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Vizcaya’s Hat Luncheon embodies creativity and originality

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  • March 22, 2019

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Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Committee. Pictured left to right: Linda Levy Goldberg, Bronwyn Miller, Ani Hernandez, Alexa Wolman, Daisy Casuso, Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Swanee DiMare, Christy Martin, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Lourdes Almagro Araujo, Ariel Penzer Milgroom, Candise Shanbron, Marile Lopez. Not pictured: Lesli Ann Brown, Tatiana Columbus, Patty Diaz, Sonia Gibson, Katharine Rubino.
Photographer: Olga Miljko

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Vizcaya’s Hat Luncheon
embodies creativity and originality

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens welcomed 300 of Miami’s most fashion-forward philanthropists to raise funds for the continued preservation of this National Historic Landmark at the 11th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon. The aptly-nicknamed “hat luncheon” celebrated art in its most relatable form – fashion – reflecting every element of the estate, from floral hats inspired by the gardens to avant-garde pieces drawn from architectural lines.

“The one-of-a-kind Vizcaya is a symbol of Miami that allows us to celebrate our vibrant history while also offering us a window into our city’s future,” said Joel Hoffman, Executive Director and CEO of Vizcaya. “Vizcaya embodies the intersection of creativity and originality, design and the natural environment, global and local influences, and history and innovation. The Preservation Luncheon embraces and supports all these elements.”

Premier Sponsor DAVID YURMAN and Fashion Sponsor Neiman Marcus helped make the event special. The day kicked off with a cocktail reception followed by the luncheon on the East Terrace. Emmy Award-winning reporter and news anchor Laurie Jennings of WPLG Local 10 News served as Emcee and welcomed guests. The latest Spring Collections from Neiman Marcus were modeled throughout the event. Winners of the annual fashion contest were Mari Grimalt for Best Hat, Marisa Toccin Lucas for Best Ensemble and Ariel Penzer Milgroom for Most Avant-Garde. An after-hours Après Fete was held in the Vizcaya’s Main House Courtyard for James Deering ticket holders featuring entertainment and lite bites.

Preservation Luncheon Co-Chairs. Christy Martin, Swanee DiMare, Eilah Campbell-Beavers
Photographer: Olga Miljko

The 11th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon’s Co-chairs were Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Swanee DiMare and Christy Martin. The committee included Lourdes Almagro Araujo, Lesli Ann Brown, Daisy Casuso, Tatiana Columbus, Patty Diaz, Sonia Gibson, Linda Levy Goldberg, Ani Hernandez, Marile Lopez, Bronwyn Miller, Ariel Penzer Milgroom, Katharine Rubino, Candice Shanbron, Alexa Wolman and Suzy Buckley Woodward.

Sponsors for the Preservation Luncheon included Premier Sponsor DAVID YURMAN, Fashion Sponsor Neiman Marcus, DiMare Fresh, Frescobali Toscana, #FUNKSHION, Liquore Strega, Massage Envy, Marques de Riscal, The Palm by Whispering Angel, SHAPOH.COM Fancy Hats & Fascinators, Shaw-Ross International Importers, Terra, ABC’s WPLG Local 10 News, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Violets Flowers.

Save the date for next year’s 12th Annual Preservation Luncheon to be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon 2019 Committee [Download here]

Pictured left to right: Linda Levy Goldberg, Bronwyn Miller, Ani Hernandez, Alexa Wolman, Daisy Casuso, Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Swanee DiMare, Christy Martin, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Lourdes Almagro Araujo, Ariel Penzer Milgroom, Candise Shanbron, Marile Lopez. Not pictured: Lesli Ann Brown, Tatiana Columbus, Patty Diaz, Sonia Gibson, Katharine Rubino

Preservation Luncheon Emcee Laurie Jennings and Vizcaya Executive Director / CEO Joel Hoffman
Photo by worldredeye.com

Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Co-Chairs and Executive Director/CEO [Download here]

Pictured left to right: Christy Martin, Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Swanee DiMare, Joel Hoffman

Event Premier and Fashion Sponsors [Download here]

Event Co-Chairs, Executive Director/CEO, Board Members, Emcee [Download here]

Guests [Download here]

All photos [Download all photos here]

 

Media contact: 

Charlotte Donn
charlotte.donn@vizcaya.org

305-860-8451

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About Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya  Museum  and  Gardens  is  a  National  Historic  Landmark  that  preserves  its cultural and environmental resources to engage people in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future.  Built  between  1914  and  1922 as the winter home of farming manufacturer James Deering, Vizcaya is  one  of  the  most  intact  remaining  examples  from  this  era  in  United  States  history,  when  the  nation’s  most  successful  entrepreneurs  built  estates  inspired  by  the  stately  homes  of  Europe.  Vizcaya  features  a  Main  House  filled  with  a  decorative  art  collection,  10  acres  of  formal  gardens,  a  rockland  hammock  (native  forest),  mangrove  shore,  and  a  historic  village  that  is  being  restored  to  tell  Vizcaya’s  full  story  and  provide  additional  spaces  for  programs  and  community  outreach,  including  those  on  agriculture.  Vizcaya  has  been  a  community  hub  since  it  opened  to  the  public  in  1953;  it  currently  welcomes  about  320,000  visitors  annually.   

Located  on  Biscayne  Bay  at  3251  South  Miami  Avenue,  Vizcaya  is  open  Wednesday  through  Monday  from  9:30  a.m. to 4:30  p.m.  Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  For  more  information,  visit  www.vizcaya.org,  connect  via  social  media,  or  call  305-250-9133.

 

 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida
vizcayainformation@vizcaya.org
305-250-9133
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
About Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya  Museum  and  Gardens  is  a  National  Historic  Landmark  that  preserves  its cultural and environmental resources to engage people in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future.  Built  between  1914  and  1922 as the winter home of farming manufacturer James Deering, Vizcaya is  one  of  the  most  intact  remaining  examples  from  this  era  in  United  States  history,  when  the  nation’s  most  successful  entrepreneurs  built  estates  inspired  by  the  stately  homes  of  Europe.  Vizcaya  features  a  Main  House  filled  with  a  decorative  art  collection,  10  acres  of  formal  gardens,  a  rockland  hammock  (native  forest),  mangrove  shore,  and  a  historic  village  that  is  being  restored  to  tell  Vizcaya’s  full  story  and  provide  additional  spaces  for  programs  and  community  outreach,  including  those  on  agriculture.  Vizcaya  has  been  a  community  hub  since  it  opened  to  the  public  in  1953;  it  currently  welcomes  about  300,000  visitors  annually.    Located  on  Biscayne  Bay  at  3251  South  Miami  Avenue,  Vizcaya  is  open  Wednesday  through  Monday  from  9:30  a.m. to 4:30  p.m.  Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas  Day.  For  more  information,  visit  www.vizcaya.org,  connect  via  social  media,  or  call  305-250-9133.


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