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Fall Bling Reflections

Wow! Our first ever Fall Bling event was a total success. People came dressed in their best to enjoy a classy and fun-filled evening with friends and family. We ended up raising close to $19,000.00! Our gorgeous centerpieces and décor were donated by Wedding Design Studio. I love the Swarovski crystal strands hanging from those gold branches. Absolutely stunning. Paired with the crystal chandeliers and our sparkling jewelry, it felt like a royal event.

        

This season’s collection was flying off the tables! Our volunteers could barely keep up with replenishing stock. Many of you missed out on grabbing your favourite pieces, but take heart that there are some still available on our shop! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact becky@safoundation.com for a similar suggestion!

         

Some of our pieces look great layered together, like this:

(That is Golden Opportunities layered with Wrapped in Gold) I’m sure there’s tons of combinations we haven’t even thought of yet! We’d really love to see how you wear your Global Wonders pieces. Take photos of your outfits and tag them #fallbling on Facebook and Instagram!

Our fashion show was the highlight of the evening with our volunteer models donning the latest fashions from Fine Finds Boutique, wedding gowns from Bisou Bridal, and showing off our wares. Hair and makeup was done by Anita Lee. The bridal line was an obvious hit with the crowd; many of you were asking about pieces! You can pre-order them here. We expect to start shipping in the spring of 2015, so if your wedding plans are time sensitive, please contact us before pre-ordering these pieces. We’ve got something for brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the brides. If you don’t see something you like, keep in mind that we are able to do custom orders for wedding parties as well depending on our materials. Please let us know at least 6 months in advance of your big day if you are interested.

               

             

How fun was the photo booth from Pure White Photobooths? We all had a lot of fun posing and using their props; lots of laughter from that corner during the evening! You can view and download all the photos from that evening here by entering the code safoundation. We were so busy selling that we didn’t get a taste of dessert, but judging by the empty buffet tables it was a hit too.

For those wondering about the beautiful song performed that evening, the artist is Lindsey Kipp, and you can find her music here: She’s even got an EP being released in summer 2015.

We think live music adds something special you can’t get otherwise. Thanks to Alvaro Rojas Jazz Band for donating their time and talent to adding the perfect ambience for your shopping needs.

Also thanks to our MC, we bet you won’t be forgetting that heads or tails game anytime soon! Congratulations to the winners of our door prizes. We hope you get some use out of those cute travel bags and journals!

Speaking of travel, our silent auction big item was a pair of WEST JET TICKETS! What an incredible item to headline our auction. We hope the winner tells us where she went (or even better, send us pictures wearing Global Wonders across the globe!) Thanks again to all our donors for the silent auction, who graced us with gourmet cupcakes, stunning pictures of Paris, designer bags and jewelry, spa services and other cool stuff.

    

Now that Fall Bling has come to an end, we are full-swing into sale mode! Many of our favourite pieces from earlier collections are on sale here up to 50% off! These are the perfect items for stocking stuffers, tucked inside our signature Thaili bags handmade by our Nepali girls and made from upcycled traditional sari fabric. Whether you’re storing your jewelry in your suitcase on your travels, or you’re just tired of untangling your jewelry box, the Thaili bags are perfect for storing your gems.

We’ve been inundated with requests for Global Wonders home and office parties this season too! Tis the season for giving! If you are interested in shopping from the warmth and comfort of your own home, contact us about hosting a party! You can find more information on those opportunities here.

As always, thanks to Sandra Leung from Yaletown Photography for being the documentor (and in many ways, the backbone) of our events!

Thanks again to all our supporters, those who came to Fall Bling and those who were there in spirit. We appreciate all you do to help us make a difference. Look forward to our next newsletter being sent out shortly! If you haven’t signed up to receive it, you can do so at the bottom of the page.

As always, happy shopping!

- Your Global Wonders Team


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