Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and premiere southern California cultural center, invites the community to its annual Mary Colby Tea in remembrance of historic businesswoman Mary Elizabeth Colby and to support the Casa’s educational and cultural programming.
Casa Romantica hosts Mary Colby Tea each year in honor of long-time San Clemente resident and business owner Mary Colby (1914- 2008). This traditional High Tea preserves an annual gathering started by Colby during her time as owner of Mary Colby Antiques in San Clemente. In 1944, Colby became a buyer for J. W. Robinson & Co. As head of three departments, Mary made yearly trips to Europe to buy lamps, gifts, and mirrors and acquired acumen in retailing. She was the first American woman buyer in Europe after World War II. After many trips abroad and a successful career as a buyer later founded the popular “Ports of Call” stores in Pasadena and Beverly Hills. … Continue Reading
Local Organizations and Partners to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May at South Coast Plaza Community Role Models to be recognized at Diversity Visionary Awards in Orange County
Costa Mesa, CA, Wednesday, May 4, 2016: In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month which is dedicated in the month of May, diverse organizations will recognize and present role models for their achievements and contributions to the community. This will be the 5th year for the Pacific Trade & Culture Alliance (PTCA) to spearhead a collaborative effort from this event that will be themed the “2016 Diversity Visionary Awards,” at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA.
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