RANCHO SANTA FE — Fashionistas of all ages will gather at Bags and Baubles held at a private Rancho Santa Fe estate from noon to 4 p.m. May 1. Guests will bid on a special gathering of new and “gently-loved” designer handbags to benefit the Foundation for Animal Care and Education, or FACE, Foundation. The organizers expect more than 150 bags up for grabs by the May 1 event. Bidding begins at a fraction of retail value, so expect great deals. They’ve collected brands such as Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabanna, Fendi and more. For reservations and directions, contact Brooke Haggerty at (858) 450-3223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Co-Chairwoman Maranda Phillips, 12, is being recognized for raising $5,500 for the FACE Foundation through sales of her homemade holiday decorations. Special activities will cater to even the youngest of the fashion savvy. Three hair stylists will be on hand adding flair to hair with rhinestones, feathers and tinsel.
The event will also feature great deals on fine jewelry. Jewelry designers Kazanjian Brothers, Norman Covan, Rhonda Faber-Green, and Patricia Robalino will also be on hand offering original creations for purchase. Each jeweler will provide at least one item for a raffle drawing. One of the raffle items is a diamond tennis bracelet valued at more than $6,000. Raffle tickets are three for $25 or 15 for $100 and may be purchased in advance. Winners need not be present to win.
Attendees will turn their fashion sense into support for the FACE Foundation’s pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Wines, teas, and appetizers will be served while guests shop for a good cause.
Chairwomen and committee members include Honorary Chairwoman Lisa Pavin, Event Chairwoman Lena Evans, plus Youth Co-Chairwoman Maranda Phillips and committee members Missy Cameron, Ellise Coit, Gina Jordan, Sherry Kline, Cini Robb and Lorraine Surnamer.
The FACE Foundation was established in 2006 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals. For details, visit face4pets.org