Your presence was presents enough last night at Publicist Justine McCarthy's birthday party. Joining the new wave of Birthdays-for-a-Cause, McCarthy threw a "Fashionably Forward Birthday Soiree" last night at The Gates to raise money and awareness for education, advocacy, and relief efforts in Darfur. Helping her ring in new year were the event partners, Allison Parris and Designers for Darfur. Guests sipped on bubbly by Nuvo and sang happy birthday around a silky white, multi-tiered cake by Tawny Ong. Never was there a better way to feel a year wiser!