A Restaurant, Newport Beach was overflowing with energy Sunday evening. A sold-out crowd converged on the Pacific Coast Highway landmark to support an organization known as Serving People In Need.
SPIN executive director Jean Wegener and development chair Kim Frazier organized the Sunday dinner at "A" around a celebrity bartender theme. Behind the counter, local celebrity Alexis Bellino, co-star of the television sensation "The Real Housewives of Orange County," joined husband Jim in shaking up plenty of martinis.
The Bellinos were joined by social diva Peggy Goldwater Clay and her husband, Bob Clay, Irvine Co. executive Barbara Eidson and her husband Kyle, social columnist Lynn Selich and her husband Ed, the Newport Beach councilman, and top real estate maven Alison McCormick, of The McCormick Group at Teles Properties, and her attorney-husband, Kimo.
The night's success belonged in large part to honorary chairs Karen and Dick Nichol, parents of A Restaurant owner/partner McG. The Nichols rallied friends helping to fill the "A" dining room and raising the bar for SPIN.