June 18, 1992 |
Guests got a taste of Hungary on Sunday when the board of directors for the International Visitors and Protocol Foundation of Orange County staged a Hungarian dinner. About 100 people, many of them Hungarian, turned up at the Aurora restaurant in Fullerton to enjoy Hungarian music, song and food. The $40-per-person event was held in honor of Andras Marton, the first consul general appointed by Hungary to head its new consulate in Los Angeles.
July 30, 1992 |
More than 150 grown-ups played musical chairs, ate snow cones and simply refused to act their ages at Saturday's Big Kids Party at the Newport Beach home of Bob and Martha Fluor. The informal back-yard carnival was the sixth annual fund-raiser for the Children's Museum at La Habra and was staged by the Children's Museum Guild. The $50-per-person event was expected to raise more than $10,000 for the museum.
February 8, 1993 |
As glittering and glamorous as ballroom galas can be, nothing beats the at-home bash for social intimacy. There, the most personal feelings are exchanged (and heard ). There, guests and celebs can relax. There, the Baccarat and sterling come into play. And so it went for pop diva Dionne Warwick on Friday night when she was honored for her charity work on behalf of AIDS awareness at the San Clemente estate of Phil Ramsden and Alvin Morrison.
June 30, 1988 |
Ask John Marion to highlight his career as an auctioneer for Sotheby's and his eyes dance when he says: "The sale of Vincent van Gogh's 'Irises' last year for $53.9 million." "It was a magic moment in the history of the art market," he added, chatting at the Newport Harbor Art Museum before hammering down $198,000 gross for the museum at its Art Auction '88 on Saturday night. Some would say the Newport Harbor Art Museum had one of its most magical moments when Marion strode through its doors.
January 29, 1996 |
Sue Hsu of Laguna Niguel wasn't taking any chances. She wore a red and gold dress to the "Year of the Rat" New Year celebration on Friday sponsored by the Chinese-American League of the Pacific Symphony. The Chinese believe those colors bring good luck, she explained. "Even when we go to a wedding we wear red or gold--to bring good fortune to the bride and groom."