While it wasn’t a week of partying down in Cancun, Bryan Bradley, Amanda Brooks and Lillian von Stauffenberg — the Tuleh trio — managed a road trip to sunny Philadelphia for a lunch and a Saks Fifth Avenue-sponsored fashion show at Susan Burch’s famously fabulous Gladwynne estate to benefit Peter’s Place, a center for grieving children and families. The house, one of Pennsylvania’s best known, was in full bloom on Wednesday with shetland ponies grazing near the orchard and hundreds of Philadelphia’s social stars inside, including co-chairs Susan Buckley, Barbara Barnhart and Eleanor Morsbach, as well as local Tuleh fans like Pamela Beckman and Joann Leibovitz. “I’m going to wait until everyone has their seats, then I’m going to go take a nap,” the hostess joked.
That night in New York, the uptown supporters of Henry Street Settlement, including Marisa Noel Brown, Caroline Berthet and Tinsley Mortimer, made their way to the Copacabana for the “Glamorama” dinner dance. In from Los Angeles were Jamie Tisch and her husband, Steve, whose brother, Jonathan, was the evening’s honoree.
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And Jonathan’s fan base is growing. His girlfriend, Jill Swid, cochaired the event. “Jonathan keeps saying this is our coming-out party,” said Swid, who met her beau at a ballet gala last fall and promptly hit him up for a charity donation. The rest is history. “We’ve been dating for six months,” Swid reported.