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David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

22 Dec, 2009

'Tis the Season

Doubles’ annual Christmas Luncheons are one of New York’s great holiday traditions among the social set. This season Wendy Carduner welcomed almost a thousand guests over a two-week period.

The Doubles piece de la resistance was the fabulous dessert buffet: Crème Brule, Lemon Cranberry Cake, Eggnog Baked Alaska, Gateau St. Honore, Croq en Bouche, Seven Nut Torte, Bouche De Noel, Coconut Snow Puff Cake, Chestnut Cheese Cake Graham Cracker Crust, Raspberry and Pistachio Daquaise, Stilton Cheese and Crackers, Chocolate Mousse, Strawberries, Cherries, Christmas Stocking Chocolate Cake, Red Velvet-Red Meringue Cake and on and on.

There were way too many to list but here are a more than a few of those we spotted: Steve and Christine Schwarzman, Rex Reed, Polly Bergen, Eileen Ford, Geoffrey Bradfield, Blaine Trump, Joan Schnitzer, Cynthia Lufkin, Phyllis George, Carolyne Roehm, Pauline Pitt, Mario Buatta, Evelyn Lauder, Stephanie Krieger, Muffie Potter Aston, Catherine Carey, Mark Gilbertson, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Gillian Miniter, Hilary Ross, Audrey Gruss, Jamee Gregory, Beth DeWoody, Heather Leeds, Betty Sherrill, Pat Schoenfeld, Larry Kaiser, Mai Harrison, Eugenie Goodman, Heather Sargent, Barbara Tober, Stella Pantelides, Carol Mack, Donna Simonelli, Roric Tobin, Susan Burke, Ashley McDermott, Soffia Wathne, Thorunn Wathne, Berge Wathne, Barbara Corcoran, Eleni Karatzas, Barbara de Portago, Adrienne Vittadini, Diana Feldman, Kari Tiedemann, Katherine Bryan, Christine Schott, Meg Braff, Grace Meigher, Melanie Hilary Dick, Sheri Babbio, Donna Rosen, Bambi Putnam, Paula Root, Jennifer Creel, Susan Zises Green, Elizabeth Stribling, Somers Farkas, Karen LeFrak, Joanne de Guardiola, Pat Patterson Mariana Kaufman Suzanne Johnson, Elyse Newhouse, Katie Tozer, Deborah Tanger, Wibby Sevener, Kathryn Beach, Paige Hardy, Anne de Louvigny Stone, Jenna Oken, Judy Miller, Erin Gaudreau, Mariah Davis, Hampton Luzak, Cece Black, Gigi Benson, Margo Langenberg, Amy Hoadley, Susan Cushing, Webb Egerton-Warburton, Lisa Selby, Mary Van Pelt, Nellie Logothetides, Maria Long, Lily Fichopolos, B.J. Casey, Judy Eisenberg, Alison and Amy Mazzola, Winnie Mortenson, Virgina Melhado, Diana Quasha, Joan Mark, Suzanne Clery, Aileen Sarda, Rosalee Brinton, Kate Edmonds and Alex Donner, Helen Remmel, Doran Mullen, Susan Bender Scheer, Daryl Roth, Dr. Nils Larsson, Chase Backer, Dr. Louis Feder, Frank Miller, Bernadette Molito, Tom Gates, Judy Ney, Georgette Farkas, Suzanne von Liebig, Willian Solloway, Kamie Lightburn, Nina Reeves, Isabel Kellogg, Jason Oliver Nixon, Gail Karr, Alison Minton, Seymour Holland, Laurie Dhue, Cynthia and Tony Maltese, Ruth Fleischmann, Lorna Graev, Alatia Bradley, Cornelia Bregman, Kari Tiedemann, Jackie Drake, Francesca Gumina, Count and Countess Braschi, Muffy Miller, Melanie Holland, Daisy Soros, Courtney Arnot, Clelia Zacharias, Robyn Joseph and hundreds more.