Chicest Dinner of 2011: Chez Jacqueline Schnabel

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The AVENUEinsider goes to plenty of dinner parties but last night’s intimate soiree at the house of Jacqueline Schnabel was the chicest thing we’ve been to in 2011.

Schnabel invited friends to learn about the charity World Bicycle Relief and it’s charismatic founder F.K. Day. The organization’s Mission Statement: “World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles. Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities.” Last November, Schnabel was in Zambia and was astounded by the impact a bicycle can have on a community. So she schooled New York’s A-List and they all got their checkbooks out. Well done!

We were blown away by the museum quality art throughout the townhouse (plenty of paintings by Julian Schnabel, bien-sur) and ate yummy food while mingling with: Alek Wek, Marina Abramovic, super-agent David Kuhn, Angela Lindvall, Eneas Capalbo, Dustin Yellin, photographer Theo Wenner, Tom Guinness, Rachel Chandler, Naomi Campbell, Mickey Boardman, Donna D’Cruz, Luigi Tadini, Hannah Bronfman, Teddy Forstman, Lauren Remington Platt, Jamison Ernest, Bethann Hardison, Russell Simmons, Sally Singer, Frederic Fekkai and Shirin von Wulfen, Ricky Clifton, Arden Wohl, Ross Bleckner, Stephanie LaCava, Peter Brant, Tony Shafrazi and the very good looking Schnabel clan: Julian, Lola, Stella and Vito and the divine hostess Jacqueline.

To learn more about World Bicycle Relief, go to:


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