Ladies Who Lunch
Longtime Bali residents and charity queens Louise Henry and Philippa De leonardis hosted their 5th Annual Christmas Charity Ladies Lunch last week for a bevy of Baliâ€™s socialite crowd at the stylishly decked out Pandan Restaurant at the Canggu Club. Guests, who frocked up in Frosty White dress code, were treated to lashings of chilled, sparkling bubbly on arrival followed by a sumptuous buffet of traditional Christmas roasts and fare. A riotous game of Secret Santa ensued where every guest was to bring and leave an anonymously wrapped gift under a Christmas tree. A numerical order was randomly assigned to every person – then the battle began! Ladies vied to hang on, hide or heave the gift they chose to unwrap, which ranged from gorgeous jewelry pieces, homewares and luscious beauty products to tasteless trinkets and lackluster gifts, as the next lady in line had the right to steal from anyoneâ€™s stack of goodies which preceded her assigned number. Loads of gift grabbing, table chasing and chants of â€œsteal, steal, stealâ€ revved guests up for a fundraising frenzy of incredible prizes to importantly assist the Panti Asuhan Damian Orphanage which aids 54 orphaned children in Alor. Ladies who lunched, donated funds and gave generous gifts for the kids included Hilary White, Philly Gebbie, Lorraine Allan, Janine Pitman, Elaine Henry, Veronique Woods, Jane Walters, Ulla Hoffman, Ana Deroiij, Joelle Berclaz, Lyn Babcock, Jenny Honnebeir, Arnez Mehta, Elise Phillips, Anmarie Meyers and Melissa Lynton.