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Bond, James Bond

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
April Hobbs deals cards to Craton Burkholder, left, and Dan ONeill. (MEH)

The champagne flowed, the martinis were imbibed with gusto, people gathered around the gaming tables, there was a fancy dinner and entertainment by “Beatlemania” and then dancing! All was enjoyed at the Bond, James Bond party at the St. Regis Aspen, a benefit for the Aspen Center for Integral Health, Children’s Health Foundation and Pathfinders. The Aspen Center for Integral Health gathers and disseminates emerging ideas on health. Its mission is to educate the public, doctors and other health-care professionals on new healing therapies and prevention programs. The Children’s Health Foundation aims to create changes in schools and communities to ensure school safety, prevent childhood obesity and prevent bullying in schools. Pathfinders helps cancer patients and their families with emotional and spiritual support.

Here are more dates to save. On July 11 and 12, the 11th Annual Recognition Dinner will be held by the Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation. Receiving the National Artist Award will be Enrique Martinez Celaya, while receiving the Service to the Arts Award will be Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum. Then on Aug. 11, Anderson Ranch will hold its annual art auction on the grounds of the arts center in Snowmass, with more than 200 works of art for sale by national and local artists.A fabulous extravaganza is planned for Tuesday, April 24, at the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue in New York City that will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (founded several years ago by Evelyn Lauder). Evelyn and her husband, Leonard Lauder, who have a second home in Aspen, are among the star-studded co-chairs for the evening that will be emceed by Elizabeth Hurley and includes a performance by Sheryl Crow and special words from Dr. Larry Norton. The evening will be orchestrated by Sir Elton John, who will make a guest appearance. Honorary chairmen are President George W. Bush and Laura Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney and Lynne Cheney. The gala is being billed as “The Hot Pink Party Goes Cool” and those attending will be in black tie with a touch of HOT pink. For further information write the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Suite 151, 459 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024.

And a recent event given by Evelyn Lauder’s fourteen-year-old Breast Cancer Research Foundation was given a full page write-up in the parties section of the April 2007 issue of Town & Country magazine. The article states, “Evelyn Lauder’s BCRF doesn’t do anything in a small way … and its annual symposium and awards luncheon was no exception. Held at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria the affair was attended by more than a thousand guests and celebrated the BCRF’s 2006 grants, which gave an astounding $24.3 million to 115 researchers. Grammy-award winner and breast cancer survivor Sheryl Crow presented the group’s humanitarian award to cartoonist Marisa Acocilla Marchetto, who touchingly and wittingly documents her battle with the disease in her book ‘Cancer Vixens’.”On another page in the same issue of the magazine, Nathalie Gerschel Kaplan is pictured attending a gala dinner-dance held for the benefit of the New York Botanical Garden. Nathalie grew up in Aspen, the daughter of Christine Aubale Gerschel. The April issue of Architectural Digest includes an article, with many photos, of the newly renovated home of Jane and Marc Nathanson in Los Angeles, which showcases the contemporary art collection of the Nathansons. Jane serves on the boards of both the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and Marc is a communications executive. The Nathansons also have a second home in Aspen.Undercurrent … It seems that whenever I am outside … I can hear jets flying way overhead … and see their jet-trails.