Wines Rule at 32nd Amethyst Ball
By FBWorld Team
was vintage cocktail and black-tie at The 32nd Council on Alcoholism
and Drug Abuse 2018 Twistin' at The Ritz Amethyst Ball at the
Ritz-Carlton Bacara, CADA's annual premier fund-raising event,
where Fred Brander wine were being poured all night. Chubby
Checker and his band the Wildcats brought everyone to their
feet to dance and the renowned performer danced with numerous
guests in attendance. The entire ballroom was rockin' with guests
twisting and singing to the 60s hits.
KEYT3 Team of Honorees with MC Catherine Remak
and Live Auction items were simply fantastic, and featured The
Unparalleled Party that included dinner by Dario Furlati, owner
of Ca' Dario Restaurants, Margerum Wines, and Dishwalla entertainment
all to be held at the mountaintop home of renowned entertainer
Alan Parsons. The party drew $25,000 x 2, and a litany of generous
donations were made by CADA supporters during the live auction.
Toni France and the staff at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara prepared
and presented a fabulous dinner of filet mignon and a unique
vegan entree paired with Brander Merlot and Sauvignon Wines.
Anne Smith Towbes was warmly thanked from the stage for her
support of the Telethons for CADA, and General Manager Mark
Danielson with the KEYT3 Team were honored for their ongoing
support of CADA.
for this year's event included Diana MacFarlane, Dana Mazzetti,
Holly Murphy, Susan Neuman, Anne Smith Towbes and Betsy Turner.
According to Diana MacFarlene. Ed Stonefelt, President and CEO
of CADA did introductions, and Catherine Remak was the amazing
MC, and danced with Chubby Checker!
Ritz Carlton Bacara Chef Tony France
was a dress for success event with many guests wearing vintage
1959-60s couture, and others looking stunning in designer evening
wear. My favorites included Anne Smith Towbes wearing a black
& white Kate Spade, and Erin Graffy in a vintage 1959 costume.
Everyone noticed Montecito real estage mogul Terry Ryken, who
looked stage ready in a sparkling white jacket.
Filet Dinner by Chef France
was established in 1949 by a small group of Santa Barbara citizens
and has grown into the largest organization in the county for
the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, serving
over 14,000 youth and adults over its many years. For information
or to make a donations visit: cadasb.org.
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
Life Bites News - www.lifebitesnews.com,
does travel and food reporting on KZSB1290 radio, and contributes
to a variety of national and international travel/lifestyle
publications. Her first children's book C.C. Charles was published
in 2002 and she is currently working on a second book. Contact
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