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NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN’S : WINTER WONDERLAND BALL

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19th Annual New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Gala Enchants

By Rob Giardinelli     Photography by Angela Pham and Kelly Taub

THE SCENE: The New York City Botanical Gardens recently hosted its 19th annual Winter Wonderland gala. Drawing hundreds of the social elite from around the world, including Texas, the evening brought the beauty and glamor of a New York winter indoors. All of this was captured against a backdrop of a real winter’s snow in New York creating an experience those on hand will not soon forget.

THE VIBE: The evening began with a cocktail hour under the dome of the Palms of the World Gallery where VIPs rubbed elbows and the chatter flowed as freely as the falling snow outside. The black tie crowd sported an expressive mix of fashion that made all feel welcome. The women were clad in a range of gala-glam ensembles ranging from festive jumpers to exquisite couture gowns. The men mixed it up with a blend of traditional tuxedos with more creative formal options including quite a few sporting velvet jackets that perfectly complimented the cold winter night outside. The evening continued inside a lush and luxe winter white tent for a delicious multi-course dinner. After the meal, the tent turned into a dance club as jetsetters cut moves on the dance floor and danced the night away.

THE CAUSE: The event had several co-chairs including Texas native Natalie Bond Bloomingdale. The evening raised over $300,000 for the New York Botanical Gardens Children’s Education Program, which provides underserved children, particularly in the Bronx, with the ability to create lifelong connections with nature through innovative workshops and hands-on activities.