Autumn On The Arroyo: Festival of Fall 2017

Festival Of Fall 2017

THE REASON   The annual autumnal celebration of food, wine and philanthropy was held at a private home in Pasadena to benefit the services and programs of Ability First.
THE REVELERS   Chris Serrano, Tina Forrestel, Ann Moore, Nina Lares, Hilda & Jorge Hernandez, Maia Giordani, Mark Ogden, Brad Froehle, Khan Ricards, Victoria de Santis, Joe Casas and Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), Lauren Potter (GLEE) and Jeff Michael (CBS Anchor).
THE RECAP  The Southern California Fall afternoon provided the perfect backdrop for the festivities overlooking the Arroyo with gorgeous views and a stunning sunset. Guests clamored for a myriad of auction items, fawned over futuristic cars from Longo Lexus and aspirational appliances from Snyder Diamond, and savored the culinary offerings of El Cholo Cafe Pasadena, The Bruery, Bruery Terreux, Lark Cake Shop, Bristol Farms, Sushi Roku Pasadena, Marston’s Restaurant, Nothing Bundt Cakes, The Raymond and others.

Jeff Micheal charmed guests as master of ceremonies, while wines from Loring Wine Company, Heartland, Lucente, Les Jamelles, Contrade, Ministry of the Vinterior among many others keep the spirits lively and the bidding bubbly. Actress Lauren Potter, an honorary Ability First Chair, received a distinguished service award. The evening was capped off with a live Jazz Party and hefty swag bags for all. For more information, visit

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