Summer cocktailing, summer dressing, summer performance was never finer than at the recent Salon D'Ete & Musical Soiree. Hosted Julliard educated pianist Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen and Soho based Chocolatier Maribel Lieberman, at the home of the later, the evening was a special one. Glasses of prosecco and cucumber tequila cocktails filled the hands of many in between bites of freshly made Vietnamese summer rolls. Brit Artist Benjamin Shine shared a painting of his with the onlooking crowd, followed by several musical performances that were kept short and sweet and included an opening piece by Derek Weiland--student of Gyorgy Sander. Wieland's ten year-old daughter Amelia followed with a final piece was played by Ms. Thi Nguyen herself--Mozart is promised at their subsequent event. All was followed by an elaborate dinner spread of ranging from pistachio crusted salmon to beef burgundy.
Noteworthy attendees included: Maggie Norris, Joy Marks, Barbara Regna, Bettina Bennett, Alessandra Emmanuel, Dr. Sam Shaheen, Jane Pontarelli et al. Select photos follow.
Left to Right: Maribel Lieberman; Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen; Bettina Bennett; Alessandra Emanuel
*photos by The Quest for "it"