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Tropical Paradise: Southampton Hospital Gala A Success

Originally Posted: August 06, 2011

Nicole B. Brewer

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Event Chair Jean Shafiroff (center in white and green) greeted nearly every guest including some of her co-chairs, all of who were dressed for the tropical paradise themed gala. (Stephanie Hessler, Laura Lofaro Freeman, Cindy Willis, Jean Shafiroff, Sara Herbert Galloway, Lucia Hwong Gordon) (Nicole B. Brewer)

Southampton - Over 800 guests gathered under unsettled skies for "A Tropical Paradise" gala celebrating the 53rd annual Southampton Hospital summer party. All the Hamptons glitz and glamour was to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. As the cocktail hour drew to a close and The Alex Donner Orchestra began to play the event was judged a major success and whispers of exceeding the $2 million goal were spreading like wildfire.

Dr. Martin and Nancy Stone were all smiles. (Nicole B. Brewer)

The soft breeze was getting a bit blustery as Master of Ceremonies and anchor of "New York Nightly News" Chuck Scarborough alighted from his car aside his wife Ellen. The pair was all smiles and joined guests Debbie Bancroft, Jonathan and Somers Farkas, Margo Nederlander, Jean Remmel FitzSimmons, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Sharon Kerr, Dr. Martin and Nancy Stone, Cassandra Seidenfeld-Lyster, Sara Herbert Galloway, Lucia Hwong-Gordon, Rudy and Lydia Touzet, Melanie Wambold, Betty Sherrill, Frances Hayward, Zita Davisson, and Gary Lawrence, as well as Mario and Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan of "The Real Housewives of New York City" fame in congratulating Benefit Chair Jean Shafiroff and Robert Chaloner, President and CEO of Southampton Hospital, on the evening.

As one of the only events in the Hamptons that positively glitters many of the ladies were bejeweled in estate pieces from Honorary Jewel Chair Tiffany & Co. Not to be outdone sparklers from the vaults of Harry Winston, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Cartier were sprinkled throughout. Diamonds as per expected were the choice of many ladies. The tropical theme can be thanked for the exquisite gowns in a rainbow of hues - chiffon and silks gently blew in the evening air.

Nicole, an award-winning journalist, is Executive Editor & Publisher of Hamptons.com where she focuses on celebrity interviews, fine living and design, social events, fashion and beauty. She lives on the North Fork with her husband, their two daughters, and Bernese Mountain dog, Cooper. www.hamptons.com HamptonsOnline NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer NicoleBBrewer


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Guest (kyle johnson) from east hampton says::
No Beth Stern? Couldn't have been a real party.
Aug 8, 2011 1:30 pm


razzle51 says::
Great job Aunt Jean , Love Rosalyn
Aug 8, 2011 12:04 pm


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