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“Doesn’t Jane look beautiful?” James Keach said warmly about Seymour to his left as the couple stood onstage a day after announcing that they were divorcing. But there was no sadness at the third annual Open Hearts Foundation Gala just worthy recipients (the Open Hearts Foundation gives funds to other charitable orgs). Grandma Seymour carried around her newborn grand-daughter (I don’t seem to have any pictures of either of my grandmas carrying me around in their evening gowns) at different points in the evening and modeled diamond earrings for the auction.
There were fine cocktails and small bites served inside the house and on the oceanfront lawn during the silent auction and for dinner all moved to the tented tennis court. I reached out to touch some of the flowers that covered everything from trellises to the tables and realized that they were silk. Pretty good faux posies. Apparently Seymour owns a silk floral company Jane Seymour Botanicals. Makes perfect sense, actually. Just before dinner I ran into designer Sue Wong, she is always the best dressed person at any of theses affairs. This go-round was no different—everything just so and black dress covered in sleek feathers.
After honorees like Lee Woodruff (she should run for office) from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, ESPN anchor Hannah Storm and do-gooder Maria D’Angelo got up to accept their awards a parade of singers and musicians hit the stage. My fav? Some good-lookin’ (my friend dubbed the lead singer “tender looking”) group from Bath—Chris Turpin and Stephanie Ward of Kill It Kid. Turpin may look sweet but he has a big grungy blues voice. “This is our first time in L.A.” he said. “Actually, first time on California soil.” They got a standing o.