There was some big-time beefcake at a ladies fashion event last week in Newport Beach.
It was the 27th annual event, once again sponsored by generous South Coast Plaza and featuring designer fashions from the luxury houses of
One of the Orange Coast's most beloved charitable fundraisers unfolded recently at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. The 2013 Ocean Institute Jazz Festival produced a three-day gastronomic concert series of events to raise much-needed funds to support the educational programs at the Institute. Created around some of the jazz world's most celebrated artists, the show included trumpeter Rick Braun, acoustic guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Richard Elliot. The successful concept combines incredible food prepared and donated by an amazing lineup of celebrity chefs from such iconic institutions as the Montage Laguna Beach, St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Ritz-Carlton, Balboa Bay Resort, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, with wines provided by Pear Valley Vineyards in Paso Robles. The result was a sell-out three-day presentation that brought in significant funds supporting ocean-orientated study for local youth.
Chairing the Ocean Institute Jazz Festival was Bob Beaulieu of Pacific Western Bank, attending with his wife Linda Mosure. Also supporting the event were Amy Botdorf, Bruce Brainerd, Pamela Forney, Janice Frechette, Dennis Gabrick, Alison Hahn, Jeff Hall and Kajsa James, Ken and Pam Petersen and Jens and Nicole von Gierke. Total attendance for all three events exceeded 600 guests, raising an impressive $161,851. To learn more about the programs at the Ocean Institute, please go to http://www.ocean-institute.org.