Last Night's Parties: Martha Stewart Goes To White Castle, True Grit Premiers

by Mara Siegler · December 15, 2010

Martha Stewart enjoyed the steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions smell of the White Castle candle, Lauren Bush hosted her annual FEEDRAISER, socialites and a few Real Housewives attended Anna Rothschild's annual party, and Matt Damon and The Dude abided the Coen brothers at the "True Grit" premiere. What else happened?

NEST Fragrances And WHITE CASTLE Launch Slider-Scented Candle To Benefit AUTISM SPEAKS

Martha StewartWhere: White Castle

Who Was There: Bob Wright, Susanne Wright, Marci Ingram, Bill Ingram, Laura Slatkin, Harry Slatkin, Martha Stewart, Vera Wang

Other Details: Martha Stewart and White Castle??? Martha Stewart and White Castle. Anything for a good cause. The fast food chain brought back it's lovely steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions Original Slider®-scented candles for the holiday season with all proceeds going to autism speaks. They're the perfect gift for those in your life with high-cholesterol. [Via]

Reception and Screening of "LOVE ETC."

Love, Etc. Movie posterWhere: 941 Madison Avenue

Who Was There: Alana Tabacco, Anne Tabacco, Erica Tabacco, John Tabacco, Agnes Chapski, Jon Chapski, Alison Mazzola, George Farias

Other Details: The film is a love triangle Pierre, Benoît, and Marie, a 25-year-old who restores paintings. What will happen??? You'll just have to go see it. 


Lauren BushWhere: Urban Zen

Who Was There: Donna Karan, Marc Baptiste, Lauren Bush, Kathleen Ryan, Jen Bawden, Cynthia Rowley, David Lauren, Richie Rich

Other Details: Each year the FEED Foundation and FEED Projects, host a holiday FEED-Raiser & Market. Headed by Lauren Bush, the event raises money to provide essential school meals for children around the world. Lauren's boyfriend David Lauren was in attendance, once again causing snickering onlookers to question whether if they got married she would take his last name to be Lauren Lauren.

Socialite Anna Rothschild's Annual Christmas Party

Where: Velour

Who Was There: Moe Vaughn, Anna Rothschild, Anthony Piazza, Countess Luann de Lesseps, Bruce Lynn, Andrew Alex, George Kim, Bobby Kim, Ramona Singer, Elizabeth Fekkai, Anna Rothschild, Natalie White

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Other Details: New York socialites gathered together for Anna Rothschild's annual party at Velour. Two of the Real Housewives, Ramona Singer and Countess Lu Ann Lesseps, were in the same room without fighting! Money really can buy you class.

JAMES HAMILTON "You Should Have Heard Just What I Seen" Book Launch Party

Where: Royalton Hotel

Who Was There: James Hamilton, Waris Ahluwalia

Other Details: James Hamilton, whose work you may recognize from Village Voice and Harper's Bazaar, launched his new book last night which focuses on New York's 1960s and 70s music scenes. Wes Anderson was supposed to host the fete but never showed.  [Via]

The New York Premiere of TRUE GRIT & After-party

Matt Damon, Hailee Stienfield, Jeff BridgesWhere: Ziegfeld Theatre, Four Seasons

Who Was There:Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, directors Joel & Ethan Coen, Adrian Grenier, Bill Hader, Richard Belzer, Holly Hunter, John Legend, Judy Nathan, Mayor Rudy rudy Giuliani, Paul Haggis, Padma Lakshmi

Other Details: The  Dude abided last night as the Coen brothers debuted their new Western about a young girl (Hailee Steinfeld) who hires a U.S. Marshall (Jeff Bridges) to track and kill the man who shot her father. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was there to support his friends at Paramount Pictures and because he "loves Westerns." Bill Hader came to get ideas for sketches with Jeff Bridges for this weekend's SNL. The after-party was in full swing with the Coen brothers holding court in the banquettes at the Four Seasons. [Via]