Author Susan St. John introduces the Mad Mischief Martini at sold out event – Red Carpet Gala, Montecito, CA

Montecito, CA, November 20, 2017 — When Santa Barbara Magazine chose Susan St. John’s breakout novel, “Mad Mischief,” for their 2017 “Hot Reads” winter edition, book fans came out to celebrate, for a “red carpet” gala, at Lucky’s, Montecito, CA.

The posh eatery hosted a “sold out” event for St. John, creating the “Mad Mischief” Martini, in honor of the novel’s great success. The party was so well received by the doizens of Montecito, that fans were crossing the velvet rope to join St. John, who wore an elegant ensemble of sunset red, matching the color of her cover art.

A few of the patrons toasting “Mad Mischief” Martinis were

Anne Gerch, President of the Red Heels Society;

DoraLee Jacobson, entrepreneur;

Arsen & Senya Kagramanov, of Land Rover;

Denise Sanford, 2018 Fiesta Presidente;

Barbara Woods, photo stylist to Richard Avedon;

Ingrid Ingram, Miss Sweeden;

Margaretta Jammer, philanthropist;

Nina Terzian, philanthropist;

Elizabeth Saghi, philanthropist;

Marie Profant, of the Profant Foundation for the Arts;

Tom Mielko, Renown Artist & Gallery Owner & Eileene Mielko, Model;

Martin Mielko, photographer & realtor, owner of Diamond Properties;

Geonine Moriarty, philanthropist;

Sepi & Dr. John Chapple;

Gretchen Lieff, philanthropist, activist & award-winning documentarian;

Marcia & Dave Evans, philanthropists;

Dan Encell, realtor;

Carole Ridding, of Silverhorne;

Ted Baer, entertainment attorney;

Chad Prentice, attorney;

Ashley Belvins, philanthropist;

Jill Chase, philanthropist; 

Alicia St. John, award-winning author & publisher;

and Richard Mineards, CNN correspondent & columnist of the Montecito Journal.

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