Honorary Chairperson MAGGIE CHANG

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Ticket Price: $65


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Champagne Cocktails
Peach Bellinis & Chardonnay spritzers

Traditional English Tea
Black, herbal, & fruit teas with cream and an assortment of canapés & desserts

Boutique Silent Auction
Opportunities to shop and support youth arts education

High Tea Fashion Show
See what the 21st century lady-in-power wears

Hostess-Designed Tables
Hostesses’ inspirational creations embody Mary Colby’s spirit of adventure


Mary Elizabeth Colby (1914-2008) was the first woman buyer for the Robinson’s department stores. She founded the store ‘Ports of Call’ in Pasadena and in Beverly Hills, and settled permanently in San Clemente. Her San Clemente-based ‘Mary Colby Antiques’ was one of the largest antique galleries on the West Coast.

Mary hosted an annual community Tea each year in San Clemente, and bequeathed her private china collection to Casa Romantica to educate young people in the beauty and value of their heritage.

Casa Romantica’s annual Mary Colby Tea & Fashion Show supports our mission of providing arts education for children and cultural programming for people of all ages, and and preserves Mary Colby’s gift to the community.

The fifth annual Mary Colby Tea features:

A traditional assortment of canapés, desserts, and cream teas with  champagne

A High Tea Fashion Show presented by womenswear brand Aella and accessories label India Hicks


A boutique silent auction featuring items generously donated by businesses and organizations to benefit Casa Romantica’s programming for school-aged children

Honorary Chairperson Maggie Chang is a philanthropist whose charitable work on behalf of the arts, youth and senior services, and life science have made a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals in Orange County.

Ms. Chang spent over two decades as a director and marketing professional for life science institutions including HealthIQ, Edwards Life Sciences, and Applied Medical Resources, as well as co-founding the health outcome consultancy Research Solutions.

Ms. Chang is active on the Board of Trustees at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens as well the UC Irvine Research Associates Board, which is the major support group of the UC Irvine School of Medicine, and the Dorothy Visser Senior Center. She lives in San Clemente with her husband Ed and their son Jared.

Hostesses have all the fun! Reserve, design, and decorate a table, then fill with friends and individuals who share your passion for cultural programs and arts education for youth in our community. The best table wins a prize!

A table of eight (8) costs $520. To reserve a table, click the button.


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These funds will enable us to empower 50 under-served children to play classical music and create contemporary dance, teach over 2,000 students about local history, and share the joy of performing arts with people of all ages.


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