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Saturday, January 18, 2014 was a night filled with love and fun as friends and family celebrated the birthday of Artist and Philanthropist MICHELLE-MARIE HEINEMANN at The Pratt Mansions on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Birthday Girl, resplendent in a violet organza and velvet Yves Saint Laurent dress, welcomed guests, from all over the US and as far away as Monte Carlo, Rome and Gstaad.

While everyone dined on such delicacies as deviled quail eggs, filet mignon, Carpaccio, Duck pâté, herbed-cured Scottish salmon, salt-crusted sea scallops, glazed butternut squash, sunchoke ravioli with roasted chestnut and peekytoe crab salad…all prepared by the Heinemann's personal chef, Joel Trocino, the children got busy on the dancefloor. Having earlier gifted his Mother a bouquet of beautiful yellow roses, Hudson Heinemann gave his Calvin Klein tuxedo a workout as he and his friend and Justin Zullin busted some very impressive breakdancing moves to the delight of all. Not to be outdone, Hyacinth Cornelia, wowing in a custom-made confection by Cheri du Viel of Paris in similar colors to her mother’s gown, joined her friends Madeline Zullin and Arielle Baker in bopping and twirling and a spirited in “Ring Around the Rosie”.

After hours of everyone dancing to the tunes of legendary DJ Anita Sarko, out came the birthday cake, made by Pierre Moutane. The cake was French vanilla with an apricot filling and white chocolate buttercream icing, beautifully decorated with flowers matching the artist’s dress. The highlights were the children helping to blow out the candles and the fabulous toast, the evening’s host, husband Jon Heinemann gave:

“A secret to living a long life is to have consistent brain activity. One must share and care to have this type of brain activity. Thank all of you for caring to come and share this special occasion for Michelle-Marie my beautiful wife, and Michelle thank you for sharing the past 17 years with me. I care about you and love you with all of my heart and soul. Happy Birthday my Love!"

And then all hit the dancefloor again to shake and shimmy until the witching hour. Present were Barbara Tober, Donald Tober, William Ivey Long, Robert Rufino, Lord Colin Campbell, MiMi Strong, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michele Gerber Klein, Larry Wohl, Leesa Rowland, David Lawrence, Lauren Lawrence, Ron Artest Sr., Tony LoBianco, Dame Donna Soloway, Richard Soloway, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Rafael Feldman, Maggie Norris, Susan Shin, Cheri Kaufman, Bill Sclight, R. Couri Hay, Joe Alexander, Zita Davission, Gary Lawrence, Mario Rinaldi, Naz, Tom Lampson, Vinnie Potestivo, Andrew Barlow, Victor De Souza, Sam Bolton, Tina Storper, David Storper, Bettina Bennett, Alessandra Emanuel, Alice Judelson, Paul Judelson, Cole Rumbough, Sydney Lemmon, Alex Lari, Meriel Lari, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Melissa Levis, Steven Knobel, Nicole Noonan, Colette, Alexis Reiner and Cognac Wellerlane and Bobby Flick.

As a special gesture, on behalf of the 150 guests attending, a donation was made from Blankets from Warmth to the Artest Foundation. Blankets for Warmth is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes blankets to the homeless, founded by Michelle-Marie Heinemann.