2012 Holiday Homes Tour – Thank You!

On November 30th, December 1st, and 2nd, 2012 Sandpipers showcased four distinctive homes in the South Bay for the 20th Annual Holiday Homes Tour. Each home was magnificently decorated by prominent local interior designers and magically transformed for the holidays with the help of many local florists and nurseries. In addition, a Holiday Boutique featuring local artisans and vendors and a Café were provided for the shopping and snacking convenience of attendees. The Holiday Homes Tour is a popular event in the community that annually attracts more than 3,000 patrons and garners tremendous support from numerous local businesses and community partners. The 2012 Holiday Homes Tour raised over $84,000 for Sandpipers philanthropic programs.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the 2012 Holiday Homes Tour an incredible success.  We hold special appreciation for our event sponsors that were an integral part of the Tour’s success: Bank of Manhattan, Whole Foods Market – El SegundoSouth Bay Magazine and Murad.

This year’s tour featured four unique custom homes beautifully decorated for the holiday season including a spectacular oceean-front Tuscan villa, a warm and inviting modern Spanish retreat in the heart of Manhattan Beach, a sprawling family oriented Mediterranean home and an eco-friendly zero-carbon modern home.   Thank you to all of the homewoners who generoulsy opened their homes to Sandpipers and the more than 2,500 guests who attended the Tour.

Attendees were also treated to lively seasonal entertianment, Sandpipers Holiday Boutique and various Cafe stops along the tour including a festive wine tasting event.

We are excited to announce that because of your support, Sandpipers raised over $84,000!

These funds will go to support Sandpipers’ philanthropic programs such as Back to School Shopping, Holiday Baskets, Scholarship, the Community Grant program and many others.  For more information about Sandpipers’ programs, please visit www.sandpipers.org.

With Gratitude,


 Thank you to all of the following businesses:

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23rd Street Jewelers
A Summer Place
Accessories by Cynde
All Interior Refinishing
Alpaca by Karim
American Farmhouse Tavern
Andiamo Pizzeria
Andrika King Design
Aqua Salon
Backseat Driver
Banners Stationers
Bella Beach
Bella Beach Kids
Ben Perry by Stephanie Hammitt
Boccato’s Grocery – Hermosa Beach
Boulevard Florist Wholesale Market
Bristol Farms – Manhattan Beach
Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP
Carol Reach Photography
Caskey & Caskey
CEK Design
Celadon Studios
Chadwick School
Chic Canvas
Chic n Unique
Chicken Maison
Choura Events
Cindy Chen
Classic Party Rentals
Classic Tile
Cleveland Art
Coastal Creations Home Design-Build
Costco Wholesale – Hawthorne
Creative Indulgence
Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach Creamery
Darrin O’Hanlon – NW Real Estate Brokers
David Curry – Bank of Manhattan
Debra Terrano Insurance
Deep Roots Garden Center
Designer Specialty Linens
Designer’s Rug Resource
Dickens Christmas Carolers
Dolce Design Studio
Duffin, Adams & Gimlen, DDS
Eco by Cosentino
El Segundo Bell Choir
Farmer’s Insurance, Helene Lohr
Fit On Studios
Floret Cadet
Found Vintage Rentals
Fowler & Moore at Home
Fran’s Hallmark
Frosted Cupcakery
Garden Street Design
Giuliano’s Deli – Gardena
Global Girls
Gourmet Blends
Gum Tree
Harding Construction
Hof’s Hut
Hohmann & Barnard
HoneyBaked Ham
International Garden Center & Floral Design
Janelle Holden, DDS
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jet Suite
JLynn Jewelry
Juniper Leaf
Kat Monk Photography
Kathy Rutledge, Piano
Kelly I Designs
Kenyon International
Kim Komick Construction
Kincaid’s Restaurant
Kris Terrill – Shorewood Realtors
Le Garage Home & Garden
Lesal Home
Lido Bakery
Life Iz Photography
LifeSource Water
Lisa’s Bon Appétit
Liz Chalmers Photography
Local Financial & Insurance Services
Maison Luxe
Malcolm Stevens – Bank of Manhattan
Mama D’s
Manhattan Beach Dermatology
Manhattan Beach Post
Manhattan Bread & Bagel
Manhattan Meats
Marcie Tatman – Bank of Manhattan
Marcus Medical Spa
Mark & Stephens
Matt Morris Development
Mattel Singers
Merlex Studio
Michael Stars
Mike Davis Custom Homes
Mike Rossi – NW Realtors
Milkweed & Maple
Miss Bees Tutoring
Model Metalworks
Monday Night Live Quartet
Monica & Robert Fortunato
Morgan’s Jewelers
Mrs. Hovie’s Toffee
Murad Inclusive Health Spa
Music Rhapsody
Nantucket Crossing
Neptunian Woman’s Club
Nickel & Nickel Winery
Noah’s New York Bagels – El Segundo
Noah’s New York Bagels – Manhattan Beach
O’Connor Property
One Hope Wines
Orange Coast Title Company
Pampered Tot
Panera Bread
Patio Heaven
Patterson Cleaners
Paul Lemire
Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Manhattan Beach
PIP Manhattan Beach
Preppy Chic Events
Primitive Spark
Rachel Ezra – Shorewood Realtors
Ralph’s – Hermosa Beach
Ralph’s – Redondo Beach
Ralph’s – Manhattan Beach
RGS Printing
Rick’s Sawdust Shop
Rob Malins
Rock Goddess Jewelry
Sabrina & Michael Marchetti
Salt Creek Grille
Sand Tots Preschool
School of Dance & Music
Seaside Sweets
Sexton Homes
Shauna Letvin, MSW
Sheila Chang Barbarino Howard, MD
Sherry Engle Design
Social Butterfly Designs
South Bay DIGS Magazine
South Bay Magazine
Stacey & Chris Shane
Starbucks Coffee – Torrance
Starfish Preschool
State Farm Insurance, Erol Hassan
STEMS Floral Design
StonePeak Ceramics
Strut – This
SubRosa Floral Design
Susan Jensen & Alli Baldocchi – South Bay Brokers
Susan Sweeney & Lynn Range – Shorewood Realtors
Tabula Rasa Essentials
Talia Interior Design
Terranea Resort
Thatcher Law Group
The Belamar
The Cheesecake Factory
The Container Store
The Grubby Astronaut
The Hoffman Murphy Team
The Kettle Restaurant
The Living Christmas Company
The Remedy Pharm
Tom Budd
Tomaro Design Group
Torrance Bakery
Torrance Memorial
Trader Joe’s – Manhattan Beach
Trilogy Spa
UPS Store – Manhattan Beach
VIP Transportation
Vistamar School
Von’s – Hermosa Beach
Watermans Restaurant
Whole Foods Market – El Segundo
Whole Foods Market – Redondo Beach
Whole Foods Market – Torrance
Yellow Vase – Palos Verdes
Yellow Vase – Redondo Beach