Friends of Rittenhouse Square celebrate 100 years with a night of shopping at Boyds

    Brought to you by Freemans Auctioneers, The Circuit, with Caroline Stewart, takes you to Boyds for the 100th anniversary celebration of Paul Cret’s design of Rittenhouse Square. Become a regular of our new blog to keep up with the hottest philanthropic events.



    To kick off the 100th Anniversary celebration of Paul Cret’s design of Rittenhouse Square, Boyds hosted a night of shopping Nov. 30 to benefit the Friends of Rittenhouse Square.

    The party featured trunk shows from designers Michael Kors, Herve Leger, Ter et Bantine, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Brioni & Isaia. When the 230 guests weren’t tempted by haute couture, they were enjoying haute hors d’oeuvres prepared by Jeff Michaud of Vetri Family Restaurants; Andy Kitko of Starr Restaurants; and Michael Schulson of Izakaya and Sampan.

    Among the 230 guests were Boyds owners Kent Gushner, Jeff Glass, and Ralph Yaffe; Friends of Rittenhouse Square president Betsy Hummel; Donna and Jerry Slipakoff; and Nicole Cashman of Cashman & Associates.

    The evening raised $3,000 from treasure chest key sales. Shoppers who bought a $50 key to the “treasure boxes” won either a Roberto Coin diamond necklace from Govberg Jewelers; or from Boyds a Salvatore Ferragamo handbag or a Trussini made-to-measure suit. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s 2013 restoration initiatives for the square.

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