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Chanel, Gucci & More Viewed by Leonard Simpson's Fabulous "Dressed to the Nth Degree" Gals for Lunch & Fashion Show at Neiman Marcus

On February 11th, 2009 some very lucky guests were invited to a posh and fashionable luncheon on the 3rd floor at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Valley. Among the guests were KUSI's Fashion Guru Leonard Simpson also the event host, along with some of his "Dressed to the Nth Degree" Gals. They included Daran Grimm, Mary Beth Kellee, Michala Lawrence, Ferne McCuen, Esther Jane Paul, Sally B. Thornton, Natalie Daryl Walter, and Barbara ZoBell.

Valerie Cooper, Feben Yohannes, Michala Lawrence were unable to attend.

Linda Masters with Leonard Simpson and Sally B. Thornton

More there included Linda Masters. Linda was the Chair for the Scripps Mercy event last November that featured Leonard's 'Dressed to the Nth Degree" men and women. That event raised important monies for the Robotic Surgery Department at Scripps Mercy.

Luncheon fare included Neiman's fabled homemade popover and starter of consomme, followed by grilled salmon, and some wicked light cake, cream and berries concoction. There were no complaints.

Chardonay was served. And so were a plethora of beautiful new collections from Chanel, GUCCI, Zac Posen, Escada, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin, YSL, Dior and more. Accessories and jewelry featured were from Laura Merkin, Badgley Mischka, David Yurman, Stephen Dweck, Valentino, and Ranjana Khan. Ranjana is the designer wife of the very 'it' textile rich laden designer Naeem Khan.

Leonard, who has a thing about just right detail, had old fashioned individual Valentine doily cards made by designer Gloria Parker for each guest. Guests also received a beautiful bouquet designed by Eric Dare of Stems and Co. Eric is the new darling of San Diego having already established a chic floral clientele following in Beverly Hills.

A beautiful day it was.....

Enjoy the Photos!

Mary Beth Kellee with Leonard Simpson and Linda Masters

Denny Fallon with Eric Dare and Lisa Saputo ** Daran Grimm with Barbara ZoBell and Fern McCuen

Lyndy Carreiro with Esther Jane Paul ** Esther Jane Paul

Mary Beth Kellee with Linda Masters ** Mary Beth Kellee's shoes!

The dessert filled with lovely fresh berries ** Natalie Daryl Walter

Leonard Simpson with his daughter, Brittany Simpson



Upcoming Events

February 14th - San Diego Opera Opening of Don Quixote

February 20th - The Old Globe will be hosting a very cool fundraising event featuring a special performance of Kingdom. The event stars hip hop fusion with a very powerful message about gang violence. Check out for details.

February 21st - The Women’s Auxiliary of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities will host it’s Anniversary Gala, “Let’s Party on Broadway!” The event will take place on Saturday, February 21st, 2009 and will feature Broadway Star, Rita Moreno! For more information please contact Tiffany Melone at (760) 632-0081


March 1st - The Doggie Street Festival will be held. Cute adoptable dogs from many organizations will be available as well as goodies to buy to support organizations. There will be a doggy fashion show too! Please visit for more details.

March 10th - The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is proud to announce the 2009 Women of Dedication, “Power of Purses.” For more information on The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary or Women of Dedication, please contact Val Sachs at 619-446-0273.

Happy Valentine's!!


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* Margo Schwab, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego. Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor of The Social Diary.



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Dr. Laurie Marker & The Cheetah Conservation Fund


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