MOST ANTICIPATED SOCIAL EVENT
Art Alive (1450 El Prado, Balboa Park) The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser (April 11 to 14) is sure to wow with 100-plus floral interpretations of artwork from the permanent collection, paired with tasty treats at the popular Bloom Bash ($200 to $250).
TOP INSURANCE BROKERS
Rancho Santa Fe Insurance (6105 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe). These experts provide bespoke protection for everything from over-the-top yachts to costly collections of exotic cars, artwork and much, much more.
BEST PRIVATE CLUB
The University Club Atop Symphony Towers (750 B St., Ste. 3400, San Diego) Come to connect, host, work and play—all to a backdrop of breathtaking skyline views. Members enjoy world-class service and dining, as well as a global network of 300-plus private clubs.
MOST DISCREET MATCHMAKER
This ultraexclusive, highly confidential matchmaker service offers its upscale, referral-only clients special perks, like a full-service concierge to curate dates at local hot spots, along with top style and health consultants on demand.
BEST LUXURY HOTEL CONCIERGE
Justin Sondgeroth at Pendry San Diego (550 J St., San Diego) This award-winning chief concierge is the most connected man in town. Want a private, $20,000 behind-the-scenes tour of SeaWorld? No problem.
VIP GUADELUPE VALLEY EXPERIENCE BOOKER
Fernando Gaxiola of Baja Wine + Food
This travel concierge offers custom experiences to Baja. Enjoy insider itineraries that include VIP transportation, five-star accommodations, exclusive wine and food tours and spa treatments.
MOST-SOUGHT-AFTER ADMISSIONS LIAISON
Equipo Tutoring (619.708.4849) Erik Hinojosa ensures high school students are accepted into the college of their dreams. From individualized strategies to accompanying his clients on nationwide campus tours, he’s on call 24/7.
BEST TEEN FINANCIAL LITERACY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Launch Generation (1501 India St., Ste. 103-118, San Diego) Private education and mentoring sessions instill the next generation with the high-caliber financial literacy, leadership and entrepreneurial know-how needed for career success.
BEST OUT-OF-THE-BOX FLORIST
Société Fine Flowers (2683 Via de la Valle, Ste. E, Del Mar) This floral design shop is known for its chic, European-inspired arrangements with a certain je ne sais quoi. Among the personalized services: fresh flowers weekly at home or work, along with orchid and succulent planter delivery with regular refreshing.
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