David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

23 January 2012

A Snowy Saturday

Last Thursday night, as you may already be aware, we went over to the Park Avenue Armory to cover the Benefit Preview of the Winter Antiques Show which is in its 58th year. The evening benefits the East Side House Settlement.

It draws a big crowd – seemed like it must have been more than a thousand attending.

These previews are very social simply because it’s one of those venues where people get to see other people in the community, catch up, have cocktails or champagne and partake of the fabulous variety of buffet tables. (I stayed away mainly because I knew I was going to another feast.)

The aisles are filled with experts, connoisseurs, collectors, decorators, clients, supporters of the ESHS and the media. It’s like being in a small town. Sort of. And it’s relaxing. You can just sit and watch, and take in all the treasures that are up for sale. The show runs through this coming Friday. Here were some of the guests.

Lee Fryd and Alison Minton