It’s a wrap! On November 4, 2014, South Coast Repertory thanked “Grand Illusions” Chair Olivia Johnson and her committee with a luncheon generously hosted by Scott’s Restaurant and Bar, represented by General Manager Robert Redaelli.
The upbeat event included a special gift bag from Diptyque, represented by Dustin Gordon, who invited everyone to stop by the store—where 10% of their purchases would be donated to SCR.
SCR Artistic Director Marc Masterson and Managing Director Paula Tomei were on hand to welcome committee members. Praising them for the successful Gala, Masterson said, “Since joining SCR, I’ve learned one thing for sure: you really know how to throw a party—and to plan it, so I don’t have to do anything but go and have a good time.”
As for the planning, Tomei thanked the Gala Committee and its “dynamo chair,” Olivia Johnson, presenting her with a heart-shaped crystal bowl from Orreffors, filled with an Olivia favorite—Godiva chocolates.
Olivia reminded everyone to get set for the next Gala, coming up on September 12, 2015. Details to follow!
Addendum: Among the enthusiastic Gala committee members who shopped at Diptyque after the luncheon were Sarah McElroy, Socorro Vasquez, Barbara Cline, Jane Taylor, Olivia Johnson and Mimi Holcombe. Their purchases will brighten many homes over the holidays—and add to the SCR coffers!
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