Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Friends of Clermont Shindig
Saturday night the Friends of Clermont discovered how the west was won—with great chow (hot dogs, chili, corn bread) and wildly flattering duds. The party, held on the grounds of Clermont, the lovely historic Hudson River home of Robert Livingston, was chaired by none other than Rural Intelligence’s Rural Restoration bloggers Hermes Mallea (far left) and Carey Maloney of M (Group). (Theme: Gold Rush. Decor: Checked cloths, zinnias in Ball jars, hay bales from which to take in the stunning sunset over the river.) The cheery mood was heightened when Pat Falk won three!!! of the raffle prizes, the last of which, the Grand Prize of $2500 in gold, she promptly donated back to the cause. Here, here!!
Philanthropist and activist Joan Davidson, Winthrop Aldrich, and Gladys Thomas
Mary Millane and Carola Soltau; Dick Baright and Mark Lichter
Branding consultant Jim Winters, Christie’s Senior V.P. Toby Usnik, writer and style guru Kim Johnson Gross, and A/X Armani Exchange chief exec Harlan Bratcher
Writer Edward Tivnan with daughters Maisie, an editorial assistant at Workman Press, and Nell, a production assistant on Taking Woodstock, the Ang Lee film in production in Columbia County.