Tag: Barnstable-Brown Party

OMG, it’s already 344 days, 9 hours and 22 minutes away

Big smiles, big personalities and big business networking — yes, it’s everyone’s favorite feature in the society shiny sheets: party photos! Boulevard picks through the pics, choosing our favorite coverage. Today’s entry is from the just-published Voice-Tribune.

Champagne smaller[Insert exhausted sigh here.] Nearly three weeks later, we may have finally reached the apotheosis of this year’s horsey soirée news here: “More than 167,000 eager spectators enjoyed beautiful weather at Churchill Downs on May 7 for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby,” the Voice-Tribune says. “The mint juleps flowed as excitement built toward the call to post, and the most exciting two minutes in sports saw Nyquist triumph over his 19 competitors.”

Related: Introducing Boulevard’s exclusive 2017 Derby Countdown Clock™. Plus, more Voice-Tribune party photos.

Photo, below: Derby mainstays and identical twins Priscilla Barnstable (left) and Patricia Barnstable Brown. (Or is it the other way around?)

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Derby quiz: It’s sometimes black, but mostly red — and always walked on

21c Museum Hotel rolled out a black one Derby Eve. But nearly every other celebrity-stocked venue opted for the traditional red (Mayor Greg Fischer‘s tweet is Exhibit A) — leaving Boulevard wondering about the history of red carpets. They date to 458 BC!

“We have loyal people who come year after year and I have the pleasure of talking to people from all over the country and that is so much fun. Oklahoma, Texas, New York!”

Wilma Barnstable, 83-year-old matriarch of the Barnstable family, in W magazine after Friday’s annual Barnstable-Brown Derby party.

Related: Both of Tiger Woods’ exes made the party rounds Derby weekend — and organizers were ordered to keep the two blondes apart (Fox News).

In hot-ticket Derby parties (and real estate), it’s all about location, location, location

Real estate kingpin Ryan Serhant, one of the stars of Bravo channel’s “Million Dollar Listing New York,” hit the black carpet (yes: black) last night at the invitation-only Vanity Fair Derby party at 21C Museum Hotel. The event drew 350 people, says WLKY.



Of course, the hosts were there, too: fashionably-dressed hotel co-founders Steve Wilson (second from left), and Laura Lee Brown (second from right) . . .


. . . And Huffington Post editorial chief Howard Fineman had a birds-eye view:

Related: Vanity Fair recalls Louisville native Hunter S. Thompson‘s famously blurry-eyed account of his 1970 Derby tour. And The Courier-Journal has photos from that other Derby Eve party.

Bonfire of the vanity: A sneak peek at this year’s hottest Derby party venue

Steve Wilson

21c Museum Hotel co-owner Steve Wilson took The Courier-Journal on an inside-the-hotel tour of where Vanity Fair magazine will hold its first Derby party, Friday night. But unlike other Derby events (we’re looking at you, Barnstable-Brown), the upmarket glossy famous for its Oscar party won’t be disclosing the guest list.

Still, everyone else can watch guests arrive on the black (yes) carpet, starting at 8 p.m. (Side note: Wilson says he’s dreaming of opening a 21c in Havana, now that the U.S. is moving toward normalizing relations.) Here’s the CJ story, and a tour video.

Top: That’s comedienne Amy Schumer on the cover of the magazine’s May issue.

Add Donald Trump, and 2016’s Barnstable-Brown would be on fire

Republican Presidential Candidates Particpate in Fox News Debate in Iowa

Smokin’ hot “Chicago Fire” actor Taylor Kinney, Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly — who’s gone toe-to-toe with White House aspirant Donald Trump — plus “Arrow” star Stephen Amell are among the dozens of celebrities expected at the annual Barnstable-Brown Party on Derby Eve. The event, now in its 29th year, has raised and donated about $11.2 million to the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Center at the University of Kentucky over the past nine years (CJ). Tickets for the black-tie May 6 party at the Barnstable home in the Highlands are $1,075 per person. The full guest list so far, according to WDRB. The party is a production of Diamond Derby Inc., a non-profit that makes its annual IRS tax return public under federal law; here’s the one for 2014.

Related: 12 Emily Post-approved rules for dinner parties, according to Vanity Fair, which is hosting its own Derby party this year for the first time (CJ).