No organization knows how to party like the La Crescenta Woman's Club, especially after some lady-like mimosas. After 101 years, the group is still going strong and has no trouble attracting new members. At its circa 1927 clubhouse, its annual Fashion Show & Luncheon was themed “Holidays Abroad.” On Saturday, 180 members and guests were transported to countries far and wide. Each table and corresponding centerpiece represented a country. Treasurer Danette Erickson sat at the Netherlands table. A pair of her Grandma Erickson's wooden shoes were its centerpiece. They were a souvenir from a 1950s trip to Holland. Erickson admits her family is Irish, but the Irish table was already full.
The 12 teenage luncheon servers were students from St. James, Holy Redeemer and Providence high schools. They dropped nary a fork. The Chinese chicken salad filled the bill as the satiated audience next enjoyed the fashion show. Again, taking advantage of the travel theme, the fashions were ready to pack and wear in any clime. Commentator Jessica Howard narrated the fashions from Veronica M, while Karla Cohen commented on the ensembles from Holiday Hats & Gowns. Club models were Tamara Hughes, Amira Smith, Gloria Beyer, Erika Schmeid, Crystal Polischeck, Breanna Coe, Mallory Mudie, Lauren Barton Hassani and Marilyn Wright. Fascinators replaced hats — the influence of Britain's Princess Kate.