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Tori Keefe and Sebastien Boisvert walk Maggie Norri’s runway

Sailing Heals

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott, who lost her left leg in the tragic attack, walked the runway during designer Maggie Norris’ show at a yacht club in midtown. The show benefited Sailing Heals, which helps people with health issues through sailing. Norris, who has dressed Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Michelle Obama presented a nautical themed collection to VIPs including jeweler Barbara Regna, Poker Queen Beth Shak, event planner Cristina Verger, Jean Shafiroff, vein specialist Dr. David Fox, beauty injectable expert Jane Scher and gallerist Lyle Reitzel. sailingheals.org

Chef Michael Anthony, Harriette Rose Katz


Daniel Boulud and Marcus Samuelsson joined 40 other top chefs at Chelsea Piers for a grand tasting to benefit C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program), which funds scholarships for disadvantaged youth. The evening honored Michael Anthony, the Executive Chef from Gramercy Tavern. WCB’s Maurice DuBois served as the emcee. The benefit was orchestrated by event planner Harriette Rose Katz of Gourmet Advisory Services who also founded The Chosen Few, an elite event collective. hrkchosenfew.com

BEAUTY FASHION 100th Anniversary

BEAUTY FASHION Editor Christine Schott Ledes, Symrise President Achim Daub, Symrise CEO Dr. Heinz- Jeurgen Bertram and Vogue Publisher Susan Plagemann

Leaders of the beauty industry, including Karine LeBret of L’Oréal, Sumit Bhasin of Coty, Lana Glazman of Estee Lauder, fragrance consultant Ann Gottlieb, Hermès perfumer Christine Nagel and Susan Plagemann of Vogue gathered to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of BEAUTY FASHION at the exclusive Cercle de l’Union Interallié in Paris. Owner George Ledes toasted the event’s sponsor Achim Daub of Symrise . Other guests included celebrity “noses” Maurice Roucel, David Apel and Emilie Coppermann. Symrise has had a 220 year heritage in fine fragrance, having enabled the creation of such iconic scents as Jicky by Guerlain through the innovation of synthetic vanilla as well as the exquisite perfumery bases from Fabrique DeLaire, Shalimar, and more recently Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera and Comme des Garcons. beautyfashionfragrance.com

Toby Milstein and Larry Milstein


 A 5-million-dollar gift from the grandchildren of Vivian and the late Seymour Milstein to name the new Infant Cardiac Unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital was celebrated at a dedication ceremony presided over by the hospital’s president Steven Corwin, M.D. Among the grandchildren on hand were young philanthropists Larry Milstein and his sister, Toby Milstein, who spoke about the contribution at a recent fundraiser emceed by Meredith Vieira. “We came together to continue our family’s legacy of supporting the Hospital. Heart health is very important to our family and for the next generation of the Milstein family to be able to help the next generation of patients is heartwarming,” Toby said. The funds will help create a new 17-bed unit to care for the most vulnerable patients and is set to open in June. nyp.org

Eva Chickering, Kiera Chaplin, Michael Pecnik and Silvia Frieser

The Viennese Opera Ball

Kiera Rumbough, the granddaughter of actress and philanthropist Dina Merrill and the great-granddaughter of E. F. Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post, is my pick for Debutante of the Year. She was presented along with 15 other young ladies at the 62nd Annual Viennese Opera Ball at the Waldorf Astoria, escorted by her brother, Cole Rumbough. Also among the leading debs were Marie-Sophie Höfer from Vienna, Milana Guseinzade from Russia and Emily Mohr from China. Special guests included the Archduke Dominic von Habsburg- Lothringen, the Austrian ambassador Wolfgang Waldner and Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter Kiera Chaplin. “I am producing a film about my grandfather’s last wife, Oona O’Neill, who was the daughter of the playwright Eugene O’Neill, and the days when she was a debutante in New York with Gloria Vanderbilt,” said Chapliln. The ball’s chairs were Silvia Frieser and Michael Pecnik. Also in attendance were former U.S. Ambassador to Austria Alexa Wesner, Tamron Hall, Life Ball founder Gary Keszler, opera star Stephen Costello, Jean Shafiroff and Laine Siklos. Siklos entered the crystal chandeliered ballroom in a horse-drawn carriage with her two young children, Anabelle and Henry Siklos, their arrival invoking the famous Viennese dancing Lipizzaner stallions. The glittering ball also celebrated the 150th anniversary of Johann Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, and benefited “Leonard Bernstein—A New Yorker in Vienna,” a project supported by the U.S. Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna. vienneseoperaball.us

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