On Sunday April 29th, 2012, nearly 300 guests were all smiles at
FACE Foundation’s 2nd Annual Bags and Baubles. At beautiful Casa de Cinira in
Rancho Santa Fe, there was a great deal of excitement as over 250 new and
“gently-loved” designer handbags were auctioned off. All proceeds benefit FACE,
a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to help cover the
cost of life-saving veterinary care.
Attendees included Michael Barrett of the ASPCA, Executive
Director Rod Williams of NCADD Long Beach Women to Women with his wife
Graciela, and Chief Executive Officer of Pro Kids, Marty Remmell and her
husband, David. 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. FACE grantees Lulu Howland and Charger Foster
also made an appearance at this premiere event. Lulu and Charger charmed guests
with Lulu’s multiple outfit changes and Charger’s brand new haircut.
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 for local pets and families in need. FACE is already looking forward
to next year’s Bags & Baubles, which will be held on Sunday April 28th,
2013. Mark your calendars!