President’s Day Weekend at The Snow Lodge in Aspen
Montauk’s Surf Lodge popped up in Aspen in December as The Snow Lodge and has been just as popular as the summer hotspot. The venue, which will remain open through April, shares many features with the permanent location, including the signature Concert Series, with a Western spin to capture the spirit of Aspen. Surf Lodge owner Jayma Cardoso scoped out Colorado’s best talent and art to create an après-ski feel, while Montauk’s head chef Robert Sieber found the best locally sourced cuisine. Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the venue partnered with Belly Up for its Winter Concert Series, which featured a performance by Diplo during President’s Day weekend in February. The event attracted guests like Christie Brinkley, Nina Agdal, and Hannah Bronfman, and many donned fashionable ski attires straight from the slopes. Later that evening, Kyra Kennedy and Erica Pelosini hosted an exclusive dinner for the sustainable fashion brand Redemption.
Young Collectors at The Winter Show
In late January, The Winter Show returned to the Park Avenue Armory. Each year, the fair displays art and antiques from the world’s best exhibitors, with admissions and special events proceeds benefiting the East House Settlement in the Bronx. Under the creative direction of Luke Edward Hall, the Young Collectors Night attracted more than 700 guests for a private viewing with music by DJ Alix Brown, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. Guests included Kacey Musgraves, Elizabeth Bailey, Jeffrey Caldwell, Sam Dangremond, Wes Gordon, Tom Sturridge, Princess Noor Pahlavi, and Carlos Mota.
Olivia Palermo’s Launch Party in Nolita
During New York Fashion Week, Olivia Palermo launched her eponymous brand with a party at Chefs Club in Nolita. The Spring Summer 2020 collection features stylish and understated silhouettes that reflect Palermo’s taste, which is heavily inspired by her travels and the women in her life. The evening featured a display of select looks, as well as the restaurant’s signature truffle dishes and Aperol Spritz cocktails by chef Osteria Delle Tres. In addition to Palermo and husband, Johannes Huebl, guests included Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Brian Atwood, Eva Chen, Lauren Remington Platt, Alex Assouline, and Tracy Anderson.
Premiere for Emma at the Whitby Hotel in Midtown
Just before New York Fashion Week, the Cinema Society and Anna Wintour hosted the premiere of Focus Features’ Emma, a satirical comedy on social class based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel. Once guests were seated in the Whitby Hotel’s theater, Wintour introduced both the film and director Autumn de Wilde. “How wonderful it is to be celebrating a woman director on the eve of the Oscars,” remarked Wintour as she wrapped up. After the two-hour screening, Hamish Bowles led a Q&A with de Wilde and the stars of the movie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Bill Nighy. The evening concluded with an afterparty upstairs in the hotel’s Orangery, where guests, including Peter Kujawski, Jason Cassidy, Robert Walak, Tory Burch, Pierre-Yves Roussel, Grace Coddington, Misty Copeland, Huma Abedin, Pico Alexander, Candace Bushnell, Caleb Eberhardt, and Tracy Edwards, mingled and enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.