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Know Thyself

(Top Left: Elizabeth Georgantas, Diane Conway and Sabrina Baloun-Kavet at Youth Villages’ Spring Celebration; Top Right: Hilary Price, Yvette Mulderry and Jamie Genser at Youth Villages’ Spring Celebration; Bottom Left: Krista Stolch and Rachel Deering at Youth Villages’ Spring Celebration; Bottom Right: Margaret Jones and Daniel Jones Jr. at Youth Villages’ Spring Celebration)

It takes a village, which is why teens aging out of foster care thrive with help from Youth Villages. The charity held a Spring Celebration at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, where giant origami poppies gave the cocktail hour a trippy vibe. Dinner followed in the beautifully bedecked ballroom, where one could rub elbows with honoree Gerald Chertavian, blond bombshell Yvette Mulderry and her dashing husband, Peter, fashion plate Jessica Lutzker, yummy mummy Tamar Frieze, handsome devil Jess Williams, brunette Bond girls Margaret McNeill and Pramy Yadav, and one woman who won the recycling prize by admitting, “I wore this dress to my sister’s bat mitzvah 16 years ago.”

“What a diverse group,” said one lifelong Bostonian. “I just met someone from the Midwest!”

However, the evening’s best exchange was this: “Who invited you?”

“You mean who didn’t disinvite me?”

Better Living Through Chemistry

(Left: Amy Hyson and Oedipus at LifeSavor; Middle: Mary-Catherine Deibel and Tony Corey at LifeSavor; Right: Jody Adams, David Waters and Annie Copps at LifeSavor)

The only thing missing was a hole in the middle when Community Servings hosted its LifeSavor gala, the annual everyone-who’s-anyone affair that started with a massive cocktail reception at the Langham Hotel and continued with dinner parties at restaurants throughout the city.

Present and accounted for: board chair Karen Bressler and the hunky Scott Epstein, the uber-stylish Joyce Linde, B-52s frontman Fred Schneider, gajillionaire Ron Ansin, the scorchingly sexy Brendon Pires, punk-rock royalty Oedipus and his gorgeous consort, Amy Hyson, incorrigible scamp Nunzio Bellofatto, Our Lady of Armani Terri Davis, food scribe Corby Kummer, broadcasting behemoth Henry
, the achingly lovely Michaela Larson, blond balabusta Annie Copps and a woman who replied to the compliment “You look fabulous” by saying, “I don’t have any choice.”

However, the evening’s best exchange came when one guest admiringly said to a friend, “I don’t know how you do everything you do,” to which the friend replied, “One word: Adderall.”

Snail Trail’s a Good Name for a Racehorse

The 141st Kentucky Derby might’ve taken place in Louisville, but Boston served up its share of mint juleps and picture hats at the Run for the Roses fundraiser to benefit Milton’s Blue Hill Observatory, the oldest weather observatory in the country.

Held at Leather District hotspot Bel Ari, the raucous afternoon to celebrate what one guest described as “the Twitter of sporting events” attracted the likes of extreme weather babe Bonnie Schneider, WBZ dreamboat Eric Fisher, the dapper Edward Naczi with his gorgeous other half, Melanie Wernick, blond bombshell Adrienne Camire, observatory head honcho Charles Orloff, financial services titan Paul Harkins and his son, William (who won the hat contest’s men’s division), and one woman who pointed at the roast suckling pig and said, “Gross,” to which someone jokingly responded, “We thought we’d do that instead of horse.”

Taken out of context, the afternoon’s raciest comment came from the man who kept spilling his mint julep and said, “I try to leave a sticky mess wherever I go.”

La Cage aux Folles Times Ten

(Left: Kris Knievil at Drag Brunch; Right: Verna Turbulence and Yolanda Cellucci at Drag Brunch)

You know it’s a good party when the fire department shows up even before the food is served. Drag Brunch, the hilariously madcap fundraiser for the Boston Living Center, got off to a rousing start with firemen that a few guests mistook for male strippers, continuing with plenty of food, booze and amazing performances.

Hosted at Club Cafe by the incomparable Verna Turbulence, the afternoon attracted a motley crew that included ice skating royalty Elin Gardiner Schran, design guru Mark Bombara, fashion icon Yolanda Cellucci and her scrumptious daughter, Linda Petrosian, redheaded sex bomb Eugene Weitz, talk show host Bianca de la Garza, style maven Elisha Daniels and the snacky Doug, designers Denise Hajjar and David Josef, and so on and so forth.

The act that stole the show was Ms. Kris Knievil’s rendition of “Let It Go,” cleverly punctuated by fart noises, but without a doubt the most unexpected remark—especially because it was true—came from the ordained priest who said, “Well, this was fun, but I have to go perform afternoon mass.”

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