CASA Rocks 2019

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Todd Vande Hei, Jenny Gross, Ted Nark, Elyse Walker, Michael Wong, Mark Kerslake, Tom Chou




WHO: Presented by InFocus Foundation, elysewalker hosts second annual ‘CASA ROCKS’ party to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County.

WHAT: Over 350 guests attended the party, which was held on Saturday, September 21st, inside elysewalker’s Newport Beach store at Lido Marina Village.  In addition to the attendees, many of whom were decked out in leopard attire (the dress code listed on the invitation), a leopard print Aston Martin was parked out in front of the store.

The second annual party, featured Nobu style sushi and sashimi, specialty cocktails, and a live performance by premier Los Angeles acoustic rock duo Crimson Crowbar featuring acclaimed musicians, Frank Simes & David Shelton. In addition, guests customized Madeworn Apparel and a live artist sketched on Golden Goose sneakers. Elysewalker donated 10% of all proceeds generated during the event to CASA OC.

This year’s live auction featured work by New York-based contemporary artist, Robert Mars, a New York Fashion Week experience, and VIP Lido Marina Village Package which included gift cards and products from many of the shops and restaurants located at the harbor-side center.

The event, which raised over $315,000, was supported by donations from Jenny and Jeff Gross and the InFocus Foundation, a private, family managed, nonprofit philanthropic entity established to enable communities and nonprofits to advance the circumstances and quality of life for present and future generations, as well as Aston Martin, LA Golf Partners, Chipotle, Lido House Newport Beach, Lido Marina Village, Nobu Newport Beach, Optivest Wealth Management, Kate and Peter Carlton, Erica and

Evan Fisher, Mindy and Jon Gray, Lisa and Dan Kassel, and Lippman Family Foundation.

Premiere sponsor PXG Apparel, founded by Bob Parsons (Go Daddy) and his wife, PXG Apparel President, Renee Parsons, displayed their new Fall/Winter 2019 collection of edgy, luxury, fashion-forward golf apparel for men and women, meant to be worn both on and off the course, at the event.

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019

WHERE: elysewalker + towne by elysewalker, Newport Beach

3444 Via Lido I Newport Beach, CA 92663

Download photos HERE: (photo credit: Capture Imaging)



Alexandra Lippin

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Jenny Gross, Lisa Kassel, Elyse Walker


About elysewalker Newport Beach:

Situated in a historic bank building in Lido Marina Village, the 12,000 square foot store features beautifully curated designer shop-in-shops including Walker’s new casual concept store for men and women, towne by elysewalker.  From couture to contemporary, spectacular fine vintage jewelry housed in the bank vault, denim bar, and beach shop, offering one of the most premiere, unique and exciting shopping concepts in the country.  As the fashion director and face of FORWARD by Elyse Walker (, Elyse brings her keen eye, buying expertise, eclectic personal style, and access to the world’s most-coveted designers to Forward’s international clientele.  Serious about the business of fashion without ever taking fashion itself too seriously, elysewalker at Lido Marina Village offers a carefully curated selection of designers and a team of stylists to help each customer put it all together.

About InFocus Foundation:

InFocus Foundation, a private, family managed, nonprofit philanthropic entity was established to enable communities and nonprofits to advance the circumstances and quality of life for present and future generations.

About Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA):

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County is a privately-funded non-profit organization that serves severely abused, neglected and abandoned children through the recruitment, training and continued support of volunteers who advocate and mentor these children, representing their best interest in the courtroom and other settings. Founded in 1985, with major support from the Junior League of Orange County, we serve annually approximately 700 of the children who move through our court system as a direct cause of abuse and neglect. We are able to serve these children through the generous support of those who donate to CASA as well as the immeasurable compassion and commitment of our CASA advocates.  At CASA of Orange County, our mantra is I am for the Child. Learn more about the ways to give to CASA as a means to help us support and protect the rights of our county’s valued children and to give them the nurturing and stability that they deserve. Please visit to learn more.      

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