Monday, September 29, 2014

The Height of Style

The scene from above at The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 26th Annual Preview Party for the International Fine Art & Antiques Show.
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief, Michael Boodro, and President of Warburg Realty, Frederick Warburg Peters, hosted a kick-off event to celebrate The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 26th Annual Preview Party for the International Fine Art & Antiques Show. Held at a beautiful Chelsea townhouse provided by Warburg Realty, the evening included a special preview and signing of Michael’s latest book, ELLE DECOR: The Height of Style. Guests toured the incredible space and its lantern-lit outdoor garden.
Melanie Holland, Karen Klopp, Michael Boodro, Martha Glass, Clelia Peters, and Frederick Warburg Peters
The hosts were joined by The Society’s Preview Party Chairmen Melanie Holland and Karen Klopp, in addition to International Chairman Dee Dee Taylor Eustace. The Society’s President Martha Glass graciously thanked the crowd and shared details of the upcoming Preview Party on Thursday, October 16th. Held at the Park Avenue Armory, the International Show features many of the world’s most prominent art and antique dealers from the U.S. and Europe. The Preview Party offers The Society’s members, New York’s most notable art and antique collectors and connoisseurs, and leaders in fashion and design an exclusive and private preview of the fair’s sensational showcase before it opens to the public the following day.
Michael Boodro book signing
Guests included: Michael Boodro, Frederick Warburg Peters, Clelia Peters, Martha Glass, Melanie Holland, Karen Klopp, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, Barbara Friedmann, David Hamilton, Don Schmoll, Libby Fitzgerald, Karen Glover, Kamie Lightburn, Elizabeth Kurpis, Christine Miller Martin, Betsy Morgan, Bella Mancini, Russell Groves, Sandra Nunnerly, Christopher Spitzmiller, Sam Allen, Earnest de la Torre, Jason Haber, and many more.
Jason Haber, David Hamilton, Melanie Holland, Michael Boodro, Barbara Friedmann, and Don Schmoll
Karen Glover and Libby Fitzgerald
Kamie Lightburn and Lily Hoagland
Elizabeth Kurpis
Christopher Spitzmiller, Sam Allen, and Ernest de la Torre
Michael Boodro and Russell Groves
Karen Klopp, Dee Dee Taylor Eustace, and Sandra Nunnerley
Frederick Warburg Peters, Betsy Morgan, and Jane Andrews
Kristyn Bock and Bella Mancini
H.E. Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France & Friends of Hermione - Lafayette in America hosted a Moet & Chandon Imperial champagne reception on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Consulate General of France in New York City. The Guest of Honor was Madame Ségolène Royal, the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy; François Hollande, the current President of France, is the father of her four children.
Miles Young, Ségolène Royal, and Bertrand Lortholary
Guests who attended included: Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Helen Appleby, Ambassador H.E. Gerard Araud, Renee Berger, Janna Bullock, Sharon Bush, Fernanda Capobianco, Hillary Cooper, Dovile Drizyte, Francis G. Dubois, Dee Dee Eustace, Mrs. and Mrs. Jonathan Farkas, Remi Forgeas, Bruno Fulda, Catherine Godbille, Elbrun Kimmelman, John Kluge, Patricia Kluge and Williams Moses, Inga Kozel, Helen Maclsaac and Eric Kuhn, Carola Mack, Daniel Morel, Pascale Richards and Nick Millard, David Lincoln Ross, Charlotte Sarkozy, Elena Stephanoupolus, Tracy Stern, Rachel Tashjian, and Miles Young.

Guests at the reception learned about Lafayette's Hermione Voyage of 2015 and the organization's upcoming Black Tie benefit, which will be held on October 14 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The evening will honor Dr. Henry Kissinger, Christine Lagarde, and Charlie Rose.
The Hermione
The Hermione sets sail to the United States in summer 2015, making landfall at Yorktown and then proceed up the coast to Mount Vernon, Alexandria/Washington DC., Annapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Greenport, Newport, Castine, Maine, and then on to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia before heading home to France.

Twenty years ago a small group of visionaries met together in France and imagined reconstructing an exact replica of The Hermione, the French frigate that carried the young Lafayette to General Washington, pledging French support for the American insurgents. The result turned the tide of the American Revolution. As the year-on-year reconstruction became a regional, now national, attraction in Rochefort, the idea grew to recreate Lafayette's voyage on The Hermione with a historic return to the iconic port cities of the American Revolution, celebrating and reaffirming the historical relationship between the United States and France.
Catherine Petree and Fernanda Capobianco
Elbrun Kimmelman and Francis G. Dubois
Dee Dee Eustace and Hillary Cooper
Ester Bouhraoua, Aurelie Loubes, Elbrun Kimmelman, and Judi Kilachand
Sharon Bush and Carola Mack
Charlotte Sarkozy, Catherine Godbille, and Pascal Richard
Francis G. Dubois and Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, The High Representative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization
Helen Appleby
Janna Bullock and Inga Kozel
Joan Rosasco and Helen Miller
Jonathan Farkas
Rachel Tashjian and Robbie Gordy
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, Francis G. Dubois, and Miles Young
Tracy Stern
Somers Farkas
William Moses and John Kluge
On Thursday September 18, 2014, Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted Casita Maria’s Pachanga Jr. Committee at her Upper East Side home for an intimate lunch in celebration of Casita Maria’s 2014 Fiesta 80th Anniversary Gala.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, who is one of the 2014 Fiesta’s Dinner Chairmen, attended the luncheon to commend the members of the Pachanga Committee for their support of Casita Maria.
Tanya Rivero Warren, Fabiola Arias, Florence Peyrelongue, Jackie Weld Drake, Sabrina Wirth-Sokolik, Leticia Pittman Presutti, and Sarah Calderon
Luncheon guests included: Fabiola Arias, Sarah Calderon, Ann Hale, Elizabeth Jacoby, Maximilian Jahn, Jon Marder, Florence Peyrelongue, Catherine Petree, Leticia Pittman Presutti, Christopher Trump-Retchin, Tanya Rivero Warren, Sabrina Wirth-Sokolik, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia.

The menu included: salmon roti a la facon du maison, roast fall vegetables and a mixed green salad. For dessert guests enjoyed a wonderful strawberry shortcake with mixed fresh berries to celebrate the one-month mark to the Gala.
The 2014 Pachanga Chairman are: Alexandre J. Leviant and Florence Peyrelongue.

Mark your calendar for the annual “2014 Fiesta” gala benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education at The Plaza in New York City on October 20, 2014. This year’s honorees are Santiago Calatrava, Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, and Lynn Wyatt.  The Honorary Fiesta Gala Chairs will be Ana Cristina Alvarado and Maria Eugenia Maury and William A. Hasteltine. As has become the tradition, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia again serve as the Dinner Chairmen. Cocktails begin at 7:30 PM followed by dinner and dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound.
Ann Hale, Florence Peyrelongue, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, and Leticia Pittman Presutti
Ann Hale, Sarah Calderon, and Fabiola Arias
Sabrina Wirth-Sokolik and Christopher Trump
Elizabeth Jacoby, Christopher Trump, and Catherine Petree
Christopher Trump-Retchin, Sabrina Wirth-Sokolik, and Florence Perylongue
Florence Peyrelongue, Christopher Trump, and Elizabeth Jacoby
Tanya Rivero Warren and Jackie Weld Drake
Florence Peyrelongue and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia
Florence Perylongue, Christopher Trump, and Jackie Weld Drake
Sarah Calderon, Maximillian Jahn, and Sabrina Wirth-Sokolik
Around the table
On September 16, 2014, the Police Athletic League hosted its 42nd Annual Superstar Dinner, celebrating PAL’s centennial and honoring Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Boston Properties, Inc. Held at The Pierre in Manhattan, the event welcomed over 300 guests and raised $1.45 million for the nonprofit. Event chairs were Fred Wilpon and John E. Zuccotti, with Co-Chairs Keith T. Banks, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., John A. Catsimatidis, Maurice R. Greenberg, Sal Iannuzzi, John B. Osborn and Richard Silverman. Richard Cohen, The Washington Post, was the emcee.

Special guests included Robert M. Morgenthau, PAL Chairman; William J. Bratton, PAL Honorary President/NYC Police Commissioner; Robert J. McGuire, PAL Vice Chairman; John B. Osborn, PAL President; Tony Danza, PAL Board member; Frederick J. Watts, PAL Executive Director and Timothy Cardinal Dolan.
Lawrence Byrne, Pepper Hamilton LLP and John B. Osborn, PAL President
New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for 100 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational and athletic programs to 40,000 boys and girls annually.  It is one of the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organizations. For more information, visit
Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Honoree and Robert M. Morgenthau, PAL Chairman
Tony Danza, PAL Board Member and Rikki Klieman, PAL Board Member
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Robert M. Morgenthau, PAL Chairman, and Fred Wilpon, Event Chair
Julia Minto, Renee Cuneo, Jami Landi, and Carmen Anderson
ELEW performing.
The Jump for Hope fundraiser for the Equestrian Aid Foundation was a fabulous, fun-filled soiree that coincided with the inaugural Central Park Horse Show on Friday, September 19th. The event featured specialty cocktails by Bai5, gourmet horse treats by Snaks 5th Avenchew, a performance by "rockjazz" pianist, ELEW, and dancing at the stunning new Tribeca hotspot, HAUS.

The evening was hosted by HAUS' Margaret Horowitz and Kevin Crawford, along with a committee of equestrians including Karen O'Conner, Nic Roldan, Nick Dello Joio, Jamie Krauss Hess, Jenny Oz LeRoy, Stacey Werner, Susan Cowie, Kate Conover, Joni Maloney, Erin Stewart and Michelle Grayson and guests Kipton Cronkite and Sonja Morgan.

The mission of the Equestrian Aid Foundation is to provide grant-based assistance to horsemen and equine-related professionals suffering from illness or catastrophic injuries. The EAF is dedicated to helping people of all ages and from all backgrounds and disciplines, offering funding for medical, rehabilitation and essential expenses. Their goal is to empower their recipients and provide necessary tools to overcome adversity.
Chris Coffee, George Hess, Jamie Krauss Hess, Rob Burroughs, and Charles Brown
Committee: Stacey Shore, Janise Gray Horowitz, Jenny Oz, and Jamie Krauss Hess
Polo Player Nic Rolden
Pamela Suskind, Jamie Krauss Hess, and Gina Mancuso
ELEW w/ Stacey Shore, Margaret Horowitz, and Jenny Oz LeRoy
Event Committee: Margaret Horowitz, Kevin Crawford, and Jamie Krauss Hess
Equestrian Kate Levy
Sonja Morgan and Kipton Kronkite
Carrie Sarabella and Michelle Grayson with a friend
Erin Stewart and friends
Kipton Cronkite, Nick Dello Joio, and Alex Hammer
Schuyler Riley and Nick Dello Joio
Photographs by Ryan Kobane/ (The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering);