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Casita Maria Fiesta 2012
Mandarin Oriental
October 16, 2012

Written by Wendy R Williams
Photo Credit:
Patrick McMullen

Opposite Photo:
Sarah McNitt and John Dempey

The Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education was honored at the Fiesta 2012 Gala on October 16, 2012 at New York City's elegant Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Guests were treated to cocktails, dinner and then dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound.

The honorees were Lilly Scarpetta de Pumarejo, Pierre Durand and Marina B. Marina B was awarded a special gold medal, which Keira Chaplin accepted on behalf of the legendary jewelry house (Marina B). Famed decorator and man-about-town Mario Buatta was the master of ceremonies and journalist and TV personality Christopher Mason was the program’s host. Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia were the Dinner Chairmen.

The benefit raised $528,800 dollars for The Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.

The event hosted over three hundred and seventy guests, including: Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Princess Kovalenko, Tony Bechara, Enrica Arengi Bentivoglio, Deeda Blair, Peter Bacanovic, Geoffrey Bradfield, Mario Buatta, Consul Maria Elena Cabezut, Coty Cisneros, Luis Guillermo Cisneros, Kiera Chapin and Oliver James, John Demsey, Pierre Durrand, Tiffany Dubin, Jacqueline and Ronald Drake, Fe Fendi, Audrey Gruss, Jamie and Peter Gregory, Yaz Hernandez, Elizabeth Jacoby, Ambassador John L. Loeb and Sharon Handler Loeb, Christopher Mason, Mary McFadden, Sydney Picasso, Hunt Slonem, Steven Stolman, Stephanie Stokes, Angel Sanchez, Lilly Scarpetta and Roberto Pumarejo, Christopher Trump, Barbara and Donald Tober, Anne Rapp, Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini, Cecile David-Weill, and Sabrina Wirth and Aaron Sokilik.


Adrienne Vittadini and Gian Luigi Vittadini
Cecil David Weill, Prince Demitri of Yugoslavia, Kiera Chaplin
Fe Fendi and Jacqueline Weld Drake Oliver James and Kiera Chaplin
Mario Buatta Gabriel Rivera, Yaz Hernandez
& Alexis Zambrano

Ambassador John Loeb and Lily Scarpetta

Pierre Durand, Peter Lyden and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia










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