photos courtesy of Xuong Do/Happy Photos
There was a little extra holiday magic at The Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, when over 600 elegantly-attired guests flocked to the locale for the sold-out Friends of CASA Annual Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show. Kicking off the festivities was a brilliant runway show by 2016 Fashion Partner Ted Baker London, presented by South Coast Plaza, that brought forth a bevy of the British brand’s signature unconventional styles. The program then struck a heartfelt tone as Masters of Ceremonies Barclay Butera and Ray Langhammer of Barclay Butera Interiors took the stage to introduce guest speaker Rhonda Beylik. The CASA volunteer shared the touching story of how, four years ago, she came to advocate for a special 14-year-old girl, who has now fulfilled her dreams of graduating high school and attending college.