Polo Party

By Richard Mineards   |   August 1, 2019
Luke Klentner, host Justin Klentner, Bobbie Bennett, Kelly Greyson, and Jacob Klentner (photo by Priscilla)

Polo patron Justin Klentner and his interior designer wife Amanda Masters opened the doors of Klentner Ranch, their sprawling Carpinteria estate, for a 160-guest Summer Social fundraiser for the Polo Training Center of Santa Barbara, which was expected to raise around $100,000 to support activities and upgrade the facility’s training arena, including lighting for nighttime activities.

The tony twosome also underwrote the cost of the event, which included a giant barbecue of ribs, chicken and tri-tip, downed with wine, margaritas, and mojitos.

Club president John Muse‘s family foundation donated $25,000 to the center, with $10,000 from Gary and Sally Magness of Beverly Hills, and $8,000 from the Holden family, including polo patriarch and former U.S. ambassador to Jamaica, Glen Holden.

Chuck Lande, Jeep Holden, Daniel Walker, and John Muse at the Polo Training Center of Santa Barbara fundraiser (photo by Priscilla)

Banker Henry Walker emceed the boffo bash with guests including Morten and Lisa Wengler, Jeep and Sharon Holden, Jake and Luke Klentner, John and Linda Muse, Andrew and Amza Bossom, Charlie Walker, Ben Soleimani, Chris and Mindy Denson, Chuck and Margarita Lande, Mike and Claudia Uretz, Charles Ward, Katie Turpin, Paige Beard, Nigel Gallimore, Rhys Williams, Mary Ann Norbom, and Linda Walker.

Palm Beach Palace

One of Palm Beach’s most magnificent mansions, where I used to have cocktails with an old friend film producer Nick Simunek, who died five years ago aged 76, is now up for grabs for a hefty $135 million.

Nick, a former member of the Coldstream Guards, was married to Tony Award-winning theater producer Terry Allen Kramer, who lived in opulent splendor at La Follia, a 37,000 sq.ft. 13-bedroom palace built on five acres in 1995 between the Atlantic and the Intra Coastal waterway, with 210 feet of ocean frontage.

Terry, who died in May in New York aged 85, was known for her lavish bashes, particularly at Thanksgiving, with guests including George Hamilton, Jerry Hall, Denise Rich, Joan Collins, and Ivana Trump.

The property is being sold by Douglas Elliman.


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