Park Place Hosts A-List Gala

In December, we brought together members and guests of The List for a festive evening of food, spirits and conversation at Dolce in Basking Ridge. The event was graciously sponsored by TD Wealth Management.

Tom and Joan Sabatino, left, of nonprofit organization 100 Women, with Peter and Carol Jegou of the Worth Collection.

Tom and Joan Sabatino, left, of nonprofit organization 100 Women, with Peter and Carol Jegou of the Worth Collection.

Ghislaine and Jeffrey Silverman, owners of Lloyd’s Furniture in Somerville.

Ghislaine and Jeffrey Silverman, owners of Lloyd’s Furniture in Somerville.

Matt Porraro of PAI Architects and Builders in North Branch, left, and his wife, Fran, with Park Place publisher Kate Tomlinson.

Matt Porraro of PAI Architects and Builders in North Branch, left, and his wife, Fran, with Park Place publisher Kate Tomlinson.

New York Times best-selling author Concetta Bertoldi, left, with Antoinette Cooper of TD Wealth Management.

New York Times best-selling author Concetta Bertoldi, left, with Antoinette Cooper of TD Wealth Management.

 

Rod and Dianne Ryan of Far Hills, owners of Open Road Auto Group.

Rod and Dianne Ryan of Far Hills, owners of Open Road Auto Group.

Lou Capolino with his wife, makeup consultant Debbi Stewart of C’est LaVie Salon in Chatham.

Lou Capolino with his wife, makeup consultant Debbi Stewart of C’est LaVie Salon in Chatham.

Maria Di Paolo of Di Paolo Bakery in Verona, left, with Barbara Sills of Verona and Diana Stroup of Park Place.

Maria Di Paolo of Di Paolo Bakery in Verona, left, with Barbara Sills of Verona and Diana Stroup of Park Place.

Members of the Park Place List gather for a group photo at Dolce

Members of the Park Place List gather for a group photo at Dolce

Luxury Launch

Hilton Hotels & Resorts recently launched its new branded spa concept, eforea, at the Hilton Short Hills. The grand opening celebration, which benefited the American Cancer Society, included a winter fashion show, a performance by recording artist Seal and a book-signing with natural food chef Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York.

Recording artist Seal, left, and Dave Horton, global head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Recording artist Seal, left, and Dave Horton, global head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts

New York Real Housewife and natural food chef Bethenny Frankel and model Tyson Beckford.

New York Real Housewife and natural food chef Bethenny Frankel and model Tyson Beckford.

 

Sparkling Events

Integrity House hosted its annual gala, the Amethyst Affair, at the Hilton Short Hills to benefit its initiative for women and children. Integrity House supports individuals and families suffering from substance abuse as they make sustainable lifestyle changes.

Former governor Thomas Kean, third from left, at the pre-event reception with Young Professionals Committee members, from left, Timothy Chesson, Vanessa Ahrens, Teri Lawler, Heath Ahrens and Peter Cocoziello.

Former governor Thomas Kean, third from left, at the pre-event reception with Young Professionals Committee members, from left, Timothy Chesson, Vanessa Ahrens, Teri Lawler, Heath Ahrens and Peter Cocoziello.

From left, Susan Landmesser, honorary event chair and pre-event hostess with Thomas Kean, former governor and 2010 Integrity honoree and Vivian Ahrens, gala organizer.

From left, Susan Landmesser, honorary event chair and pre-event hostess with Thomas Kean, former governor and 2010 Integrity honoree and Vivian Ahrens, gala organizer.

 

From left, Luciano Ingrao, owner of Char Steakhouse; Jennifer Dolan, Vanessa Ahrens, Young Professionals Committee chairman; and Wilma Nurse, development committee co-chair.

From left, Luciano Ingrao, owner of Char Steakhouse; Jennifer Dolan, Vanessa Ahrens, Young Professionals Committee chairman; and Wilma Nurse, development committee co-chair.

From left, Michael Aron, NJN news anchor and master of ceremonies; Dennis Bone, president of Verizon New Jersey and 2009 Integrity honoree and his wife, Denise Bone; and Al Koeppe, president and CEO of Newark Alliance and 2004 Integrity honoree.

From left, Michael Aron, NJN news anchor and master of ceremonies; Dennis Bone, president of Verizon New Jersey and 2009 Integrity honoree and his wife, Denise Bone; and Al Koeppe, president and CEO of Newark Alliance and 2004 Integrity honoree.

Wine & Dine

Gary’s Wine & Marketplace’s 19th Annual Grand Tasting at the Madison Hotel in Morristown raised money for select charities and featured the year’s best finds in wine and food.

Gary Fisch, left, CEO of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, and his brother, Mark Fisch.

Gary Fisch, left, CEO of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, and his brother, Mark Fisch.

Brian Maxwell, left, manager of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Madison, and Gary Butler, president and CEO of ADP.

Brian Maxwell, left, manager of Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Madison, and Gary Butler, president and CEO of ADP.

 

A Day at the Races

Thousands of spectators galloped to the 90th Annual Far Hills Race Meeting on a spectacular autumn day. The event, which features the finest steeplechasers in the world, has raised more than $17 million for Somerset Medical Center since its inception.

A view of the main field from the tent of lead sponsor, Open Road

A view of the main field from the tent of lead sponsor, Open Road

Celebrating under a sunny sky are, from left, Tess Chanoch, Colleen Ritchie, Terri Williams and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, all of Somerset County.

Celebrating under a sunny sky are, from left, Tess Chanoch, Colleen Ritchie, Terri Williams and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, all of Somerset County.

 

Designing Women

Night of Hope, an evening of beauty and shopping to promote breast cancer awareness, featured makeovers and gift baskets. Proceeds were donated to the Villa Walsh School Scholarship Fund.

From left, Monica Gibbons, event organizer; Jennifer Canfield, owner of JLC Collection; Robyn Fields, owner of Robyn Ross; and Georgia Van Ryzin, owner of Van Ryzin Design.

From left, Monica Gibbons, event organizer; Jennifer Canfield, owner of JLC Collection; Robyn Fields, owner of Robyn Ross; and Georgia Van Ryzin, owner of Van Ryzin Design.

 

Governors Go Green

New Jersey Conservation Foundation recently celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown. The organization honored the state’s six living former governors for their environmental legacies.

From left, former governors Thomas Kean, Christine Todd Whitman, James Florio and James McGreevey with, third from left, Michele Byers, NJCF executive director, and Keith Reed, NJCF president, far right.

From left, former governors Thomas Kean, Christine Todd Whitman, James Florio and James McGreevey with, third from left, Michele Byers, NJCF executive director, and Keith Reed, NJCF president, far right.

Thomas Byrne, son of former governor Brendan Byrne, accepts an environmental award on his father’s behalf from Kent Manahan, former news anchor for New Jersey Network and the public TV station’s current director.

Thomas Byrne, son of former governor Brendan Byrne, accepts an environmental award on his father’s behalf from Kent Manahan, former news anchor for New Jersey Network and the public TV station’s current director.

 

Fashion Show for a Cause

Project Ladybug partnered with Neiman Marcus Paramus for a luncheon and fashion presentation with designer Catherine Malandrino to raise awareness for children suffering with life-threatening illnesses.

From left, Dina Manzo, founder of Project Ladybug; Julie Gaynor, vice president of Neiman Marcus Paramus; Catherine Malandrino, fashion designer; and Lynne Vreeland, public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Paramus.

From left, Dina Manzo, founder of Project Ladybug; Julie Gaynor, vice president of Neiman Marcus Paramus; Catherine Malandrino, fashion designer; and Lynne Vreeland, public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Paramus.


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Issue: Jan/Feb 2011
Credits: The List party photographed by Marie Papp Photography; Eforea: HILTON HOTELS & RESORTS; Integrity House: DEBBIE WEISMAN; NJCF: DEBBIE WEISMAN; Ladybug: TED AXELROD PHOTOGRAPHY
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