|Everything's coming up roses. 5:00 PM. Photo: JH.|
|Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman arrive at New York City Ballet's Spring Gala.|
|Also on last night’s: The Honorable Philippe Lalliot, consul General of France in New York, and the American Friends of the Louvre held the “Musee Mondial/Musee du Louvre,” the Young Patrons Circle’s Annual Benefit celebrating the Louvre as a global museum.
While up on Park Avenue Ann and Andrew Tisch hosted a party at their home to celebrate Camp BroaderWay – a performing arts camp for young women in metro New York for underserved girls, many of whom also go to Ann Tisch’s Young Women’s Leadership School.
This year’s Camp BroaderWay, will take place at Belvoir Terrace, a well-established performing arts camp with state-of-the-art facilities, in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Same time, over at the Pierre, in the reception rooms on the lower level, Lighthouse International was holding it “Kicks-Off” 40th annual POSH Fashion Sale. Featuring Deep Discounted Fashion. Names names names: Chanel, Chloe, Derek Lam, Dolce & Gabbana, Judith Leiber, Eric Javits, Gucci, Hermes, J. Mendel, Jimmy Choo, Judith Ripka, Peter Som, Prada, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Todd Oldham, Brooks Brothers, Geoffrey Beene, Joanna Mastroianni, Tory Burch, Velvet Eyewear.
Plus other contributors, donors, etc. For example, one supporter – an individual, not a business – donated 38 fur coats. And underscored the fact that they were not going to be a “tax deduction.” And you weren’t told, you’d never know they’d left the salon. But as someone said of this contributor: “She still won’t catch cold in wintertime.”
|The shoppers and the POSH volunteers celebrate at last night POSH's preview at the Pierre.|
|I’m an impatient shopper and so I go there every year to replace some of the neckties I’ve ruined while talking too much and spilling too much olive oil – on my rolls – at Michael’s -- my favorite ties. The best of the best here at much better prices.
I took several shots of the action as well as the merch which will be updated and added to over the next couples days. Today and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 admission. All proceeds go to the Lighthouse International which is watching out for all of us, believe it or not. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door. For more information, please call 212-821-9445 or visit, www.poshsale.org.
|The action and merch at POSH ...|
|This past Tuesday night, at the Greenwich Village home of Anne Hearst McInerney and Jay McInerney, oenophiles and literary folk alike celebrated the publication of Jay’s new wine tome, “THE JUICE: Vinous Veritas” (Knopf, publishers). The evening was co-hosted by Robert Thomson of The Wall Street Journal.
More than 100 attended, starting off the evening with a glass of bubbly Pol Roger Brut Champagne and graduating to McInerney’s expertly selected wines including a 2010 Droin Chablis "Vaillons" Premier Cru.
The book, a collection of the author’s pieces (now a feature in the Wall Street Journal) “provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people, places all over the world, from the past to the present.”
Chefs, sommeliers and “juice” aficionados from New York’s top restaurants and wineries were there to toast their fellow wine enthusiast including Jerusha Frost of The Lion, The Lambs Club’s Jordan Lari, JeanGeorges’s Bernard Sun, and wine experts Beaver Truax, Aldo Sohm, and Daniel Johnnes.
|Bob Wilson, Brooke Shields, Jay McInerney, Anne Hearst McInerney, and Griffin Dunne.|
|AM Homes and Katherine Greenberg.||Judith Giuliani and Brooke Shields.|
|George Farias, Hilary Geary Ross, Diandra Douglas, Steve Benson, and Anne Hearst McInerney.|
|Lora Zarubin and Binky Urban.|
|Laura and Will Zeckendorf.||Liliana Cavendish, Bettina Zilkha, and Katharina Otto Bernstein.|
|Paulo Oliveira, Jim Signorelli, and Dirk Wittenborn.|
|Milly de Cabrol and Jay Snyder.||Sally Hershberger.|
|Robert Thomson and Jay McInerney.|
|Ross Bleckner and Will Cotton.|
|Don’t forget. Very very important. Next Wednesday, May 16th: City Harvest is hosting it 8th Annual On Your Plate luncheon with guest speaker Susan Fales-Hill, author of the upcoming novel “Imperfect Bliss,” at the Metropolitan Club at noon (11:30 registration). This is a great luncheon, in a great room, for a great cause – helping to provide food for our fellow New Yorkers and their families in need. There are still some seats left at the table. Go to and have a look: http://www.cityharvest.org/donate-funds/special-events#oyp|
|Ethel Meman. Broadway legend was a star by age 24 in 1930 in the Gershwins' Girl Crazy, here 46 years later in 1976 at an Evening with the Pops of "Broadway's Best" singing Irving Berlin's "There's No Business Like Show Business," which she introduced in Annie Get Your Gun.|
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