One of the my best friends and sweetest people in the world, Lorraine Schwartz, is a designer of the most exquisite jewelry. We met in 2001 and became fast friends. Then September 11 happened and we wanted to do something to help. Between the two of us we knew jewelry and shopping so we put the two together and created a high profile jewelry shopping event, the proceeds of which benefited the children and widows of September 11′ fallen heroes. The fundraiser was a big success and we decided to do it every year in December for a different cause. This one was one of my favorites because it benefited The Children’s Defense Fund and also because we got Elizabeth Taylor to co-chair it with us and come to the event. The press went nuts. She never attended public functions any more at that point so it was amazing to have her with us laughing and looking through the baubles and having a great time.