St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center welcomes guests once again to their Secret Garden – a serene setting of flowers, trees, and native plants on their campus in the City of El Cajon in the East County. The occasion is their 43rd Annual Haute with Heart Fashion Show: Age of New Beginnings to be held on August 14 from 4 to 8 P.M. among the garden’s butterflies, ladybugs and birds. Staying on trend, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center will showcase the latest fashions in their Organic Garden Center and Aquatics Center in an end-of-summer soiree, Honoring Alison Cummings, Honorary Chair Kay Krueger, and Host Chair De Anna Dougherty.

At registration, guests will enjoy art exhibitions in the lobby of the Kraemer-Kleinbub Family Building and shopping for art, crafts and giftware for their home gardens at Sophie’s Too Gift Shop. Moving to the Aquatic Center guests will enjoy a feast for the eyes as models walk a poolside catwalk, while attendees toast the occasion with a champagne pour.

The evening continues as guests meander through flower blossoms lining the many curved pathways that lead to St. Madeleine’s garden gazebo, pergola and upper garden area. Here they will enjoy culinary delights of charcuterie platters, wine, and dessert while mingling and perusing the silent auction. The garden’s greenhouses and kiosk are fully stocked with seasonal plants, herbs, decorative pots, and other gift & garden ware. At evening’s end, St. Madeleine’s Secret Garden turns to magic as the sunset reveals the stunning beauty of the center’s garden and grounds at dusk. It is an Age of New Beginnings as St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center reengages the public and their students on their campus!

The date also marks the last day of their 21-Days of Fashion & Fun, a virtual Celebration on social media from July 25 to August 14. 21-Days of Fashion & Fun will feature 21 of their students, as they share their interests, activities, and personal sense of style on St. Madeleine’s Facebook pages. Their goal is to raise $100,000 to fund St. Madeleine’s ongoing programs and services, which are currently a hybrid of online, in-community, and on-campus activities and classes during their transition to full campus programming.

For more information on Haute with Heart: The Age of New Beginnings and 21-Days of Fashion & Fun contact Cindy Fleming at (619) 442-5129 Ext: 121 or visit To purchase tickets, go to