Who: A few business owners, a smattering of diamond aficionados, but mostly the thespian friends of jeweler Michael Gittelson
What: Ice Yourself
Where: Chambers Hotel, top floor
When: Saturday, February 7, 2009
Why: To fly in the face of the recession—also to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Best thing that happened at the Ice Yourself party last Saturday evening: One of the event's sponsors, Eugene Gittelson of Gittelson Jewelers, let me borrow a seventeen-carat, $100,000 diamond necklace. Oh, heavens—I was afraid to touch it, so Gittelson kindly instructed one of his assistants to lend me a hand. Once I had it on, good ole Gene took a step back to admire the glistening jewels wrapped around my neck. He even said I was the prettiest girl at the party. Of course, his son and business partner, Michael Gittelson, was quick to disburden me of that illusion: "He says that to everyone," said Mike with a shrug.
In any case, the party raised around $5,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.