All Right with Art and Sarah’s White Party

Art Van Elslander and his lady, Sarah Cuyler hosted their annual White Party at their perfectly appointed home in Bay Harbor, Michigan on July 19. About 130 guests swooped down on the charming resort community that weekend to attend the luscious bash that was held a little earlier this year than years past (usually in August). 
Always the epitome of style, the host and hostess were impeccably dressed in white (she wore a form fitting dress with sheer side panels by Akris; he was casually dapper in Zilli’s black piped white shirt and pants). The party’s white outfits were as diverse and outstanding as the guest list. A special fashion shout out to Donna Yost who was stunning in a 1960s go-go inspired white and metallic gold trapeze mini dress by Thakoon that she wore with a pair of white kick ass Ferragamo boots. 
Upon arrival, guests were presented with a variety of champagne cocktails and white wine. There was also a full bar and amazing hors d’oeuvres passed by an efficient waitstaff dressed in white T-shirts with the A/S crest. The lobster rolls were the best ever! The tasty dinner buffet featured grass-fed whole beef tenderloin, succotash and some damn good fried chicken. 
Too many fabulous guests to mention, but okay, here are a few that we enjoyed partying with – Richard and Shelly Golden, Christopher Ciccone (yes, Madonna’s brother), Yiannis and Pat Karamalis, Lila Lazarus and Ed Fernandez, Bashar, Doug Turnbull, Vivian Pickard, Jessie Elliott, Ed Welburn, Patti and Jim Prowse, David Crain and Justin Pelcher. Guests were given full run of two levels of the immaculate lakefront home, the deck, the dock and AV’s luxury cruiser anchored at the end of the dock. After dinner there was dancing like no one was watching. Great fun. Great party.







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