High Rollers, Custom Libations and Luxury Prizes Mark ‘Paradise Casino’

Dack Patriarca, Hilary Jordan, Cori Seaberg, Jeffrey Berman

Dack Patriarca, Hilary Jordan, Cori Seaberg and Jeffrey Berman

PALM BEACH, Fla.Henry Flagler’s former grand winter retreat was transformed into an Art-Deco styled casino for the The Paradise Fund’s sixth annual gala.

H. Loy Anderson III, Paul Kent Anderson, Christopher DiSchino and Hilary Jordan chaired the event at the Palm Beach mansion known as Whitehall.

Brooke Raiche, Christopher DiSchino

Brooke Raiche and Christopher DiSchino

Proceeds benefit The Paradise Fund, which works with organizations around the world to support needy children with books, homes, medicine and schools.

The gala featured roving seafood bars by PB Catch brimming with stone crab claws, oysters and shrimp. C’est Si Bon served American classics by the bite, and champagne, caviar and curated cocktails, from mixologist Charles Steadman of Luxe Libations, flowed throughout the evening.

“Support from the community and national sponsors has been tremendous, allowing us to grow Paradise Casino into an incredible benefit for The Paradise Fund,” said H. Loy Anderson III. “We are so proud to be able to channel that support into basic necessities, health and wellness programs and educational opportunities for under-served children both locally and abroad.”

Danny Loftus, Mercedes Loftus

Danny and Mercedes Loftus

Casino gaming reminiscent of Monte Carlo’s Victorian Era yielded winnings cashed in for luxury Chinese raffle prizes from companies including Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Chloe, Pucci and others. New York’s Vintage Confidential provided the music.

Host Committee Chairman Bettina Anderson was joined by Nevin Bauman, Beth Beattie, Jeff Berman, Malachy Carron, Joe Carron, Cara Coniglio, Tony Cummings, Nick Foquet, Marley Goodman, Sara Groff, Alex Hufty Griswold, Ashley Harcourt, Lamont Harris, Jay Holmes III, Kenn Karakul, Nick Kassatly, Arvo Katajisto, Wyatt Koch, Stacey Lueliette, Bert Martin, Talbott Maxey, Christina Macfarland, Brad and Kristina McPherson, Tommy Morrison, Hess Musallet, Stacy Nichols, India Paull, Todd Peter, Piper Quinn, Mike Rendina, Lauriston Roach, Sarah Scheffer, Matt and Tracy Smith, Mary Tobinand Tara Tobin Vecellio.

W Magazine was the official media sponsor of the event, held Nov. 29, 2013; Sabadell Bank & Trust was Le Financier. Additional sponsors were Bourbon and Boweties, C’est Si Bon, Tony Cummings, Christofle, David Yurman, Luxe Libations, Field of Greens, Fisher & Bendeck P.L., Florida Crystals & The Fanjul Family, Jimmy Choo, Tommy Morrison, Northwind Aviation, OMEGA, Onli Beverages, Petrossian, PB Catch, Pretty Suite Inc., Piper Quinn & Sara Groff, Real Good Designs, Rendina Family Foundation, Rocco’s Tacos, Ron Atlantico Rsv Rum, Donald Scott, Tequila Avion, Top Notch and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

For more information, visit www.theparadisefund.com.

Photos by LILA Photo.


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