A Blooming Bash

By Richard Mineards   |   May 14, 2024
Stewart Shining, Lillian Hahn Shining, Ben Sprague, event co-chair Analise Maggio, Belle Hahn, Richard Scibird (courtesy photo)

Riviera Ridge School’s floral-themed annual gala truly bloomed, with more than 250 guests at the Rosewood Miramar more than surpassing its $200,000 fundraising goal.

With lush floral centerpieces adorning each table in the Chandelier Room, and whimsical six-foot tall papier mâché filling the space, the Spirit Blooms bash was led by Katrina Sprague and Mari Eickmeier, and co-chairs Ivana Firestone, Analise Maggio, Alexandra Ramirez, with ubiquitous emcee Andrew Firestone.

Live auction item included a week at an Italian villa, a stunning painting by Jill Vaccaro, and school-oriented perks, including VIP parking and a youngster becoming Head of School for the Day.

A new community video honoring the school’s ideology of “Small Steps to Big Futures” was shown.

Later in the night guests danced the night away to DJ Gavin Roy.

Mary Firestone, Lucy Firestone, with their cousin and Emcee Andrew Firestone and event co-chair Ivana Firestone (courtesy photo)

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