New York – Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosted its annual Spring Gala benefit at the impressive Cipriani 42nd Street. Grandeur graced each of the decorated tables by renowned designers, using the theme A CENTURY OF DESIGN as their inspiration.
Designers included Alessandra Branca, Alex Papachristidis & David Monn, Campion Platt, Sasha Bikoff, Harry Heissmann, Juan Montoya, Hilary Pereira and many more (see complete list below). The evening honored Audrey Gruss, long-time Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Board Member.
ChristopherSpitzmiller is the Honorary Design Chair. The Design Chairs are VERANDA’s editor in chief Clinton Smith and design editor Carolyn Englefield; interior designers Lindsey Coral Harper, Ashley Whittaker, Mercedes Desio and Alberto Villalobos. Michael Kors is the Fashion Sponsor and VERANDA magazine is the Media Sponsor of the gala.
The fashion arrivals and cocktails started about 7, couture gowns and smart tuxedos began to fill the enormous Grand Central ballroom. There was a sophisticated, old-world charm in the air and it was palpable. Visual delights were at every turn (or twist and turn as I like to do)- wonderful colors and vibrant embellishments adorned the tables and guest attire. The mingling finished about 8:30 – dinner, an auction and dancing followed.
Just so you know – since 1894, the Neighborhood House has served those in need who live, work or attend school on the Upper East Side. It provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of 20,000 people in need each year.
2016 Spring Gala Designers
Alex Papachristidis & David Monn
Aman & Meeks Interiors
Andrea Stark + Robert J. Peczka, Palm Beach
Arthur Dunnam for Jed Johnson Associates
Ashley Whittaker Design
Bruce Bierman Design Inc.
Byron C. James LLP
Cece Barfield, Inc.
Creel and Gow
Decorative Traces Danielle Walish
Geoffrey Bradfield Inc.
Grace W. Kaynor Designs l Sotre
Harry Heissmann Inc. with Eerdmans Fine Art
Hunt Slonem LLC
Juan Montoya Design Corporation
Kapito Muller Interiors
Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Designs
Natalie Kraiem Interiors
Plaza Flowers – Connie Plaissay
Root Cellar Designs -Tamara Stephenson & Susan Young
Roric Tobin for B&T Global
Sam Allen Interiors
Sasha Bikoff Interior Design
Scott Snyder Inc.
Selina van der Geest with Brett McCormack
|Emily Thompson + Harry Heissmann + Marissa Marcantonio|
#lenoxhillevents #lhnhgala #Cipriani #Veranda
Craig Workman + Sasha Bikoff + Dylan La Sorsa
|Legendary society photographer Annie Watt|
|Root Cellar Designs -Tamara Stephenson & Susan Young|
|Andrea Stark + Robert Peczka|
|Renowned Artist , Designer, Author Hunt Slonem|
|Mercedes Desio + Alex Lerman|
|Clinton Smith + Carolyn Englefield + Chris Spitzmiller|
|Roric Tobin for BC Global|
Martin Gruss and honoree Audrey Gruss
Ron Wendt + Maria Zacharias
|Hillary Ross and Wilbur Ross|
|Scott Kielaszek + Mariem Horchani + Campion Platt + Christina Pstadella|
The annual Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala #lhnhgala was a great success raising a total of 1.15 million dollars. It was a wonderful event for a terrific cause. Thank you Annie Watt, Marco Ricca and Roberto Ricci D’Andonno for allowing me to mix your images with mine.