BesoJust in time for Valentine’s Day, The Trompo Interactive Children’s Museum of Tijuana celebrated its annual gala A Kiss For Tijuana. In the festive spirit, all guests were given a red rose and led to an elegant room decorated with beautiful shades of reds and pinks. The Opera of Tijuana entertained guests first with operatic selections, then traditional Trio songs. All funds raised will further the construction of the museum and continue to educate children in science and technology.

Yigal Azrouël Trunk ShowSan Diego fashion lovers were transported to a New York City posh boutique style event as they experienced the latest fashion of clothing designer Yigal Azrouël at the home of the Posnock family in La Jolla. Guests met Yigal Azrouël and shopped from his women's ready to wear, menswear and accessories with a percentage of funds from the trunk show benefitting the Ronald McDonald House.

UCSD-Christine-Lim-and-David-CervantesMore than seven hundred community leaders and UC San Diego supporters attended a reception and dinner to celebrate the university's fiftieth year. Among the individuals receiving the Chancellor's Medal, one of the highest honors given by UC San Diego, were Audrey Geisel, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Jerome and Miriam Katzin, Ernest and Evelyn Rady and Pauline Foster.

SCPThree hundred and fifty homeless children and 'motel kids' experienced some holiday cheer at the Fourth Annual Gifts of Love P at South Coast Plaza. The Festival of Children Foundation, The Happiness Project, YPO Southern California Chapter and South Coast Plaza collaborated for this special night. The children enjoyed a night filled with riding the reindeer carousel, making arts and crafts, a lounge equipped with video games and music and food by Wahoo's Fish Taco and ZPizza.


Every year, a close group of friends from Tijuana comes together at a private home to celebrate the end of the year. Between music and dance they reminisced until the late hour remembering good times and toasting to new ones.

PINK-BABYMiriam and David Smotrich opened up their home to celebrate Kingsley Romande's first birthday with a grand party. Proud fathers Steve and Rex Romande were elated as friends and family celebrated in a lovely pink themes afternoon filled with champagne, sweets and cakes.

PABLOImportant Latino judges and lawyers from the San Diego region came together at the home of Pablo Palomino for La Raza's annual party. Guests enjoyed catching up with old friends with the purpose of raising funds for scholarships for Latino law students. Guests also had the opportunity to view unique art pieces from Memo Cavada.


MYRIAMA small party was held in Coronado to celebrate Myriam Mamou's birthday. Amongst friends at the end of the bay, the afternoon could not have been a more lovely and memorable way to celebrate.

Festa ItalianaGuests of Mainly Mozart travelled back in time to the romantic eighteenth century to celebrate Mozart's travels through Italy. They ascended to the Westgate Hotel where they enjoyed a splendid assortment of auction displays. They went on to slip into the Versailles Room for a classical music interlude by the Aiana String Quartet, and savor Italian cuisine in the elegant Fontainebleau Ristorante.

MALASHOCKBoard Members and friends of Malashock Dance celebrated the start of a new year by welcoming the new board members with a wine and hors d'oeuvres party in Little Italy. Malashock welcomed publisher of GB Magazine, Danitza Villanueva and media maven, Yolanda S. Walther-Meade to the board of directors. Throughout the year, Malashock Dance advances the art of dance by creating original works and sharing dance programs that enhance children's lives.

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