FACES + PLACES
FP - Oceana
photographs by Nicholas Koon &Tom Vickers
Sea Stars Gentle waves rolling in from the Pacific lapped on Laguna Beach’s pristine shores as more than 400 ocean enthusiasts gathered at a private coastal villa for the 9th annual Oceana SeaChange Summer Party. Guests kicked-off the evening by sipping specialty Nolet cocktails while mingling and enjoying the stunning scenery before sitting down to a sumptuous meal and inspiring program. This year’s event honored multi-talent Seth MacFarlane for his longtime support of Oceana and dedication to ocean advocacy, as well as Eve and Mike Ruffatto, who were recognized as 2016 Ocean Champions. Among other attending notables were Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Jeff Goldblum and Angela Kinsey. Following the heartfelt program was a thrilling live auction and captivating live jazz performance by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. As the evening wore on, guests danced and swayed in the calm, cool ocean breeze—a subtle reminder of the wonders they came to save.
LEFT to RIGHT + TOP to BOTTOM: Kira Cahill, Blair Fowler, Erin Robinson, Joslyn Davis Seth MacFarlane Dave Rogers, Sally Pressman Party Scene Leonor Varela Jeff Goldblum