June 14, 2008

A Peony party at my house, come take a look!

Last Friday, I hosted the second annual peony party at my farm in Bedford, NY.  The peonies, as you can see, were spectacular.  When my gardens are looking so amazing, I just love sharing with my friends.  The weather looked a bit iffy all day long with rain showers threatening.  However, shortly before the first guests arrived, the clouds vanished and the evening was splendid!  Pierre, as usual, did a fine job with the hors d’oeuvres.  Everything was lovely and delicious.  Unfortunately, I cannot share too much about the food with you since it was professionally photographed for my upcoming book on elegant entertaining.  You’ll just have to wait. 


Here I am cutting so many peonies!

Standing is a sea of fragrant blooms

Sharkey taking a good stretch before the party.

MSLO Employees Eliad Laskin and Liesl Menning

Peony decorations

Charles Koppelman, Chairman of the Board

David Melancon and MSLO SVP of Merchandising Michael Mosca

My long time housekeeper Lily

Here I am with Joe and Michele Reed

Stylist Tom Borgese

My gardeners Kim, George, and Erika

Here I am at the beautiful food buffet.

Here I am with chef Pierre, who looks very happy.

Mike and Mary Tedesco.  Mary is my personal trainer.

Stephen Doyle and Gael Towey, Gael is the Chief Creative Officer for MSLO

John and Carlyn McCaffrey

Dr. Marty Goldstein and his lovely wife Mary

Our CFO Howard Hochhauser and his wife Cindy

Photo Illustration Director Heloise Goodman and her husband Andrew Thomas

Weddings Editorial Director Darcy Miller Nussbaum and her husband Andy

My Property Director, Mike Fiore

Howard Christian and Bunny Williams

What is Chevy talking about?

Gardener Erika Hanson and Community Relations and Events Coordinator Erin Furey

My neighbor and photographer Peter Michaelis

Gael Towey and my assistant Kate Shillo

Chevy and Grainne Bailey

Peter Macgill and Grainne Bailey

Chevy’s Daughter Cydney, Jennifer Juzaitis , Errol Rudman, me and Chevy Chase 

For more photos from the party please take a look at our radio blog.