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25 November 2010

Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS Reception

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, Michael E. Scully, President of Scully & Scully, and Heather Leeds, President of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, hosted a reception to celebrate the international best-selling cookbook and entertaining guidePark Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS.  The book is authored by The Society’s members who are among New York’s most celebrated hostesses.  Scully & Scully donated 10% of the proceeds from purchases made that evening and the two days following. The cookbook will be available in the store through Christmas.

The festive cocktail party was held at Scully & Scully, on Park Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets, and featured beautiful table settings saluting “Icons of Style” designed by members of The Society. They were “Cole Porter” by Chesie Breen, “Babe Paley” by Nicole Limbocker and Hilary Dick, “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor” by Eugenie Niven Goodman and Jamie Niven, “Diana Vreeland” by Leslie Perkin, and “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” by Kathy Thomas.

Guests listening to seasonal sounds of Alex Donner’s band while enjoying hors d’oeuvres inspired by the book included four past Society Presidents: Susan Burke, Leslie JonesCoco Kopelman, and Nicole Limbocker. Also, The Society’s Cookbook Committee Co-Chairs Kathy Thomasand Barbara Tollis and Vice-Chairs Wendy Arriz, Chesie Breen and Elizabeth Fuller.

The Society’s Cookbook Committee Members include Muffie Potter Aston, Catherine Carey, Nancy Mulholland Conroy, Chiara Edmands, Kelly Forsberg, Martha Glass, Eugenie Niven Goodman, Leslie Heaney, Amy Hoadley, Leslie Jones,Coco Kopelman,Nicole Limbocker, Stephanie Loeffler, Barbara McLaughlin, Leslie Perkin, Sarah S. Powers, George Rudenauer, Tracy Snyder and Alexandra Wernink.

Other guests included Alexandra Lind Rose, Andrew Thomas, Jennifer Creel, Mark GilbertsonEleanora and Michael Kennedy, Anna and Michael Safir, Lisa McCarthy, Bernard Maisner, Annette Rickel, Tom LeedsGrace and Chris Meigher, Francesand Bill BruderJohn GlassLibby Fitzgerald, Jay Snyder, Eleanor Fahey, Tom EdelmanPatrice Bell, Kevin McLaughlin,Fernanda Niven, Peter Jones, Alison Minton, Derek Limbocker, Barbara Regna, Justin Mitchell, Jean ShafiroffBryan Carey,Robin Cofer, Arie Kopelman, Kamie LightburnCynthia Wilby,Kate EdmundsLisa SelbyGreg KellyPolly OnetNick GoodmanMary SnowGreg KachejianEster Bovino,Spencer MelderBlakely GriggsEliza NordemanJane Walkowicz, LeeLee Brown and Scully & Scully’s resident interior designer Jonathan Tait

Park Avenue Potluck CELEBRATIONS includes menus for 14 family celebrations throughout the year. Menus for a festive holiday season include:   A True Potluck Tradition: THANKSGIVING; After the Tree Lighting: HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTY; A Winter Feast: HOLIDAY DINNER for Christmas and Hanukah; and, A Sparking Soiree: NEW YEAR’SEVE.

Partial proceeds from the cookbook benefit The Society’s programs at MSKCC. The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, founded in 1946 to raise funds for patient care, is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of patients, supporting cancer research and providing public education on the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.