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February 2, 2023
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Homes of the Year Preview Party - March 2017Contractor Steve Gauthier and his wife Joeann hosted a San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Preview Party at their Mount Helix home. The residence was a winner in the magazine’s 38th annual Homes of the Year contest and was featured in the February issue.

More than 400 guests enjoyed the 33rd Annual Silver Tea in La Jolla. Chaired by Diana Carolina of Azzurra Capri, the event raised $100, 000 to help stop child abuse.

The San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers celebrated this year’s holiday get-together at DuChâteau’s local headquarters.

Scripps Health rang in the holidays with its 87th annual Candlelight Ball held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Proceeds from the event benefited the surgical program at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

Guests were mesmerized by larger-than-life, Charles Dickens’ themed gingerbread structures on display throughout the Fairmont Grand Del Mar ballroom at Gingerbread City 2016.

The Shade Store on La Jolla’s Girard Avenue hosted a reception to showcase its spring collection of window coverings. Guests enjoyed wine, a signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres while browsing interactive displays and viewing the range of style and fabric options available. The La Jolla store, which features multiple computer stations for customers and drawers of sample materials, opened in the fall of 2014.

St. Germaine Silver Tea - February 2017Frasier Yachts presented a reception for La Jolla Concours d’Elegance VIPs, including car registrants, judges and sponsors. The tented event, titled Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, took place at Ellen Browning Scripps Park and included a display of Aston Martins from the car maker’s San Diego dealership. Guests enjoyed food from 14 local restaurants, cocktails and a “secret whiskey tasting room.” The event included silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefited the La Jolla Historical Society and Monarch School.

The Broadway Nights Gala presented by Rady Children's Hospital was held at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Imagination Entertainment presented a one-hour theatrical production celebrating hits from the Great White Way. The gala also featured interactive games, dinner and an after-party with dancing and dessert. The event raised funds for the Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center.

ASID Holiday Party - February 2017The 35th Annual Moores Cancer Center gala at Fairmont Grand Del Mar raised more than .5 million. The event included a cocktail reception, dinner, auction and musical entertainment by Karizma. This year’s fundraiser designated proceeds toward launching a program of immunotherapy clinical trials. Moores is one the country’s 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Cygnet Theatre raised more than 5, 000 at its Soirée by the Bay at Coasterra on Harbor Island. Costumed actors from the theater’s hit The Rocky Horror Show greeted guests, who then enjoyed Cygneture cocktails and cabaret-style entertainment by Cygnet performers. The event included a silent auction during the reception and a live auction following dinner. The evening ended with a musical review. A special focus of the fundraising was the theater’s Artist Advocate Program.

Hosted by the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, The Design Impact Awards celebrated the outstanding work of the chapter’s membership. Awards were given in multiple categories including kitchens, baths, residential spaces over 3, 500 square feet, residential spaces under 3, 500 square feet and student commercial and residential spaces. Many members joined together at the Museum of Photographic Arts to honor the winners.

A sell-out crowd of more than 450 people raised more than $350, 000 at the annual Go Red for Women luncheon presented by the San Diego Chapter of the American Heart Association. The event at Fairmont Grand Del Mar began with an expo that included health screenings, beauty consultations and a silent auction. The heart-healthy lunch was followed by a Zandra Rhodes fashion show. Honorees were Andrey Geisel, Joye Blount, Rana Sampson, Reena Horotwitz, Sheila Lipinsky and Lori DeMaria.

The Sky’s the Limit fundraiser at The US Grant benefited the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County. The event honored A.G. and John Spanos with the Light of Hope Award and included a Champagne Shopping Spree, silent and live auctions, lunch and a fashion show produced by Leonard Simpson. The foundation provides free programs and services for more than 50, 000 individuals and families.

Candlelight Ball - February 2017 Gingerbread City - January 2017 Shade Store Event - June 2016 La Jolla Concours dElegance VIP Event - June 2016
Source: www.sandiegohomegarden.com

Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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