1 It was a lovely early evening in Manhattan for a roof-top party.
2 Our offices in the Starrett Lehigh building overlook the Chelsea Piers and the Hudson River.
3 Across the Hudson is Jersey City, New Jersey, where my siblings and I were born.
4 The rooftop was adorned with fabulous planters filled with amazing plant material, put together by our gardening experts.
5 Another view and more planters
6 Here I am with our new COO, Lisa Gersh and our chairman, Charles Koppelman.
7 With Patsy Pollack
8 Posing with Dallas Sowers
9 I took the microphone to introduce Lisa.
10 Lisa told us some personal things about herself that cannot be 'Googled.'
11 Chilled wine, white and rosé, was provided by Pasanella & Son. http://www.pasanellaandson.com/home.php
12 Wine merchant Marco Pasanella is married to MSLO Deputy Decorating Editor, Rebecca Robertson.
13 The chilled wine was quite refreshing.
14 Saxelby Cheesemongers provided wonderful cheeses, dried fruits, and nuts.
15 Suzi Wall and Jean Graham
16 Megan Piro, Kristina Christiansen, and Christie Simony
17 Tony Bielaczyc, Matthew Axe, and Jodi Levine
18 Meesha Haddad, Marsha Hager, and Kellee Miller
19 Stephen Rollins, Tanya Saffadi, and Rob Stahley
20 Martha Simon and Mark Ganem
21 Dallas Sowers, Lauren Picker, and Maggie Drucker
22 There was quite a nice turnout for this welcoming party.
23 Jill Boulet, Lisa Wagner, and Stephanie Fitzhugh
24 Viktoria Degtar and Todd Schwartzman
25 Todd Morehead, Darcy Miller Nussbaum, me, and Kevin Sharkey
26 Maureen Mahon and Dallas Sowers
27 Joanne Logan, Tod Morehead, and Marcie McGoldrick
28 Jill Joyner, Mitch Mondello, Selcen Onsan, and Sara Hopper
29 Stephen Orr, Ellen Morrissey, Gael Towey, and Fritz Karch
30 Katie Spear, my new Executive Assistant and my niece, Kristina Christiansen