Dori’s World: Lunches & Events in NYC


On Tuesday I had lunch at Cipriani with Santiago Gonzalez of Nancy Gonzalez handbags. Karen Lefrak was also at the restaurant with the head of Chanel’s PR, and at another table, I spotted Kalliope Karella, Christine Schwarzman and Denise Rich. Then I went to Milk Studios for a great photo shoot with Peter Davis, Hanna Brofman, Ali Wise and Charlotte Ronson. Later that night, Bergdorf Goodman revealed their Fifth Ave window, followed by a shopping event for NY for children. I loved the guys running down the building. I spotted Andy Cohen, Linda Fargo, Josh Schulman, Adelina Wong, Nicole Mellon, Dennis Basso, Allison Brod, Jennifer Creel, Aerin Lauder, Inga Rubenstein, Brett Heyman, Bronson van Wyck, Naeem Khan, Fern Mallis and Alison Aston. Julia Restoin Roitfeld hosted Hunter & Gatti’s presentation of ‘The Series’ at OPENHOUSE Gallery where she had Kelly Bensimon, Nur Khan, Cameron Silver and Genevive Jones.

My next stop was to support React to Film, founded and run by Coralie Charriol Paul, which had a cocktail for its Founder and Patron supporters such as Chris and Richard Mack who hosted it in their home. Oliver Stone was the first to arrive. He talked about his series Untold History, which was just released on DVD/iTunes, and showed a clip to the group that included modeling beauty Chiara Kabukuru, Kelly Rutherford, Eva Lorenzotti, Alexis and Priscilla Zoullas, and Evangelo Bousis. A highlight was Anne Lenzini, a teacher at the Achievement First Brooklyn Academy who teaches the RTF high school course on media literacy and civic engagement. After the screening, Stone answered questions about JFK and his peace initiatives, and the controversial life and death of America’s most famous 20th century president. It was very intense and interesting—definitely a documentary series worth watching.