Bonjour, dumplings! I’m feeling veddy French following the Samantha Pouls Park Hyatt bat mitzvah. The theme was “Juicy Couture Meets Marie Antoinette,” and guests lapped up lavish decor while powdered-wigged, hoop-skirted courtesans offered them drinks. We suspect proud parents Michael and Sheryl were just happy to make headlines for their progeny’s journey into womanhood rather than all that unpleasantness at Baldwin. (Patsy Tollin, so not invited.) … Is Rendell office glamour-puss Nina Tinari more than just a fan of Eagles hunk Stewart Bradley? The pair, seen in a huddle at the recent Philly Mag singles bash, were popped by the paparazzi at a Table 31 party a few days later. … Alas, I won’t be attending jeweler-to-the-stars Craig Drake’s annual black-tie fund-raiser this month at Le Bec-Fin, which will benefit Dream Camps. (It’s boys-only, so I’m sending Edgar.) Last year, Drake’s rakes ponied up $100,000 for Sister Mary Scullion’s Project H.O.M.E. Deck the halls, indeed!
Pulse: Chatter: High Society December 2008
Originally published in Philadelphia Magazine, December 2008