Café Pacific is the holy grail of high-profile lunches and dinners. White tablecloth propriety is the rule daily. But on May 8, the café was the site of a brunch for the Crystal Charity Ball new members and Diane von Furstenberg fashions introduced by DvF Highland Park Village’s General Manager Allison Lien.
It was a gathering of the proven pros and the new kids on the block (Katherine Coker, Cara French, Elizabeth Gambrell, Sara Lee Gardner,Tracey Kozmetsky, Michelle Lockhart, Beth Thoele and Piper Wyatt). MIA were Katherine and Michelle, who were out of town. Instead of a note from the doctor, they could show their frequent-flyer accounts for excuses.
On the other hand, those present found it was really more of a love-fest than a sorority Monday night pledge grilling.
OK, so it wasn’t without some embarrassment. Each of the new members’ sponsors had written some unknown info on the new member. For instance? Piper Wyatt was revealed. Her full name is Dixie Piper Wyatt. Oh, you thought you were going to get National Enquirer dirt. Nah! This the Crystal Charity Ball, not a reality TV show!
Underwritten by Caron Texas, new VP/Executive Director Mike Puls addressed the alcohol and substance abuse issues facing children and young people. Despite Caron’s not offering in-patient treatment for youngsters under the age of 18, Mike encouraged the group to contact the Caron staff for advice on how to handle such a situation within the community.