LIFE AQUATIC: Despite the ice-covered streets, guests had warmer thoughts on their minds Thursday evening when La Mer and sea life advocacy group Oceana held cocktails at Bettina Zilkha’s Upper East Side apartment to discuss World Ocean Day (that would be June 8th for the uninitiated). After a sobering, but rallying speech on the need for marine-mindedness, guests found other reasons to linger over glasses of Champagne and vegetable roll hors d’oeuvres: namely, the trio of Oceana board member Sam Waterston, Sting and Jeff Goldblum. “We don’t get to hang out with many men in our industry,” said La Mer president, Maureen Case.
Goldblum, for his part, seemed equally passionate about both aquatic and aesthetic causes. “I’m from Pittsburgh, so the first ocean I saw was Atlantic City,” said the actor who became involved with the group through his manager Keith Addis, Oceana board chair. “And I love all manner of creams. I find them very sensual. Is that too much information?”