Liz Smith and Peter Rogers

Daniel Ostrow and Justin Karr

Ana Soler and Tobie Roosevelt

Cynthia Lufkin and Sheri Babbio

Brian Stewart and Stephanie Krieger

It Was So Much Fun
The Mayor Stayed On

Story and Photos by Roger Webster

ETE DE SWIFTY was more fun than ever this year, thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of co-chairs Gillian Miniter and Liz Finkle Eliot. It was a happy reunion of friends and "family" who hadn't seen each other all summer.

Under the block-long white tent on Manhattan’s East Side gossip maven Liz Smith introduced Mayor Michael Bloomberg who stayed schmoozing for over an hour with his ladylove Diana Taylor. The event was successful on all counts, raising a whopping $750,000 for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.

Among the several hundred New Yorkers enjoying the fun were Tobie Roosevelt, Wendy Vanderbilt, Wendy Carduner, David and Helen Gurley Brown, Sam and Judy Peabody, decorator Joel Allen, Cynthia and Dan Lufkin, Elizabeth Fondaras, Eleanora and Michael Kennedy, Lionel Larner, Nancy Baker, Deborah Norville and Karl Wellner, Ana Soler, Donald and Barbara Tober, Michel Witmer, Jill Fairchild Melhado, Brian Stewart and Stephanie Krieger, Cece Cord, Sabrina and Carl Forsythe, Elaine Sargent, Swifty's Blaine and Robert Caravaggi.

Also David Patrick Columbia, Sheri and Larry Babbio, Helen O'Hagan, real estate stars Dolly Lenz, Patricia Burnham and Dennis Karr with his wife Gail, Hilary Califano, Hilary Ross, Daniel Ostrow, Virginia Coleman, Roy Kean, Alice Mason, Taylor Stein, Grace and Chris Meigher, Ann Rapp, Jim Mitchell, Jamee and Peter Gregory, Michèle Gerber Klein, Jacques Leviant, Lisa and Philip Gorrivan, Kristi Witker, Jason Grant, Jon James, Allison Weiss, Rachel Hovnanian, Mark Gilbertson, Jeanne Lawrence, Peter Lyden, Cornelia Ercklentz, Justin Karr.

More: Renee Tobin, Peter Rogers, Ellen Liman, brothers Jeffrey and Jason Hirsch, authors Charlie Scheips and Michael Gross, Mark Langrish and Emma Snowdon-Jones, Michael Cominotto and Dennis Basso, Kristi Witker, Jacques Leviant, Arlene Dahl and Marc Rosen, Bettina Zilkha, Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict, Samantha Topping, Sylvester Miniter, Alex Lind Rose, Alex Papachristidis, Roz Jacobs, Dana and Patrick Stubgen, Denise Rich, each with a great big Estée Lauder orange canvas bag filled with goodies.

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