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Susanna Quinn, Norah O'Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn, Norah O’Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Over the weekend, Debbie Dingell and Susanna Quinn hosted a 40th birthday lunch for CBS This Morning co-anchor, Norah O’Donnell. Thirty of Washington’s most influential women came together to celebrate in Cafe Milano’s newly remodeled private, upstairs, wine room. Heart-felt toasts abounded from Susanna, Debbie and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. Susanna’s daughter, Jocelyn, produced a five minute slideshow of photos from Norah’s childhood, wedding, family and work. Norah was presented with probably the largest birthday card I’ve ever seen – a specially-designed poster board featuring images from the slide show and signed by all those in attendance. The ladies left with party favors that included coffee soap from Natura Culina and mini porcelain “LOVE” trays, by Abrielle – hand-painted with the logo to represent how much Norah’s loved.

The guests included: Andrea Mitchell, Ann Compton, Elizabeth Thorp, Eun Yang, Grace Bender, Jamie Dorros, Jennifer Isham, Jennifer Tapper, Jocelyn Luddy, Mary Haft, Norah O’Donnell, Lois Romano, Robin Sproul, Heather Musser, Margaret Carlson, Gloria Borger, Mary O’Donnell, Stacy Kerr, and Valerie Jarrett!

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

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Party favors by Natura Culina and Abrielle. Photo by Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. CAfe Milano. February 15, 2014

Party favors by Natura Culina and Abrielle. Photo by Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Jamie Dorros, Elizabeth Thorp, Norah O'Donnell, Eun Yang, Stacy Kerr, Jennifer Tapper. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Jamie Dorros, Elizabeth Thorp, Norah O’Donnell, Eun Yang, Stacy Kerr, Jennifer Tapper. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Gloria Borger, Robin Sproul, Senator Amy Klobuchar. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Gloria Borger, Robin Sproul, Senator Amy Klobuchar. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Mary Haft, Lois Romano. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Mary Haft, Lois Romano. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn, Jocelyn Quinn, Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn, Jocelyn Quinn, Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Grace Bender, Norah O'Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Grace Bender, Norah O’Donnell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Norah O'Donnell, Valerie Jarrett. Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Norah O’Donnell, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Debbie Dingell. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Susanna Quinn. Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah's 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

Photo © Tony Powell. Norah’s 40th Birthday Party. Cafe Milano. February 15, 2014

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

The Tiffany 2009 Blue Book Collection is the defining symbol of luxury in the World of fine gems. Teardrop Diamond Drop Earrings are $40,000, a flower Jardinet Diamond Bracelet in 18K gold is $320,000, and a 6.19 carat brilliant diamond – flawless and colorless with a double border diamond setting – a mere $1,475,000!

The dinner that was thrown at the Tysons Corner location November 20th, in honor of the collection, was just as luxurious as the stones being offered.

© Tony Powell. Tiffany VP Diane Ray Brown, Michael and Susan Harreld

After cocktails and shopping in the store guests were ushered out into the large foyer for dinner which was transformed into a Winter scene: every inch of the ceiling covered in white balloons and streamers nearly reached the floor – simulating falling snow.

© Tony Powell. "Chef" Geoff Tracy and Norah O'Donnell

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

Catering was provided by Tiffany neighbor “Chef” Geoff Tracy who was accompanied by his wife, MSNBC correspondent, Norah O’Donnell. Other notables included Tiffany & Co. CEO Michael Kowalski, Michael and Susan Harreld, and Newt and Callista Gingrich.

© Tony Powell

The woman behind my involvement is Tiffany & Co. Vice President Diane Ray Brown, for whom I am greatly honored to have worked with now, twice.

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell

© Tony Powell