Fairchild’s 9th Annual Splendor in the Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden honored leading members of the community

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the historic botanical garden that is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world, celebrated its 9th annual Splendor in the Garden on Thursday, January 23, 2020. The event was presented by Ussery Automotive Group/Mercedes-Benz and Neiman Marcus Coral Gables who showcased their new spring clothing collections to more than 350 guests.

Stacey Shabtai
Laurie Jennings, Nancy Batchelor, Leslie Munsell

Leading members of the South Florida community were honored at Splendor in the Garden, which featured a champagne reception, catered luncheon by La Basque, fashion shows and awards ceremony. All proceeds from the event benefit Fairchild Garden’s numerous programs in conservation, science, children’s education and horticulture.

This year’s 2020 Fairchild Philanthropy Honorees were Jennifer Montoya, Eilah Campbell Beavers, Karyn Cunningham, Andria Hanley, Lucy Morillo, Angie Whitman and Maria Del Carmen Sarria. Guests were invited to enjoy a lovely outdoor cocktail reception before walking into the lakeside marquee, where Fairchild Gardens Chief Operating Officer Nannette Zapata welcomed them and introduced honorary Co-Chairs Swanee DiMare and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa before the luncheon and highly anticipated Neiman Marcus Coral Gables fashion show commenced.

Notable guests included six-time Emmy award-winning TV news reporter and anchor, Laurie Jennings and The Patton Group’s owner, Marysol Patton.

Marile Lopez, Lucy Morillo, Jane Lempera
Vanessa Nunez Allez, Marci DeClaris, Sonya Rolin
Jennifer Montoya
Swanne Dimare
Thai Chau, Viktoria Myr
Carol Iacovelli, Suzy Buckley Woodward, & Alexa Wolman
Isabel Fine, Rene Cantera, Madison Gardner
Maria del Carmen Sarria, Elias Synalovski
Andria Hanley & Leanne Tellam
Katie Brockway, Lexie Brockway, Kimber Harrell Sadler, Mackinzie Sadler
Donna Martinez, Betsy Fantis
Linda Levy Goldberg, Mary Grimalt, Laura Buccellati, Ana Hernandez
Marisa Toccin Lucas and Carol Iacovelli
Susannah Shubin
Anita Bereira, Cameron Guilmette, Danielle Klein
Jarad Gonzalez, Tatiana Arteaga-Teo
Cherie Cole, JoEllen Strump, Blaire Sonville
Siri Willock, Susanne Birbragher, Alison Kunkel
Gio Conda Baltodano
Lauren Harrison, Daisy Olivera
Eilah Beavers, Lydia Touzet
Carol Iacovelli, Alexa Wolman and Martica Maribal
Daisy Casuso, Amanda Rodriguez
Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Beth Tasca
Sissy DeMaria, Christy Martin
Nesti Mendoza, Laurie Jennings, Leslie Munsell
Elysze Held, Marile Lopez
Sonia Gibson, John Grisham
Silvia Trinidad, Zayda Paz Hernandez, Eugenia Legorburu
On the runway, fashions from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables
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