"And just like that" it was 2022… But not before 2021 off-the-charts fun! Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw would approve.
One of the best events period of 2021, A Night of Rebetika & Symranika Greek, music by the best of the best, Polyxeni and The Gents, Oriste (fab) catering by Nasia Ampelas, think incredible tarlette bites of crème fraiche and caviar, petite Spanakopita, and let’s circle back to bottomless Veuve, and caviar with salmon! All at the chic venue of Greek gallery owner Theo’s L&G Projects in La Jolla with a milieu of art by Otto, Laurie Raskins, and Dimitri LIkissas.
The music, joyful, and heartfelt. As Polyxeni explained: “It’s a celebration of epochs long gone and a musical tradition that is deep rooted in my core through my ancestors. We need to keep the candle burning.”
More to come as added by Nasia Ampelas: “I felt we stayed true to our roots and our ancestors would be proud. My goal is to do more of these nights highlighting more Greek music and pairing it with great food.” You mean epic food Nasia!
Meanwhile Gloria and Charlie McCoy hosted the Patron’s of the Prado Director’s Circle with beneficiary recognition, carolers, and Catering Solutions Ron McMillan manning the kitchen and delectable eats. Highlight, singing by the patrons!
More heartfelt came with the holiday party benefiting the League House owned by the Social Service League of La Jolla. As explained by president Suzanne Ward: “League House provides affordable housing and meals for eligible seniors. Our volunteer members worked very hard to create a memorable evening and I thank them as well as our guests for their support.”
Then it was no stopping the glam squad who came to cheer in the New Year at Dolce’s. With a theme of black and white dress, some of the town’s most DNA blessed gals upped the level of cheer for the New Year. All organized by the ever fun and creative Karian Forsyth. ‘Til next time!
Margo Schwab is the owner and publisher of The Social Diary. She has produced TV segments, acted, and is currently filming a documentary #WildforVersace with multi-award-winning documentary producer #AntonioContrerasAviance, which will include elements of her passions, animals and fashion. For event coverage inquiries, Margo can be contacted at [email protected].