del-hartIt is an unfortunate fact that one in three women dies from heart disease making it the number one killer of women in America. The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women hosted their annual luncheon and fashion show at the Hotel Del Coronado to help save lives and raise funds for awareness and education programs.

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kentucky-dserbyThe San Diego Symphony hosted the second annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party "Run for the Roses" at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. A horn quartet musical performance by Symphony musicians greeted guests and accompanied them while enjoying lunch. Felix Taverna offered his expert advice on betting tip as they viewed the big racing event on a big screen. Between the sunny day, the race and the friends, this event was enjoyed by all and already anticipated for next year.

linksChampagne, hors d'oeuvres and giveaways were a few of the highlight for a Links of London soirée at Bloomingdales. Giving Back Magazine was proud to partner with Links of London to help celebrate Mother's Day. Guests had the opportunity to win a seven hundred and fifty dollar shopping spree and enjoyed special discounts. All guests went home with a gift bag. The event allowed guests to shop the eclectic mix of jewelry for men and women, in sterling silver and 18 carat gold, including a unique collection of cufflinks, charms and charm bracelets.

momsFashion Valley Mall honored motherhood as part of National Mom's Night Out. The event became "mom central" as women came together for an evening of social networking with live demonstrations, interactive activities, giveaways, food and wine tasting and live entertainment. Fashion Valley also honored The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego who help families with hospitalized children being treated for life-threatening afflictions.

parkerParents and supporters of Francis Parker School traded their suits and gowns for leather jackets and boots as the Parents' Association presented their annual gala with the theme "Haute Harley Nights". Cruising into the evening, guests rallied to support the school's most critical needs from student financial aid to faculty professional development. A silent and live auction, drawings, dinner and dancing made a boisterous evening for all "bikers" in attendance.

tijuana-dinnerFriends and supporters of wine enjoyed a private event in Tijuana. Throughout the night they enjoyed an exquisite dinner and celebrated the opportunity to be amongst friends.

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.

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