You know that when it comes to my beloved Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, I’ll go anywhere to support them. Happily, on Saturday, Dec. 5th, I’ll be SHOPPING for PMMC in support of my seals and sea lions, and I want you to join me. (Shopping to save seals and sea lions. Could life be any better?)
The giant new outlet, The Shops of San Clemente, at Pico and the 5 Freeway, is celebrating its grand opening month on December 5th with an additional 30-70% off in every store, a private catered lunch, wine and craft beer tastings, live entertainment and raffles of more than $50,000 in prizes and gift cards from The Shops.
The entry for the one-day Shopping Extravaganza is $35, and all but $10 of that goes to the non-profit of your choice. Of the 18 non-profit organizations represented on December 5th, just ONE is represented from Laguna Beach – our own PMMC.
Shop all the day long, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Take a shopping re-energizer for lunch anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and wine and beer tastings run from noon to 4:00 p.m.
For me, this is a festive way to gather my friends and celebrate the holiday season of giving. I’ll be hanging with friends, checking off my holiday list and supporting a great, Laguna Beach-born cause in preparation for a year that looks to be as busy as our last two years for the dear marine mammal hospital.
Join us! It’s important that you show up so that your $25 (of the $35 total) qualifies for the PMMC, even when you check the box on the online ticket form. Online tickets are here
P.S. Stores at Outlets at San Clemente include ASICS, Calvin Klein, Carter’s Chico’s Cole Haas, Columbia, Converse, Eddie Bauer, G.H. Bass & Co., Guess, H&M, Hanes, Levi’s, Luggage Factory, New Balance, Nike, Oshkoch B’gosh, Skechers, Sun Diego, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, Tilly’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Van Heusen, Vans and White House/Black Market