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slides: Party Report: Gina Noell’s Very Merry Holiday Soiree

Monday, December 22, 2014

 

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Hosts Gina Noell and Michael Cubbon at their annual Holiday Soiree. Photo by Byron Beck.

This was the thirteenth year for Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

It was a cold, rainy night back in '01 when a tiny group of people came to Gina Noell’s and Michael Cubbon’s first Holiday Soiree.  Before long, though, the secret was out and the aptly-named Noell says their “soiree thing caught on like kittens on the internet. Only more select, better dressed, and rarely are there fleas.”

The party has become so popular over the years, they’ve even installed a doorman, like you see outside a nightclub, at the front door of their Northeast home.

See more photos of Gina Noell's Holiday Party below

Fact is, there are a lot of guests, most of them from the glittery local music and entertainment. Everyone from Dandy Warhol front-man Courtney Taylor-Taylor to acclaimed author Shawn Levy to Marychris Mass (yes, that really is the local costume designer's name) stopped by at this year's soiree. 

Party-goers indulged in fab food, deep (and shallow) discussions and for the first time there were bartenders discreetly placed in the kitchen nook. 

And as for the doorman? Gina explains: “We started getting a door man a few years into it. (Her hubby) Michael had come down with the flu the day of the party, too late to cancel it, so I quarantined him upstairs. By 3 a.m., I was sitting in the living room with the last 4 guests, all men, but only one of whom I knew.  I decided then that I want to know who's in our house and started hiring a doorman. It's worked out great..Although one year, Scott McCaughey brought (musician and record producer) Steve Berlin, who wasn't on the list and the doorman nearly didn't let him in!”

Banner photo by Byron Beck. 

 

Related Slideshow: Party Report: Gina Noell’s Very Merry Holiday Soiree

This was the thirteenth year for Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

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Arnold Pander

Comic book artist and film maker Arnold Pander at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Shannon and Shawn

Shannon and author Shawn Levy at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Gina and Rob

Gina and Rob Samples at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Corey and Arnold

Corey Stafford and Arnold Pander at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Gina and Michael

Gina Noell and Michael Cubbon at their Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Party Guests

Party guest and Marychris Mass at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Marychris Mass

Marychris Mass at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Mike, Arnold & Courtney

Mike Jones, Arnold Pander and Dandy Warhol's front-man Courtney Taylor-Taylor at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Jo and James

Jo Carter and James Dees at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Juan, Rene and Marty

Juan Martinez, author Rene Denfeld and writer Marty Hughley at Gina Noell's and Michael Cubbon's Annual Holiday Party that attracts members of the music and entertainment industry to their Northeast home—complete with doorman.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

 
 

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