Friday, February 28, 2014

Enchanted Evenings

"One Enchanted Evening: In the Garden, Under the Stars, By the Sea" in the Moore Grand Lawn of The Four Arts Hulitar Sculpture Gardens.
This past Wednesday at the 1stdibs Gallery in the New York Designer Center at 200 Lexington Avenue, they opened an exhibition of Gloria Vanderbilt's "The Left Hand is the Dreamer," work from 2013 - 2014 in gouache, collage, and pastel. The opening brought out a lot of friends of Gloria, as well as two of her sons.
Gloria Vanderbilt and Andrew Slaby
Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
Emily Goldstein and Stan Stokowski
Geoffrey Bradfield and Roric Tobin
Paul Daniel and Cathrine Perno
Matthew Smyth and Berry Goralnick
Alfred Vanderbilt and Stella Kalweit
Consuelo Vanderbuilt Costin
Charlotte Moss
Christopher Mason
Amy Fine Collins
Leah Bourne, Emily Field, and Perrie Samotin
Ghislain de Noue, Elena de Noue, Benoist Drut, and Georgina Schaeffer
Louise Hirschfeld and Lewis Cullman
Randall Tysinger and Amy Zook
Christopher Coleman and Brian del Toro
Lisa Lindsay-Hogg and Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Lauren Hackney, Justine Barnes, Sarah Ross, and Cait McDonagh
Billy Norwich and Freddie Leiba
David Spirt and Rory Carlton
Anya Firestone
Susan Gutfreund
Michael Musto
Stacey McLaughlin and Noel Aird
Stefani Cucuteanu, Blair Douglas, and Emma Lazarus
Samantha Stein and Roy Kean
The show will be on view through March 28th, in the gallery on the 10th floor.
Ten Girls on the Isle of Capri, 2013
J.C.O. by the Sea, 2013
Premonition, 2014
Islands, 2013
Girl Dreaming, 2013
On Saturday, February 22nd, over 425 guests (children and their parents) attended The Horticultural Society of New York’s 2nd annual Green Bean Bash at Temple Israel. The festive educational activities included a carnivorous plant demonstration, glitter art, worm bin exploration, botanical art projects and a lego building station of natural wonders. The Hort’s mascot, Mr. Green Bean, was on hand to take photos.  Every child got to take home their very own kokedama string garden to care for!

Paige Betz, Gillian Boyer, Ashley P. Christopher, Brooke Harlow, Kamie Lightburn, Michele E. Lindsay, Stephanie Loeffler, Wibby Sevener, Alison Strong, and Mary Van Pelt co-chaired the event in support of The Hort’s programs to beautify low-income communities across the five boroughs and help make New York greener.
Camille Henderson, Shannon Henderson, and Elise Henderson
Annabelle Fowlkes and Mimi Fowlkes
Paige Hardy, Kamie Lightburn, and Mary Van Pelt
Charlotte Turchyn, Ellen Turchyn, and Callie Turchyn
Craig Eckes and Brett Eckes
Gail London and Kate London
Aedyn Kourakos, Nyssa Kourakos, and Michael Kourakos
Dana Schiff and Family
Emma Corner and Sophie Corner
Abigail Kidd and Stacey Kidd
James Tozer, Katie Tozer, Jennifer Argenti, and Virginia Argenti
Mr. Green Bean
Jill Swid and Julia Ross
Jay Potter, Lee Potter, and Paige Potter
Isabel Shiva and Anya Shiva
Jill Roosevelt, Celeste Boele, and Melissa Vlak
Lily Takian, Margot Takian, Randy Takian, and Olivia Takian
Sloane Lynyak and Brooke Harlow
Rema Parachini, Pierce Parachini, Whit Anderson, and Liz Anderson
Lisa Ruth and Charlie Ruth
Lula Daniels and Norris Daniels
Martin Okner and Lukas Okner
Mary Van Pelt and Julia Burgess
Zoe Chisholm, Chloe Chisholm, and Melanie Chisholm
Poppy and Wibby Sevener
Nicholas Jachmich and Alex Jachmich
Teddy Vlak and Conrad Vlak
Waverly Moses, Oliver Moses, Taft Moses, and Alexis Moses
The Four Arts' highly anticipated biennial gala was held on Friday, February 21 on the Moore Grand Lawn of The Four Arts Hulitar Sculpture Gardens. "One Enchanted Evening: In the Garden, Under the Stars, By the Sea" sold out in record time and broke fundraising records for the decades-old gala. "One Enchanted Evening" was organized by chairwomen Peggy Moore and Mary Davidson.
Marvin and Mary Davidson with Peggy and Dudley Moore
Margaret Chambers of MMC Designs in Atlanta transformed the garden into a magical wonderland with playful bubbles, a glowing seahorse and a coral reef bathed in special blue and white lighting designing to make guests feel like they were dancing under the sea. The gala also paid tribute to past gala chairs and marked the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of Palm Beach founding the Four Arts Gardens.

The evening was generously sponsored by Jackson Family Wines, Barclays Wealth, Kirchoff &Associates Architects / Davis General Contracting, Neiman Marcus, Wally Findlay Galleries, Lily Pulitzer, Stubbs & Wooten, Nicolas Fevillatte Champagne, Estee Lauder and Scalamandre.
Mary Davidson, Gil Mauer, and Peggy Moore
Wilbur and Hilary Ross
Bombay Sapphire was the exclusive spirits sponsor for the evening and provided the evening's signature cocktail, the "Bombay Sapphire Enchantini," an elegant and eye-catching cocktail with Bombay Sapphire gin, blue curacao and lemon juice shaken and served in martini glass with a garnish of star fruit.

Following a violin serenade during cocktails in the garden, guests had dinner in a magnificently decorated tent and danced the night away to the music of the Bob Hardwick Sound. Guests left the evening with gift bags filled with gifts from Stubbs & Wooten, Estee Lauder, Lily Pulitzer, Veranda Magazine and a sweet treat from Krispy Kreme.
Suzette Smith and Luc Petre
Hillie Mahoney and Tony Bohannon
Dudley and Peggy Moore
Amb Edward and Susie Elson
The Society of the Four Arts is located in Palm Beach, Florida. Each season, from November until April, The Four Arts presents art exhibitions, concerts, films, lectures, children's programs and more to the community. The Four Arts maintains a library and children's library, as well as botanical and sculpture gardens. For more information, visit
Frances Scaife and Tom McCarter
Alfy and Raysa Fanjul
Tom and Melinda Hassen
Jean and William Matthews
Michael Witmer and Kit Pannill
George and Betsy Matthews
Anson and Debra Beard with Lynn and John McAtee
Kate Gubelmann and Tom Quick
Heather and Patrick Henry
Robert and Joanne De Guardiola with Alfy Fanjul
Howard and Michele Kessler
Lance Mahaney and Edith Dixon
James Borynack and Maura Benjamin
Maureen Donnell and Amb Edward Elson
Eileen and Brian Burns
On Sunday, February 23, Hilary and Wilbur Ross hosted an elegant dinner at their beautiful Palm Beach home in support of American Friends of the Louvre. Sixty guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the main residence surrounded by the Rosses' impressive art collection, followed by a seated dinner in the flower-filled guest house. The evening featured a silent auction for the conservation treatment of three exquisite pastels from the Louvre's 18th century French drawings collection. Their conservation was generously underwritten by several guests.

After dessert, Palm Beach philanthropist and AFL member Tom Quick was the evening's auctioneer, helping AFL raise $18,000 for an "Eighteenth Century Luxe" trip to Paris including business class tickets courtesy of Air France, three nights in a deluxe room at the Prince de Galles hotel, a private tour of the Louvre's resplendent decorative arts galleries, a bespoke tour of the City of Lights and dinner at the landmark restaurant Lapérouse.
Guests at the event included AFL Chairman, Christopher Forbes and board members Patrick Gerschel with his wife Elizabeth, Max Blumberg and Victoria Cummock, along with Ina Giscard d'Estaing from the Louvre. AFL members in attendance were Cynthia Friedman, Mickey and Larry Beyer, Don Burns, David Aldea, Paul Yaworsky, Dr. Greg Holt, Bobbo Jetmundsen, David Sadroff, Manuel Camelo, Stanley and Elizabeth DeForest Scott, Karin Reza and Greg and Lysa Rohan. Other guests attending included Sally Moon Benz, Alan Bentz and Diane Lokey Farb from Houston, Naoma Tate from Wyoming and Valerie and Harry Cooper from San Diego. In addition to Tom Quick, Palm Beach guests included E. Llwyd and Diana Ecclestone, Kate Gubelmann, The Honorable Earl I. Mack, Mandell Ourisman, San Lee and Aeyung Park de Melo.
Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross
Ina Giscard d'Estaing and Victoria Cummock
Tom Quick, Sue Devine, Michel Witmer, Michael Donnell, and Gigi Benson
Diane Lokey Farb, Dr. Alan Bentz, and Sally Bentz
Gigi and Harry Benson
Sallie Phillips and John Mashek
Stanley and Elizabeth Scott
Llwyd and Diana Ecclestone
Greg and Lysa Rohan
MacKinzie Amadon, Kip Forbes, and Donald Burns
Mickey and Harry Beyer
Clydette and Charles DeGroot
Photographs by BFA (Gloria Vanderbilt); Lucien Capehart Photography (Four Arts); Mike Jachles/AnnieWatt (AFL)