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

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.

Trish Bell & Nancy Batchelor

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.

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