The Crowd: 'Glee' star appears at benefit event

October 12, 2011|By B.W. Cook
  • Stephen Urquhart, President of OMGEA, Sandy Segerstrom-Daniels and Matthew Morrison attend the opening of the OMEGA boutique at South Coast Plaza California.
Stephen Urquhart, President of OMGEA, Sandy Segerstrom-Daniels… (John Sciulli, unknown )

The world-class OMEGA boutique recently celebrated its opening at South Coast Plaza in conjunction with a benefit event assisting the Festival of Children Foundation, the organization close to the heart of SCP partner Sandy Segerstrom Daniels and husband John Daniels.

The crowd converged upon OMEGA, standing shoulder to shoulder in-store, sipping champagne and checking out the fashionistas on parade for a mid-week romp among the young, the trendy, and the attractive. Glamorous store openings are perfect people watching territory, especially if you are in search of the shortest black cocktail dress or the tightest man's tailored "Italian cut" silk suit.

OMEGA's VIPS flew in from Switzerland and New York at the behest of OMEGA boss Stephen Urquhart and staff. Also front and center on behalf of the company was Charles Laevens, an executive in charge of retail store expansion.

The crowd shared cocktail conversation and ogled the fabulous OMEGA watches, while nibbling on hors d'oeuvres served by Quattro Caffe, before heading over to Jewel Court for a private concert set up behind curtains of draped black duvateen.


OMEGA hired Broadway and TV sensation Matthew Morrison (star of the FOX series "Glee" and a local O.C. kid made good) to deliver a private musical experience for invited guests. Morrison, two musicians and a pair of female back up vocalists charmed the captive crowd with mostly original material and one of Morrison's favorite songs "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," Hula-style on the ukulele.

If that was not enough, Morrison and guests were invited to dinner following the mini-concert at Orange County's incredible dining room known as Marche Moderne. The host committee led by Christine and J.D. Montgomery joined Sandy and John Daniels, welcoming the VIPs for dinner, expressing gratitude to OMEGA and its president Stephen Urquhart for a generous donation of $40,000 made to The Festival of Children Foundation.

Angelitos Card

The Angelitos de Oro in support of local Big Brothers/Big Sisters is busy this week with the annual shopping and dining extravaganza at South Coast Plaza. Donors purchasing the "Angelitos Card" for $60 are entitled to a 20% discount at some 100 shops and restaurants at SCP participating in this 10th annual fundraiser assisting disadvantaged kids in Orange County.

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