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Las Patronas offer preview of Jewel Ball ‘Shangri-la’

2016 Jewel Ball Chair Kathryn Gayner and Las Patronas President Lisa Betyar
2016 Jewel Ball Chair Kathryn Gayner and Las Patronas President Lisa Betyar
Ashley Mackin

La Jolla-based women’s philanthropy group Las Patronas held its advisory preview April 25 at the La Jolla Community Center to pull back the cherry blossom branches for a peek at the decor for the 2016 Jewel Ball, themed “Shangri-La.”

Design co-chair Nicole Velasquez speaks about the accents and decorations that will greet guests at the Jewel Ball.
Design co-chair Nicole Velasquez speaks about the accents and decorations that will greet guests at the Jewel Ball.
Ashley Mackin

Synonymous with earthly paradise and named in honor of the 1933 novel “Lost Horizon,” Shangri-La will feature “the ageless beauty of Asian culture, arts and antiquities,” said chair Kathryn Gayner. The 2015 Jewel Ball raised more than $870,000 for San Diego-area beneficiaries.

Design co-chair Jennifer Edstrom speaks about the Jewel Ball’s features, with a large handmade cherry blossom piece behind her.
Design co-chair Jennifer Edstrom speaks about the Jewel Ball’s features, with a large handmade cherry blossom piece behind her.
Ashley Mackin

Tables chair Kelly Kent explains the Asian-inspired features that will be found on the dining tables.
Tables chair Kelly Kent explains the Asian-inspired features that will be found on the dining tables.
Ashley Mackin
Current and former Las Patronas members join advisory members for a preview of the decor for the upcoming Jewel Ball.
Current and former Las Patronas members join advisory members for a preview of the decor for the upcoming Jewel Ball.
Ashley Mackin

The 2016 Jewel Ball “Shangri-La” is set for Saturday, Aug. 6 at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. laspatronas.org — Ashley Mackin