41st Annual Día del Sol Turns Out a Large Crowd for the Annual Fashion Extravaganza
Each year a hard-working group of 40+ ladies gather and collaborate to create an event that draws hundreds to attend and volunteer for an annual ladies luncheon raising money for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego. Día del Sol occurs each fall and showcases upcoming collections of the hottest designers at a different fabulous private estate in Rancho Santa Fe.
On Wednesday, October 13th, 300+ ladies dressed to the nines arrived via shuttles to the red carpet event at the Rancho Santa Fe estate of Walter and Sylvia Lim. Guests were escorted for a tour of the exquisite home with docents posted in every room to bring light to the special pieces and stories that accompanied each. Attendees exited the home through the french doors onto the immense terrace overlooking immaculately manicured gardens, reflection pool and massive ornate fountain reminiscent of any European chateau on the sunny, SoCal morning.
The well-coiffed crowd, champagne in hand, raced their heels through the silent auction items, shopped the designer trunk shows and sampled the delectable bites of culinary greatness. The event was then turned over to the courts… the tennis courts. Guests were directed out from under the blue skies and into the white gala tent. The impressive full size fashion runway was flanked by a sea of tables awaiting the fashionistas with heart. The seated luncheon was served by an army of volunteers. A live auction started the fun with boisterous bidding for spa getaways to world-reknown Rancho La Puerta and exotic trips to unforgettable locations like the Azores.