BEACH-COUNTRYPresident Andrene Dziubinski and fellow Beach and Country Guild members celebrated with a yearend party at the lovely home of Colleen Clayton. Members arrived fashionably dressed with a bottle of wine to share and unique dishes at the celebration. The event was to raise money for their unique toy library for sick children. Annually The Beach and Country Guild members produce events to benefit United Cerebral Palsy in San Diego.

BDAY_ROSELAIt is few times that a private event is so beautifully decorated and attended by so many glamorous people. The event was the celebration of Rosella Fimbres' birthday where the entire grounds were decorated in elegant French decor. Friends and family from both sides of the border gathered to celebrate and toast to the joyous occasion.

Silver-Tea-Bill-and-Michelle-LerachThe 27th Annual Silver Tea benefitting St. Germaine Children's Charity was held at the spectacular home of Michelle and Bill Lerach whose collection of Oceanic Art and unending views of the Pacific Ocean made an unforgettable backdrop for this event. Over five hundred guests arrived to help raise funds for child abuse prevention programs.

UCSD-Christine-Lim-and-David-CervantesMás de setecientos líderes de la comunidad y partidarios de la Universidad de California, San Diego asistieron a una recepción y cena con motivo de celebrar el Cincuenteavo Aniversario de la universidad. Entre los individuos que recibieron la Medalla de Honor del Canciller, el honor más alto otorgada por la universidad, fueron Audrey Geisel, Irwin y Joan Jacobs, Jerome y Miriam Katzin, Ernest y Evelyn Rady y Pauline Foster.

Charity-in-the-Ranch-Tracey-McCotter-and-Cristiane-ValdezA fashion show, an afternoon of shopping and wines were all part of the annual luncheon organized by the Rancho Santa Fe Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. Guests arrived at the Ranch Santa Fe Country Club dressed  in holiday spirit and spent an afternoon perusing  boutiques from various local stores. Funds raised went to the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Hands-Across-Borders-Roberto-and-Chata-CastroProject Concern International hosted the Hands Across Border gala to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. The organization was founded by Dr. James Turpin who volunteered his medical services to Tijuana's poorest neighborhoods. The gala co-chaired by Lidia Martinez, Anne Otterson and Karen Hoehn was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and hosted by Maria Conchita Alonso.

Opus-Alexander-Grosvenor-and-Katie-KuppelweiserHappy 100th Birthday to the San Diego Symphony who proudly celebrated with a grand centennial gala at The US Grant Hotel, the exact place the of their first performance 100 years ago! Centennial Honorary Chairs Joan and Irwin Jacobs, Gala Chairs Joyce and Craig Grosvenor, and Honorary Chairs Joye Blount and Jessie Knight Jr. helped make the night's celebration a true success raising over $400,000. Guests enjoyed a private presentation by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a wonderful after party. All guests were treated with a South Coast Plaza goody bag which included Giving Back Magazine among many other gifts.

Melero Boutique partnered with Modul Studio and Toke for a festive party and fashion show featuring fashions from Melero's fall and winter collections. Guests enjoyed a special trunk show featuring Lorenza Gandaglia's Italian hand made bags as well the latest furniture and home accessories from Toke and customized kitchens from Modul Studio.

Milagros-Rosanne-Indermill-and-Jeanne-SelisGiving Back Magazine partnered with Grand Entrances for an evening of Holiday shopping and a wreath auction to benefit the Milagros Unit of Rady Children's Hospital at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla. Hundreds of guests enjoyed browsing through a wide array of local and international boutiques as well as explore the museum's galleries. The night concluded with an auction with one-of-a-kind holiday wreaths. GB is proud that all funds raised went to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Marissa-Bejarano-Marissa-and-Esperanza-BejaranoA baby boy is on the way for Marissa Bejarano and to celebrate, a lovely shower was held in her honor. Her friends and family showered her with love and gifts before her big day in a beautiful home in San Diego. Marissa is filled with joy and excitement as this is her first child.

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