1 The Lily Pond gardens have recently been redesigned and replanted. In this section, new hydrangeas and epimediums were under-planted amongst existing shrubbery. A stepping stone path has been replaced with a gravel one.
2 The newly painted trellis, a new color called Lily Pond Taupe, formerly planted with aging climbing roses, is now underplanted with various varieties of dwarf hosta.
3 Ryan McCallister, my Bedford gardener, was sent to Lily Pond on a weekly basis to facilitate the designing and planting along with my Lily Pond gardener, Alex Silva.
4 A Kentia palm, stored in my Bedford greenhouse over the winter was taken to Lily Pond and planted in one of my large turquoise pots.
5 As were these giant bird of paradise, accented with golden lysimachia. They're growing beautifully in these oversized turquoise strawberry pots.
6 Furniture and plants were arranged by the pool. Some of my Bedford staff traveled to East Hampton to help prepare for the party.
7 The day of the party, every little detail was seen to, including the ironing of the tablecloths.
8 Napkins were expertly folded.
9 Menu cards were printed in the same palette as the P2 box. I loved the way the gold Dom Pérignon logo looked with the Lily Pond symbol.
10 Olivier’s staff worked with precision and efficiency.
11 Epimediums and succulents were arranged in charcoal gray containers, similar to the sleek box that encases P2.
12 The tables were a wonderful complement to the vintage champagne bottle.
13 Fortunately, the weather cooperated for this elegant dinner that was to be served on the wrap-around porch.
14 A handsome champagne bucket on the bar
15 The Dom Pérignon shield was hung on a boxwood covered wall.
16 Dom Pérignon created this majestic shield as a backdrop for photos.
17 Engraved on the marble slab were the words “Plenitude Deuxieme,” which stands for the Second Plenitude, or the P2 of the Vintage 1998, representing the Champagne’s second evolutionary stage of transformation.
18 A close up – A gold P2 autocollant, a self-adhesive label, embodied the gold lettering on the bottles of the Vintage 1998.
19 Pierre offered a small snack before the evening festivities of buckwheat blini and caviar.
20 MSLO employees, Heather Kirkland and Thomas Joseph
21 Here's Thomas with Daisy Schwartzberg, my makeup artist.
22 Daisy, Kevin Sharkey, and Darcy Miller
23 Ira Levy of Levy Lighting has worked with us on our Bridal Market party.
24 Before dressing for the party, I posed with Olivier Cheng and his staff.
25 Black and white were the colors of the evening.
26 Some of Pierre's colorful and delicious hors d’oeuvres
27 Dom Pérignon Vintage 2004 was served during cocktails.
28 These were the great DJs from Coleman Music.
29 My video crew was there capturing the activities.
30 Here I am with public relations powerhouse, Nadine Johnson and Trent Fraser, Vice President of Dom Pérignon.
31 Susan Magrino Dunning, my longtime publicist and friend, joined the flank of waiters who offered champagne to guests upon arrival.
32 Olivier's staff at the champagne bar
33 Thank you Olivier Cheng for helping to create a seamless evening.
34 Thank you Alex Silva for taking such good care of the Lily Pond gardens for so many years!
35 A lovely sunset added to the magic of the evening.
36 Ira Levy's lighting was amazing!
37 We had a meeting scheduled the following morning and it seemed only fitting to pour a bit more bubbly Dom Pérignon!