BENEFITS OF THE GREAT: Typically at charity benefits, the wine is an afterthought. But on Thursday night, at the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Second Annual Connoisseur's Dinner, it was not only a centerpiece (one case of 1970 Chateau Petrus was auctioned off for $28,000), but was part of the social cure. "One to two glasses of wine a day can slow the onset of Alzheimer's," said chair Leonard Lauder, to the pleasure of the vintage-swilling crowd at Sotheby's. Dennis Basso hosted a table of bon vivants including Marjorie Gubelmann, Todd Meister, Marcia and Richard Mishaan, Tory Burch and Danielle and David Ganek. After perusing the works by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti on display, the rowdy group headed to the Ganeks' apartment at 740 Park Avenue for a nightcap.
STELLA GOES STELLAR: On Tuesday, Stella McCartney will embark on a three-day Los Angeles whirlwind that includes a cocktail party at her ivy-covered Beverly Boulevard boutique combined with a screening of the Peter Sellers film "The Party" in the courtyard. Charlize Theron, Tobey and Jennifer Maguire, Diane Keaton and Nicole Richie are among those attending. The next day, John Martens of Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills will host a sit-down lunch for 40 top clients, followed by a "night at the pub," a 150-person party at Neiman's Fashion Island location.