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NEW YORK Patrice Broderick, the new special events director for the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce, told us the theme of its gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom was a play on the nickname of its guest of honor, Beverly Sills, AKA “Bubbles.”
Designer Renny Reynolds (of Renny Designs for Entertaining) had 55 giant, six-feet-wide white balloons floating 15 to 25 feet above the tables, and anchored to centerpieces of white dendrobiums. Bob January's 23-piece orchestra provided an elegant 40's feel, and Restaurant Associates' Tim McLaughlin made a spectacular meal that included a trio of creme brulee with gold spun sugar for dessert.
Special event consulting firm Livet Riechard helped organize the event, which ended promptly at 9:45, giving guests plenty of time to catch the latest election results.