California’s top wineries and many of San Diego's finest restaurants participated in the 7th Annual Wine D’Vine at La Estancia Hotel & Spa. The festivities included a silent and live auction in which attendees bid on many exciting items to help raise funds for Walden Family Services, a foster family and adoption agency in Southern California.
Fall has arrived and TOUS in Fashion Valley presented its fall-winter collection which is inspired by the beauty of nature. Guests viewed their newest arrivals in jewelry, handbags and accessories as they enjoyed wine, appetizers and good cheer. A free gift with purchase was handed out to the first one hundred guests as well as a raffle for a piece of TOUS jewelry.
Hundreds of civic, business and community leaders came together for South Bay Community Services night of Masquerade. The evening was held in a wine bar and nightclub with haute cuisine, live and silent auctions along with music and dancing. The event helped raise funds for special care of children affected by abuse and domestic violence in South San Diego County.
Carmen and Scott Delgadillo from Friends of Scott foundation held a festive event to benefit children with cancer and their families at their annual Light up the Holidays with Hope. Guests enjoyed a entertaining night filled with dreams, hope and inspiration as they watched jugglers, a live band, magician and posed for the photo booth.
Second Chance Dog Rescue is one of San Diego's largest and most successful non-profit organizations dedicated to saving homeless dogs. Annually they rescue, rehabilitate and place dogs in loving homes on both sides of the border. Friends and supporters came together at the San Diego Country Club for an evening of costumes, cocktails, food and music to help raise funds for this wonderful cause.
Project 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.
To commemorate the end of a successful year, Las Patronas hosted their New Members Luncheon and announced the 2011 Jewel Ball theme; Sapphire! Sixteen new members were introduced and welcomed to the group at the La Jolla Country Club. Towards the end of lunch they announced that the final proceeds from this year's gala Heart+Soul was over $780,000.
Fashionistas, supporters and friends gathered at Ligne Roset in La Jolla for a fashion show celebrating the latest in European designs from Melero Boutique and Gallery to help raise funds for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Guests arriving in style were greeted by elegant vehicles from Nstyle Limousine and models wearing the new winter and resort collections, as well as Ligne Roset's latest arrivals.
Linda Brandes opened up her home hosting the most successful Lux Art Institute event ever. The evening included a VIP reception, martini bar and exquisite food as guests enjoyed music by the Len Rainey Band and Samba Dancers. Funds raised support Lux's international artist in residency programs and youth arts education programs in schools throughout San Diego.