k.d.lang shared her melodious magic with the Ladies of SHARE, one of the west side's most outstanding charities. For 53 years, these dynamic women have raised funds to support a myriad of children's causes, and still manage to look fab too. Each year at their annual Boomtown Party, the Share Sisters kick up their Manola Blahnik's and strut their stuff to a SRO audience.
|kd lang with Sondra Currie-Levi at SHARE|
Joni Berry, one of their hard working founders, chaired this year's show, which paid homage to Copacabana; and among the gaily garbed showgals were Corinna Fields (former Miss Universe), Neile Adams Toffel (former wife of Steve McQueen), Patricia Carr Bosley (Tom's gorgeous wife) and September Sarno ( who has to be the sexiest stock broker in town). We were also happy to see our pal, Annie Gaybis Byner (comedian, John Byner's spouse) who jetted in from Florida to join her Share Sisters in the show. Try saying that tongue twister 6 times!
|Kathy Hilton, Suzanne Hughes & September Sarno at SHARE|
Producer Marcy Carsey, named as one of the 50 greatest women in radio and TV, received their Shining Spirit Award. For over 20 years, Carsey-Werner has given us such wonderful family shows as Roseanne, The Cosby Show, and 3rd Rock from the Sun. Marcy has been active in hundreds of charities, including one auction where we purchased diner for 12 guests at her Malibu estate, and Marcy and members of the organization served us dinner. Talk about a hands-on lady!
|Producer Marcy Carsey with Marilyn Kattleman (President of SHARE)|
Speaking of dinner parties, we must recommend one of Beverly Hills newest and most attractive eateries, Colors on Bedford. Barbara Lockhart, who received the Lifetime Achievement award from ASID, has created an atmosphere of ambience perfect for business or romance. What else would one expect from the designer of Chasens, Le Dome and the public areas of the Beverly Hills Hotel?
|Barbara Lockhart at her new restaurant, Colors on Bedford|
As for the food - their wood burning oven delivers such specialties as braised short ribs, Dungeness crab, Lake Superior white fish and Lemon Parmesan Chicken. Some of the celebs seen dining on their heated patio, sipping martinis from the most elegant martini glasses ever, include Dr. Irene Kassorla, Rosemarie Stack and Annie and Jimmy Murphy (former owner of Jimmy's Restaurant, who certainly knows fine dining himself).
|Annie Gaybis Byner dancing at SHARE|
Gorgeous Doug Savant, who portrays Felicity Huffman's workaholic hubby on Desperate Housewives, acted as auctioneer for the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels event at the Beverly Hilton. This black tie gala featured musical entertainment by Shana Morrison, and raised lots of dough re me to support the country's largest privately funded meals program. The Daughters of Charity Foundation, who are celebrating 150 years of service to the LA Community, were honored for their devotion and compassionate care. Did you know that they established the city's first orphanage, girl's school and hospital in 1856? A long history of charitable service on the Westside Beat.
|Mark & Cathie White with Doug Savant at St. Vincent's fundraiser|