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At a Valentino-hosted lunch to benefit New Yorkers for Children at Bergdorf Goodman, Anne Grauso was in a holiday mood. “I just put the cardinal in the wreath, stood back and had a moment,” she said.

But Blaine Trump, who was just back from South Beach, had a more pressing matter on her mind: “Does anyone know how to remove a henna tattoo?” she asked, lifting the hem of her pants to show off an ankle decorated with tribal arabesques. Thankfully, Jennifer Creelknew the proper formula. “Lemon juice,” she offered.

This story first appeared in the December 8, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

The next day, Trump, Serena Boardman, Pauline Pitt and Helen Schifter hosted the annual God’s Love We Deliver fund-raising luncheon at Sotheby’s. Among those shopping at the event were Kalliope Karella, who ordered a few boxes of brownies (recommended by Serena), and Samantha Boardman and Tory Burch, who admired Narciso Rodriguez– and Michael Kors-designed Christmas stockings, of which Kors has ordered his fair share to give to friends. Karen LeFrak helped CeCe Cord choose an image of Cord’s dog, Tiger, for Christmas cards.

Meanwhile, Marisa Noel Brown showed off pictures of her newborn son, Ford, to Alex Kramer and Jackie Astier. “She’s going to call her next one Mercedes,” Astier joked.

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