Rita Cosby With Tomazcek Bednarek

Ed Callaghan With Ian Miller

John And Margo Catsimatidis With Rita Cosby,
Jean Shafiroff And Tomaczek Bednarek

The Festive Party

Rita Cosby With James Edstrom

Francine LeFrak With Jean Shafiroff,Tomaczek Bednarek,
Marek Skulimowski, Sara Herbert Galloway, Margo Catsimatidis
And Rita Cosby

Just before heading off with her family for a holiday in South Beach, much loved philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted an elegant Holiday luncheon to celebrate the birthdays of two of her dear friends - author and broadcast journalist Rita Cosby and PR guru Edward Callaghan in a posh private dining club overlooking the city.

Sipping bubbly while admiring the sweeping view of Central Park were Francine LeFrak, Margo & John Catsimatidis, Donna Soloway, Sara Herbert Galloway, Lorraine Cancro, Pernilla Avital., TimesSquareGossip.com’s James Edstrom, marketer Ian Miller and partner “W”, society scribe Tom Gates, syndicated columnist & radio personality Dr. Judy Kuriansky and Deputy Consul General The Republic of Poland, Marek Skulimowski.

With the help of Rita’s best guy Tomaczek Bednarek, the menu featured “tribute dishes” named for each of the attendees. There was Marek’s Warsaw Uprising salad in honor of the Deputy Consul General; Lorraine’s PTSD Pasta Primavera Judy’s chicken paillard with Psycho mango, Tomaczek’s melodically crazed chocolate cake – well, you get the picture.

Truly into the holiday spirit and in no hurry to leave, guests lingered over their Champagne and nibbled on the homemade cookies Callaghan had made for each to take home. As this was a group of New York doers talk conversation ranged from Ms. Cosby’s best selling book, “Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past” to Ms. Cancro’s efforts to raise visibility for victims of post traumatic disorder to Ms. Shafiroff’s work with the New York Women’s Foundation in empowering disadvantaged women.