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| October 26, 2012 | Parties

The Party The 10th annual Taste of Hope event was held in Rancho Santa Fe at the newly remolded Rancho Valencia Resort, where guests mingled on the lush croquet lawn.The Honoree San Diego-based jewelry designer Katey Brunini Marotta was given the Ambassador of Hope award for her compassion and commitment to City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading research, treatment and education centers for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Marotta made a touching tribute speech celebrating the memory of her husband, Johnny Marotta, and the care he received at City of Hope.The Highlights
The food and wine fĂȘte showcased more than 35 top restaurants and wineries, while the Giving Tree featured elite raffle items including Brunini’s own gold, diamond and South Sea pearl earrings. The event raised nearly $40,000 to bolster the mission of City of Hope. Photography by Micaela Malmi,


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