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David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

24 March, 2006

House & Garden editor-in-chief Dominique Browning along with V.P. and Publisher Joseph Lagani hosted a private cocktail reception and portrait exhibit for House & Garden 's 2nd annual Tastemakers Issue honoring trendsetters who are affecting the design industry with guests including jewelry designer, interior decorator and daughter of rock royalty Jade Jagger , Queer Eye 's Thom Filicia, Alan Cumming, Nicole Miller, Zac Posen, Robert Ruffino, Hilary Geary Ross and Wilbur Ross, Celerie Kemble, Lela Rose, Caroline Hirsch, actor Mark Feuerstein, Arthur Dunnam, Jed Johnson, Steven Gambrel and Miles Redd.

House & Garden editors including Conde Nast editorial director Tom Wallace , design editor Mayer Rus , and contributing senior design editor Cynthia Frank , were on hand to congratulate such Tastemakers as Brian Callahan, Alexia Kondylis, John Robshaw, Doug Little, Bruno de Caumont, Jon Sherman, Steven Sacks, Magnolia Linens, Nicholas Varney, Max Reidel, Christiane Celle, Nate Lowman there with girlfriend Tara Subkoff, Ernest de la Torre, Andrew Flesher, Brian Sawyer and John Berson, David Mann, Vicki Vlachakis, Kim Alexandriuk, Rob Southern, Suzanne Kasler, Ralph Gilles and Sebastian Beckwith.

One of the 50 Tastemakers even includes aBlue Thai Ridgeback dog that is said to inspire design with its striking color that appears to be a deep blue in a certain light. To congratulate the pup were Celerie Kemble who brought along her Jack Russell Terrier named Anchovy and Lela Rose who carried around her adorable Norwich Terrier, Stitch.

The night's décor was created by Van Wyck and Van Wyck, the same firm that transformed Lotus Space on 26th St. into a party fit for those who's main focus is interior design. Waiters passed around mojitos, spring rolls, caviar and mini seared tuna burgers provided by caterer Peter Callahan to guests like Annie Churchill , Sandra Defeo and Susan Richmond of the Humane Society of NY, Secrets of Charm designers Estee and Sharon Elkayam , Melissa Berkelhammer , Celerie Kemble, DeJuan Stroud , Michael Burrell, Alison Minton, Bentley Meeker , Candle King Harry Slatkin , Inna DeSilva , Lela Rose , interior designer Barclay Butera , Elizabeth Loomis , Evelyn Tompkins, Mark Gilbertson, Greg Calejo, Hilary Geary and Wilbur Ross and Elizabeth Scokin who all enjoyed music by DJ Bill Coleman.


Alison Minton