AIDS Action Baltimore

MARYLAND SCENE

May 23, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Imagine a historic Ruxton stone mansion, surrounded by 25 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, woods, ponds and fountains. Now imagine a perfect spring afternoon. Two gleaming white tents are pitched amid the greenery, and some 600 guests stroll the grounds, sipping drinks and dining on a seemingly endless supply of shrimp. That was the scene at the tony Tea at Tyrconnell, which raised $70,000 for AIDS Action Baltimore.

Spotted among the swanky set: Lynda Dee, executive director of AIDS Action Baltimore; event chair Joe Platerote; event committee members Lisa Blair, Barbara E. Stern, Karen Winicki, Amy Lowenstein and Greg Baranoski; Corbin, owner of Corbin Salon; Lisa Barnhill, associate broker at Hill & Co.; David Naumann and Dave Shatt, owners of the Bay Cafe; and Michael J. Brown, publisher at Daedalus Books.

While a refined time was had by all, this hoopla wasn't too high-hat. Did we mention the cha-cha-cha punch, and fan dancing on the veranda, as a disc jockey spun the latest disco tunes?

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