By the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club
As we head into the holiday season, the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has a host of events on schedule. On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., the Garden Club is hosting the grand opening of its newly remodeled Upscale Resale Shoppe (formerly known simply as the “Shoppe”). Club members are very excited about the newly renovated Resale Shoppe, which can be found on the lower level of the Garden Club, located at 17025 Avenida de Aacias in Rancho Santa Fe. Many volunteer members have been working tirelessly on this restoration. Garden Club members are invited to view the transformation at a Champagne Open House on Nov. 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be champagne, cheese and perhaps some shopping. The general public is invited to visit the Resale Shoppe during regular hours of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 and 19, the Garden Club and the Rotary Club are hosting the Sassy Santa Holiday Boutique. This event was such a grand success last year that they decided to expand it to a two-day event. There will be vendors selling all sorts of holiday gift items, including jewelry, home décor, clothing, accessories, children and baby gifts. Friday, Nov. 18, the boutique will be open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 19, the shopping goes from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
On Nov. 28 (that is the Monday after Thanksgiving), club members are invited to take part in the annual Christmas tree decorating at the clubhouse at 10 a.m. This is a fantastic way to get into the Christmas spirit. So set aside a couple of hours that Monday morning, and make this annual event part of your holiday traditions.
Saturday, Dec. 3, is the date for this year’s Garden Club Christmas Dinner Dance. The evening will begin with hors d’ oeuvres at 6 p.m. There will be an elegant buffet dinner and dancing to the Rhythm Express.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Club’s Horticulture Committee will sponsor their annual morning of Holiday Wreath making. As tradition dictates, all participants will gather at the Club at 9:30 a.m. to create Christmas wreaths, one for your own front door and one to be donated to the Senior Center. Supplies will be provided. Just bring a pair of clippers for greens, scissors and any special additions for your wreaths. Also gardening gloves to protect hands.
Finally, on Friday, Dec. 9, renowned floral designer and author Réne Van Rems is teaching a “not-to-be-missed” workshop on European Christmas Décor. Participants will create their own custom wreath, natural holiday centerpiece and long-lasting, all fresh mantle décor. This is a hands-on workshop so class size is limited and advance registration is required.
For reservations and more information regarding all of these events visit the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club website at