Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ 6th Annual Preservation Luncheon
“Hat Luncheon” A Huge Success, close to 300 attended
Sonia Gibson, Swanee DiMare, Jim Murphy, Cathy Jones, JC Flores, Laura Munilla & Victoria Cummock

Trish Bell & Nancy Batchelor

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and The Vizcayans hosted its 6th Annual Preservation Luncheon, widely known as the “Hat Luncheon”; the event brought together a cross section of Miami’s social and philanthropic leaders who donned their creative headwear for this year’s luncheon.

Following a late morning cocktail reception in the spectacular formal gardens, the event continued with an elegant seated lunch on the East Terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay in the Courtyard of Vizcaya’s Main House.

This year’s generous sponsors include long-time Vizcaya supporters Cathy L. Jones, Africair and M. Victoria Cummock. The event’s Co-Chairs were, M. Victoria Cummock, Swanee DiMare, Sonia Gibson, Laura Munilla and James Murphy. Jo Malone provided a special gift to all guests. Additionally, guests enjoyed a fashion presentation of Mayda Cisneros’ Spring/Summer couture collection.

A new element to the event was added this year in form of a friendly “Hat” contest; the winners were: First Place, “Best All-Around”, Marile Lopez, “Most Fashion-Forward” prize went to Bianca Kannars and lastly, the “Most Creative” hat winner was Diane Sepler.

The winners were awarded great prizes donated which included diamond stud earrings from Maurice’s Jewelers, a luxurious basket of Chanel Products and a very chic handbag from Michael Kors.

Click here to view video coverage from the Preservation Luncheon.

The Founders

Dr. Joel Hoffman & Cathy Jones

Victoria Cummock

Swanee DiMare & James Murphy

Gladys Rustan-Hernando, Sonia Gibson, & Miriam Salazar

Criselda Breene & Tina Carlo

Laura Munilla & Max Blumberg

Judge Bronwyn Miller, Senator Gwen Margolis & Irene Korge

Liz Parnes, William Meyersohn, Penny Stamps & Stella Holmes

Lydia Touzet, Yolanda Berkowitz & Leyla Portela

Contest winners: Diane Sepler, Marile Lopez & Bianca Kanners

Norka, Munilla, Madeleine Munilla & Jacquelyn Munilla

Barbara Hevia & Yolanda Berkowitz

Josie Wang & Trish Bell

Karin Figueroa Cisneros, Lucy Morillo-Agnetti & Eilah Beavers

Cathy Jimenez & Silvia Fortun

Brenda Castellano

Mayda Cisneros with models

Klaudia Brown & Nicole Lozano

Daisy Casuso & Ana Hernandez