Summer is only just beginning, weather-wise that is, on the California Riviera. In spite of the sun's seasonal delay, the summer social calendar will end Sept. 10 with the lavish Oceana benefit at the Cahill estate high above the Laguna surf. Following time-honored tradition, the winter social season officially commences the following evening, Sept. 11, with the South Coast Repertory Gala. Organizers are billing the evening as "The Play's The Thing," which it has been for decades in Orange County
Chairing this season's extravaganza will be the incredible Sophie Cripe. Committee co-chairs are the amazing and beautiful duo of Olivia Johnson and Teri Kennady. The event promises to be the grand opener on the O.C. cultural calendar. Cripe, Johnson and Kennady will be joined by an all-star team of SCR devotes including Bette Aitken, Pam Muzzy, Elizabeth An, Betty Huang, Linda Hovee, Ashleigh Aitken, Beth Phelps and Laurie Smits Staude ensuring both financial success for SCR and a fabulous evening for the donors.