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Wish Upon a Star

| February 5, 2013 | Parties National

It’s among the most fashionable events of the season, thanks to its usual 600-plus dressed-to-dazzle attendees—Nancy Eaton, Jeanina Esparza, and keynote speaker and Fox 11 News anchor Christine Devine among them. And a luxurious new venue amped up the style factor to the max. Yes, we’re talking about CASA’s (aka Court Appointed Special Advocates of O.C.) Holiday Luncheon at The St. Regis. Highlights included a silent auction, a culinary demo from Top Chef Miami finalist Brian Malarkey and a runway show from DVF. (And chairwomen Courtney Wittkop and Kathryn Grant were just two of the ladies sporting those looks at the gala.) Most striking, however, were the Starfish Wish trees. Each was outfitted with ornaments bearing the dreams of foster children, and many of them were granted by the end of the day. Tack on the more than $320,000 raised, and it’s safe to say the soirĂ©e simply sparkled. Photos by Bleu Cotton Photography



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