The numbers of giving continued to rise higher than the Eiffel Tower for Las Patronas’ Magnifique, their annual Jewel Ball. France came alive in front of nearly 850 guests arriving to the romance, fashion and elegance of the country’s landscape. Hot air balloons drifted above and lavender filled the coastal air as all present enjoyed Champagne, bistro temptations, dinner and dancing. Thanks to the endless help from supporters, Las Patronas have raised nearly $18 million for over 1,000 San Diego County non-profit organizations since 1946.

Photographed by: Beata Pevny