Obviously Christopher Burch, the ex-husband of Tory Burch and the current found of C Wonder, owns a Hamptons home that was basically made for entertaining. Guests mingled early Saturday evening on Chris' back patio, with a killer view of his backyard, to celebrate Gigi Grazer's latest novel, The After Wife.
[Gigi Grazer, Christopher Burch, Rita Schrager, Gigi Grazer, Leila Fazel, Sophia Schrager]
The author herself stood out from the crowd in a neon outfit, which made it easy to spot her in the sea of summer whites and florals. Guests, who included Jason Binn, Rita Schrager, Rosanna Scotto, Russell Simmons, Gigi Howard and Richie Notar snacked on hor d'oeuvres and mini cupcakes while sipping on rose champagne and Grey Goose cocktails.
The AstroTwins were also stationed at a nearby table, providing guests with a peek into their futures, as well as a form of entertainment. Gigi, who is the author of five novels, started her career as an intern for a talk show, and has catapulted onto the New York Times best seller list. Her novels include Rescue Me, Maneater, which was turned into a Lifetime miniseries and The Starter Wife which was picked up by USA Network for a miniseries as well.
[Jason Binn, Gigi Grazer, Monica Chiang, Kelli Delaney, Sue Devitt]
Gigi's latest novel, The After Wife follows the life of a LA widow and her transformation from seriously depressed to kind of okay, which lead even the New York Times to exclaim that Gigi is "a quick-witted beach book queen." Luckily there is just enough time in the summer for one last novel!
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We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.