Friends of Rittenhouse Square celebrate 100 years with a night of shopping at Boyds
January 21, 2013By Caroline Stewart
To kick off the 100th Anniversary celebration of Paul Cret’s design of Rittenhouse Square, Boyds hosted a night of shopping Nov. 30 to benefit the Friends of Rittenhouse Square.
The party featured trunk shows from designers Michael Kors, Herve Leger, Ter et Bantine, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Brioni & Isaia. When the 230 guests weren’t tempted by haute couture, they were enjoying haute hors d’oeuvres prepared by Jeff Michaud of Vetri Family Restaurants; Andy Kitko of Starr Restaurants; and Michael Schulson of Izakaya and Sampan.
Among the 230 guests were Boyds owners Kent Gushner, Jeff Glass, and Ralph Yaffe; Friends of Rittenhouse Square president Betsy Hummel; Donna and Jerry Slipakoff; and Nicole Cashman of Cashman & Associates.
The evening raised $3,000 from treasure chest key sales. Shoppers who bought a $50 key to the “treasure boxes” won either a Roberto Coin diamond necklace from Govberg Jewelers; or from Boyds a Salvatore Ferragamo handbag or a Trussini made-to-measure suit. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s 2013 restoration initiatives for the square.