My daughters Gretchen and Amy, both past debutantes with the Thursday Club's Les Fleurettes, helped fit hair wreaths on the current crop of provisional debutantes last Saturday evening in preparation for the S.E.E.D.S. gala at Descanso Gardens. As we adjusted the wreaths and anchored them with bobby pins, we had a chance to get acquainted.
While the girls set out with balloons and baskets to greet arriving guests, I dashed home to don my gown. Bob and I drove back to the Gardens for the fifth annual benefit for educational programs, a dinner-dance with both silent and live auctions.
The next day I called two of the debs, Elizabeth Seaford and Lexie Malchione, to hear their reports on the evening. In past years, Les Fleurettes have sold raffle tickets, but the planners of Saturday's benefit invited Tiffany's to help raise funds with their Keys for Causes program. The famous jewelry store sent five locked boxes, each holding a beautiful gift, along with 100 keys. The debs sold all the keys at $100 each.