‘Jet setters’ land at museum’s Monte Carlo benefit


The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) presented its 38th annual fundraiser Monte Carlo Jet Set on Sept. 6 at 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla. John and Natasha Ippolito chaired the party, basing its vision on their travels and arts experiences in fabulous locales around the world. The After Party, an event unto itself, began at 9:30 p.m. where guests had champagne and dessert in “Paris,” cigars and Macallan Scotch in “South Beach,” rolled the dice in “Monte Carlo,” sipped Suja cocktails in “Brazil,” and observed the inhabitants of Amsterdam’s red light district.

The party ended with New York City-style pizza and a ball drop in “Times Square” at midnight. Proceeds support MCASD’s education programs and exhibitions.

Photos by Vincent Andrunas.