Dream Weavers

By Richard Mineards   |   September 27, 2018
Nigel Gallimore, host Patrick Nesbitt, Ashley Blevins, and Chris Lancashire (photo by Priscilla)
Co-chair Arlene Montesano, financial supporter Peter Hilf, co-chair Ursula Nesbitt, and Tanya Thicke (photo by Priscilla)

A record 450 guests turned out for the Dream Foundation’s 4th annual Endless Summer Dream party at Bella Vista, the sprawling Summerland estate of polo-playing hotel magnate Pat Nesbitt and his wife, Ursula, raising around $300,000 for the popular charity that just celebrated its 30,000th dream.

The fun fashion fete, co-chaired by Ursula and Arlene Montesano, and emceed by KEYT-TV chief meteorologist Alan Rose, kicked off with a poolside runway show by Los Angles-based fashion label Wildfox, which also included fashions from the Coast Village Road emporium K. Frank, as well as an aerialist performance from the SB Airdanse Collective, and musical contributions from Dominick Cole, Josh Killacky, and Cody Lovaas.

A 22-karat gold and diamond ring, designed by Montecito jeweler Daniel Gibbings, went for $7,000, the same price as the winning bid for an Alaska Airlines first-class trip to Four Seasons resorts in Maui and Oahu.

Among the dreamers enjoying the sunset soireé, with food from Bibi Ji, Los Arroyos, Lucky’s, Santo Mezcal, and Tre Lune, were Peter Hilf – who donated $50,000 – Justine Roddick, Charles Ward, Kevin and Katie Frank, Peter and Gloria Clark, Carlos Lopes, Dan Encel, Nigel Gallimore, Corinna Gordon, Chris Lancashire, Janet Garufus, Roger Durling, Victoria Frost, Kimi Matar, and George Leis.

Endless Summer emcee Alan Rose, and Dream Foundation CEO Kisa Heyer about to begin the show and fundraiser (photo by Priscilla)

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