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Bags and Baubles
05/01/2011 - By Rancho Santa Fe, California

Bags and Baubles

On Sunday, May 1st, the FACE Foundation held a silent auction of new and “gently-loved” designer handbags at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe.

Attendees turned their fabulous fashion sense into dollars and cents for the FACE Foundation, supporting pets in dire need of life-saving veterinary care. Mothers, daughters, spouses and friends were all invited to this elegant affair. Over 180 handbags were auctioned off to the attendees which included Honorary Chairwoman Lisa Pavin and her husband, golfer, Corey Pavin. Overall Bags & Baubles raised over $40,000.

While people bid on Bags and Baubles, they were treated to wines by Cougar Vineyard and Winery and tempting foods from various local sponsors. Special activities catered to even the youngest of the fashion savvy. Hair tinseling and crystaling were offered by three skilled local hairdressers.

Another attraction of the event was meeting some of the pets that have been saved by the FACE Foundation and hearing the stories of the families behind the pets. Attendees enjoyed hearing the stories that were made possible by events such as Bags and Baubles.

Thanks to generous donations, Bags and Baubles was able to avoid purchasing any goods or service, having all proceeds from the silent auction and opportunity drawing go to the FACE Foundation to help more pets. All attendees were given a gift bag with goodies from all of the sponsors to take home and enjoy long after Bags and Baubles concluded.

Photos: David Max Photography

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