The Menlo Circus Club was abuzz on Monday during the Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. Fifth Annual Baubles Bangles and Bags. Attendees discovered table favors of feather and polka dot fascinators and immediately put them on and began shopping. (You wouldn’t believe the brisk trade in fascinators; eat your heart out, Kate Middleton!)
The Silent Auction of select new, vintage and designer handbags and baubles was almost completely sold out, and the 300 attendees enjoyed lunch and a special education on diamonds presented by Alexis Padis-McMunn of Steve Padis Jewelry in San Francisco.
Spectacular gift bags prepared by Mario Salas of La Bouquetiere in San Francisco added to the excitement. The small purses were filled with special items from Mario’s collection. (Everyone wanted a picture with Mario, as you can see.)
Best of all, the Fund-a-Need for Meals on Wheels weekend meal delivery service was fully funded for over a year by pledges from the generous attendees.
Chaired by Camilla Shroff and co-chairs Darlene Woodson and Pat Grillos, the event was a smashing success. Hats off to all those who donated, underwrote, attended and supported this amazing event.