The late international socialite and hostess Kitty Miller used to advise: “hang out the ham and they’ll all come running.” Meanwhile down in Palm Beach where many a Manhattan birdie has flown for the duration of ole man winter, Steven Stolman and Rich Wilkie did just that (sans the ham) throwing open the doors for their now annual holiday fete at their Palm Beach abode. And the crowd was so large it filled two apartments with bars set up in both living rooms, even the outdoor walkway between filled with revelers, many just having returned from their most recent family Christmas sojourns, complete with collective sighs to be back home in balmy PB; so glad to be there.
Christmas week the Lighthouse Guild held a Holiday-inspired High Tea at Club Colette to announce that Thomas Quick will be honored at the 2019 Visionary Evening Dinner Dance to be held on February 21st at Club Colette. The event marks Lighthouse Guild’s 11th year in Palm Beach.
Marc Rosen welcomed and thanked the guests, and acknowledged and thanked Tom Quick for his long-time support. He also thanked Nancy Tsai for hosting the tea, and acknowledged the 2019 Visionary Evening Committee, along with Arlene Dahl (in absentia), who is serving as Honorary Chairman.
The festivities will continue with a by-invitation cocktail reception on January 23rd hosted by The Silver Fund on Worth Avenue.
Also, earlier last month here in New York, the Police Athletic League (PAL) hosted its 30th Annual Women of the Year Luncheon at The Pierre. The event honored Lucida Plummer, Executive Director, Global Head of Diversity, Asset & Wealth Management J.P. Morgan; Somers Farkas, Marketing Consultant and Volunteer; and Andrea Catsimatidis, Executive at Red Apple Group and Chair, Manhattan Republican Party. More than 300 guests were in attendance and the event raised $385,000 for the nonprofit organization. Honorable Barbara S. Jones (ret.) (Partner, Bracewell LLP) chaired the event.
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 over 100 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 30,000 boys and girls annually. It is one of the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organizations. For more information, visit www.palnyc.org.
Back in PB: There was a holiday dinner at Bricktops for Marianne and John Castle, who had just returned to PB for the winter. Attending were Countess Christina de Caraman, Mona de Sayve, Virginia Burke, Franny Scaife and John McArter, Angela and Steven Kumble, Virginia Melhado, Jim Mitchell, Gloria Hamilton, Michael Harris, Douglas Rowe, Scott Snyder, and Juan Gonzalez.
Meanwhile, out where the snow bunnies take the Sun on skis, in Aspen, our friends at Peruvian Connection opened their eighth store on Mill Street, ready for the winter guests.
No matter how good the conditions are on the slopes, people love Aspen for its shopping, too. The town’s appreciation for glitz has created one of the most compelling square miles of shopping in America, surpassing all other Colorado ski resorts (nothing even comes close). And Peruvian’s unique style and quality and amazing price points are a big hit.
In December, they celebrated the opening of their newest location with an invite-only grand opening celebration, which also served as a fundraiser for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. PC also has a retail store in Santa Fe so the partnership was a natural fit. Peruvian’s founder Annie Zander was there greeting guests.
Photographs by CAPEHART Photography (LIGHTHOUSE); Jillian Nelson & Dorothy Shi (PAL)