Thank you to everyone for another amazing Dia del Sol held on October 10th, 2018 at the Grand Del Mar.

We want to thank all of our participants, donors, volunteers and members for making this event possible to help raise important funds for United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego who help so many with disabilities across San Diego County.

Beach & Country Guild proudly thanks our fashion partners for the Fashion Valley Runway Show at Dia del Sol 2018!

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Returning This Year!
Kendra Scott Mystery Box Jewelry Pull

The Beach & Country Guild is proud to partner with jewelry and accessories designer Kendra Scott for the second consecutive year to present our mystery box Jewelry Pull!kendra scott

The Jewelry Pull will offer 75 pre-packaged mystery boxes which will have Kendra Scott jewelry valued at between $75 and $250 inside. The boxes will be available for Dia del Sol guests to purchase for $50 each.

All jewelry has been donated out of the generosity of Kendra Scott, whose corporate ethos makes philanthropy a high priority company-wide. 100% of the proceeds from the Jewelry Pull at Dia del Sol are donated to Beach & Country Guild ad our financial support of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County

We are grateful for their partnership, and encourage everyone to visit the stunning Kendra Scott boutique in Fashion Valley to see their entire collection of beautiful jewelry and accessories!


What is Dia del Sol?

Beach & Country Guild founders Gladys Irwin and Jeanne Blumenthal launched Dia del Sol as an intimate gathering at a private home that included lunch and games of bridge and tennis. The event has grown to host between 150 to 250 ladies annually, and over the course of the Guild’s history, Dia del Sol has been held at some of the most spectacular private residences in Rancho Santa Fe.

More recently, the event has moved to other locations, including Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and Park Hyatt Aviara, to accommodate our growing audience, but the Guild’s dedication to UCPSD remains unwavering, consistently generating between $150,000-$250,000 annually.

Dia del Sol highlights include a silent auction, mini-live, and live auctions. The most powerful element of the luncheon is arguably the children’s fashion show, starring child models of varying abilities, including those affected by cerebral palsy.

The event’s grand finale is a professionally staged fashion show featuring fall looks from premium designer brands.

The Guild is fortunate to have a dedicated following. So much of our audience is comprised of incredibly supportive friends and neighbors who’ve been attending Dia del Sol for decades, many of whom have even been previous hostesses, and who count Dia del Sol among their most anticipated events of the year. It is our hope that every person who comes to experience Dia del Sol the first time is simply a return guest in the making!

The 49th annual Dia del Sol will be held at the luxurious Fairmont Grand Del Mar on October 10, 2018. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you may do so here.

2018 Mistress of Ceremonies – Kimberly Hunt

The Beach & Country Guild is privileged to call Kimberly Hunt a friend of our organization. huntOur longtime Mistress of Ceremonies of nearly two decades returns this year to welcome our guests and lead our Dia del Sol event.

The eight-time Emmy award-winning anchor of ABC 10News here in San Diego has received multiple additional awards for broadcast journalism throughout her career, including the Edward R. Murrow Award, a Golden Mic, and first place awards from her peers at the San Diego Press Club.

Despite her tireless commitment to excellence in journalism, Ms. Hunt still finds time to support local charities, including the Beach & Country Guild, and we are grateful for her partnership and the warmth and professionalism she brings to Dia del Sol, year after year.


fashion valleyDia del Sol 2018 Fashion Show Sponsor: Fashion Valley

The Beach & Country Guild is proud to announce the return of fashion partner Fashion Valley, Southern California’s trendiest destination, who will present the Fashion Valley Runway Show at Dia del Sol 2018.

The show, which will be produced by renowned stylist Pam Wilson of Pam Wilson Productions, will feature ready-to-wear looks from select stores at Fashion Valley: Club Monaco, Johnny Was, Ted Baker, Joie, John Varvatos, and Scotch & Soda, plus a finale of stunning looks from designer Roberto Cavalli.

The Fashion Valley Runway Show will provide an amazing conclusion to the day's festivities, bringing the beauty, style, and caché that this venerable shopping destination is known for to the Dia del Sol stage.  

Live Auction

Signature Cocktail: Cosmic Stinger


Treat your table to today's signature cocktail, the Cosmic Stinger! Everyone at the table will savor this fabulous cocktail of gin, creme de violette, luxardo liqueur, a dash of lemon juice, and garnished with a cherry.

Dinner for Eight Prepared by the San Diego Firefighters


Enjoy dinner for 8 (adults only or adults and kids) prepared by the city’s finest firefighters at Station 2, San Diego’s newest fire station overlooking San Diego Bay.  The evening will also include a tour of the fire station and a ride in a fire engine! 

Subject to availability and firefighters' schedules.  Expires October 10, 2019.


Mystery Item!


All will be revealed at Dia del Sol, when our auctioneer reveals the exciting details. For now, all we can say is that this Mystery Item gets you and a guest into one of the hottest happenings in San Diego for a time you won't soon forget!


Four Nights at the Beautiful Montana Sporting Club at the Ranches at Belt Creek
VALUE: $5,000


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Escape to the Ranches at Belt Creek, Montana, for 5 days/4 nights in a luxury, three bedroom, 2,250 s.f. log home in a gated ranch community with exclusive member-only access to the private Sporting Club activities*  such as horseback riding, fly fishing, rafting, hunting, wine tasting, and much more.  Accommodates up to 8 people.  Reservations are already made for you for July 21-25 for 2019.

*You may choose to change the dates, subject to availability. The Ranches at Belt Creek books out far in advance and we can only guarantee July 21-25 for Summer 2019. Meals and activities are priced a la carte and are not included.  Winner is responsible for Resort fee of $25 per day. Transportation not included. Non-transferable.


Escape to Exotic Thailand!
VALUE: $6,000


Experience the best of Thailand with this 7-night stay in a beautiful private residence in the Toscana gated community in the foothills of Khao Yai National Park. This luxury, four bedroom home includes breakfast prepared by staff. Community features a clubhouse, restaurant, and shops. Golf at Toscana's private golf course available for an additional fee. 

Blackout dates:  December 2018 through January 13, 2019. Subject to availability. Airfare and transportation not included. Expires 10/10/2019.


SeaDream Seven-Night Mediterranean Cruise
VALUE: $17,800


Sail in luxury aboard a SeaDream Yacht Club yacht for a 7-night Mediterranean cruise for two.  Winner may choose sailing dates from May-October 2019. Includes Wine Voyages.  All gourmet meals, wine with lunch and dinner, and an open bar with premium spirits are included.  All staterooms are ocean-view.  Also includes water sports and golf simulator.  Ship sails with only 56 couples and 95 crew.

Must sail between May and October 2019. Subject to availability. Government, port, document insurance, and service fees are not included.


Six-night Luxury Retreat in Cabo San Lucas
VALUE: $7,000


Retreat to a private and exclusive, three-bedroom luxury villa at Montecristo Estates within Quivira Los Cabos, an exclusive residential development in Cabo San Lucas. Villa features a private infinity pool, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, maid and butler service, and unlimited access to the restaurants, bars and facilities at four nearby Pueblo Bonito resorts and exclusive access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Villa sleeps up to 10 people.

Airfare and ground transportation are not included. Subject to availability; not available during holidays. Expires October 10, 2019.


Five-Night Palm Desert Getaway
VALUE: $3,500

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Enjoy a five-night stay in a gorgeous four-bedroom Palm Desert private home located in Desert Falls Estates.  Home features a gourmet kitchen, sunken bar area, pool, and spa.  Desert Falls golf course is one block away and tennis courts and workout facilities are available near the clubhouse.

Booking is subject to availability. Expires October 10, 2019. 


Cocktail Soiree for 20 at Covo La Jolla
VALUE: $5,500

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You and your favorite 19 friends will be spoiled at La Jolla’s hippest new venue, Covo La Jolla!   The winning bidder will be treated to a fabulous cocktail soiree including wine, live music, and gourmet appetizers by Executive Chef Augie Saucedo. Your event will include custom invitations and floral arrangements at the swankiest place in town!

Subject to availability. Holidays excluded. Winner is responsible for all taxes and gratuities based on stated value of package. Expires April 10, 2019.


Three-Day Private Jet Getaway!


You and seven friends can fly away in a luxury Citation jet to anywhere within 800 miles of Palomar Airport.  Salt Lake City? Sun Valley?  Boulder? Taos?  Portland? San Francisco? Las Vegas? You choose your dream destination!

This trip is only available for up to three nights between October 11-18, 2018.