Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Gatherings

Suzy Biszantz, Coralie Paul, Chelsea Leyland, Lydia Fenet, Allison Aston, and Julie Macklowe at a holiday cocktail event hosted by La Perla to benefit New Yorkers For Children.
The Dubin Breast Center of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System held its third annual benefit on Monday, December 9th at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle. 

The evening, for the first time sponsored by Harry Winston, Inc., honored Sonia Jones and Ramon E. Parsons, MD, PhD.  Among those in attendance were Eva and Glenn Dubin, Patty Smyth and John McEnroe, Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones II, Allison and Howard Lutnick, Alice and Lorne Michaels, Jamie Niven, Perri Peltz, and Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan.
Sonia Jones, Honoree, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, Dr. Ramon Parsons, Honoree, Perri Peltz, Emcee, and Dr. David Reich, President & COO of The Mount Sinai Hospital
The guests were greeted by Mount Sinai Hospital president Dr. David Reich.  As has become the tradition of the event, there were several musical performances by up and comers.  This year’s slate of singers included Jonas Myrin, Beatrice Miller, Caroline Jones, and Angela Hunte.  Eva Dubin, founder of the center and Elisa Port, MD, the Center’s Director introduced the award winners. 
Perri Peltz, Emcee, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, and Dr. Elisa Port, Director, Dubin Breast Center
Laura Dowling, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, Laurie Adorno, and Federica Boido
The Dubin Breast Center offers the latest, most innovative approaches available for breast health and the treatment of cancer under one roof.  The 15,000-square-foot facility is located on the campus of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and houses a range of services from prevention to survivorship. The Dubin Breast Center represents Mount Sinai’s bold new vision for patient-centered breast cancer treatment and research—one that focuses on the emotional as well as the physical health and wellness of people who have, or may be at risk for, cancer. Patients receive personalized, comprehensive, and integrative care in a welcoming, private, and reassuring setting. The Dubin Breast Center’s extraordinary physicians and scientists actively collaborate, enabling our clinical teams to apply leading-edge knowledge and the newest, most sophisticated techniques and technologies.
Lise Evans, Gabrielle Bacon, and Katherine Cohen
Stacey Pashcow and Marc Caputo
Stephan Solomon, Todd Builione, Karen Builione, Lynn Solomon, and Glenn Dubin
Peter Henkel, Sonia Jones, Honoree, and Eleni Henkel
Nina Wexler and Iris Dankner
Caroline Jones and Paul Tudor Jones
Michael and Lise Evans
Lisa and Mark Bezos
Lili O'Malley, Thomas O'Malley, and Susannah Prout
Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, Dr. David Reich, and Sonia Jones
Gary Wexler, Nina Wexler, and Tomomi Arikawa
Eaddo, Peter, and Mareill Kiernan
Donna Karan and Tania Higgins
David Saltzman, Carolyn Schenker, Michael J. Fox, and Tracy Pollan
Curtis Schenker and Glenn Dubin
Chris Mack and Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin
Bob Pittman, Sonia Jones, and Michelle Bennett
Allison Lutnick, Howard Lutnick, Iris Smith, and Michael Smith
On Tuesday, December 10th, New Yorkers For Children (NYFC) and La Perla hosted a holiday cocktail event to benefit youth in foster care at La Perla's Madison Avenue flagship.  In honor of the event, La Perla will offer a 10% discount on merchandise, with an additional 10% of sales benefitting NYFC, until Sunday, December 15th. Cocktails were provided by Atlantico Rum.

Guests included Kelly Rutherford, Chelsea Leyland, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Suzy Biszantz, Allison Aston, Lydia Fenet, Julie Macklowe, Adelina Wong, Somers Farkas, Killian Hennesy, Vanessa Cornell, Marisa Brown, Susan Burden, Chris Del Gatto and Veronica Webb Del Gatto, Elisabeth Noel Jones, Alison Harmelin, Rory Hermelee, Lauren Kenny, Natalie Echavarria, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Susan Magazine, Amy McFarland, Clare McKeon, Gillian Miniter, Edward Barsamian and Coralie Charriol Paul, among others.
Chelsea Leyland and Suzy Biszantz
Christina Cuomo and Marisa Brown and
Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos
Marisa Brown, Julie Macklowe, and Coralie Charriol Paul
Jennifer Creel
Kelly Rutherford
Lydia Fenet and Edward Barsamian
Veronica Webb Del Gatto
Pamela Ludwick and Adelina Wong
Susan Burden
Susan Magazine, Lydia Fenet, Suzy Biszantz, and Paige Hardy
The Decorators Club's members, colleagues and industry friends gathered last week at the Colony Club for their annual holiday fundraiser to benefit the DC Education Fund. Over 200 guests attended to celebrate and to toast a trifecta of honorary chairmen -- Gary Crain, founder of Crain & Ventolo Associates, Inc., Harry Hinson, chairman of Hinson & Company, and John Rosselli, impresario of John Rosselli Antiques and John Rosselli & Associates -- for their generous support, impeccable style, and innumerable contributions to the design community. Each was presented with a certificate framed by J. Pocker & Son.

Nancy Boszhardt and John Rosselli
Nancy Boszhardt, President of the Decorators Club, hosted the evening, along with Event Chair Ann Lind Bowers and co-chairs Amy Lau and Katie Leede.

Among the guests were design luminaries Cristina Azario, Leslie Banker, Stacey Bewkes, Debra Blair, John Brewer, Bill Brockschmidt, Chester Burley, Libby Cameron, Catherine Cleare, Suysel Cunningham, Joanne DePalma, Jim Druckman, Ann Fairfax, Maureen Wilson Footer, Carolyn Engelfield, Susan Forbes, Alana Frumkes, Jane Gaillard, Judy Girod, Mariette and Brooke Gomez, Jacqueline Gonnet, Victoria Hagan, Eric Hilton, Elizabeth Howard, Young Huh, Diana and Mark Jacoby, Peggy Kennedy, Sheila Kotur, Carey and Lisa Kravet, Janice Langrall, Betty Landreth and Jim Lebenthal, Jennifer Matthews, Pauline Metcalf, Renee Meyers, Alex Papachristidis, Peter Pennoyer, Robyn Pocker, Carol Prisant, Ann and Elizabeth Pyne, Jennifer Post, Paul Rankin, Scott Sanders, Gil Schaefer, Richard Sammons, Katherine and Dennis Scully, Betty Sherrill, Katherine Stephens, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Carolyn Sollis, Ann Sonet, Steven Stolman, Cheryl Tague, Priscilla Ulmann, Kenneth Wampler, Grey Watkins, Patricia Webb, Ilene Wetson, Marilyn White, Veronica Whitlock, Ashley Whittaker, Bunny Williams and Rebecca Vizard.
Gary Crain, Harry Hinson, and John Rosselli
Founded in 1914, The Decorators Club is America's oldest women's organization dedicated to the interior design profession. The membership includes women in all areas of the field of decorative arts who are committed to furthering interior design education through a variety of programs. The DC Education Fund Inc. was established in 1960 and through its Holiday Celebration and lecture series has raised funds to support an annual portfolio competition for six New York colleges that offer BFA programs in Interior Design. Monetary Grants are awarded to the winners of this competition. Next year, the Decorator Club will celebrate its 100th Anniversary at the Museum of the City of New York. For further information, visit
Ann Lind Bowers, Elizabeth Howard, and Amy Lau
Barbara Ostrom, Martha Siegel, Nancy Boszhardt, Phyllis Harbinger, Pamela Durante, and Judy Girod
Ashley Whittaker, Matthew Smyth, and Jennifer Post
Kenneth Wampler and Dennis Scully
Elizabeth Pyne, Ann Pyne, and Betty Sherrill
Barbara Sallick
Bill Brockschmidt and Paulline Metcalf
Chester Burley and Amy Lau
Cheryl Tague, Katie Leede, Katie Ridder
David Duncan and Virgina Cheney
Chester Burley and Veronica Whitlock
Debra Blair and Jane Gaillard
Eric Hilton
Jacqueline Gonnet, Marilyn White, Jim Druckman, and Cristina Azario
Elliot Johnson and Franklin Cogliano
Gary Crain and Margaret Kennedy
Courtney Coleman and Sarah Blank
Jennifer Post and Dale Cohen
John Brewer, Steven Stolman, Tom Shea, and Robert Ventolo
Joan Dineen and Robyn Pocker
Katherine Stephens and Priscilla Ulmann
Katie Leede, Stacey Bewkes, and Phyllis Harbinger
Leslie Banker and Renee Meyers
Judy Girod and Carol Prisant
Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons
Andrea Brooke and Paul Rankin
Judy Girod and Joanne DePalma
Katerine Scully, John Brewer, Rachel Karr, and Paul Rankin
Katie Ridder, Jane Gaillard, and Catherine Cleare
Martha Siegel, Pamela Durante, Missy and Fahey
Katherine Scullyl, Jacqueline Gonet, and Carolyn Sollis
Maureen Footer and Sheila Kotur
Nancy Boszhardt and Chris Renzo
Missy Fahey, James Gomiela, Tony Bohem, and Martha Siegel
Pat Webb, Virginia Cheney, James Lebenthal, and Betty Lebenthal
Nancy Boszhardt and Harry Hinson
Pauline Metcalf and Jonathan Preece
Nancy Stout, Carey Karlan, and Beth Dempsey
Ann Sonet, Carolyn Englefield, and Cheryl Tague
Anthony Victoria, Libby Cameron, and David Duncan
Paul Ranki, Susan Thorn, Bill Thorn, and Betsy McAlpin
Rebecca Vizard and Molly Brennan
Robert Rich
Richard Matthews, Tom Shea, Steven Stolman, and Jennifer Matthews
Robert Wright, Flora Irving, and Carolyn Beinfield
Victoria Hagan, Pier Giorgetti, and Tom Robinson
Robert Ventolo and Diana Jacoby
Suysel Cunningham, Richard Sammons, and Anne Maxwell Foster
Steven Stolman and Scott Sanders
Susan Forbes and Dr. Mannuccio Mannucci
The 4th Annual Santa Project Party & Auction benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), one of the largest disability nonprofit organizations in the U.S., was held Tuesday Dec. 3rd at Bocca di Bacco in Chelsea.

Beyond the core programs and services UCP of NYC delivers year round, proceeds from the Santa Project Party & Auction help fund special needs equipment requests and purchase holiday gift cards for children with disabilities in UCP of NYC’s programs. 
The 4th Annual UCP of NYC Santa Project Party
The Santa Project Party & Auction was co-hosted by Tamsen Fadal, Emmy-winning anchor of PIX 11 News, and Camilla Barungi, model/entrepreneur of “Project Runway” fame. This marks the fourth consecutive year Camilla Barungi has hosted the Santa Project Party. Scott Stanford, Emmy-winning PIX 11 News co-anchor, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr., new star of HBO series “Veep,” co-chaired the fundraiser.

In addition to a strong showing of support from a diverse young professional crowd, the event drew celebrities and guests from Wall Street, architecture and design, fashion, film, television, and Broadway.
Mike Woods, Katrina Hazell and mother, Tamsen Fadal, Scott Stanford, and Camilla Barungi
James Adler, Jamie Feuerborn, Scott Allen, Kristina Buller, Brandon Nygard, and Ashley Glass
In addition to Camilla Barungi, Tamsen Fadal, and Scott Stanford, other VIPs attending the event included: Rich Graziano, President & General Manager, PIX 11; Mike Woods, Meteorologist & Reporter, Fox 5’s “Good Day New York,” and past co-host of the UCP of NYC Santa Project Party; Ryan Asselta, Sports Anchor & Reporter, Fox 5 New York; Kipton Cronkite,; Sheila Lennon, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Development, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City; George Berry, Founder and Principal, PLAN architecture | design | strategy; Pierre A. Le Veaux, Goldman Sachs; Thomas P. Lane, Partner, Winston & Strawn; Antonello Patella, Creative Director, Laura Mercier; Sandro Patella and Robert Patella, Patella Brothers Studio; Martha Fling, Founder, Drake Libby; Steve Gold, producer; Brice Mousset, Founder & Artistic Director, Oui Danse; Tim Mandala, actor; Ron Roberts, actor; Lakey Wolff, agent CESD; Lori Sokol, Publisher, Work Life Matters Magazine, and Board Chair, Women’s eNews; and Carlos Anaya, Fox News Latino, Telemundo and MyLifeStyle Magazine.

The Santa Project Party Host Committee members in attendance included: Scott Allen, Perkins+Will; Jason Carlough, MassMutual Financial Group; Kimberly Dowdell, Levien & Company; Javier Gomez, noted fine art photographer; Cynthia Jones, Bank of America; Seth Kramer, Goldman Sachs; Lauren LoGiudice, actress/writer; Michelina Mandarano, Goldman Sachs; Elizabeth Norman, Gensler; Alan Oyugi, Alliance Limousine, LLC.
Michelina Mandarano, Sheila Lennon, Seth Kramer, and Elizabeth Norman
Cass Almendral, Camilla Barungi, and Alan Oyugi
Scott Stanford, Ojinika Obiekwe, Sheila Lennon, Tamsen Fadal, and Javier Gomez
This year’s generous Santa Project Party Event Sponsors were WorldQuant (Presenting); HOK and Pilot Benefits (Hope); PLAN (Joy); Goldman Sachs and JGPR (Peace); and Levien & Company (Cheer.)

The event featured a silent auction with a range of luxury goods and services, including items donated by Laura Mercier, Google, Vera Bradley, Patella Bros., Equinox, Sebastian Nicole, Javier Gomez, The Colbert Report, Kinky Boots, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and Marquis Miami, among many other sponsored items.
Carlos Anaya, Jerry Flaxman, Camilla Barungi, and Javier Gomez
Alan Oyugi, Samantha Vasquez, Terry Lyon, Calcie Coope, and friends
Christopher Dean, Jade Dean, Natalia Diaz-Jackson, Pierre Le Veaux, and Kimberly Dowdell
Haya Joy Kramer and Seth Kramer
Kipton Cronkite
Cynthia Jones
Lakey Wolff and Dilia Jelen
Scott Allen
Mike Woods, Kimberly Asselta, Ryan Asselta, and Carlos Anaya

Photographs by Ann Billingsley (Dubin); Karina Robledo, Lois Silver, Americk Lewis, and Nick Sosin (UCP)