Highland Fling: Fans of Bruce Museum Get Their Tartan On

Highland Fling

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Glenn and Hal Shaw, Noah and Jordan Rhodes at the Renaissance Ball. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Highland Fling, the Bruce Museum’s 28th annual Renaissance Ball, took the oldest of the traditional dances of Scotland as its inspiration, and was a nod to the heritage of the Museum’s founder Robert Moffat Bruce.

Thanks to the inspiration of co-chairs Patricia Chadwick and Kathy Georgas, and the vision of Décor Committee co-chairs Carolyn Dempsey of Carolyn Dempsey Designs and Linda Ruderman of Linda Ruderman Designs, the nearly 330 guests at the June 6th event enjoyed a special evening to support the Bruce Museum.

With beautiful, custom-designed tables, ambient lighting and a contemporary Scottish vibe, guests were transported to a land of kilts, tartan and bagpipes.

Leora and Steven Levy were honored for their exemplary and long-standing dedication to the Museum. There was an active live auction that included a stunning Bulgari necklace, stays at private homes on Kauai, St. Barts and in South Africa, an exclusive vacation at Skibo Castle and a train ride through the Scottish Highlands. C. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s led the live auction and paddle raise. Guests danced the night away with the ever-popular Hank Lane Music. Proceeds raised from the Renaissance Ball benefit art and science education initiatives at the Bruce Museum.

Thank you to those who helped make this year’s Renaissance Ball a success: Amica Insurance, Bulgari, Carolyn Dempsey Design, GWay Marketing Gymnasium, Hank Lane Music, Horseneck Wines & Liquors, Linda Chase-Jenkins and Arthur L. Jenkins III, MD, Linda Ruderman Interiors, Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media, Northern Trust, Smith Party Rentals, Sotheby’s, Stamford Tent & Event Services, Susan E. Lynch, Susan and Bill Mahoney, and all of the dedicated committee chairs and members, guests, donors and event volunteers.

table design

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Table design by Decor Chairs Carolyn Dempsey of Carolyn Dempsey Designs and Linda Ruderman of Linda Ruderman Interiors. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Keller Torre, Benny Tabatabai, Samira Haratizadeh of Bulgari

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Keller Torre, Benny Tabatabai, Samira Haratizadeh of Bulgari. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Steven and Leora Levy, event Honorees

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Steven and Leora Levy, event Honorees. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Bagpiper welcoming guests to the Highland Fling Renaissance Ball

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Bagpiper welcoming guests to the Highland Fling Renaissance Ball.Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Jack and Donna Moffly, Whitney and John Rosenberg

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Jack and Donna Moffly, Whitney and John Rosenberg. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Sachiko Goodman, Donald Hamilton, Marcia Hamilton, Lawrence Goodman

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Sachiko Goodman, Donald Hamilton, Marcia Hamilton, Lawrence Goodman. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Lori Feldman, Mari Nuzum, Sabina Kelley, Daryl Hulme, Heidi Safriet

Lori Feldman, Mari Nuzum, Sabina Kelley, Daryl Hulme, Heidi Safriet. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Daniel and Jessica Fass

Daniel and Jessica Fass. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Roger and Claude Lourie

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Roger and Claude Lourie. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Richard and Elodie Taittinger

Richard and Elodie Taittinger. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Members of Hank Lane Orchestra

Members of Hank Lane Orchestra. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Vicky and Larry Lunt, Lee Ganshaw, Doug and Anne Marie Mellert

Vicky and Larry Lunt, Lee Ganshaw, Doug and Anne Marie Mellert. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Noah Rhodes, Philip Anker, Daniel Fass, Jan Rogers Kniffen, JB Lockhart, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Jim Lockhart, Nat Day

Noah Rhodes, Philip Anker, Daniel Fass, Jan Rogers Kniffen, JB Lockhart, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Jim Lockhart, Nat Day. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

Dancing at the Highland Fling Renaissance Ball

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Dancing at the Highland Fling Renaissance Ball. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

 

Highland Fling

Table design by Decor Chairs Carolyn Dempsey of Carolyn Dempsey Designs and Linda Ruderman of Linda Ruderman Interiors. Credit: Big Picture/Kyle Norton

 


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