Around Aspen: La Fete Rouge |

Around Aspen: La Fete Rouge

MEHAt La Fete Rouge, the Aquarius Birthday Ball at the Hotel Jerome, are Howard Nitschke and Betty Gates.

So many Aspenites have birthdays in February uncer the sign of Aquarius, that they get together every year and hold a big bash at The Hotel Jerome that includes dinner and dancing. This year they called the party “La Fete Rouge” and everyone was required to wear red.

Hosts included Karen Beard, Alan Brooks, Sherrie Cutler, Loretta DeRose, Susan and Bob Donatelli, Jim and Janie Ellis, Greg Erwin and Billie Pierce, Judi and Bob Francis, Joanie Lebach, Jack Leeney, Peggy Mason and Mark Lee, Tom Mueller, Sandra “Murph” Murray, Howard Nitschke, Bill and Marie Pizzuti, Deborah Post, Henry Schimberg and Joe Wise.

An elegant party set in New York City that many Aspenites plan to attend is the “We’re Puttin’ on the Pink” benefit for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The affair will be Wednesday, April 29, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at Park Avenue and 50th Street. Emcee for the party is Elizabeth Hurley and there will be a concert by Sir Elton John with special guest Liza Minelli. Co-chairmen for the gala include Evelyn and Leonard Lauder (Evelyn founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation), Jane Lauder, Bonnie Roche Bronfman and Charles Bronfman, Cornelia Guest, Donna Karan, Karen and William Lauder, JoCarole and Ronald Lauder, and Vera Wang. Premier underwriter for the affair is Blackberry.

Undercurrent … So many are headed for a beach somewhere … but some only get as far as the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

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