Splendor in the Garden Kickoff Luncheon
Benefiting Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
After the champagne reception, event co-chair Swanee DiMare welcomed about 30 guests to the event to kick off Splendor in the Garden, which she and the event committee have been hard at work planning. She handed the microphone to Susannah Shubin, Splendor in the Garden event coordinator, who announced the 2014 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees: Margaret Eidson, Trish Bell, Pamela Cole Barbara Hevia, and Stephanie Sayfie Aagard.
The 2014 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees
Neiman Marcus Coral Gables VP and General Manager Stephen Brunelle, Margaret Eidson, Trish Bell, Pamela Cole,
Splendor in the Garden Co-Chair Swanee DiMare, Barbara Hevia, and Stephanie Sayfie Aagard
Linda Golberg, Daysi Johansson, Carol Iacovelli and friend
Jenny Parker and Andrea Kavanaugh
Katharine Rubino, Public Relations Manager at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, introduced a special preview runway show featuring looks from the newest collections of top designers available for purchase at the store. Models walked down the runway and then walked to each table so guests could get a closer look at the details of the garments. Seven different collections were presented, ranging from sleek black and white blazers to lacy floral dresses to flowing kaleidoscopic prints.
After the runway show and lunch, a delicious shrimp and avocado salad with a mango cheesecake dessert, guests could shop for the looks they just saw on the runway – a perfect way to get excited for the upcoming Splendor in the Garden!
The third annual Splendor in the Garden fashion show and luncheon is on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The event is co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa and emceed by Local 10 News Anchor Laurie Jennings. Tickets are $300 for preferred seating and $350 for runway seating. To purchase tickets, please call Susannah Shubin at 305-667-1651, ext. 3375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Splendor in the Garden webpage for more information.