Catherine Saxton
Photos by Rob Rich

Denise Rich and Pattie Allen

Casey Johnson, Lorraine Bracco,
Sale Johnson

LL the angels who support the G&P Foundation were out in force at Denise Rich’s summer home in the Hamptons. A glorious sunny day greeted everyone dressed in their designer summer finery. They came to support a charity that funds cancer research.

Rolls Royce and The Robb Report were major sponsors that created a veritable shopping mall of the most glamorous and expensive products every multimillionaire needs! The auction produced over $1.5 million, including $550,000 for a top of the line Roller to a very generous Bill Austin.

Michael Bolton wowed the crowd with his fabulous voice. The 600-plus crowd included Rick and Kathy Hilton, Lorraine Bracco, Sale and Casey Johnson, Patricia and Caleigh Duff-Perelman, Ashanti, Russell Simmons, the Rev. Al Sharpton.

One of the highlights of the evening was the sale of the Gabrielle Rich Aouad Commemorative Medal, which was created by the British Royal Mint supporting the G&P Foundation. It was created as an ongoing fundraising tool for the charity.

Pattie & John Allen brought them. They are two of the greatest supporters of fabulous events.

They recently introduced the world's newest, most expensive fragrance by Clive Christian, at the legendary party hosted by Sir Elton John, the Sixth White Tie and Tiara Ball! It's a fabulous way to buy great gifts for ourselves and others – at the same time supporting worthy charities and funding much needed research. Way to go, Allens and your corporate allies!

Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane with
daughter Leah

Mr. Broadway Honored

TEWART (Mr. Broadway) Lane moved his summer operation to the Hamptons, where he and his family have starred in several celebrity productions. Stewart was honored by the Child Development Center of the Hamptons at the annual Orchid Ball where some $500,000 was raised with the help of such guests as Larry and Sandy Rosenthal, Melissa Cohen, Judy Gold, Senator Lavalle and Robin Seegal.

Senator Lavalle presents
award to Stewart F. Lane

Leah Lane and her book

In addition Stewart's youngest daughter played hostess to a group of her best friends. The Mexican theme featured piñatas, quesadillas, tostados, tacos – all things crunchy and scrunchy reigned supreme.

Young Leah also presented her proud Daddy with a book she had written with her Mommy, Bonnie Comley, called This Never Happens In The City.  It is a city kid's homage to life in the country.  All proceeds from sale of the book go to benefit CDHC!  Way to go, Leah.

On a sunny (and there haven't been too many of these) Sunday in July, Stewart and Bonnie invited their Broadway friends to celebrate at a lobster/clambake.

Actor's Studio honcho James Lipton came with wife Kedakai, Broadway guru Cy Coleman, actors and actresses galore, and Jasper Kump flew in from L.A. to entertain with some a cappella singing. And a wonderful time was had by all!

Chloe Sevigny

Judy Price
and Mary McFadden

Mary McFadden and
Ashton Hawkins
Beauties Prefer "Rocks"

Photos by Patrick McMullan

EAUTIFUL women in beautiful dresses wearing beautiful jewelry - what more could anyone ask for?  Former Avenue magazine creator Judy Price launched her National Jewelry Institute at the magnificent new American Folk Art Museum. As the setting for an exhibition of magnificent jewels, it was perfect.

Some of the world's most fabulous and important houses, including greats like Cartier and Harry Winston, displayed their fine jewelry. Over 150 pieces are on exhibit. They adorned the bodies of some of the world's greatest fashionistas – Jackie Onassis, Millicent Rogers, and the Duchess of Windsor, icons all.

Spotted in the crowd were Francine LeFrak and hubby Rick Friedberg, Amy Fine Collins, American Folk Art Museum guiding light Barbara Tober, Mary McFadden. A fabulous, breathtaking time was had by all.

This exhibit makes you realize why jewelry is such a beloved adornment for women, and an investment for men and women.

Catherine Saxton has been a part of the New York social and celebrity scene for
the past 25 years. She has worked with Presidents, Kings and Princes,
plus celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly,
Donald & Ivana Trump, Madonna, and on, and on.

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