Benjamin Friedman and Karla Villatoro de Friedman.
Stephen Magley, Tom Sokolowski and Betsy Magley.
Sam Braver, Howard Simons, Cathy Reifer and Joyce Simons.
Richard Parsakian and David Robinson.
Larry Leahy and Audrey Russo.
Kevin and Elisa Sheen with Cole.
Alex and Silvia Speyer.
Kir Royale cocktail.
By Patricia Sheridan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Place: The Shadyside home and garden of Jim Spencer and Michael Lin.
The Purpose: To benefit the programs of Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania.
The Party: A French Deco-themed Ooh La La! Spring Gala garden gathering Saturday night under clear tents, which grossed $100,000 for the organization. The signature sip was a Kir Royale with Chambord and champagne. Nearly 250 guests looking pretty in pinks, pastels, plaids and Pucci socialized moving between tete a tetes, confabs and conversations before dinner was served. A stand-out was David Robinson in kilt and sporran paired with Vivienne Westwood boots.
The People: Stylish supporters included board president Louanne Baily, who thanked everyone who helped for "such a fantastic evening." Among those mentioned were the hosts, executive director Kim Evert (with Bob), Larry Leahy, floral and event planner Christine Glabicki, Center of Life director Tim Smith, and Karalyn Emrich. Enjoying the sounds of the C.O.L. band and later Etta Cox were Richard Parsakian, Cynthia and Paul Liefeld, Cathy Reifer, Will Carpenter and Stacy Weiss, Betsy and Tom Teti, Donna Bauman, Karen Oberg, Tom Sokolowski, Carole Bailey and Andrew Stewart, Susie Wean and her daughter Britton, Lucy and Ian Rawson, Pam and Ken McCrory, state Rep. Dan Frankel with Debbie, state Sen. Matt Smith with Eileen and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
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