Best Of 2010 Events & Entertaining

Best Of 2010 Events & Entertaining

Best Gala Venue: The Grand Del Mar

With its stunning Old World Mediterranean architecture, this enchanting property hosts everything from intimate receptions to grand-scale galas in its myriad event spaces. Over the last year, fundraisers have been held here for Scripps Health, Rady Children’s Hospital, the California Bipolar Foundation, American Heart Association, and Canyon Crest Academy, to name but a few. 858.314.2000, thegranddelmar.com

 

Best Annual Gala: Jewel Ball

A four-time winner in this category, Las Patronas’ Jewel Ball is one of the biggest and best parties of the year, put on by the organization’s all-volunteer membership to raise funds for numerous charitable organizations throughout San Diego. Up next, Jewel Ball 2010, themed Heart + Soul and set for August 7 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. laspatronas.org

 

Best Florist: Adelaide’s

Founded in 1936, Adelaide’s is a full-service, European-style floral boutique located in the heart of La Jolla. Its knowledgeable and helpful staff are eager to help clients find the perfect floral arrangement, plant, or gift. Adelaide’s also offers a complete wedding and event department. 858.454.0146, adelaidesflowers.com

 

Best Stationery: Plume

Rancho Santa Fe’s quaint Plume boutique offers a wide range of stationery lines including Crane & Co., William Arthur, Checkerboard, Karen Adams, Kate Spade, Luscious Verde, Stacy Claire Boyd, Vera Wang, Boatman, Gellar, Caspari, Martha Stewart, Anna Griffin, Bella Ink, Tag, Little Bird, Shannon Martin, Lulu, and Chloë B. 858.756.4200

 

Best Event Planner: Red Letter Days

Expert event coordinators Rebecca Gaffney and Mia Saling offer wedding, social engagement, and corporate function planning. “We listen to your thoughts, then we translate your vision into a day that’s just as you always imagined, yet beyond what anyone would have expected.” 619.564.9038, redletterdays.biz

 

Best Place To Get Married: Hotel Del Coronado

Named the “number-one wedding destination in America” by the Travel Channel, the Hotel Del, built in 1888, provides a magical backdrop for your special day, whether you envision a celebration that’s traditional or trendy, festive or formal, intimate or over the top. The iconic resort’s premier indoor and outdoor sites offer unlimited options for your storybook celebration. 800.468.3533, hoteldel.com

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