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Diana Quasha and
Warren Scharf

Eva Dillon and
Andrea Donahue

Mark Epstein

Julia Wallace

Pillow Talk Kicks Off
Annual Holiday Bazaar

Story by Roger Webster
Photo by Michael Loccisano/PMc

IANA QUASHA, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House board president, hosted a Champagne Veuve Clicquot reception in her lovely Park Avenue duplex for the House’s 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar.

They called the kick-off Pillow Talk to honor the 40 designers, including Mark Epstein, Albert Capraro, Richard Mishaan, Lisa Jackson, Catherine Aaron and Stephen  Siegel, Harry Heissmann, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Thom Filicia, Jamie Drake, Geoffrey Bradfield, Joey Horton, Sheila Camera Kotur, Leigh Talamo, and Brian McCarthy  who created pillows and footstools from Scalamandre fabric and trim for the bazaar’s silent auction.

Guests, including the event co-chairs Andrea Donahue and Eva Dillon, with her husband Brendan, Nancy and Harold Baker, Marjorie Baker-Riker, Ed Goodwin, Royce Pinkwater, Renée Landegger, honorary chairs John Rosselli and Julia Wallace,Virginia Pitman, Lucia DeRespinis, and LHNH executive director, Warren Scharf, oohed and aahed the pillows and footstools that looked irresistible in the fabulously decorated apartment.

Diana’s company Empress, Duchess & Tart, which mixes luxury and whimsy in non-precious jewelry with a high-octane impact, will have a booth on the sale’s famous Boulevard of Shops.

Each major “shameless bauble” bears the name of a memorable woman in history, literature or the arts. Think Josephine, Jezebel, Scarlett or Marilyn.

If the stunning necklace she was wearing or her white-hot feathered cuffs she showed to Mireya D’Angelo, Paulette Smyth, Janet Schlesinger and Blakely Griggs are any example, it will be a very popular shop, indeed.

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