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Karen and Don Cohn with their son Jonathan invited guests to join them for; THE GOOD - food and drink, THE BAD - women, and THE UGLY - unrestricted gambling and line dancing..... y'all. All at their fabulous Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona.

Themed the Cohn's Spaghetti Western Party, party goers came in chic jeans, comfy cowboy boots of a fancy nature and enjoyed an over the top BBQ by Giuseppe's Fine Catering, and line dancing to singer Eve Sellis's tunes.

Among the 'ranch sorts for a day' there were Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys, Lael and Jay Kovtun, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Lori and Bill Walton, Lee Clark and Jerry Pikolysky, Sharon and Sami Ladeki, Mary Beth Adderly and Richard Wright, Mary Lyman, Jennifer and Richard Greenfield, Kathleen and Tim Kruer, and Barbara Bloom.

More there included Valerie and Harry Cooper, Linda and Don Swortwood, and Denise and Bertrand Hug. They all had just returned from a major jaunt to Europe.

Ranch dog Max was on hand too....enjoying all the festivities.

The Cohns offered up quite the spread. There were freshly blended Margaritas, fresh Chino Farms crudites with Giuseppe's secrets dippings, and of course there were the race horses on view including one brand new foal who shares the same birthday as Marilyn Monroe, ie June 1st.

Well 'Some Like It Hot' as guests wound their way up to the Cohns' spectacular new ranch home and a pool side spread.

There was a Pasta Station with mouth watering Italian dishes like Farfalle with Duo of Sauces, Creamy Hazelnut Pesto and Fresh Tomato Basil Marinara, a Salad Station.... loved the Summer Watermelon Salad, the Dessert Station with Gelato, Fudge Brownies and Summer Stone Fruit Cobbler with Streusel Topping. And yes, food maestro Giuseppe Ciuffa got in the mode and wore a cowboy hat too.

Jim Lennox of Pacific Event Productions served as the event producer.... and he did so to a Texas 't.'

Party goers eventually went homeward while spectacular horses Tribal Rule, Benchmark, Dixie Chatter and Idiot Proof looked on, and 'Recap'-ed the day.

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Horse folk Jay Kovtun, Barbara Bloom, and Lael Kovtun with 'purty' Indian Squash Blossom Necklace

Irwin Jacobs in a 10 gallon hat getting off his horse named 'Ferrari!'

The resplendent pastures at Ballena Vista Farm

Richard and Jennifer Greenfield with Tim Kruer and Scott Johnston

Alberta Feurzeig with friend

Above and Below, a beautiful foal that was born June 1st!....

Amongst the mix, Bob Doede, Noni and Drew Senyei, Kathleen Kruer, Nina Doede, and Gonzalo Ballon-Landa

Tamara Strauss and Todd Frank

The long legged fillies Mary Lyman and Sheryl White

Joan and Irwin Jacobs (with appropriate cowboy hats) saying hello to host Don Cohn

Richard Wright and Mary Beth Adderly with Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys

Linda Swortwood and Lee Clark

Rusti Bartell

Line dancing fun with Eve Sellis

Sharon Ladeki catching up with Jerry Pikolysky

Pauline Beausoleil and Hossein Moradi of H. Moradi Estate and Fine Jewelry

Lori Walton, animal and arts supporter

'Cowboy' Pete Cooper with Pam Fuson

'Sheriff' Hal Fuson

Real ranchers, Stuart and Sheri Jamieson

Jonathan Cohn with Valerie Cooper

Karen Cohn with her son Jonathan

Top Chef and Caterer Giuseppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe's Fine Catering with Bob Doede

Below, a peak at the Ballena Vista Farm ranch house

Don Cohn getting a grip and a laugh out of Conrad Prebys

Scott Johnston with Karen Cohn

Conrad Prebys with Don Cohn and Jonathan Cohn


Magnificent pool side floral display by Jim Lennox

The pool to the ranch house view

Valerie and Harry Cooper .... Valerie is an accomplished equestrian in her own right

Max..... the 'fanciest ranch dog'

Don Cohn with his beloved Max!

And then it was time to 'pony up' and ride home...pictured here are Debbie Turner and Conrad Prebys, with Lisa and David Casey


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Dr. Darush Mohyi with La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic's Dr. Nasrin Mani and San Diego Police Department's Chief William Lansdowne at the recent Friends of the Badge luncheon supporting the San Diego Police Foundation. Over $152,000 was raised to purchase Intoximeters for road safety, handheld cameras and video recorders and reflective safety vests. Bravo to all of those who support the San Diego Police Foundation!!

The Cheetah Conservation Fund held a fundraiser at the design studio of Jordan. CCF Founder and Executive Director Dr. Laurie Marker is pictured here with the designer Jordan and 2 very big Anatolian Shepherds...the dogs are being used in Africa to non-agressively provide a barrier between cheetahs and animal herds of locals. The plan works!



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* Margo Schwab, MBA, more formally known as Margaret E. Schwab, has produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media organizations since 1989. Schwab attended Holton Arms School, La Jolla Country Day School and La Jolla High School. Schwab has a B.A. from Scripps College, spent a business internship with S.A.I.C., Science Applications International Corporation, and earned a Masters of Business degree, M.B.A., from the University of San Diego by way of Claremont Graduate School . Schwab additionally took college courses from Harvard University, and Syracuse University. Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also continues to support animal organizations and the prevention of people and animal abuse. Schwab is the editor and co-owner of The Social Diary.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston of The Social Diary Magazine are pleased to announce a partnerships with the San Diego Humane Society and SD METRO Magazine. They have also partnered with Country Friends and the San Diego American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation.

Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are both members of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club (Margo Schwab since 1974) and both are now members of the University Club and its worldwide ClubCorp Compass Society. Margo Schwab and Scott Johnston are Police Press credentialed by the Chief of Police, William Lansdowne.


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