The Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Ball
Presented by Etro and Saks Fifth Avenue, the New York Botanical Garden’s 19th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball took place on December 15 in the spectacular Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—the garden’s Victorian-style crystal palace. Inside the tented conservatory, over 500 guests donned black-tie attire as they enjoyed dinner and dancing, as well as cocktails below the sparkling dome in the Palms of World Gallery. Notable attendees were co-chairs Georgina Bloomberg, Natalie Bloomingdale, Anne Hathaway, Ariana Rockefeller, and Gillian Hearst Simonds, as well as Nina Agdal, Samantha Blake Cohen, Joey Lico, and Mia Moretti. In addition to dinner and dancing, attendees were treated to the 26th Holiday Train Show—an engaging exhibition of holiday trains winding through a sprawling landscape with iconic New York landmarks made from natural materials. A favorite of the season, the event raised over $300,000 for the garden’s Children’s Education Program, directly supporting underserved children in the Bronx to help them connect with nature through innovative workshops and activities.
Assouline Celebrates Warhol Book
To mark the release of their new volume, Andy Warhol: The Impossible Collection, Assouline hosted an exclusive launch dinner during Art Basel at the W South Beach hotel. Influencers from the art world including Alex Assouline, Young Paris, Rocky Barnes, and Nick Rhodes joined the book’s author, Eric Shiner, for playful and delicious Warhol-inspired bites like burgers and steamed snapper, as well as cocktails and wine. The dinner was followed by a special after-party, which was stylized like those once held at Warhol’s factory. Over 300 guests attended the party to honor the legendary Prince of Pop Art as they danced to beats by DJ Mia Moretti.
Valentino’s I Heart Spike Event
On December 1, Carlos Souza and Olivia Palermo held a cocktail party in honor of the I Heart Spike installation at Valentino’s pop-up shop in SoHo. During the gathering, guests such as Charlotte Ronson, Jamie Tisch, and Zani Gugelmann posed for selfies as part of the brand’s current Instagram contest to win a limited-edition rock stud spike bag designed by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. As the cocktail party came to an end, Palermo and Souza, along with friends decked in Valentino, headed to the Waverly Inn for an intimate candlelit dinner. During dessert, Souza delivered a speech to tell the story behind Valentino’s love for the color red, dating back to his days as a student.
Moschino’s Miami Party
To celebrate the launch of their new and funky Gold Fresh fragrance (in a bottle designed as a house cleaning product), Moschino threw an unforgettable party at the Eden Roc hotel in Miami Beach. The event, which the brand’s creative director Jeremy Scott hosts every year, featured a special performance by Diplo, Cardi B, and G-Eazy, and was held in partnership with renowned music and performance platform TIDAL. Those who were unable to attend had the opportunity to view TIDAL’s livestream of the show online at TIDAL.com/Moschino. After the performance, guests sipped on specialty gin and juice cocktails provided by Tanqueray No. TEN as well as Bird in Hand, an Austrailian fine wine, and enjoyed DJ performances by Angel + Dren, Mia Moretti, and Sita Abellan. The entire event was successfully designed, produced, and managed by XA, the Experiential Agency. Notable attendees included Joan Smalls, Dev Hynes, Slick Woods, Paris Hilton, Young Paris, Justine Skye, Cordell Broadus, Ruby Aldridge, (Young) Jeezy, RJ King, Giampaolo Sgura, and Violet Chachki.