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Casita Maria's Pachanga Jr. Committee Luncheon in Celebration of
Casita Maria's 2013 Fiesta Gala
September 25, 2013

Photos Courtesy of Jonathan Mader + Associates

Opposite Photo:
Melissa Berkelhammer

On Wednesday September 25, 2013, Jacqueline Weld Drake hosted Casita Maria’s Pachanga Jr. Committee at her Upper East Side home for an intimate lunch in celebration of Casita Maria’s 2013 Fiesta Gala.

Jacqueline Weld Drake

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia who is one of the 2013 Fiesta’s Dinner Chairmen attended the luncheon to commend the members of the Pachanga Committee for their support of Casita Maria.

The Pachanga Committee:
Alexandra Benetti Perez, Jana Pasqual de Shapiro, Jacqueline Weld Drake,
Elizabeth Jacoby, Florence Pyrelongue, Berry Bloomingdale, Samantha Thomson

The Luncheon Table

The menu included: salmon roti a la facon du maison, roast fall vegetables and a mixed green salad. For dessert guests enjoyed a wonderful strawberry shortcake with mixed fresh berries to celebrate the one-month mark to the Gala.

Luncheon guests included: Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio, Melissa Berkelhammer, Berry Bloomingdale, Kara Davis, Elizabeth Jacoby, Kevin Kwan, Jon Marder, Annelise Peterson, Alexandra Bonetti Perez, Florence Peyrelongue, Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, Jana Pasquel de Shapiro, Lief Ann Stiles, Samantha Thompson, Chris Trump and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

The Honorary 2013 Pachanga Chairs are: Jane Bloomingdale de Cisneros and Henrique Cisneros.

The Pachanga Committee includes: Carolina Alvarez, Camila Arria-Maury, Manuela Arria-Maury, Suzy Biszantz, Hayley Bloomingdale, Alexandra and Jorge Bronsky, Katherine Brodsky, Megan and Thomas Brodsky, Hannah Bronfman, Vanessa Bronfman, Serra Cerikci and Alexander Vinograd, Melina and Eduardi Cisneros, Flora Collins, Andrea and Ed dale, Bettina Santos Domingo, Ashley Fina and Guillermo Drew- Bear, Carolina Escobar, Alejandro Esteve, Alicia and Maximilian Jahn, Eric M. Javits, Berry and Steve Keller, Christian Leone, Peter Levin, Ruben Lubowski, Bame Fierro March, Erika and Mike Marino, Brit Marling, Di Mondo, Coralie Charriol and Dennis Paul, Annelise Peterson, Gonzalo Mendoza and Camila Restrepo, Jaime Restrepo, Gabriel Rivera- Barazza, Daniela Perez and Luis Scull, Marcello Tallarigo Di Zagarise E Sersale, Elizabeth Steel, Nicola Tegoni, Alexandra and Jose Maria Trullols, Vanessa Verela, Kate Werlein and Sabrina Wirth.

Please be sure to make your calendar for the annual “2013 Fiesta” gala benefiting the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City on October 22, 2013. This year’s honorees are John Demsey, France Chrétien Desmarais, and Eddie Palmieri. The Honorary Fiesta Gala Chairs will be Alina Cho and Cornelia Guest. As has become the tradition, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia again serve as the Dinner Chairmen. Cocktails begin at 7:30 PM followed by dinner and dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound.

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