On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens welcomes 350 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” celebrates 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 day kicks off with a cocktail reception starting at 11:00 a.m. followed by the luncheon on the East Terrace from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For James Deering ticket holders, the Après Fete takes place in the courtyard from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. featuring entertainment, lite bites and wine bar. Emcee for the luncheon is Emmy Award-winning reporter and news anchor Laurie Jennings of WPLG Local 10 News. The annual fashion contest will award the most fashionable attendees in three categories: Most Elegant Ensemble, Best Hat and Most Avant-Garde.
The 11th Annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon’s Co-Chairs are Eilah Campbell-Beavers, Swanee DiMare and Christy Martin. The committee includes 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 this event include Premier Sponsor David Yurman, Fashion Sponsor Neiman Marcus, DiMare Fresh, Frescobali Toscana, Liquore Strega, 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.
Tickets can be purchased online. Friends of Vizcaya tickets are $450 and James Deering tickets are $600, which includes exclusive access to the Après Fete. Tables of 10 guests are available starting at $4,500 for a Friends of Vizcaya table. James Deering tables are $6,000 and includes premier seating, two bottles of champagne service and exclusive entry to Après Fête following the luncheon (limited availability). For more information about the Preservation Luncheon, visit www.vizcayapreservation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 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.