May 19, 1992 |
Tiffany & Co. chose the perfect setting for Friday's launch of its new "American Garden" collection of sterling flatware and porcelain: the great American garden of La Casa Pacifica. To celebrate the launch, Tiffany & Co. honored Orange County chairwomen who have worked with Tiffany in the past in staging charity events.
May 1, 1991 |
Julie Nixon Eisenhower will preside over a luncheon for Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis on May 9 at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. The visit marks the first time the youngest daughter of President Nixon has returned to Orange County since the library opened last summer. After the noon affair (expected to be a magnet for local leaders of the GOP), Landsbergis will speak to supporters of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Foundation in the library's Museum Theatre.
May 31, 1991 |
One of Listen's roving reporters received a letter written on Calvin Klein's personal stationery that caught his eye. He checked with Klein's business associate, Paul Wilmot, who confirmed that the letter was real. It read: "I understand that a woman named Sharon Churcher intends to write a book about me and may be contacting you.
HOME & GARDEN
December 26, 1992 |
"Glamour does have a place in the 1990s, but not pretentiousness, which isn't glamorous anyway," said John Loring, design director of Tiffany & Co. in New York City. Pretentiousness "ruins everything since it makes people uncomfortable and so they don't act naturally. Those who only had a flirtation with pretentiousness will go on to a more realistic style."
September 29, 1993 |
For members of the Junior League of Orange County, it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. About 30 league members met at the California Pizza Kitchen in Irvine on Monday to eat pasta and unveil plans for the Christmas Company, their 18th annual holiday boutique and fund-raiser. The league works yearlong to stage the boutique, to be held Oct. 19 through Oct. 22 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
November 11, 1999 |
Used to be, bright young MBAs dreamed of becoming investment bankers. But today, it's all about Internet start-ups--even in the restaurant business. The new Chasen's, which has been on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills since 1997, has been purchased by a baby online company, iLive Inc. The 2-month-old company hopes to capitalize on the restaurant's historic relationship with Hollywood by Web-casting live music events and parties, including Chasen's famed Academy Awards after-bash.
December 5, 1996 |
Gene Autry's Cowboy Code lists 10 credos. Among them are No. 1: "The cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man or take unfair advantage." No. 3: "He must always tell the truth." No. 6: "He must help people in distress." No. 7: "He must be a good worker." The perfect role model for youth, said Junior Achievement of Southern California.
April 22, 1996 |
For Naomi Lindstrom, beads are a girl's best friend. "They may not be diamonds," Lindstrom said of her collection of ancient and tribal beads, on display at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, "but they have a cultural significance that is so much more important." Which is not to say Lindstrom dismisses "ice"--also on view last week when Cartier jewelers staged a reception for the museum's Art of Adorning festival.
December 17, 1992 |
Extraordinary. A party so jinxed by the weather is one of Los Angeles' premiere affairs of the year--the Huntington Society of Fellows annual Christmas party. Last weekend 360 were supposed to have dined on Chasen's lobster bisque, roast chicken and pear Belle Helene under a tent on the lawn in front of the Huntington Library a few steps from the Art Gallery. Wouldn't you know, it rained.
May 12, 1989 |
They blew upper-crust society's minds when they did it last year. And Gaye and Art Birtcher are going to do it again on May 27--allow party-going underwriters of Opera Pacific to explore just about every nook and cranny of their 17th-Century style Chateau Tranquille in San Juan Capistrano. There will be none of those keep-off-the-marble plastic runners on the floors. And no "Keep Out" ropes barring entrance to salons containing such treasures as 4th-Century BC urns and a bed built to imitate the slumbering place of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II (the bed pillows are covered with priests' vestments discovered at the Paris flea market)