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Passport to Luxury 2016

THE PARTY There's a new jewel on Girard Avenue in La Jolla. La Plaza made its official debut with cosmopolitain flair for Modern Luxury San Diego's VIP soiree. The style mavens at Pow Wow transformed the three-story Mediterranean corner center into a vibrant Moroccan lounge, decked out with pops of rich color and cozy candlelit corners. THE GUESTS La Jolla's fashion elite perused eateries and shops, including the buzzy Catania and La Scarpa, which flaunted its couture wares. THE HIGHLIGHTS Every smartphone in the house was set to record as belly dancers from Brazilian Productions moved their snake-wrapped limbs. The real showstopper? Kenneth Barlis' statement suits at his pop-up showroom. The daring designer is saying goodbye to black with his collection of brightly hued frocks and bold printed menswear. Think of him as the face of La Plaza's new fearless, fashion forward crusade. Talk about making an entrance.

Photography by: Stacy Keck