Celebrity Photographer Patrick McMullan celebrated the luckiest of birthdays on March 17th at a surprise dinner hosted by philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. Over 50 guests of the photographer’s friends and family dined on Asian-inspired dishes at Jue Lan Club, located in the former Limelight space in Chelsea.
Notable guests included Lady Liliana Cavendish, interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, writers Michael Must and R. Couri Hay, and editor of Andy Warhol’s diaries Pat Hackett, to name a few. Shafiroff personally honored McMullan with a toast wishing who the Irish Embassy calls “a vital Irish American,” the happiest of birthdays.
Enthusiasm for St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t lost amidst the birthday celebrations. Tables were festively decorated with green confetti bombs. Many guests, including Dr. Penny Grant, Irish American actor James Francis Ginty, and socialite Janna Bullock, all donned the holiday’s signature hue.
Holiday-themed festivities continued after the private dinner in the venue’s main room with the arrival of an additional 600 guests from every stratagem of Manhattan culture. Halstead Properties agent Roy Kean partied next to composer Lucia Hwong Gordon, and interior designer Ryan Nessing. For McMullan, it was certainly a birthday to remember.