1 The program for the evening
2 The logo for the Center for Living - a bonsai tree
4 A lighting specialist sets the mood
5 With Kevin before the event
6 Tom Borghese and Livia Cetti of The Green Vase developed these beautiful arrangements incorporating eucalyptus and dusty miller.
7 Tables were set in a sophisticated green and silver scheme to accent the flowers.
8 The clerestory looked spectacular.
9 As darkness fell, guests began to arrive. This is the view from the 9th floor.
11 With fashion designer Zac Posen
12 With MTV's Andrew Jenks, our special guest speaker
13 With Terry Lundgren - the CEO of Macy's
14 A photo with Eli Wilner - the great frame dealer
15 With our honoree, Alexandra Lebenthal
16 Margaret Chan, Dr. Al Siu, and me
17 The clerestory looked so magical.
18 The chandeliers were were designed by Erin Furey - stylist with Weddings
19 The wonderful physicians at the Mt. Sinai Center For Living
21 The menu
22 An auction prize from my Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart
23 Another prize - a training session with Mary Tedesco, my personal trainer
24 A great bag from Tory Burch
25 A really great tool kit from the Martha Stewart craft line at Michaels
26 Jill Joyner in our IT department demonstrated our new digital Martha Stewart Living issue for the iPad entitled Boundless Beauty, as well as our app, Martha Stewart Makes Cookies.
27 The theme was tied into 'generations' - family photos were displayed on the large screens - here I am with Alexis.
28 With Alexis as a baby
29 A delicious menu of cocktails, with spirits provided by Hendrick's Gin and Stolichnaya.
30 Ready to start mixing!
31 Stolichnaya generously donated vodka for cocktails - Stoli Wild Cherri, Stoli White Pomegranik, and elit by Stolichnaya.
32 2006 Villa Antinori Rosso and 2009 Villa Antinori Bianco were generously donated by Marchesi Antinori.
33 Our friends at US Pharma Lab
34 Carole and Ralph Robbins and me
35 With Danny Meyer, restaurateur extraordinaire. His Union Square Events catering group created the dinner.
36 Darcy Miller being photographed
37 Posing with Kathy Staib and Ellen Deutsch
38 Bert, who is going to be 100 years old and a Center for Living patient and his daughter, Patti
39 Posing with honoree Jim Lebenthal and Betty Wright Landreth
40 With Andrew Jenks and honorees Alexandra Lebenthal and Jim Lebenthal
41 With Sirio Maccioni and Richie Notar
42 Muffie Potter Aston and Alexandra Lebenthal
43 My friend Memrie Lewis and me
44 Our amazing events team who helped make the night a success! Heather Kirkland, Jane Ventresca, and Jean Graham.
45 Stephen Rollins, Erin Furey, and Bernie Young
46 My very good friend Jane Heller
47 The Bonsai Trees were gifts for our honorees.
48 Dr. Siu spoke about all of the new medical advancements at the Center For Living.
49 Dr. Audrey Chun at the podium
50 Andrew Jenks - host of MTV's World of Jenks - He made an extraordinary documentary, HBO’s 'Room 335,' about his experiences residing in an assisted living facility for older adults in Florida at the age of 19.
51 The wonderful staff from Union Square Events
52 Our northwest showroom was transformed into a working kitchen.
53 Plating the Bo Bo Farms Chicken with a Cognac-Peppercorn Sauce
54 Guests enjoying the wonderful food
55 Posing with Nimesh Nagarsheth - the drummer for N.E.D, a rock band made up of six doctors
56 Here I am with Sue Jacobs and Justin Desiderio of Wild Planet.
57 With Kirsten Feldman
58 Kevin Olson, president of Galen Labs and me. Galen Labs makes holistic skin products.
59 With Dr. Jana Klauer
60 Susan Magrino, Lydia Fenet, and Kevin Sharkey
61 The entree was slow-roasted Bo Bo Farms chicken with cognac-peppercorn sauce, braised Swiss chard, and kabocha squash polenta.
62 Jim Lebenthal spoke of his optimistic outlook in life, at 82 he announced 'I will still go out and buy Green Bananas and wait for them to ripen.'
63 The live auction - Lydia Fenet of Christie's was recently named one of New York’s Top Five Auctioneers.
64 Union Square Events pastry chef plating dessert
65 Dessert was an apple tarte tatin with creme fraiche ice cream and brown sugar caramel.
66 In addition to coffee and a selection of teas, there were also yummy petit fours.