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pete for over $120,000 in cash prizes at their sixth annual event this spring.

Guild Hall Pastel Awards

Alec Baldwin, who has just announced that he and his yoga instructor wife Hilaria will add a baby boy to their brood of three children this summer is the President of the Board of Trustess of Guild Hall in East Hampton. The arts organization, founded in 1931,is giving the first annual Dianne B. Bernhard Award for Excellence in Pastels at the opening of the 80th Artist Members Exhibition on April 14th. The show, which will feature the work of over 300 artists, runs through May 19th. Over the years, Richard Prince, Chuck Close, Larry Rivers and Richard Avedon have all had exhibitions here.

Elton John Aids Foundation Laine Siklos @ Viennese Opera Ball

Beth Stern & Alex Donner @ American Humane

Heidi Klum stole the show when striking a pose wrapped in Helen Yarmak’s Pink Marabou Feather Coat with Adriana Lima at the Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Party which raised $5.9 million. Those who graced the white carpet that evening included Miley Cyrus, beauty expert Irene Michaels and Dr. Ehsan Ali.

“Queen Mary 2”

Guests on the “Queen Mary 2” world voyage from Sydney, Australia to New Zealand heard the secrets of 10 Downing Street from two Prime Minister’s Press Secretaries: Nick Pisani who worked for David Cameron and Jonathan Haslam who helped John Major. In New York “The Queen” hosted the premiere of The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Effron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya.

Joe Namath & Audrey Gruss

NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath and Audrey Gruss, Founder of Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) will cohost a benefit for the football legends namesake foundation and HDRF at the opening of Nick Korniloff’s Art New York at Pier 94 on May 3rd. The football icon was the Key Note Speaker at Gruss’ Palm Beach dinner about mind brain health at Club Collette. ArtFields’ Darla Moore

Joe Namath & Audrey Gruss @ Hope for Depression Dinner

Sex, Saints & Sin

If Victoria and David Beckham are looking for the perfect wedding gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, M.S. Rau Antiques have a “sex chair” from the Prince’s family for $128,500. Harry’s and Prince William’s great, great grandfather King Edward VII, who was famous for his womanizing including an affair with Prince’s Charles wife’s Camilla Parker Bowles’ great grandmother Alice Edmonstone, had a made to measure, siège d’amour, or “seat of love” installed in his favorite bordello, Le Chabanais in 1890. The luxurious sex chair, which allowed the playboy Prince to amuse himself with two ladies at the same time, will be on exhibit at M.S. Rau’s store in New Orleans as part of their new show Vice & Virtue: An Exhibition of Sex, Saints & Sin, which opens in April.

Hero Dog Awards

Dianne Bernhard @ Pastel Society

Hugh Jackman & Zac Efron @ Queen Mary 2

Society band leader Alex Donner, who has performed for both President Bushs’, played a tribute to the singer Vic Damone at the Lighthouse Gala in Palm Beach. Donner also performed at the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards hosted by Beth Stern, Daisy Funentes and Lois Pope at The Breakers. He sang “Hound Dog” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window.” Next up, Donner will perform at the NYC Mission Society’s Champion for Children gala on April 24th and the Anglosphere Society on May 16th where they will toast Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle.

Resident Magazine April 2018 Issue - Romio's Tarik Sansal  
Resident Magazine April 2018 Issue - Romio's Tarik Sansal