David Patrick Columbia's New York Social Diary

26 Feb, 2008

Piggin' Out

Alison Minton, President of Maplemint Enterprises Inc., hosted a Ladies ChariTea party at Verdura on Valentine's Day to benefit The Humane Society of New York. Guests escaped the cold to bask in the warm glow of Verdura's legendary jewelry collection and perused the beautiful and witty pieces while a portion of each purchase was donated to The Humane Society of New York.

Anne Marie Karash, Kamie Lightburn, Edna Abad, Alison Minton, Lisa Forman, and Michelle Marie Heinemann

Anne Marie Karash Lisa Forman

Kamie Lightburn

The Humane Society of New York's Anne Marie Karash chatted with guests including Jennifer Bowden, Michelle Marie Heinemann, Edna Abad and Melissa Morris, while Lisa Forman, Kamie Lightburn, T. Paige Betz, Susan Parker Fore and Emily Leonard tried on pieces from Verdura's latest collection.

Minton, an avid animal lover with two cats and two parrots of her own, chose The Humane Society of New York as the charity of choice because of the organization's fine work and tireless support of New York's homeless animals.

Michelle Marie Heinemann and Edna Abad

Melissa Morris and Alison Minton

Emily Leonard and Susan Parker Fore