Thursday, November 29, 2007

An Eventful Evening

It's funny how a night of no plans can quickly turn into a fun and eventful evening. I ended up attended a book signing for Park Avenue Potluck at the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery on 72nd Street. Quite a few of the socialites were in attendance including Coco Kopelmann in her Chanel finery, Jamee Gregory in the most amazing white fur coat I have ever seen, as well as Muffy Potter Aston and Rachel Hovnanian, who I recently learned is a wonderful artist. She and her art were profiled in the November issue of Elle Decor.

Park Avenue Potluck is a fun book of recipes from "New York's Savviest Hostesses" and benefits The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and has been so well received that it's already in it's second printing! I still think it's funny that a cookbook by society ladies would feature something so fattening looking on the cover when everyone knows socialites don't eat! Anyway, I was feeling so in the giving mood last night that I actually bought a copy at full price! I also sampled one of the best recipes in the book, Millionaire Turtles by Karen May who were graciously made for the evening by Tate's Bake Shop, my favorite place in Southampton! They even have their own cookbook so why not pick up both!

The Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery (that's a mouthful!), the event location, happened to be having a wonderful exhibition of work by emerging artist Martin Saar called Bubbles, Bodies and Bond. Martin was sweet enough to chat with us about his work and agreed to a studio visit and profile after he returns from Art Basel. So many people keep asking me if I'm going to be in Miami for Art Basel, I'm beginning to think I am the only person in New York not going!

Wednesday evening is the reason I love New York. You never know where you might end up or who you might meet. And if you don't live in New York, you can still cook like a chic New Yorker by picking up a copy of Park Avenue Potluck. It really is a great book for a great cause!

9 comments:

Suzy said...

Sounds like fun. I'm still jealous!

Habitually Chic said...

Oh Suzy, I know you are having just as much fun in Hong Kong as I am in New York!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Fun. I love the cover of this book. I don't know what is in that dish--it could be mac and cheese for all I know--but it looks so elegant with that beautiful serving spoon.

nunu pepe' said...

Forgive my ignorance firstly did you say you were eating turtles??? and secondly do people still name their children 'Muffy'???

maison21 said...

know what i did wednesday night? cleaned a chandelier, ate leftover chinese, talked with my sister on the phone and went to bed.

can i trade places with you, chic? :)

now, reading about that cookbook has made me hungry, and since i'm so NOT a socialite, i need to go eat.

'night!

Habitually Chic said...

BA, It is a fun book full of really homey recipes served with silver serving spoons!

Habitually Chic said...

Nunu Pepe, Turtles are a chocolate and nut confection, not an animal. Lol. I think Muffy is probably a nickname but you never know. People in New York have some really interesting names.

Habitually Chic said...

Oh Maison21, there are certainly plenty of nights that I stay in doing nothing but I don't think anyone wants to hear about those ;-)

You're welcome to accompany me to any fun party if you ever come to New York though!

lissa said...

Muffy Potter Aston, perfect name for my next doggie

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