Pulse: Chatter: Brooke De la Villanova: High Society

All I can say is thank God bathing suit season is almost over. I’m squeezed into my Lilly cover-up here on LBI (our Basil is lifeguarding in Loveladies), mitigating residual damage from the Great Chefs fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade at Osteria. Noshers included the Food Network’s dashing Marc Summers, radio’s Danny Bonaduce (not so dashing), investment honcho Michael Forman, and the always smashing Jen Utley. Maureen Ferguson regaled us with how musician Dave Matthews popped by for brunch at her Du Jour in Haverford, but someone who has definitely not been noshing is Stephen Starr, who looked downright skinny and downright engaged to Third Street Habit’s January Bartle, who flashed a sparkling ring. … You may recall that a few years back, Lower Merion banker Richard Green and his socialite wife, Marla, recorded one of the most hideous divorces the Main Line has ever seen, one that included allegations of cruelty and a bowl of coleslaw dumped on someone’s head. But the years mellow us, as Richard has looked positively blissful recently in the company of Hope Cohen, one of Neil Stein’s exes. … Meanwhile, guess who was coming to dinner at the Margate home of First Impressions boutique’s Pamela Katz and her hubby Michael, of Rittenhouse, er, tobacco shop Wonderland? Kristin Cavallari, star of a television reality program called The Hills, which I’m told is about Main Line-ish young people in Southern California. Not exactly Sidney Poitier, dumplings, but I must say, our daughter Maine was wildly impressed! … And it may still be two months to Halloween, but it seems that brazen Peter Breslow is costuming early: The PR honcho has been making dinner reservations around town under the name of Craig LaBan, the Inquirer food critic, and enjoying fab meals as a result! We suspect Le Bon Ban would not find this an amuse-bouche, as they say in the trade. …

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