Monday, December 21, 2015

Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney and George Farias host their annual holiday cocktail reception

Jay McInerney, Anne Hearst McInerney, Santa, and George Farias.
Last Thursday night at Doubles Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney and George Farias gave their annual holiday cocktail reception for 350 guests, and it was a great party. The Hearst-McInerneys and Mr. Farias have teamed up for a  few years now giving this party. No doubt the three have many friends and acquaintances in common, and as it happens all three have a lot of friends and acquaintances and also enjoy entertaining, especially if there’s a good reason (a charity, for starters; birthdays, honoring friends). So putting it all together, they know a diverse group of people and personalities

Doubles was transformed into a Christmas wonderland, complete with Santa himself. There was a “balloon man” from the Brooklyn Balloon Company. People from the publishing world such as Candace Bushnell, Gay Talese, Donna Tartt, Dirk Wittenborn, Morgan Entrekin, Amanda Urban and Ken Auletta, Bill Buford and Jessica Green and Annette Tapert Allen. From the art world: Hunt Slonem and dealer Mary Boone. Interior designer Alex Papachristidis, alongside Rufus Wainwright, choreographer Stephen Petronio, the fashion world’s Nicole Miller and Zang Toi, as well as Kim Taipale, Stacey Hadash and Terry McDonell, and Laurie Durning Waters.
Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Muffie Potter Aston, Judy Gordon Cox, Kathi Koll, and Paula Peck
Randy Harris visited with aunt Patricia Hearst Shaw, and coming in Los Angeles in time to join the festivities: were Paula and Tony Peck and Tony’s son Zack. Also: Alina Cho, Robert Zimmerman, WNBC’s Chuck Scarborough, 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft and Jenny Conant; Jimmy Finkelstein, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Jim Reginato, Deborah Norville, Patti Raynes, Nick Raynes, Bill Boggs, Christopher Mason, New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and wife Rikki Klieman, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and wife Judith, along with Michael, Allison and Kimberly Rockefeller; photographers: Patrick McMullan (whose photos grace this page) and Christophe von Hohenberg.
Felicia Taylor, Debbie Bancroft, Jill Roosevelt, Lisa Jackson, and Helen Lee Schifter
Some more: restaurateurs Eric Ripert and wife Sandra, Audrey and Danny Meyer; Hillary and Wilbur Ross, Anne Bass, Carolyne Roehm, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Earle and Carol Mack, Debbie Bancroft, Countess Elisabeth de Kergorlay, Cornelia Bregman, Jamie and Jennifer Creel, and Sylvia and Alison Mazzola with her niece and nephew Christina and James Flynn, and their father Tad.

Some more around the room: Chris and Grace Meigher, Mark Gilbertson, Sharon Sondes and Geoffrey Thomas, Ron and Ellen Delsener, Diandra Douglas, Muffie Potter Aston, Nina Griscom, Victoria Amory with son Henry; Andrew and Jill Roosevelt, Janna Bullock, Couri Hay, Melissa and Chappy Morris, Jeanne Lawrence, Ann Dexter-Jones, Milly de Cabrol, Debbie Bancroft, Katherine Bryan; Sessa von Richthofen and Richard Johnson, Will Zeckendorf, Ellin and Ron Delsener, Daniel and Ronald Bradley, Pat Kluge, Judy Gordon Cox, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Caryn Zucker, Philippe Bigar; the Mazzola family: Susan, mother Sylvia and James and Christina Flynn, Susan Magrino, Leslie Stevens, Jackie Weld Drake, her sister and brother-in-law, Estrellita and Dan Brodsky, Kim and Nico Landrigan, Margery Rosen, Richard and Chele Chiavacci Farley, Susan Gutfreund, Gig Mortimer, Bill Boggs, Judy Taubman, Tiffany Dubin, Morgan Entrekin, Pat Birch Becker, James Signorelli, Felicia Taylor, Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Jill and Andrew Roosevelt, Hunt Slonem, Jeff Slonim , Earl and Carol Mack, Lisa Crosby and Chuck Pfeiffer ... and on and on.
Curtis Bashaw, Colleen Bashaw, Nicole Miller, Kim Taipale, and Candace Bushnell
Even if you didn’t know anyone in the crowd, the atmosphere, the vibe and the amazing holiday decorations at Doubles – not to mention the fabulous menu of hors d’oeuvres, as well at the drinks made it all great people watching.
Mary Boone and Stephen Benson
Danielle and Ronald Bradley Bill Boggs and Jane Rothschild
Geoffrey Thomas, Sharon Sondes, George Farias, Alison Spear, and Craig Starr
Rufus Wainwright and Klaus Biesenbach
Tiffany Dubin and Judy Taubman Hunt Slonem, Somers Farkas, and Chip Conlan
Patricia Hearst-Shaw and Thomas Knapp
Andrew Roosevelt and Michael Rockefeller Morgan Entrekin, Allen Entrekin, and Rachel Cobb
Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross
Ron and Ellen Delsener
Sessa von Richthofen and Richard Johnson Susan Magrino and Jackie Weld Drake
Jessica Greene, Frederick Buford, and Bill Buford
Henry Amory and Deborah Fenker
Amanda "Binky" Urban and Ken Auletta Patricia Kluge and William Moses
Philippe Bigar and Candace Bushnell
Jimmy Finkelstein
Paula Peck, Tony Peck, Zack Peck, and Kathi Koll Victoria Amory
Nico Landrigan, Estrellita Brodsky, Daniel Brodsky, Kim Landrigan, and Henry Amory
Caryn Zucker, Muffie Potter Aston, and
Judy Gordon Cox
Katharina Otto-Bernstein
Marjorie Rosen and Caroline Dean
Lisa Crosby, Chuck Pfeiffer, Richard Johnson, Gay Talese, Judith Giuliani, and Rudy Giuliani
Nina Griscom, Michael Gross, and Barbara Hodes
Patrick Stubgen and Dana Hammond Stubgen
Edda Gudmundsdottir and Jeffrey Podolsky Peter Duchin
Peter DiPaola, Pat Birch Becker, Emma Becker, and James Signorelli
Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner
Chappy Morris, Melissa Morris, Liliana Cavendish, and Earle Mack
Alexandra Lebenthal, Somers Farkas, and Sharon Handler Loeb Cristina Zilkha and Louis Bofferding
Jay McInerney, Felicia Taylor, David Patrick Columbia, Candace Bushnell, Donna Tartt, and Neil Guma
Anthony Haden-Guest and Cristina Zilkha
Elisabeth de Kergorlay, Jay McInerney, Luann de Lesseps, and Jacques Azoulay Kat Cohen
Mary Hilliard and Stephen Benson
Kaveh Nafissi and Michelle Patterson William Bratton and Rikki Klieman
Tamara Leuchtenburg and Christopher Mason
Elizabeth Beier and Beau Friedlander Anne Bass and Anna Christina Alvarado
Teresa Melhado and Ariadne Calvo-Platero
Neil Burger and Diana Kellogg
Susan Gutfreund, Carolyne Roehm, and Katherine Bryan Arnold and Paula Rosenshein
Billy Wright, Sarah Simms, and Mitch Rosenthal
William Witenberg, Patty Raynes, Nick Raynes, and Denise Holzer
Farhad Farman Farmaian and Helena Anrather
Gay Talese, Rose Dergan, and George Farias Baron Christophe von Hohenberg and Trish Carroll
Kinsey Marable, Alexandra Lebenthal and Jamie Creel
Liz Richards, George Farias, Peter Rockefeller, Allison Rockefeller, Chip Conlan, Wendy Carduner, Jamie Figg, and Peggy Conway
Cornelia Sharpe Bregman, Jamie Figg, and Liliana Cavendish
Tucker Birbilis and James Casale
Allison Rockefeller and Patricia Hearst-Shaw
Randy Harris and Anne Hearst McInerney
Victoria Kempner, Michael Kempner, and Leslie Stevens
Jay McInerney and Patrick McMullan
Chris and Grace Meigher
Jennet Conant and Steve Kroft
Sharon Handler Loeb and John Loeb Jr. with Santa Ann Dexter Jones
Ara Hovnanian, Alex Hitz, Debbie Bancroft, and Richard Johnson
Scott Nelson and Cathy Buxton
Katharine Rayner, George Farias, and Virginia Duchin Leslie Stevens and Trish Carroll
Robert Zimmerman, Santa, and Pablo Cerrilla
Judy Taubman, Henry Heller, and Leila Heller
Santa with Frederick Buford and friend
Tory Kempner and Chesie Breen Jennifer Creel and Ashley McDermott
Emanuel Fiore, Janna Bullock, and R. Couri Hay
Chele Chiavacci, Richard Farley, and Kristen Krusen
Andrea Scott, Fredrick Beineke, and Candace Beineke
Teresa and Bruce Colley Katie Ford and Tom Bishop
Susan Gutfreund, Carolyne Roehm, and Katherine Bryan
Sylvia Mazzola, James Flynn, Christina Flynn, and Alison Mazzola
Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Felicia Taylor Jill Rockefeller and Dennis Basso
Anne Hearst McInerney, Nina Griscom, Liliana Cavendish, Diandra Douglas, Patty Raynes, and Milly de Cabrol
Bill Siegel and Monica Crowley Felicia Taylor and Jonathan Farkas
Zack Peck, Alexander Thornton, Skylar Mack, and Stephen Read
Photographs by Patrick McMullan.