Bravo, ladies! You have outdone yourselves yet again!
With the arrival of the holidays comes the need for festive outings and good old fashioned fun. It has become an annual tradition for local socialites in the North County area to gather for an evening of catching up and getting down the night after Thanksgiving. What started many years ago as a Torrey Pines reunion put together by Todd Prager, has since evolved into a social phenomenon taken over last year by none other than TP bred, New York based event planning company DBD Social. Partners Carli Roth and Yvonne Najor have been hosting high profile events on both coasts for over 2 years, and this post-feast party has turned into another one of Thanksgiving's many traditions. By always using ground breaking venues and bringing together only the creme-de-la-creme of North County, DBD has managed to become a household name not only in NYC but San Diego as well.
This year went above and beyond last year's event hosted at Prospect Bar & Grill. The soiree took place at none other than the flagship location of La Jolla nightlife, Barfly. Once used for a Hard Rock Cafe many moons ago, Barfly has been transformed into a swank bar/lounge complete with VIP tables, go-go dancing stands and flat screens boasting colorful visualizers to accompany the stellar DJ lineup.
Guests arrived in waves between 8 and 10 pm, all bringing unwrapped toys to benefit the CyMo Foundation. Close to heart for both Roth and Najor, among many of the guests attending the event, the CyMo Foundation was created a few years ago in loving memory of our dear friend Cyrus Moinzadeh, who was lost to substance abuse. The mission of the CyMo Foundation is to, "bring awareness through local non-profit alliances, [and] promote and sustain local initiatives of love, health and happiness". The toys collected at DBD Social's Night After Thanksgiving Party contributed to CyMo's third annual toy and blanket drive, benefiting at risk children that are kept off of the streets by the shelters refurbished by the Foundation. Over 200 toys were brought for the drive, a smashing success!
As usual, the evening was filled with many run in's among friends, old and new, and if it wasn't already made clear by the sold out bottle service and maxed out capacity of the venue, it was apparent by the flashing photo bulbs, warm embraces and sparklers filled bottles of champagne that the event was a hit. Beyond the realm of Torry Pines High, friends of DBD from La Jolla High, LJCDS, and guests from many other educational institutions and nearby cities flanked the red carpet for the social gathering of the year.
Photos, below, capture many of the highlights from the evening's shenanigans and are surely only a taste of the excitement the NYC duo of DBD Social are bound to bring us next year. Who knows, maybe if we are on the nice list, Santa will bring us another festive DBD creation for Christmas! ;-)
Friends from Class of 05-06
Miss Roth and friends
DBD and friends
Miss Najor and the Brothers Noar
CyMo Foundation racked up over 200 gifts! Well done Ladies!