Superior woman’s dream comes true at Soldier Field

logoOne Superior woman’s dream came true Sunday. Swathed in layer upon layer of clothing, Sandra “Sandi” Vabalaitis watched the Chicago Bears triumph over the Minnesota Vikings live at Soldier Field.

“It was amazing,” said the die-hard Bears fan. She shared the trip with her friends Kelly Raunio and Barb Myhre. During the first half, snow swirled around them with blizzard-like ferocity and they lost seven minutes of the third quarter for a bathroom break. The Vikings notched an early lead and there were some nail-biting moments. (Read more)

Montecito Miscellany: Hair’s to You

Screen shot 2014-11-13 at 8.33.51 AMHaircare and tequila tycoon John Paul DeJoria, who was honored with a humanitarian award at the Dream Foundation gala at the Bacara last week, has just donated $100,000 to the popular non profit to enable it to fulfill the final dreams veterans, I learn. (Read More)

Dream Foundation Gala Celebrates 20,000 Dreams in 20 Years

A night of heartwarming stories and a community coming together to celebrate two decades of giving. The Dream Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday at Bacara Resort and Spa. Hundreds came out to support the first and largest national wish granting organization for adults.

A number of celebrities and special guests also participated including Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, KT Tunstall, and David Ryan Harris, live auctioneer, Andrew Firestone.

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Dream a Little Dream: The 20th Anniversary Of an Organization That Makes Dreams a Reality

I experienced a first this weekend at Bacara Resort at the Celebration of Dreams Gala, where The Dream Foundation celebrated their 20th Anniversary: As Andrew Firestone whipped the room up into a frenzy during a live auction (he and his wife Ivana really are good at getting dough out of people), I witnessed a 12-year-old kid get up onstage, raise his bidder number over and over, and pledge $15,000 for a Hollywood package that included meeting Adam Levine at The Voice. Usually bidders are a bit older, but the kid was good for the money (his parents were egging him on from the side). The org helps people 18 years and older (over 20,000 of them to date) with terminal illnesses fulfill their dreams—whether it is talking with Laker Kobe Bryant or getting a pair of shoes from Lady Gaga.