Shelter to Soldier and Fine Magazine Charity Event Raises Proceeds to Support our US Troops

Patrick Kruer of the Monarch Group

4th Annual Spring Xposure Fashion Show Charity Event

Lights, camera, fashion! This year’s Spring Xposure Fashion Show Charity Event benefiting Shelter to Soldier was a definite evening to remember. As guests arrived in their stylish spring attire, they were welcomed to the aromas of gourmet food provided by: The French Gourmet, Rotisserie Affair Catering, Eastbound Bar & Grill, BICE Restaurant, Red Oven Pizza, Café Secret, Schwans, Angelic Imports, Mia Francesca, and Davanti Enoteca. To quench their thirst, attendees also had the opportunity to sample alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages provided by: Stella Artois, Henebery Whiskey, Marques Mezcal, U4Rik, Bon Affair Champagne, Magnifico Champagne, Falkner Winery, St. Petersburg Vodka, The Bistro at Cielo, Zevia Soda, Solar Rain Water and Go Girl Energy Drinks. 

At the heart of the evening’s entertainment, guests enjoyed a variation of lively music provided by DJ Wayne Foster and entertainer Barry Allen Cohen.  As with any Fine Magazine event there was something for everyone at this year’s Spring Xposure. While waiting for the evening’s fashion show to commence, guests even had the option to visit and shop the fabulous vendor booths provided by: The Ideal Match, Voelkel Designs, Bloom Natural Health, Keller Real Estate, Street Chic Mobil Boutique, LOVE Thirteen Jewelry, Fashtique Boutique, Vixen Boutique, Ma Belle Boutique, UDC Luxury Homes, CA Botanical International Inc., and Le Dimora.

As the sun went down and the evening weather began to cool the fashion show runway became the focal point of the event with local manikin sculptures provided by Yanya Morton at Cool Haus Art accentuating the runway. Prior to the fashion show commencement, guests had one last opportunity to help support Shelter to Soldier by participating in their live auction which proved to be extremely entertaining as professional auctioneer Steve Lewandowski called out donated items and led the bidding war.

As the final highlight to the night, guests were treated to Spring Xposure’s well-awaited Fashion Show.  With the sound of lively music echoing, models began walking down the runway wearing this year’s hottest Spring fashions which included clothing provided by: Nordstrom Signature & Carolina Issa, Peaches en Regalia, Fairen Del, Sara Boo, Madison Del Mar, and handbags provided by: Jessie Georgina.

With most guests not wanting the night to end once the fashion show had finished, guests were invited to continue mingling, shopping and dancing the night away under the starry night sky!

Special thank you to the following participants who helped to make this event truly special:


Monarch Group-Patrick Kruer

Schubach Aviation  

Engel & Völkers

Luther Burbank Mortgage

Keller Williams-Lou Lollio

Henebery Whiskey 

Le Dimora 

San Diego Chargers

Doctor D. Schwab


In Kind Sponsors:

Morgan Run Club & Resort

Hacienda Cerritos

Flowers Forever Florist

Purity Apothecary

Daniel’s Jewelers

Mezcal Marqués of Hacienda Jaral de Berrio

Spa Blue-Del Mar

Union of Angels Clothing


Bloom Natural Health

City of Ballet San Diego

San Diego City Ballet

Fleming’s Steakhouse

Belly Up-Solana Beach

Doctor D. Schwab

SD Broadway

French Gourmet

Henebery Whiskey

Motwani Lasik Institute

Angelic Imports

Solar Rain Bottled Water Company, Inc.


Model Hair and Makeup:

Studio Savvy

C&E Makeup Artistry

Badri Kermani

James Overstreet

Sheena Sinclair

Maya Nozaki


Stunning Photography

Media Magic

Krystal Images Video

Digital Expression by Becki

Written By:

Liah Masterson

Marketing & Event Design Coordinator

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