Holiday party showcases MacDonalds’ elegant home

Everybody loves a bit of glamour and decadence on New Year’s Eve, and the invitation to attend the festive celebration at the new home of Frances and Richard "Mac" MacDonald was most welcome.

The MacDonalds have resided at the top of Turnberry One since it opened, but in December they moved to the building’s penthouse and its new elegant surroundings.

The party took place on two levels. The MacDonalds greeted their guests in the home’s foyer, where the living and dining rooms, kitchen and bedrooms all had magnificent views of Las Vegas, and where libations were served and canapes were passed. Guests then ascended the wide circular staircase to the MacDonalds’ party rooms, where there was a larger bar, a game room and library.

The surrounding private outside terrace offered seating, a swimming pool and spa high over the Strip. It was on the upper level where comedian Peter Anthony entertained with songs and jokes, and music was provided by the couple’s son, Doug MacDonald, who played with his band from Southern California, and DJ Larry Taylor. It was also on the upper level where The Butler Did It Caterers set up a carving station offering beef tenderloin, turkey and ham with all the accompaniments, and a dessert buffet of pastries and fresh fruit for chocolate fondue.

Among the throng of new year revelers were Eleonore and Edward Doumani, Joanie Shoofey, Francine and Don Cherry, Phyllis Schwartz, Irene Chenin and Dick Blink, Zoe Brown, Lynn and Bob Pearlman, Bonnie Goldstein, Beverly and Mike Mykisen, Elizabeth Ackerman, Sharlene and Jerry Engel, Thalia Dondero, Helena and Joseph Farrell, Eric Fahs, Jan and John Todd, Mary Pegoda, Lonnie Hammargren, Elaina Bhattacharyya, John Mowling, Mia Rose and Larry Finuf, Cindy and Ted Morino, and Joan and Leonard Kriessler.

At midnight, all gathered out on the terraces of both levels to witness the sparkling and booming fireworks display lighting up the entire Strip.

Football Open House: Nancy Bentley hosted a New Year’s Day Football Open House at her Summerlin home from noon to the last whistle for friends, including Mary and Bill Scheer, Mary Gwen Dombrowski, Linda and Dick Hargrave, Vicki Ham, Mary and Bill Curran, Dan Bullard, Marjorie Fields, Carol Harrison, Linda and Ken Givens, Carole and Norm Terry, Joyce and Tommy Thompson, Lois and Jim Zellers, Carol and Bob Maxey, and Joan and Tom Pursel.

Bentley’s homemade chili with all the trimmings enticed Vivienne and Tom Ross, Jaymie Morris, Luanne Matteucci, Carole Mogstad, Jack Holmes, and Maria and Ted Quirk as they gathered around the television for an afternoon of football.

Holiday tradition: Carolyn Sparks and her family continued their holiday tradition by hosting a New Year’s Day party for more than 100 friends, who look forward to this fun occasion every year.

The Darby Falls home was brimming with guests, including Marilyn and Bill Flangas, Nina and Bill Allen, Peggy Casey, Deanna and Bob Werner, Barbara and Bob Ackerman, Caty Crockett, and Assemblyman Harry Mortenson and Helen Mortenson.

Football fans gathered both inside and outside, enjoying the view of the Las Vegas skyline and the Highland Falls Golf Course as they sat watching the games under a giant white tent with heat lamps.

The dining room table offered a wide selection of party appetizers, while another table featured many tempting sweets.

Guests included Catherine and Ed Curry, Doree and George Dickerson, Gail Anderson, Barbara and Brock Fraser, Deanne Peterson, Betty and Richard Hanseen, Janet and Steve Linder, Eric Houssels, Joyce Modica, Karen Johnston and Steve Hampton, Mary Hausch and state Sen. Bob Coffin.

Additional guests were Denny Weddle and Lou Anne Harrison, Liz and Victor Ruybalid, Helen and Jack Lillis, Jeanne Greenawalt and Irwin Kishner, Sharon and Larry Schmitt, Charlotte Hill, Linda and Mark McKinley, Beverly Daly Dix, Jan and Owen Nitz, Elizabeth Herridge, Brigitta and Karen Fathie were seen socializing between football plays.

Incarcerated Christmas
This is the fourth year HOPE for Prisoners has worked with the Nevada Department of Corrections to create a Christmas for prisoners to visit their families. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
2018 Homeless Vigil
Straight From The Streets holds its 23rd annual vigil to remember the 179 homeless individuals who died in Clark County this year.
Getting through the Holiday blues
Psychologist Whitney Owens offers advice on keeping your mental health in check during the Holiday season in Henderson, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military
Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military program gave meal kits to 200 families at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10047 in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. It all started with a chance encounter in a supermarket in Utica, N.Y., near Fort Drum. A soldier, his wife and infant had a handful of grocery items they couldn't afford. A Beam Suntory employee picked up the $12 cost for the groceries. The program has grown from providing 500 meal kits to military families in 2009 to providing more than 7,000 nationally this holiday season.K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @KMCannonPhoto
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women
An elegant Tea Party for substance abuse and homeless women at WestCare Women Children Campus in Las Vegas. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Former 51s manager Wally Backman chats about new job
Former Las Vegas 51s manager Wally Backman talks about his new job with the independent league Long Island Ducks during the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 10, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Inside the kitchen at Springs Preserve
The staff of Divine Events do party preparation in the kitchen at Divine Cafe at Springs Preserve. With nine parties the following day, this is a particularly busy time for the crew. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pearl Harbor survivor Edward Hall talks about his memories of Dec. 7, 1941
U.S. Army Corps Edward Hall, a 95-year-old survivor of Pearl Harbor talks about his memories of that horrific day. Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye
Roy Choi on cooking for Park MGM employees
As he prepares to open his new restaurant Best Friend later this month at Park MGM, celebrity chef Roy Choi took the time to cook for the resort’s employees Tuesday. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Best Friend Menu Reveal Wednesday
Chef Roy Choi tells us what to expect from Wednesday’s Facebook Live Menu Reveal for his new Park MGM restaurant Best Friend. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
People participated in the 14th annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run which raises cubs for Opportunity Village.
World Holidays Exhibit At The Natural History Museum
Migratory Bird Day teaches adults and kids to celebrate birds
Different organizations offered activities for kids and adults to learn about birds and celebrate their migration journey at Sunset Park. (Rachel Aston/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon
"Jackson: The Red Rock Canyon Burro" is a children's book about Red Rock Canyon (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Interfaith Amigos speak in Las Vegas
Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
News Headlines
Add Event
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like