Attendees of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Preview Party got a sneak peek of Carey Pratt and Steve Hopkins’ garden. The garden, with a back yard that overlooks the San Diego Yacht Club off the coast of Point Loma, was one of the winners in the 23rd Gardens of the Year contest and was featured in the September issue.
A private party hosted by co-chairs David and Patsy Marino had dual focus for Nordstrom: to toast the store’s relocation to Westfield UTC in La Jolla and to celebrate its partnership with Promises2Kids and Voices for Children. Both organizations will serve as the beneficiaries of a gala to be held October 10.
Sunset cocktails at Balboa Park’s Spreckels Organ Pavilion headed up the Patrons of the Prado’s 20th anniversary gala, Noche de Suenos. Followed by dining and moonlight dancing, the event also honored its 20/20 Circle sponsors Papa Doug and Geniya Manchester, Pamela Wagner and Hans Tegobo, and Lynne and Dr. Stephen Wheeler.
The Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon celebrated its 40th year while honoring Laurie and Carlee McGrath. A benefit for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, the occasion featured a heartwarming performance by the center’s students. Fashion Forward produced the runway show.
Mid-century modern airport architecture and a display of travel memorabilia on loan from the San Diego Air and Space Museum greeted the nearly 825 guests at the 71st Annual Jewel Ball, Taking Flight. The event celebrated its beneficiaries and many supporters.
Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 29th Annual Spring Fling Gala transported guests to “A Night in Old Havana” to benefit the center’s programs for animals and people in need. The event was hosted by KUSI-TV’s Mark Mathis and KFM-BFM’s Shelly Dunn.
St. Germaine’s annual Grant Lunch at La Jolla Country Club honored the 12 agencies that received grants and Walden Family Services, the recipient of the Barbara Christensen Heart of San Diego Award.
The Atlantis Fashion Show & Luncheon, held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, raised money for The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County’s many programs and honored Betty Beyster and her family for their charitable giving. Leonard Simpson’s Fashion Forward produced a couture fashion show for the event.
Sue and James Cutri hosted a San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Preview Party at their Cardiff home, which was featured in the magazine’s July issue. Guests enjoyed refreshments and ocean views from the back patio and balcony while mingling with the homeowners, people who worked on their custom home and special guests.
Guests of San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles’ June issue preview bash enjoyed a sneak peek inside E.B. and Andy Chedrick’s Frederick Liebhardt-designed home, prior to the magazine’s release on newsstands.
Guests shopped ‘til they dropped for The Foundation for Animal Care and Education’s annual fundraiser, held at a Rancho Santa Fe estate. All funds raised went directly to families with animals in need of life-saving care.
The Bloom Bash kick-off party officially opened the San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser, Art Alive. The celebration featured a custom art installation by HOTTEA, the critically acclaimed installation artist whose primary medium is yarn.
More than 1,000 guests enjoyed the Bentley Motors “Imagine” VIP Reception presented by Fraser as part of the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance event. The reception featured car-inspired craft cocktails, samplings from 15 restaurants and a gin and whisky tasting garden.
Honorees of this year’s Jewish Family Service gala included Edward Carnot and Louis Vener, Barbara and Mathew Loonin and the National Charity League’s San Dieguito Chapter. The event raised $1.1 million, including a $200,000 donation match by Honorary Chairs Ernest and Evelyn Rady.
The Latin American Art Festival, held at Liberty Station in Point Loma, fostered the networking process between Latin American artists and art collectors, and showcased the richness and diversity of Latin American art.
La Jolla Music Society’s WinterFest Gala featured a one-night-only performance of Beauty and the Beast by Malandain Ballet Biarritz. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner at The Westgate Hotel prior to the U.S. premiere at the Civic Theater.
Scripps Mercy Hospital raised more than $465,000 for cancer care at its 45th Annual Mercy Ball. Held at San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, the event drew a crowd of 500 supporters. Dinner, a live auction, live musical entertainment, and testimonials from cancer survivors and a caregiver marked the evening.
A crowd of 300 gathered at Park Hyatt Aviara to celebrate the work of physicians and researchers at UC San Diego Health’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. The 20th Annual Heart of San Diego gala featured remarks from Dr. Dean Ornish, who has joined the faculty of UC San Diego School of Medicine and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.
The 16th Annual San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame induction at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center honored Irma Gonzalez, Lilia Velasquez, Joyce Nower, Carol Rowell-Council, Dilkhwaz Ahmed and Darlene Davies.
Since 1909, The Charity Ball has been an integral part of the philanthropic and social fabric of San Diego. Beginning in 1953, the year before the hospital first opened its doors, the Charity Ball has exclusively benefited programs and services at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.