On December 1st a VIP Screening of "An Englishman in New York" invited some of NY's favorite Englishmen to enjoy the festivities. Quentin Crisp famously declared that if one could live on "peanuts and champagne," then one could survive quite easily by attending every cocktail party and premiere to which one was invited. To be sure, there was far more than "peanuts and champagne" at the intimate dinner/screening for Crisp's new made-for-television biopic "An Englishman in New York". Yet, the atmosphere of the Soho House's main dining room remained giddy with the spirit of the famed raconteur.
Hamish Bowles and Antony Todd
"I actually had Quentin Crisp over as a guest for dinner in 1986," event-planning maven Antony Todd
told me. "A friend of mine advised me that, provided I sent over a car for him, he would be willing to come, so that's exactly what I did."
"He was ... Read More
This year's Rita Hayworth Ball - "So Near & Yet so Far" - may have boasted performances by Roger Waters and The Pointer Sisters, but its post- fête at Leviev was all about the Gala's honorees - and, of course, the jewels.
When an event raises $1.9 million in one evening, what is there not to celebrate? On Monday, November 16th, an intimate group of friends that included Somers Farkas
, Felicia Taylor
, Rachel Hovnanian
, Kim Hicks
, Janna Bullock
and Peter Lyden
gathered at the Madison Avenue flagship to toast the Gala's chairs and honorees who spearheaded one of the season's most successful and glamorous evenings.
Among those honored for their outstanding contribution to the field of Alzheimer’s were: Muffie Potter Aston
, who received the Rita Hayworth Award; Lonnie Wollin, Esq.
, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; John
, and John Jr. Catsimatidis
, who received the Family Philanthropy Award; Gala Chair Alexandra ... Read More