It’s fashion forward for Country Friends

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Country Friends asks the community to save the date for its 59th annual Art of Fashion 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

Chairwoman Andrea Naversen has planned boutique shopping, a runway fashion show, luncheon and an Apres Affaire wine- and dessert-tasting. The event benefits the County Friends charities. For reservations, call (858) 756-1192, ext. 4 or visit

Formed in 1954 to fulfill a need with the motto, “Helping San Diegans since 1954 – One Hand At a Time,” The Country Friends seeks members and sponsors, owns and operates its own consignment shop, and hosts events to raise funds for local human care agencies. Membership is offered to those ready to take part in its community of giving.

The Country Friends Consignment Shop is at the corner of El Tordo and Avenida de Acacias. This year-round enterprise is staffed by The Country Friends volunteers and open to the public. The Consignment Shop offers silver, crystal, objects d’art, china and furniture. Merchandise is received from estates and individuals and is either donated or consigned.