New England-Style Clambake

May 11, 2014

Patchwork Madras fabric AT1212Beneath the half a dozen yoga pants you have in a bureau drawer, you know there’s hidden some Underhill patch madras shorts that will clash—but preppy-match—your green whale ribbon belt (you might even have the matching headband). Or in your closet, on the last hangar, hidden behind the Helmut Lang’s draped sleeveless crepe top and Michael Kors’ coral ribbed cashmere tank, you have that light pink, gingham buttoned-down shirt. And, heave aside your one-in-every color, too-cute Valentino couture bow thong sandals and find the box with your Sperry topsiders or Audrey Cane woven slip-ons.

It’s time for a New England clambake.

Villa Esperanza Services’ “Blue and White” is going to a clambake for their 2014 festive fundraiser.

Of course, there won’t be any sand at the home of hosts Jeri and Tim Wright, but there will be plenty of green lawn. Cocktails and a silent auction will be held on the deck, followed by dinner under the stars.


The 7th Annual Guardian Angel Awards are to be presented to Tracy and Dick Hirrel, and Wells Fargo. In April, Wells Fargo donated one million dollars to Villa Esperanza’s capital campaign. This is a generous start toward meeting Villa’s $9 million goal. The plan for these monies: “Build a new school, and purchase and renovate a new permanent home for the adult day program.…This will allow for an increase in school enrollment by 41% and (by) 36% in the adult day program.”

Following the awards ceremony, Fritz Coleman will lead the live auction, after which guests are welcome to make their way to the dance floor.

Tickets are per person and include dinner, drinks, and valet parking. If you imagine yourself a Harbour Master or Seafarer, (for a price) you can be one! Or at least called one, or described as one, or listed as one, somewhere.

Villa Esperanza “Blue & White” Clambake
Saturday, May 17th, 6 p.m. at private home in San Marino
Location disclosed upon ticket purchase
Tickets: $250 per person; sponsorships available (purchase here)
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