Pulse: Chatter: Brooke de la Villanova: High Society March 2008

Brooke dishes on celeb weddings

Fresh from her Mexican honeymoon, the adorable Zoe Krasner, daughter of our own Sharon Pinkenson, must still be opening gifts from her recent splashy Loews wedding. Although A-Listers Sidney and Caroline Kimmel and Jeffrey and Linda Chodorow were no-shows (the Chodorows were in China), the 265 guests — along with the bride, in a smashing gown she conceptualized herself, as executed by Tracy Epstein at Priscilla of Boston — boogied to the music of the fab Urban Guerilla Orchestra. (My Edgar does a mean mambo.) The Fralinger String Band even marched in for a post-midnight set. That Sharon — always putting on a show! … We haven’t seen so many parties celebrating a restaurant since before Neil Stein, well, “went away.” At the latest soiree counting down to the opening later this year of 10 Arts, the new sure-to-be-impossible-to-get-a-table restaurant inside the Ritz from Le Bernardin maestro Eric Ripert, we learned that New Yorker Ripert won’t face a tough commute: He’s just snapped up one of the new Ritz residences slated to open this fall. Darlings, there’s a neighbor worth borrowing a cup of sugar from. …

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