The 15th Annual VIZCAYA PRESERVATION LUNCHEON
Known to regulars as the "Hat Luncheon," the event sold out for the third consecutive year as Vizcaya welcomed 300 of Miami’s most charitable patrons.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens welcomed 300 of Miami’s most charitable patrons for the 15th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon, which sold out for the third consecutive year.
Knowns to its regulars as the “hat luncheon,” the event opened with a cocktail reception in Main House Courtyard, bringing the indoor garden to life with colorful chapeaus and fashions. Hosted by Laurie Jennings, the seated luncheon took place under a garden-themed tent on the estate’s waterfront terrace and was catered by Thierry Isambert Catering and Design.
Guests enjoyed exciting raffle items, including pieces from Chanel Fine Jewelry, as well as a riveting live auction led by Dondra Ritzenthaler from Celebrity Cruises. For the annual hat contest, an illustrious panel of judges included Suzy Buckley of SHAPOH, John Grisham of Chanel Fine Jewelry, and Elias Synalovski, General Manager of Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. Contest winners included: Christy Martin for Most Elegant Ensemble, Krista Rosenberg for Best Hat and Lesli Brown for Most Avant-Garde.
The event Co-Chairs were Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Swanee DiMare and Christy Martin. The committee included Anirays Camino, Jenni Coba, Sandra Fiorenza, Sonia Gibson, Linda Levy Goldberg, Camila Guiribitey, John Grisham, Marile Lopez, Nancy McCormick, Cammy Richards, Yvonne Rosemeier, Lydia Touzet, Josie Wang, Alexa Wolman, Suzy Buckley Woodward, and Patty Zhang.
Sponsors included Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, Shaw-Ross International Importers, Liquore Strega, The Pale, DiMare Fresh, Terra Group, Qtego, Funkshion, South Florals and JM Lighting and Fabric.