Out With Alisa: What Ivana Wants, Ivana Gets

Recently I was invited to a dinner party at the Palm Beach home of the iconic Ivana Trump, who gathered an intimate group of friends for the occasion. Ivana, who is known for her big, lavish parties from St. Tropez to Cannes, welcomed forty friends to her beautiful home. The hostess’s children, Ivanka and Donald Jr., joined in, making it a true ‘Trump’ evening.

Ivana’s incredible garden rooms were the backdrop for the evening, where perfectly-appointed tables sparkled with hand-crafted glasses from the Venetian island of Murano. Following drinks around the pool, guests sat down to a sumptuous dinner before rounding off the night with dancing. Guests included Frank and Michelle Rella, Bob and Lauren Day Roberts, Dominick and Julia Vacca, Anne and Jerome Fisher, Stephen and Louise Kornfeld, as well as Michele and Larry Herbert.

The highlight of the evening was a special personal performance by Ivana’s boyfriend, Marc Antonio Rota, who showed off the beautiful voice that won him a prize at the recent Sanremo Music Festival in Italy. Marc performed classic songs ranging from Sinatra to Andrea Bocelli, as well as Ivana’s favorite song; “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets”!

The author poses with hostess Ivana Trump