proceeds provide essential funds for the maintenance of the extraordinary Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden as one of the world’s premier rose venues, and support the curators’ care of the Rose Garden Collection, which boasts over 4,300 rose plants in 693 varieties, the greatest number of roses ever displayed. This annual special evening attracts 300 members of the Garden’s extended family, and raises nearly $600,000 to support the collection. 
Allison Bourke, Nonie Sullivan, Maureen Chilton, Jeanie Burn, and Mary Davidson
Hartley Rogers and Amy Falls
Dara Mitchell and Mike Offit
Co-Chairs Nonie Sullivan, Mary Davidson, and Jeanie Burn wearing Piaget
John and Carmine Thain
Chris and Grace Meigher
Peter Kukielski with Maureen and Richard Chilton
Deborah and Chuck Royce
Jeanie and Harry Burn
Friederike biggs (right) and friends
The Sullivans
Memrie Lewis and Julia Utsch
Wilson and Eliot Nolen
Jeanne Jones
Nonie and John Sullivan
Joseph Singer, Mish Tworkowski, and Jim Kloiber
Julie and Nicholas Sakellariadis
Marvin and Mary Davidson
Maureen and Richard Chilton and friends
Laurie and Peter Grauer
Paula and Robert Gossett
The Piaget table
General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Retired), Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was honored at the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club Military Ball with the Service to the Nation Award.

The annual event, on October 5th, was held at the Hotel Pierre in Manhattan. Every year SSMAC honors a branch of the United States Military and this year, the United States Marine Corps is being saluted with patriotic fanfare and festivities.

Those honored at this annual event received hand-cast brass eagles to commemorate the evening.
Mitzi Perdue, General David H. Petraeus, Major General Juan G. Ayala, and Robert McManus
Honorees also include General James F. Amos, Commandant, United States Marine Corps; Mitzi Perdue, Editor-at-Large, GEN, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News and Robert McManus, Editorial Page Editor, New York Post.  Accepting the award on behalf of General Amos will be Major General Juan G. Ayala, Inspector General, U.S. Marine Corps.

Among those attending: SSMAC Chairman Ivan Obolensky; Margo and
John Catsimatidis; Cynthia and Tony Maltese; Jacqueline and Nick Drexel; Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Wickham; Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy and Mrs. Ryland E.D Chase.
Diane Ayala, Major General Juan G. Ayala, Dr. Robert Wickham, Kate Wickham, Louis Pedinoff, Jay Pedinoff, and Katie Gardner
Music was provided by Alex Donner and his Orchestra.

Proceeds from the evening went to benefit SSMAC,, a non-profit organization that, since 1919, has provided warm, friendly, and safe accommodations for more than two and a half million men and women of the armed forces, as well as those of our allies. 
General David H. Petraeus, and Margo and John Catsimatidis
General David H. Petraeus and Ivan Obolensky
General David H. Petraeus and Alison Chase
Mary and Robert McManus
SSMAC's Junior Committee
Benjamin Patton and General David H. Petraeus
Zita Davisson
Maestro Igor Babailov and General David H. Petraeus
Jose Hernandez, Kevin McGovern, Chuck Scarborough, Dr. Judy Kuriansky, and John Skarin
Dan Ladne, Judy Bliss, and Rick Perkins
Dr. Robert Wickham and Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy
Sherry Locherlaue, Kathy Edwards, and Emily Allen
Hazel Cathers, Captain Eric Tausch, and Sue Tausch
Susan Nagel and Mitzi Perdue
Cpt Russell Grant, Barbara de Portago, and General David H. Petraeus
Kate and Dr. Robert Wickham
Gloria Muller and Marianne Strong
Alison Chase, Mitzi Perdue, and David Christian
Emily Andren and Rod O'Connnell
Chris, Hazel, Tristian, Jennifer, and James Cathers
Sylvia Tosun Singing
Jim Luce and Barbara Carr
Marvin Scott, General David H. Petraeus, and Lorri Scott
Rita Cosby and Tomaczek Bednarek
Grammy Award-winning producer Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean was honored at Children’s Rights’ Seventh Annual Benefit on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel in New York City.  The event was co-chaired by Nick Cannon and Michael Cayre.

Children’s Rights Board Member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels - hip hop icon from the groundbreaking group Run DMC - served as emcee.  The Benefit raised more than half a million dollars.  

Hugh Hildesley, Executive VP and Senior Auctioneer at Sotheby’s ran the annual reverse auction; which raised over $200,000 dollars.
Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, Alan Meyers, Rocko, and Nick Cannon
The benefit raised awareness and support for Children’s Rights’ campaigns to defend the legal rights of abused and neglected children in foster care throughout the United States.

The Children’s Rights Champaign Award is given annually to an honoree who demonstrates a passionate commitment to the most vulnerable among our nation’s children. Swizz was selected for the award because he cares deeply about national and international children’s causes, and is determined to give back and improve the lives of children in foster care. 

More than 350 guests attended the event, including:  Moises de la Renta, Philip Falcone, John Kluge, Amy Laurent, Massimo LuBuglio, Miss Mykie, Paigion, Shorty Da Prince, Arden Wohl and Bow Wow. 
Catherine Petree-Biron, Sahel Golestan, Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, Amy Laurent, and Tom Murro
The Benefit’s Steering Committee: Joseph W. Belluck, Richard D. Emery, Dan Galpern, Alan C. Myers, James Stanton.

I AM ONE Committee: Alisyn Camerota (Anchor, Fox & Friends Weekend), Eriq L. Salle and Natalie Morales (Anchor, Today).

Guests danced the night away as Swizz Beatz hosted and deejayed the after-party in the Terrace Room at The Plaza. Elizabeth Jacoby served as the Chair of the Young Leadership Committee. Federico Baptista, Catherine and Laurent Biron, Elizabeth Bickford, Gregory Beltrame, Peter Davis, Mascha Moore, Sahel Golestan, Kathryn Rotella, James Tang and Bridget Zingale were among the Young Leadership Committee members. 
Amy Laurent and Sahel Golestan
Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, Maria Penacova, and Moises de la Renta
Stephanie van Hassel, Jacob Zucker, Barbara Hemmerle-Gollust, Gregory Beltrame, Lizzi Bickford, and Jason Canady
Joan Siffert and Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels
Mina Deutsch, Catherine Petree-Biron, and Amelia Meloni
Alexis Zanbrano, Jesus Torres, Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, Moises de la Renta, Maria Penacova, and Laurent Biron
Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels
Santiago Rodriguez and Jil Larsen
Jacob Zucker, Lizzi Bickford, Barbara Hemmerle-Gollust, and Gregory Beltrame
Carlos Alvarez-Aranyos, Moises de la Renta, and Laurent Biron
Catherine Petree-Biron and Tom Murro
Moises de la Renta, Ellie Rines, and Isabelle Edwards
Nick Cannon and Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean
Victoria Leeds and Charles Jacoby
John Kluge and Arden Wohl
Laurent Biron and Catherine Petree-Biron
Tia Walker, Lizzi Bickford, and Barbara Hemmerle-Gollust
Sahel Golestan
Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean
Lizzi Bickford and Stephanie van Hassel
Lana Smith and John Kluge
Photographs by Annie Watt(Antiques Show, Military Ball, Casita Maria).