|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.|
|The show will be on view through March 28th, in the gallery on the 10th floor.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 www.fourarts.org.|
|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.|
|Photographs by BFA (Gloria Vanderbilt); Lucien Capehart Photography (Four Arts); Mike Jachles/AnnieWatt (AFL)|