Carrying bouquets of cold water roses, 13 young ladies were presented to Orange County society at the 49th Newport Harbor Debutante Ball sponsored by the Children's Home Society of California.
The holiday celebration held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Dana Point was presided over by Anne Michaelsen-Yahn, president of the Children's Home Society of California's Newport Harbor auxiliary. Abigail Michaelsen, Anne Michaelsen-Yahn's daughter, homecoming queen at Newport Harbor High School, was also among the Home Society Debutante class.
The ball was co-chaired by Kathy Stuart and Marion Palley and designed by Jeff Johnson of Square Root. Johnson chose a contemporary palate for the presentation incorporating elements of Lucite, mirrors, and dramatic lighting complementing his floral design that used purple Okara, lavender Vanda orchids and cold water roses. Floating candles and sparkling chandeliers completed the setting.
Following the formal presentation, the crowd dined and danced to the Wayne Foster Entertainment Group.