THE PARTY The energetic violinists, CoverGirls, lit up the cocktail reception at the Hilton on South Michigan Avenue as guests gathered to pay tribute to the more than 210,000 Illinois residents living with Alzheimer’s. THE PEOPLE All eyes were on Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Rita Hayworth’s daughter, as she mixed through the soiree. Many special contributors attended this year, including Dr. Lisa Genova, the New York Times best-selling author of Still Alice.
THE PARTY The preview evening showcased 90-plus exhibitors with gorgeous tableaux of garden antique pieces, vintage jewelry and midcentury-modern furniture—along with stunning plant displays by Craig Bergmann Landscape Design—hello, spring! The snappy crowd strolled the tents, with breaks from shopping provided by well-placed cocktail lounges (that looked sensational thanks to Kehoe Designs) and delicious spring-themed bites crafted by Food for Thought.
THE OCCASION In honor of its annual Men of Style Issue, Miami gathered a select group of VIPs, clients and friends for a sunset-to-evening dinner at River Yacht Club to celebrate the popular volume and its dapper subjects. THE CROWD Editor-in-Chief Luis R.
THE OCCASION Women of Tomorrow celebrated its 19th anniversary and the 15th year of its annual fundraiser at its yearly gala, a gathering that brought together some of the city’s leading philanthropists and politicians. THE CROWD Founders Jennifer Valoppi and Don Browne, alongside chair Marisa Toccin Lucas, welcomed a slew of notables that included Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, TV personality Candela Ferro and VEW Live CEO Ryan Burke.
THE OCCASION In its 28-year history, the New World Symphony has seen plenty of highs, but the milestone achievement of reaching 1,000 alumni was certainly cause for celebration. This year’s annual gala, named in honor of the accomplishment, certainly did that.
THE PARTY As Ballet Hawaii stages some of the most sumptuous dance productions in Honolulu, it was only fitting when Tod’s, purveyor of those famously coveted shoes from Italy, hosted an in-store soiree to support the celebrated nonprofit. THE GUESTS Graciously serving as the hostess of the evening, Jackie Takeshita welcomed special attendees Bob and Frances Bean, Nancy Wo, Henry Akina, Susan Schull, Cheryl Pierce, and Klaus and Amy Meng.
THE PARTY At its Ala Moana Center boutique, Italian jewelry house Damiani hosted an enviable private viewing for its Honolulu VIPs to behold Miraculous, a jewel-bedecked Victoria’s Secret Fantasy bra. It features 60 carats of beguiling diamonds, accompanied by 82 carats of sapphires and topazes.
THE PARTY Always one of the most attended fetes of the season, this year’s 17th Annual MDA Spring Soirée was no exception. Honolulu’s movers and shakers attended en masse–and for good reason. Not only did they get to support the fight against muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases, but feast and drink at one of Waikīkī’s most gorgeous spots, The Royal Hawaiian. THE GUESTS Given the evening’s theme of old Hawai‘i, some guests turned out in aloha attire, while others opted for dressier looks.
THE PARTY It’s that time of year again, when Modern Luxury Dallas gives a little love to the men in our life by celebrating the annual Men of Style Issue. Neiman Marcus Downtown hosted a “chic frat party” in the menswear department for our handsome guys—Holden Thomas, Chad Rookstool, John Terlingo, Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, EduardoBrittingham and FC Dallas’ VictorUlloa.