A "Toast the Tour" reception at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport on Friday evening provided a stylish finale to Near & Far Aid's annual designer house tour, "Celebrating the Art of Living," which showcased six homes in Fairfield and Westport earlier in the day.

The day-long fundraiser sponsored by the non-profit organization over the past two decades has helped to raise millions for charities directed to low-income communities across Fairfield County,

The day had begun at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, where Near & Far Aid hosted a breakfast featuring designer Alexa Hampton.

Participants then visited the homes that were showcased on the tour.

To complete the day, they joined Near & Far Aid President Bitsy Higgins and 2015 Chairwoman Carol Timpanelli for the gathering on the hunt club grounds. There, the horsepower on display was, instead of the usual highly trained steeds, of a highly engineered pedigree, including Maseratis, Land Rovers and Bentleys.

The luxury autos provided a fitting backdrop for elegant toasting at the reception, which also featured cocktails, music and even cigars rolled onsite.

For more information about Near & Far Aid and its charitable causes, visit www.nearandfaraid.org.