26th Annual Lecture Series: 2020-2021 Presenters

“You’re Invited: Elegant Entertaining”
Tastemaker and Hostess

Descended from one of the founding families of Los Angeles, Stephanie Booth Shafran is among the city’s preeminent hostesses. The great great-granddaughter of The Los Angeles Times publisher Harrison Gray Otis, Stephanie grew up in a home where her parents, Dorothy and Otis Booth habitually entertained a wide circle of friends and this passion for entertaining was instilled in Stephanie at a young age.

She has been surrounded by beauty for decades-continually gathering inspiration from her passion for decorating, interiors, architecture, gardens, fashion and travel and she translates these passions into developing beautiful, tasteful events for family, friends and charities.

Stephanie divides her time between her homes in Los Angeles, New York and Sun Valley, Idaho, which she shares with her husband, Steve, their blended family of seven children, and their three Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Stephanie’s book, You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining, was published by Rizzoli in the spring of 2020, and she recently launched a small, exclusive collection of unique fabric clutches.