Parca Libre, An Afternoon in Old Havana

Parca Auxiliary Luncheon
Robin Williams, Lora Peterson

Parca Auxiliary’s 28th annual benefit luncheon and fashion show, Parca Libre, was a virtual journey to Old Havana at the home of Kellie and James Meyers in Hillsborough. Some 350 Parca supporters and their guests gathered in the open air market for aperitivos, silent auction shopping and Cuban music reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. For lunch, Billy Harris of St. Clair’s Catering prepared an elegant Cuban menu served on tropically decorated tables in the tented backyard. As part of the live auction that featured 8 enticing packages, for $25 per head, guests participated in a lively heads or tails raffle game with a $3,500 prize from Steiner’s Jewelry. All proceeds donated to Parca Organization.

A runway built over the swimming pools featured a fashion show with the latest fashions from Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury and jewelry by Erickson Beamon. CFDA award winning designer Prabal Gurung attended the event and showcased his fall 2016 collection.

Scenes from Parca Libre, An Afternoon in Old Havana on May 18, 2016:

Red Carpet Bay Area salutes the Parca Auxiliary All-Stars:

Parca Auxiliary President 2015-2016: Katie Irvine
Parca Libre Event Co-chairs: Licia Davidson and Lija McBride
Auction: Courtney Bocci, Michele LeSieur and Lindsay Vaughn
Catering and Rentals: Alison Caron, Sheila Druskin and Chelsea Woo
Database: Amy Tato
Decor: Lynette Caplice and Stacey Miller
Development: Morvarid Ciccolella and Yidrienne Lai
Fashion Show: Jean Chiang and Jane Kang
Finance: Alli Fitzgerald and Kim Tramel
Guest Services: Meghan Crowell
Donor Appreciation: Sandra Maher and Dana McCabe
Invitation and Program: Hillary Barger and Karen Folgner
Publicity: Liz Black

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

— Related: Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of past Parca Auxiliary events