Black Tie & Tales


Black Tie & Tales


Date: October 16, 2013
by: Black Tie Staff


More happily ever after
Friends and family showered Molly Klauber with love at her bridal luncheon Saturday, Oct. 12, at Marina Jack. Family friend Pam Taylor hosted the party. Seen mingling were Lynn Barrie, Iris Starr, Katie Biter, Graci McGillicuddy and Katie Moulton. Fiancé Ethan Biter made his romantic debut at the end with flowers for his mother, future mother-in-law and bride-to-be. The couple will be married in the spring at The Ringling.

Sarasota Ballet’s Mary Anne Servian got engaged to John Simon over a romantic dinner Sept. 20. The couple initially met when Servian was mayor and Simon was working on Pineapple Square. They later reconnected at a DSA meeting, during which Simon announced that Pineapple Square had space on Lemon Avenue for a non-profit to use. Before he finished the sentence, Servian claimed the space for Sarasota Ballet’s Studio 20. The couple will be married May 17, at Church of the Redeemer.

Local news anchor Lauren Dorsett also got engaged Sept. 20 — fiancé Brian McDonnell proposed at Paradise Cove in Malibu, the same spot his father proposed to his mother. The couple has known each other since Dorsett was 16 — they even dated in high school. Sadly, the ABC 7 anchor will be leaving the station next month. Hayley Wielgus will be her successor.

+ Tidbits
Celebrating 41 of 93 birthdays togetherClaire Love recalls the moment she met Beatrice Friedman in 1972. They were on the beach on Longboat Key and Bea was with her late husband Allan, who “had an Indian thing on his head and was smoking a pipe.” Thus began four decades of shared experiences, including birthday lunches, like the one held for Claire’s 93rd Oct. 2, at Michael’s On East. In addition to Friedman, guests included Doris Kaplan and Renee SheadeSeason opening Nikki Sedacca’s 530 Burns Gallery reopened for the season on Friday, Oct. 11. Sedacca had just flown back from Martha’s Vineyard two hours before to join daughter Montana Taplinger for the opening. Lauren Walsh was seen modeling some of Sedacca’s jewelry … Quick exit … After enjoying the Rocío Molina performance at RIAF, one spectator noticed a man making a quick escape out the fire exit, which then set off the alarm. The spectator then noticed the man under the hat was none other than Mikhail BaryshnikovThe calendar calls … BT is collecting events for the 2013-2014 Black Tie social calendar — if we don’t know about it, we can’t cover it! Email the following information to name of your event; group hosting; group benefiting; time, date and place; ticket price; chairperson; contact name; phone number and email; website and event description.

+ Black Tie Affair

‘A Night of Masquerade’
Benefiting: Payton Wright Foundation
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 
Where: The Francis
Tickets: $200
Contact: 228-4886

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