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Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon
From the first sip of pink bubbly (in a split with a pink straw) to the Hat Crawl guests’ exit with huge, hot pink balloons, the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon was a dreamy, Sweet/Suite Sixteen production. During the reception the sold-out crowd (400 @ $150, $200-patron) oohed and aahed each others’ hats and bought all of the 1,000 chance auction raffle tickets. The luncheon program emceed by Rhonda Walker had highlights. Ali MacManus, a songwriter/singer who was born prematurely with multiple birth defects and has survived 11 major surgeries, got a standing ovation when she sang her composition “Breaking Free.”
oakland confidential GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
Week of 6.26.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon, ORT and the City, Senior Men’s Club of Birmingham 60th Anniversary, and the American House Foundation.
Week of 6.19.17
Photos for Social Lights events include CCF Spring into Style, Michigan Design Center Celebration Gala, TCH 90-plus luncheon, and the JARC SpringElation.
Week of 6.12.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Variety Hearts Stars, Eisenhower Dance Masquerade Gala, and the TCH PAC Birmingham Downs.
Week of 6.5.17
Photos for Social Lights events include HAVEN Hero Gala, Christ Child Society pour les enfants, and the Alzeheimer’s Association Spring Soirée.
Week of 5.29.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Michigan Humane Society Bow Wow Brunch, CAA STUDIO 2017, Angels Place Sip, Savor & Share, Angels Place Spring Tailgate, and the Junior League of Birmingham Spring Event.
Week of 5.22.17
Photos for Social Lights events include OPC Charity Gala, Catholic Charities Mercy in Action Gala, Beyond Basic Storybook Soiree, French American Chamber Charity Gal, and the Oakland County Bar Foundation Signature Event.
Week of 5.15.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Project 1 Who’s Your Bartender, Village Club Foundation Awards Luncheon, WON Foundation Wonder Woman Awards, and the ORT and the City VIP event.
Week of 5.8.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Mosaic: The Auction for Roeper, Ted Lindsay Foundation Wine Tasting, Ronald McDonald House Spring Tea, and the Michigan Women’s Foundation.
Week of 5.1.17
Photos for Social Lights events include An Evening of Art+Science, Meadow Brook Theatre Guild Luncheon on the Aisle, DSO Volunteer Council Musical Feast, and the Impact 100 Oakland Grant Total Reveal.
Week of 4.24.17
Photos for Social Lights events include JVS Trade Secrets, Habitat for Humanity Women Build Luncheon, FAR Sing Out 4 Kids, and the Cranbrook Music Guild.
Week of 4.17.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Bloomfield Hills Schools Foundation Celebration, St Hugo School Auction, and the Beyond Basics Art Exhibition & Sale.
Week of 4.10.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Michigan West Point Society Founders Day Dinner, Detroit Zoo Conservation Gala, and the Gleaners Women’s Power Happy Hour.
Week of 4.3.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Eton Academy 2017 Gala & Auction, Brother Rice Irish Nite XL, and the ORT’s WINGO.
Week of 3.27.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Erin Go Bra(gh), Detroit Boat Club Crew Monte Carlo Night, and SHINE.
Week of 3.20.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Art of Fashion & Research, McCann benefit for Kidney Foundation, 100 Women Who Care of Greater Rochester, Reggie Jackson Foundation, and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Show.
Week of 3.13.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Figure Skating in Detroit, DSO Classical Roots Celebration, and the Go Red for Women Luncheon.
Week of 3.6.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Academy of the Sacred Heart Benefit, Winning Futures Corks & Forks, Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellows Reception, and Impact 100 Oakland County Happy Hour.
Week of 2.27.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Lighthouse PATH 25th Anniversary, Birmingham Education Foundation Unabashed Bash, and Faith in Action Dancing with the Stars.
Week of 2.20.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Bates Street Society Dinner, Marian Mardi Gras Benefit, and the Go Red Premiere Party.
Week of 2.13.17
Photos for Social Lights events include Variety, the Children’s Charity Cook-Off, Motor City Open, Angels Place Annual Dinner, and the Women’s Committee Boys & Girls Clubs.
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