The Sheltering Arms Childrens Service held its 47th Paradise Ball, honoring Betsy Gotbaum and Joseph W. Luik at Le Bal Masque at the Grand Ballroom of the Pierre
Elisabeth Kaufman and Stefan Papasoff
Michelle Russell and Grainger Whitelaw
Geraldine Brower with Raj, Mari, and Stacy R. from The Apprentice
L. to r.: Michael George and friend; Cindy Farkas Glanzrock and Michael Reiss; Henry Lambert, Betsy Gotbaum, and Joseph Luik.
Jack and Maria Lehman
Mimi McAdoo and Dr. George Lazarus
David Stein and Kathy Dillon
Chad Ritchie, Kristin and Charles Krusen, and Kristina Stewart
Kent Cogel and Laurie Hurley
John and Anne Betts, Rohina Bhandari, and Chris Lanning
Jere Patterson and Wayne Mucci
Dr. Geoffery Carroll, Dawn Palo, Ned Stebbins, Jill Johnson, and Bill McKeever
Ron Burkhardt and Lori Sheppard
Linda Jones Easton, Rose Day, Jere Patterson, and Pamela Laudenslager
Adele Grant, William Grant, Marjorie Grace, and Colett Russell
Keith and Nicole Cunningham, Hunter Christian, Stacey Carroll, and Bill Shelby
Robert Loftus, Susan Cunningham, and Kevin Davis



Marjorie Gubelmann Raein and Daniel Benedict hosted a dinner at Ono to launch their new company, Vie Luxe
Helen Lee Schifter
Jamee Gregory
Jane Lauder
Lauren Davis
Olivia Chantecaille

Marjorie Gubelmann Raein and Daniel Benedict, two of New York’s most popular social stars, launched their new company, Vie Luxe, at a dinner that was attended by le tout New York.

Daniel Benedict and Marjorie Gubelmann Raein

The company, a home collection line which features the chicest candles, votive gift sets, room mists, hand soaps, and body creams, in a variety of scents, each named after their favorite travel destinations – Palm Beach, Capri, Maldives, Tuileries, and St. Moritz – has been receiving raves from the smartest editors around town (W, Vogue, Bazaar, Allure, and many more), and buyers across the globe (from LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, etc. all the way to Hong Kong and back) have been snatching up the product right and left. Saks and Bergdorf’s are both carrying the handsome line, and they joined Marjorie and Daniel at an over-the-top launch dinner held at Ono Restaurant (Jeffrey Chodorow’s latest hotspot in the Hotel Gansevoort) that had this town’s best and brightest dining and dancing and debauch-ing until the wee hours.

Among those swooning over Vie Luxe were (take a deep breath): Helena Christensen, Michael Kors, Hamish Bowles, Jane Lauder, Tory Burch, Jennifer Creel, Serena Boardman, Samantha Boardman and Aby Rosen, Sally and Rufus Albemarle, Ivanka Trump, Patricia Herrera and Gerrity Lansing, Lillian and Damian von Stauffenberg, Renee Rockefeller, Vanessa von Bismarck, Nina Griscom and Leonel Piraino, Terry Allen Kramer and Nick Simunek, Anh Duong, Jerry Della Femina and Judy Licht, Anne McNally, Janice Combs, Dennis Basso and Michael Cominotto, Jill and Andrew Roosevelt, Olivia Chantecaille, Jodi Della Femina and John Kim, Marisa Noel Brown, Jill and Harry Kargman, Tiffany Dubin, Pamela Gross, Bettina Zilkha, Debbie Bancroft, Helen and Tim Schifter, Andrew Saffir, Elizabeth Lindemann, Whitney and James Fairchild, Fernanda Niven, Jackie and Jean-Francois Astier, Lauren Davis, Patrick McMullan, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Susan Magrino and Jim Dunning, Lucy Sykes and Euan Rellie, Couri Hay, Alexandra Kotur, Jonathan Becker, Bob Colacello, Grace Meigher, Nina Garcia, Bill Smith, Christian Leone, Scott Currie, Gretchen Gunlocke, Kevin Krier, James Reginato, Marcie Pantzer, Carlos Mota, Brad Kroenig, Jeffrey and Linda Chodorow, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Deborah Walters and Kate Oldham, Bergdorf Goodman’s Robert Burke, Tuleh’s Bryan Bradley, Valentino’s Carlos Souza, Vie Luxe VP Michele Brown, and a gaggle of Gubelmanns Susan, William, Shelley, Phoebe, Tantivy and Bingo. Whew!

Anne McNally and Nina Garcia
Andrew Saffir, Helena Christensen, and Nick Simunek
Daniel Benedict, Janice Combs, and Marjorie Gubelmann Raein
Anh Duong
Michael Kors
Phoebe Gubelmann, Ivanka Trump, and Tantivy Gubelmann
Damian von Stauffenberg, Michael Kors, Marjorie Gubelmann Raein, and Euan Rellie
Rufus and Sally Albemarle
Bettina Zilkha and Debbie Bancroft
Gerrity Lansing and Patricia Herrera Lansing
Elizabeth Lindemann and Serena Boardman
Lillian von Stauffenberg and Renee Rockefeller
Leonel Piraino, Nina Griscom, and Garrison Rousseau
Samantha Boardman, Aby Rosen, and Fernanda Niven
Tory Burch, Jennifer Creel, and Whitney Fairchild
L. to r.: Dennis Basso with Linda and Jeffrey Chodorow; Euan Rellie and Lucy Sykes; Marisa Noel Brown.
Daniel Benedict, Marjorie Gubelmann Raein, and Robert Burke
Marjorie Gubelmann Raein and Bob Colacello

Photographs by Joe Schildhorn and Patrick McMullan/PMc



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