Despite the bleak weather, the attendees were all smiles at FACE Foundation’s 2nd Annual Bags & Baubles held last Sunday, April 29th. There was a great deal of excitement as over 250 new and “gently-loved” designer handbags were auctioned off at the beautiful Casa de Cinira in Rancho Santa Fe.
Attendees gathering to place their final bid on new and gently-loved designer handbags (Courtesy: DMZ Photography)
All proceeds benefit FACE, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to help cover the cost of life-saving veterinary care.
In addition to bidding on handbags, guests had the opportunity to view and purchase impressive collections of fine jewelry from the Kazanjian Brothers, Yael Designs, and Dodo by Pomellato. Guests indulged in delicious cuisine prepared by Cal-a-Vie Spa and Resort Executive Chef Jason Graham. Hooters staff led by Greg Napoli served hundreds of freshly made appetizers.
Lulu made an appearance, sporting multiple outfit changes for the event
The FACE Foundation would like to thank Honorary Chair Lisa Pavin, Chairwoman Missy Cameron and committee, our generous sponsors, handbag donors, and volunteers who made this event possible. The event raised over $100,000 to help local families with their pets in need of care.
FACE is already looking forward to next year’s Bags & Baubles, which will be held on Sunday April 28th, 2013.