The chic Island Hotel, Newport Beach, kicked off the Christmas season with its annual Toys for Tots reception in the grand ballroom.
Decorated in spectacular winter wonderland fashion with a decidedly whimsical edge by talented Andrew Gromek of Couture Flowers, the reception welcomed hundreds of holiday revelers anxious to drop an unwrapped toy in the Island Hotel collection.
The gifts will be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves to needy children and families.
Barbara Eidson, classy Island Hotel executive, welcomed the upbeat crowd for the evening cocktail party and buffet supper celebration.
The Newport social set including Roger Kirwan, Bob and Christyne Olson, Sally and Randy Crockett, Mary Roosevelt, Peggy Goldwater Clay, Ron and Gayle Soderling, Sue and Dave Hook, and Lana Chandler front and center in support of the Marines and their Christmas toy program.