Tuesday, February 01, 2000

In the garden of EVE.com

As a thank you to their brands for an extremely successful holiday season, Eve.com threw a beautiful party in a loft-transformed in the West 30s. Yellow rose petals dotted the astro-turf, trees and tulips dotted the perimeter.

Beauty and fashion types were decorating the party scene with shiny skirts and little pocketbooks. I met Sonia Cantore (Dolce & Gabbana), Scott Harris (president of Victor Costa), Veronica Bulgari (Bulgari) and Carole Nicolas (BPI). The blue-hued ceilings set a calming tone and the hors d'oeuvres were passed around by women with blue-sparkly, eye-shadowed eyes and real peacock feathered-skirts. The drink of the night was Sour Apple Sour and the hors d'oeuvres included chilled pea soup with mint. I sampled some before chatting with Bob Bandera, president of Westlake Investing. Daniela Bermann of InStyle magazine was there with friends. Before leaving this enchanting place I met Eve.com co-founders Mariam Naficy and Varsha Rao, and Marianne Goldstein, managing editor of Eve.com. These strikingly beautiful women have a strong Internet company and a history of success. Hurrah! Strong beauty and business sense comingle!