In the past,
OctoTea has had something of a reputation as a 'guy-thing,' with a
prominent supply of sweaty, shirtless, dancing
boys and a sprinkling of women. Judging by the number of women
couples at OctoTea this year, though, the Octopus Club is rapidly
broadening its appeal.
Steven Moser was decked out in
black and turquoise. He masterminded the purchase of a one-of-kind
tan leather fringe coat though benefactor and art collector
Charlotte Herzele, who also purchased the piano lesson, 'experience
auction' from Anton Nel.
The jazz lounge, with the Kris
Kimura Group, turned out to be a great hang-out for all jazz
enthusiasts, and the silent auction included loads of items and
services with appeal for everyone.
Chef Coi Burruss was there
with girlfriend in tow. She and Patricia Paredes spent time
chatting on the veranda in the aftermath of a fajita dinner. They
all looked extraordinary.
Along with several
celebrities, OctoTea was host to
Esteban Estrada, popular, young actor and stand-up
comedian, originally from San Antonio and now from New York City. We
first met Jade when he appeared on Heath Riddles' 'Outcast' program
a few weeks ago. In addition to his own one-man shows, Jade has been
seen on Comedy Central and '30 Rock.'
a while, many thought that the Miró print, ‘La demi-mondaine ŕ sa
fenętre,’ has been stolen. Organizer Mark Erwin panicked, but 30
minutes later the mystery was solved. The collector had taken it
home, much to the relief of the Octopus Club, the charity group that
stages the dance.
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