Tag archives: Merryl Brown

A Key Event
By Richard Mineards   |   November 7, 2023

Uber party planner Merryl Brown hosted a garden party at her East Valley Road antebellum-style home for former international event producer John Daly’s 12-year-old Key Class, which mentors at-risk and other students in learning important life skills, including social etiquette. With a $120,000 annual budget, it has taught more than 10,000 students, mostly from the […]

Mental Health Matters
By Richard Mineards   |   September 12, 2019

A record 190 guests turned out at the Biltmore for the 73-year-old Mental Wellness Center’s 9th annual Merryl Brown-designed lunch, which was expected to raise $175,000 for general funds to help families, adults, and teens. The keynote speaker was Sonali Beaven, an author and mental health advocate, who lost her father, Todd, on United Boeing […]

Pacific Pride Royal Ball
By Lynda Millner   |   May 30, 2019

The Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) turned the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort Chandelier Room into a Platinum Palace, literally. As designer Merryl Brown said, “There will be elements of muted gold and ivory floral and masses of silver.” The Royal Ball is so over the top, they only hold it every two years. Guests arrived with […]

Spring Forward
By Lynda Millner   |   May 23, 2019

Santa Barbara City College Foundation (SBCC Foundation) gave its very first gala, “Spring Forward,” attended by students, staff, faculty, college trustees, volunteers, foundation board members, donors, sponsors, alumni, and friends from near and far, 335 strong. It was held in the Sports Pavilion, which took on a very different look, thanks to Merryl Brown and […]

Having a Royal Ball
By Richard Mineards   |   May 9, 2019

Crowns and tiaras were de rigueur when Santa Barbara’s Pacific Pride Foundation hosted its 6th annual sold-out biennial Royal Ball at the Rosewood Miramar. A record 425 guests partied the night away in the crystal chandelier-hung ballroom, magnificently decorated as a Platinum Palace by Montecito event wizard Merryl Brown, raising around $450,000 for the charity’s […]

The Royal Ball
By Tim Buckley   |   April 25, 2019

Partying with Pride Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) has again partnered with Merryl Brown Events to deliver its 2019 gala, which will be held at the Rosewood Miramar Beach. Limited to 400 guests, this Royal Ball is the first major fundraising event at this stunning new resort. Because planning and production on the event are so […]