[Tracy Stern w/ The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Photos by NEIL RASMUS for PMc] Last night, Tracy Stern celebrated the launch of her new book Tea for You: Blending Custom Teas to Savor and Share at The Charles Sales Gallery on the Upper East Side. The book includes Tracy’s delicious secrets of combining herbs, spices, and botanicals to create a one-of-a-kind tea experience.
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Prior to the soiree, VIP guests were treated to a special preview at Tracy’s newly opened SaltonTea Teabar, just a block away. More story and photos below.... The author’s nearest and dearest included designer Maggie Norris, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Nick Dietz, Douglas Marshall with fiancé Stuart MacDonald, Melissa & Chappy Morris, Mina-Jacqueline Au, Herman Poon, Pooneh Mohazzabi, Tia & Peggie Walker, Annabelle Vartanian, and Real Housewife of NY Ramona Singer.
Guests flocked to The Charles to fete Stern’s second guide to entertaining, featuring Tracy’s Tea Muses: “the writer” Colin Cowie, “the artist” Damon Johnson, “the musician” Yan Saquet, “the romantic” Alex McCord, “the fashionable dandy” Patrick McDonald, “the society hostess” Coralie Charriol, and “the lover” Anisha Lakahni. Models in neon Charles Worth-esque garb sauntered through the crowd, while guests sipped on champagne, wine, and cocktails in Victorian teacups while Stern signed copies of her book for fans. As always, Tracy went all out in following with her Salon Tea motif, for which she is so well known.
Also on hand were New Bravo star/fashion designer Keith Lissner, architect Campion Platt, jewelry extraordinaire Tana Chung, Nathalie De Berry, Emma Snowdon-Jones, furniture designer Rona Landman, Sharon Bush, Kristian Laliberte, Carol Han, Briana Swanson, Kelly Gibbons, Victor Medina-San Andres, Roric Tobin, Sean Stevens, and Alixe Laughlin.
Hunter Stern, Douglas Marshall, Tia Walker, Tracy Stern, David Chines Alex McCord, Tia Walker
There was even an appearance by the highly anticipated Real Housewives of New Jersey; and yes, they were everything I could’ve hoped for…no, really. The evening was an enormous success, and even her children came to help celebrate, proving that tea parties are perfect for adults and kids alike. Ladies and gents, be sure to pick up your copy of Tea for You!