|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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 www.palnyc.org.|
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.
|Photographs by Ryan Kobane/BFAnyc.com (The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering); PatrickMcMullan.com|