On Wednesday, Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted the junior committee of Casita Maria—known as the Pachangas—at her Upper East Side home for a luncheon in anticipation of the Casita Maria’s 2013 Fiesta.
Guests, including Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Kevin Kwan (author of Crazy Rich Asians), dined on salmon roti à la façon du mason, roast vegetables, and salad followed by strawberry shortcake while admiring Mrs. Drake’s collection of illustrations.
Casita Maria’s 2013 Fiesta will take place on October 22 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education. This year, the event will honor John Demsey, France Chrétien Desmarais, and Eddie Palmieri and the honorary chairs will be Alina Cho and Cornelia Guest.
Tickets to the event, which will include dancing to the Bob Hardwick Sound, are available for purchase by calling 203.298.4722.