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Game On!

| October 25, 2013 | Parties National

THE PARTY The contemporary art museum’s 37th annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo, was in full sparkling regalia. THE SCENE For its Night at Les Caves theme, the La Jolla campus of MCASD was transformed into a twinkly, lush St. Tropez paradise, complete with a faux cave through which guests entered the party. After dinner, revelers trailed blazing sparklers as they promenaded between the alfresco dining room and the late-night indoor dancing and gaming action. Among them? S.D. artist Kelsey Brookes, tapped this year as the museum’s first-ever arts ambassador, known around the globe for his psychedelic style. Brookes, who didn’t let a recent skateboarding injury keep him from the dance floor, designed custom iPhone cases that were swag for the gala’s high-level donors. Also fetching? C.J. Charles donated a stunning amethyst and diamond necklace that went home on the neck of top bidder Lee Clark. THE HIGHLIGHTS In between blackjack and roulette, VIP guests kicked back in Riviera’s afterparty lounge, designed by Tenfold Floral Style and Lounge Appeal. At the DIY bar, nicknamed The Flavor Lab by the Queen Conner Ward Collective, guests played mixologist, shaking up drinks with a smattering of exotic ingredients and designing their ultimate cocktail. Salut! Photography by Bauman Photography



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