art-aliveThe San Diego Museum of Art celebrated its 30th Art Alive floral spectacle under a cool spring night with its members and supporters. The evening's elegant festivities flourished in color with flowers and art adorning the breathtaking museum while guests wined and dined under the stars in Balboa Park. Music and dancing filled the nightfall's party highlighting Art Alive's illustrious past.

ucsd-chefsLocal and nationwide renowned chefs gathered in San Diego's marina for the 30th Celebrity Chef Cook Off in benefit of UCSD's Moore Cancer Center. Signature culinary delights paired with exquisite wine made for a delectable spring night. This year Iris and Matthew Strauss were honored with the Spirit Award for their generous support. Guests topped off the gala dancing into the night as all great parties should end.

viva-latinaIn the first installment of the Globe Guilders' "Viva Latinas," women from both sides of the border gathered for a night of fashion, wine and aperitifs at The Old Globe Theatre. Fashionistas had an exclusive viewing of private collection pieces from international couture designer Naeem Khan. Illustrious patterned dresses lit guests' eyes as the Guilders prepare for Khan's fashion show "Celebrating Couture 2011" here in San Diego in July.

tousTous Fashion Valley invited their VIP clients for a martinis and sushi party presenting the new collection of Manolo Blahnik pendants designed for Tous. Guests arrived dressed to the nines ready to shop the chic and easy to wear jewelry line. The night's lucky winner of the Manolo Blahnik shoe pendant was Ariana Limón.

arclineaMarilyn Barrett organized a green colored St. Patrick's Day theme luncheon for her closest group of friends at the La Jolla Country Club. For many years this group of women has come together to enjoy themed luncheons at different locations in La Jolla. Fun, laughter and delicious food are just a few of things making these parties the talk of the town.

santanderSantander Private Banking, a leading provider of private banking services for Latin American clients, recently organized a conference highlighting the bank's expertise in equity investments. Santander's head of Investments, Juan De Dios Sanchez Roselly, shared with the large number of people who attended the event, the bank's projection of where the opportunities are in this economic environment.

peacemakerThe National Conflict Resolution Center recently celebrated its annual Peacemaker Awards, hosted in San Diego. The inspiring ceremony and dinner recognized individuals and organizations for their creative and effective solutions to conflict. Honorees, Athol Fugard known for his political plays opposing South African Apartheid, Morris Casuto director of the Anti-Defamation League, and The New Roots Community Farm in City Heights run by refugees of eight countries were honored for their achievements.

nieman-marcusThe "Think Pink and Blue" fashion event and awards, now in its 8th edition, celebrated and supported men who care for the women they love when breast cancer strikes. Men Against Breast Cancer joined together at Neiman Marcus Fashion Valley for an evening of cocktails, delicious bites from top San Diego chefs, a men's fashion show and a fine silent auction. The event also honored Phil Mickelson with a special presentation. Since 1999, the organization has provided educational services and empowered men affected by breast cancer.

la-cunaLa Cuna, the only Foster Family Agency in San Diego focused on providing services to Latino infants and toddlers, hosted a fundraiser at La Estancia Hotel. There are over 5,000 children in San Diego foster care and over a third of these children are under 5 years old, and half are Latino. Supporters and friends helped make the night a true success helping raise funds to help change the lives of children.

it-girlsIt Girls es una organizatcion que promueve a mujeres jóvenes que están involucradas en diferentes ámbitos del arte, fotografía, moda, artes culinarios y maquillaje. Recientemente llevaron a cabo un exclusivo evento en LeConteiner donde la gente joven de Tijuana se reunió con el fin de motivar a los jóvenes a emprender sus proyectos y darse a conocer en la sociedad, tanto localmente e internacionalmente.

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