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For this week’s Friday Fête, Whitewall takes you through some of this week’s events, including celebrations with The New York Botanical Garden, Brooks Brothers, and Moët & Chandon.
Last Friday night, The New York Botanical Garden celebrated its 20th annual Winter Wonderland Ball in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Beginning with cocktails and conversation, then dinner and dancing, the event supported a furthered education, with all proceeds going to the NYBG’s Children’s Education Program. Sponsored by Bottega Veneta, the event welcomed special guests like Georgina Bloomberg, Natalie Bloomingdale, Peter Brant Jr., Eric Goldie, Gillian Hearst, Gillian Hearst, Elizabeth Kennedy, Sterling McDavid Amory McAndrew, Jason Pomeranc, and Ariana Rockefeller.
On Tuesday night, Brooks Brothers hosted its annual holiday party in New York, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. At the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship location, guests joined Marlo Thomas and Claudio Del Vecchio, Brooks Brothers Chairman and CEO, for holiday treats and themed activities like ornament decorating and balloon art. Invited visitors also were surprised by live performances by singers from Pretty Woman: The Musical, Mean Girls, The Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem, and Wynton Marsalis.
And this weekend, we’re stopping by Café Clover to check out entertaining expert Bronson van Wyck and Hill House Home founder Nell Diamond’s holiday takeover with Moët & Chandon. In addition to enjoying custom champagne cocktails (like Moët Champagne O’Clock and Moët J’Adore Le Pop) and signature dishes at the classic establishment, the duo is also offering entertaining tips, like menu pairings, personalization, and gifting.