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Win and Mary Rutherfurd

Hillary Dick and Bob Bitter

Somers Farkas says it all

Scalamandre Kicks Off
12th Annual Bunny Hop

Story by Roger Webster
Photos by Jimi Celeste for Patrick McMullan

ARK and Wiggie Bitter, owners of Scalamandre, filled their salon on New York’s Third Avenue with spring bouquets of tulips and lilies to salute the 12th Annual Bunny Hop chairs Leslie Coleman, Mary Darling, Leslie Heaney and their supporters from the Associates Committee of the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Guests included Debbie Bancroft, Eugenie Niven, Win and Mary Rutherfurd, Jennifer Creel, Hillary Dick, Somers Farkas, Alexia Hamm, Melanie and David Holland, Lisa Jackson, Jason Grant, Catherine Aaron, Bob Bitter, Chessie Breen , Town & Country’s Mike Cannon, Alexandra Mandis, Amy Rosi.

Also R. Couri Hay, Ginger Bort, Alexandra Wernick, James Eisdorfer, Elizabeth Fuller, Lauren Thierry Watkins, Marilyn White, Paulette Smyth, Susan Branch, Ashley Potter, Sabine Rothman and Thaddeus Kromelis.

They all enjoyed glasses of Champagne Veuve Clicquot, which was the perfect drink to accompany caterer Peter Callahan’s delights such as tiny ice cream cones filled with creme fraiche and caviar and thin black rolls of chicken, wasabi and pickled ginger, wrapped in nori.

Representatives of the Bunny Hop’s Grand Marshals Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy were the scene stealers of the evening.

Scalamandre gave them fashion makeovers, creating new outfits made from the house’s “bunny toile,” called McGregor's Garden, inspired from a 19th century waistcoat lining.

The dolls were out in force and many were sold with proceeds going to the SMSKCC Department of Pediatrics.

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