The Salonniere Votes KDHamptons To List Of America’s 100 Best Party Hosts


The Salonniere, the nation’s leading website dedicated to the art of entertaining, joy of revelry, and power of parties. has announced the 2019 Salonniere 100 − a list of America’s 100 best party hosts…and I am so thrilled to have been included on the list.  Named for the women in 17th and 18th century France whose influential parties—called salons—shaped the world in a way that is still felt today.

Tabletop, floral design, and entertaining is a passion of mine in the Hamptons.

With this fourth installment of the annual list of exceptional party throwers, the 2019 Salonniere 100 spotlights honorees from 33 cities across the United States and represents a diverse and brilliantly creative group of people who share one common trait: an exceptional ability to leverage the power of parties to enhance the lives of others.

Randy Kemper, Tony Ingram (Photo-Scott Rudd/PMc)

The Salonniere celebrates the vital role that parties, and party hosts play in our lives and communities. The Salonniere profiles great parties and party hosts present and past and offers chic and inspiring entertaining tips and ideas. Adding to the revelry are the vintage photo-and-quote mashups that introduce every feature story with a “cocktail” of wit. For more information, please visit 

Isabelle Bscher

“Social gatherings play a vital role in our lives and communities, whether to connect people, advance ideas, support causes, or promote joyfulness, and those who host them provide a great gift to humanity,” said Carla McDonald, the founder and editor in chief of The Salonniere. “The Salonniere 100 is our way of honoring the people in America who are the absolute best at hosting parties with passion and purpose.”

Jean Shafiroff (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/PMC)

This year, Spanx entrepreneur Sara Blakely, party pro Derek Blasberg, and celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Aniston, are among those who have been selected by Carla McDonald, The Salonniere’s founder and editor in chief, to join the esteemed list of people who host parties with extraordinary passion, purpose, and panache.

Audrey Gruss

To determine the 2019 Salonniere 100, The Salonniere team spent six months surveying social authorities and local in-the-know experts, including journalists, philanthropists, not-for-profit fundraisers, social luminaries, event planners, and cultural and business leaders. Only cities with a sufficient number of nominees are included.  Listed alphabetically by city and by first name within each city. 

Looking forward to another wonderful summer of entertaining in style. Thank you Salonnierre.



Amy and John Phelan


Annette Joseph

Cathleen Smith Bresciani

Danielle Rollins

James Farmer

Sara Blakely


Kirstin and Joe Ross

Mary Herr Tally

Bergen County, New Jersey

Herb Karlitz


Christy Cashman


Carolyne Roehm

Patricia Altschul


Chandra Johnson

Laura Vinroot Poole


Alessandra Branca

Cynthia Chereskin

Irene Michaels

Corpus Christi   

Ronda Carman


Brooke Davenport

Cindy Rachofsky

Nancy Rogers


Christine Vazquez

Laura Moretz


Grace Montero and Jay Rayford

Fort Worth

Cami Goff

Mercedes Bass

The Hamptons  

Audrey Gruss

Kelli Delaney Kot

Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper


Becca Cason Thrash

Lynn Wyatt

Phoebe Tudor

Sheridan Williams

Lexington, Kentucky

Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher

Little Rock

Shayla Copas

Louisville, Kentucky

Priscilla Barnstable and Patricia Barnstable-Brown

Tammy York Day and Tonya York Dees

Los Angeles

Cheryl Saban

Crystal Lourd

Frances Schultz

Hutton Wilkinson

Irena Medavoy

Jamie Tisch

Jennifer Aniston

Liane Weintraub

Mike Meldman

Nadine and Fred Rosen

Renvy Pittman

Stephanie Booth Shafran

Suzanne Rheinstein

Timothy Corrigan


Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

Stephanie Aagaard

Swanee DiMare

Yolanda and Jeff Berkowitz


Ellen Martin

Keith Meacham

New Orleans

Alexa Pulitzer

Jane Scott Hodges

Julia Reed

Martine Chaisson Linares

New York

Alex Hitz

Alex Papachristidis

Allison Sarofim

Ashley McDermott

Bunny Williams

Charlotte Moss

Derek Blasberg

Isabelle Bscher

Jean Shafiroff

Jill Kargman

Lela Rose

Muffie Potter Aston and Dr. Sherrell Aston

Richard Keith Langham

Stephanie Nass

Susan Gutfreund


Bettie Bearden Pardee

Pamela and David Ford

Palm Beach

Annie Falk

Pauline Pitt

Steven Stolman

Terry Allen Kramer


Eddie Ross


Carolyn Jackson


John Dowd and Dan Minahan

San Diego

Bridget McKenna

Rebecca and David Vigil

San Francisco

Anne Hearst McInerney and Jay McInerney

Aubrey Brewster

Ken Fulk

Monelle Totah and Gary McNatton

Sloan Barnett

Santa Barbara    

Oprah Winfrey

Savannah, GA    

Alexandra Trujillo de Taylor

Washington, D.C.              

Ambassador Gerard Araud

Buffy Cafritz

Hilary and Wilbur Ross

Juleanna Glover

Katherine and David Bradley

Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah