Sea Soirée

By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019
George Eskin, Heal the Ocean’s Hillary Hauser, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (photo by Priscilla)

A tidal wave of generosity swept over the historic El Paseo restaurant when Heal the Ocean, celebrating its 21st anniversary, hosted its annual sold-out gala, raising around $300,000 from 200 guests.

The fun fete had Montecito actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, now recovered from breast cancer surgery, as honorary chair and Los Angeles auctioneer T.Wanna Kennedy selling off a cornucopia of goodies, including a Napa Valley glamping experience, a week’s vacation anywhere in the world – which sold twice for $7,000 -, and an oil pet painting by Peggy Lindt.

Among the tsunami of tony types flooding into the eatery for Hillary Hauser‘s popular charity were John and Hazel Blankenship, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Mahri Kerley, John Palminteri, Teresa McWilliams, Pat McElroy, Janet Wolf, Gregg Hart, Trish Reynales, and Das Williams.

Drake, Randi, and Harry Rabin at the Heal the Ocean gala (photo by Priscilla)
Maria and Stephen Black (center) with guests Ellen and Tom Dunnion, Barbara and Chuck Gray, Connie and Chris Lambert, and Stephanie and Chuck Slosser (photo by Priscilla)

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