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In Giving Spirit

| June 6, 2016 | Parties National

THE PARTY Philanthropists, socialites and the city’s finest came together to support Modern Luxury San Diego’s annual Charity & Social Datebook—an insider guide to the not-to-miss galas of the year. Held at Rob and Vanessa Strickland’s Tuscan-style home in Rancho Santa Fe (which just happened to be on the market for a cool $4.7 million), the sophisticated fete honored Giuseppe Ciuffa, Sean Daneshmand, Patti Judd, Carol Lazier, Bill Malloy III and Marjan Mortazavi as the 2016 Altruists of the Year. THE SCENE Prior to the awards ceremony, guests like Rena Horowitz and Miriam Smotrich sipped Gen 7 sparkling wine, and enjoyed prime beef carpaccio and charred jumbo shrimp from Giuseppe Restaurants & Catering. THE HIGHLIGHTS Publisher Jessica Cline introduced the magazine’s new group editor, Meg McGuire, who’s taking the lead after Gillian Flynn’s stellar job as editor-in-chief for more than a decade. At the close of the evening, Vanessa Strickland teased that she might not be able to part with her beloved abode—one she suddenly realized was party-perfect. Talk about new beginnings for all! –Photography by Stacy Keck



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