Red Cross Ball: DC in Palm Beach
The 55th Annual International Red Cross Ball drew ambassadors, politicians, military and the very well-heeled to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club Jan. 28. Mary Ourisman, former U.S. ambassador to Barbados, was event chair. Jewelry and medals blazed on the dance floor and in the halls with table designs by Bryan Rafanelli -- and music from a Marine Corps quartet and Peter Duchin and his Orchestra. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Michele Kessler, three-time chair of the Red Cross Ball. Good sport Trump, by the way, donated $50,000 to the Red Cross, and his hotel group is slated to convert the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue into a luxury hotel and conference center.