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Ball's 'Club 6-oh' Hot, Hip & Happening!
August 25th, 2006
The Social Diary Columnist & Photographer
note there are 2 pages of Jewel Ball coverage and photos)
Cool, hip, happening,
and vibrant with color. This was not your ordinary Jewel Ball,
this was Club 6-oh, celebrating 60 years of giving back to the
San Diego community. And it was HOT! In fact it was so hot that
celebs Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton (cutouts) VIP'd straight
in. So did the VIP of the VIP guests. Through the alley way entrance,
the ultra-glam were ushered through the slew of paparazzi by very
muscular doormen. The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club was definitely
transformed for the night.
And on to the party guests went. First
to the cocktail party with colorful martinis, champagne, a seafood
bar and sushi. For backdrop poolside were shimmying club dancers
and a DJ spinning the latest of club music. They were shaking
it up on the pool bridge. Some attendees lounged poolside on the
cushioned seating, others mingled.
Vicky Eddy, the President
of Las Patronas, the organizational group behind The Jewel Ball,
put it succinctly. "60 years of Las Patronas called for a
historic Jewel Ball...and thanks to Wendy Segall (the
Event Chair), our members, and our many generous friends....never
has 60 been so deliciously hip! Club 6-oh! definitely put the
sizzle in sixty!"
Sizzle it did. The people watching was
outstanding. Jennifer Greenfield stood out in
an animal print by Dolce and Gabbana. Valerie and Harry
Cooper collectively wore the best of Versace. And wore
it well they did. Valerie was in a strapless teal number. Harry's
white Versace jacket with gold detailing caught many a favorable
comment.... and some jealous ribbing!
And young one did feel as you walked the
red carpet getting your photo snapped by the hired paparazzi upon
entering this club. We actually felt like we were in an alley
in New York City entering the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
In fact, one of the paparazzi became so overwhelmed with us, that
a 'police officer' came out-of-know where and handcuffed him,
frisked him, and took him off to jail right in front of our eyes.
It was indeed a really fun spectacular
event. All evening during the cocktail and mingle, the paparazzi
approached us with their pen to pad writing our stories, and getting
our photos. They kept calling us Demi Moore and Bruce Willis,
and asked us if we were really back together and hopefully we
would stay together.
They told me how much they enjoyed me in
the “Charlie’s Angels” movie. It was a real
kick! Hats off to the Las Patronas and their creative skills!"
Tahnee McKellar wore a
couture gown by her talented son Designer Stefan McKellar.
The gown's detailing of gold perfected Tahnee's look and garnered
quite the praise.
Dianne Bashor wore a form
fitting lace number. And so did Chairperson Wendy Segall.
Wendy's was vintage Chanel.
Jo Bobbie MacConnell, was there as a sponsor
and longtime Charter member of Las Patronas. Her kindness does
not stop there. Jo Bobbie gave one of her vintage Oscar de la
Renta frocks to good friend Anne Halsey-Smith. Jeanne
Jones wore vibrant Pucci, Noni and Dr. Drew Senyei
accented with cool cat shades.
And the accolades of guests continue. "
I thought the ball was a blast.Wow...what a night and all for
a wonderful cause!" said Jeanne Larson.
Valerie Cooper added "It was a sensational
party and the Las Patronas gals outdid themselves again. So many
exquisitely dressed ladies. With Jacquie Foster
leading the music and the show, if you were not there, you missed
one of the best parties of the year!
Lisa Casey had this to
say. "Wonderful people helping wonderful causes. The love
and effort that go into putting up and taking down each decoration
for the Jewel Ball is reflected in the 50 women of Las Patronas
who pull the event together each year. This year's event, "Club
6-0," was a fun and funky tribute to the 60 years that Las
Patronas has served nonprofit organizations with their contributions
throughout San Diego"
Lisa had fun too in her Italian couture
dress by Hollywould. She wasn't the only one as many a guest popped
up on the raised dance boxes dotted throughout the dance floor.
Even Council President Scott Peters couldn't
resist, albeit briefly.
It was just impossible to ignore the dance
vibe and show put on by the outstanding Wayne Foster Orchestra.
Tempting too was the delicious Hyatt La Jolla catered menu served
atop an unusual and fun grassy mat. Maine Lobster and Ahi roulade
for a starter, Filet in Perigourdine sauce, wilted spinach, tri
colored vegetable timable for a main course, followed by a naughty
but very nice chocolate mocha cake. Tantalizing and terrific!
And there many more there enjoying a great
evening, Sarah and David Burton, Carolyn and Arthur Hooper,
Jeannie and Jeffrey Carlstead, Peter Caruso, the engaged
Joyce Parrish and Craig Grosvenor, Lorna and Chris McKellar,
Joby and Kyle Bakken, Noni and John Barbey, Dianne and Jim Bashor,
Emma and Leo Zuckerman, Ted Waitt, Tiffany and Shawn Worst, Gudrun
Wagener, Iris and Matthew Strauss, Colette and Ivor Royston, Cory
Segall, Morgan Segall, and Stu Segall, husband of Chairperson
Wendy Segall. FYI, Stu's Stu Segall Productions was
a big help on set design for Club 6-oh.
More there supporting the community and
having a heck of a good time doing it were Marty and David
Pendarvis, Lynn Gorguze with her husband Scott Peters, Marilyn
and Greg Noonan, Lyndy Roda, Susan and Fred Oliver, Tahnee McKellar
and Joerg Kruse, newlyweds Cara and Marc Miller, Kelli and Vahid
Moradi, Elaine and Tom Murphy, Teresa and Harry Hixson, Gina and
Rob Hixson, Sue and Lyle Kalish, Desiree and Fred Kellogg, Wendy
Kellogg and Dave, Tricia and Bill Kellogg, Judy and Dick Freeman,
Lee and Frank Goldberg, Sally and Steve Schreiner, Guylin and
Scott Cummins, Vicky and Chris Eddy, Barbara and Dick Enberg,
and two very hardworking, and pretty Co-Chairs,
Alison Figi and Kathryn Stephens.
It's a lot of work by the Las Patronas
ladies for a lot of great causes. Since 1946 Las Patronas through
today, the Jewel Ball has raised over $11 million for over 1,000
San Diego County charities.
Some of the beneficiaries of Club
6-oh proceeds are:
The American Red Cross ~ San Diego/Imperial
The Brother Benno Foundation, The Museum of Contemporary Art
San Diego, Partnerships With Industry, San Diego Center
for Children, The San Diego Repertory Theatre, The San Diego Symphony Association, The Scripps Clinic Department of
Hematology and Oncology,The Senior Gleaners of San Diego
and special grants to: The mission of Alpha Project for
the Homeless, Walden Family Services, and The Whittier Institute for Diabetes!
Great applause to all of those
who support The Jewel Ball and a special thank you to Peter Caruso
for hosting The Social Diary at his table!
the 2 pages of photos!
pictured here - Dr. Drew and
Noni Senyei, "Nicky and Paris Hilton" with Scott Johnston,
Chairperson Wendy Segall on the right with friend
pictured here -
Muscle'd Security at the alley entrance to Club 6-oh, the pool,
the bridge, the DJ and dancers.
pictured here - Claudia
Johnson of ExclamationsGifts.com with LP President Vicky Eddy,
Kristi Pieper-Rossbacher, Jennifer Greenfield.
pictured here -
Don Breitenberg and Jeanne Jones poolside in the VIP seating.
pictured here -
Scott Johnston with Stu Segall, Desiree and Fred Kellogg, waitress
with colorful Club 6-oh martini's.
pictured here -
Stu and Wendy Segall, Chris Eddy, Bill and Jeanne Larson.
pictured here - Sally Schreiner
and Sally Lawrence, Steve and Sally Schreiner, Royce and John
pictured here - John and
Toni Bloomberg, Terry Cooper with friends.
pictured here - Terry Cooper
with friends, Pam and Jerry Cesak with Royce and John Campbell,
pictured here - Joerg Kruse
with his wife Tahnee McKellar, Joerg Kruse, Tahnee McKellar and
Designer Stefan McKellar, guest with Jo Bobbie McConnell
pictured here - The entrance
to the dinner club area of Club 6-Oh!
Here for More Jewel Ball Photos - Continue to Page 2
* Margo Schwab has
produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media
organizations since 1989. Schwab has a college degree
from Scripps College and a Masters of Business
degree from the University of San Diego.
Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also
continues to lobby for water safety and for family violence mitigation.
Schwab is the owner and publisher of the Social Diary.
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