Monday, May 23, 2011

Bal des Berceaux Plaza Hotel NYC 2011

April 29, the Case family of New York commissioned me to capture their daughter on her very special day as a debutante at the 70th Anniversary Gala Bal de Berceaux held at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.  Roger (RC) and I had the most wonderful time meeting the debutante's, their escorts and a few of the fabulous guests that graced the event.  Chanel was the honoree and the Ambassador of France to the United States spoke.  The Gala and auction were to benefit the French -American Aid for Children.  
Plaza Hotel NYC

The beautiful Sarah Case
The setup in the ballroom was top~notch with all the details just so.  The room was so beautiful, the food was pretty amazing when you consider they served filet mignon to 350 people at the same time.  The appetizer started Smoked Salmon Terrine with Caviar, a fabulous French wine, then the Filet with a Pinot Noir Demi Glace and another fabulous French wine...  The meal was topped with a Florentine cone filed with tropical fruit and Creme Anglaise with RC so wondrously treated me to again when we returned home.  I always love traveling with him, his food inspirations are always a treat for me when we return.


The day started at noon without the girls in hair and makeup at the Warren Tricomi Salon located in the Plaza Hotel.  The salon was buzzing with beautiful, well quaffed patrons and stylists.  This place was fascinating and a great place to people watch!
Warren Tricomi Salon~ Plaza Hotel

The debutante's had an impressive resume, from Members of Australia's  Jr. Olympic Ski team to 5 degree black belts in Karate, all while they attend such institutions as Columbia University and Stanford.
All the debutantes having a good time prior to the Event.