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.
Twenty years ago a group of committed donors established the International Community Foundation to help local and national donors make an impact internationally. Roi L. Ewell and Richard Kiy hosted their annual dinner at USD inviting important people from both sides of the border. Between musical performances and spoken word poetry, the diversity of the night reflected the non-profits ICF supports.
Gucci in South Coast Plaza and David Copley hosted a private cocktail party benefiting the San Diego Symphony. This unique event entitled The Artisan Corner brought the craftsmanship of Gucci's Florentine leather goods factory directly to its clientele. The artisans were flown in from Italy to assemble some of Gucci's most iconic handbags and leather goods in exotic leathers, special colors and customized options.
More than one hundred and seventy golf players, among them prominent businessmen from both sides of the border, formed part of the tenth annual Saverios Cup. Three days of celebrations took place starting throughout the city including the golf tournament at Club Campestre, a dinner at Saverios restaurant, and closing with a seafood dinner.
Hospital Infantil de las Californias hosted the first ever private performance in San Diego by Emmylou Harris. Guests enjoyed a dinner and live auction in a tent overlooking the ocean at the estate of Joan Waitt. Proceeds from the evening will help support the expansion of the Hospital in Tijuana
People from the community gathered in a private home in Rancho Santa Fe for an evening fundraiser for the Human Development Foundation. The organization focuses on cultivating brilliance by helping gifted children from low income families obtain educational opportunities. The highlight of the night was the exceptional wines, including old and private vintages.
Television personality Zeji Ozeri worked with Broadway San Diego and Telemundo33 to bring a group of orphans from Tijuana across the border to experience Disney's Beauty and the Beast, their first ever Broadway show. After the show the cast met the children and signed autographs, bringing smiles and tears of happiness to the faces of all. GB Magazine was proud to be present!
Laura and Fred Applegate opened up her beautiful home and invited women to kick up their heels for this fun filled event benefiting Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Woman shopped and helped raised funds for women’s health by bidding on fabulous auction items. The sunny afternoon made for a perfect day for this wonderful event.
For fifty five years The Country Friends have presented The Art of Fashion, fashion show to help raise funds for a non-profit funding services and helping woman, children, and the elderly. Woman arrived dressed to the nines enjoying a day filled with shopping from various luxury boutiques as well as a runway show featuring high-end from retailers from South Coast Plaza.