Contact: Andrea Vest
Children’s Dream Fund
“Charity event raises the bar as ‘Florida Fashionistas’plan 3-day fundraiser to benefit Children’s Dream Fund”
Tampa, FLA. –Florida Fashionistas will debut ‘Wine, Women & Shoes’ on November 4 – 6 to benefit the Children’s Dream Fund. The 3-day nationally recognized event that has never before been brought to Tampa will bring together charity supporters, wine enthusiasts and fashion lovers.
The event centers around the careful art of wine and shoe pairing. West Coast wineries will travel to Tampa Bay to showcase their wine collections, including Layercake Wine, Villa San Juliette, Cameron Hughes Winery, Bethel Heights, REX HILL, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, O’Brien Estate Winery, Charles Krug, Grgich Hills Estate, Et Cetera Wine Company and Wine Sisterhood.
The latest in fashion and shoes will be represented from local boutiques, such as Kits Well-Healed & Well-Dressed, Marion’s, Love That!, Stella & Dot, Saks Fifth Avenue, and high-end designers brought in from leading trend-setting cities – Angeleigh Anastasio from Italy, and designers Coye Nokes and Carlos Falchi of New York.
“This event will be flat-out fabulous! It is the ultimate fundraiser, showcasing the winning combination of wine tasting and shoe shopping from around the world,” says Robin Roberts, event co-chair. “Most of all, women can have fun and raise money for our local wish granting organization, The Children’s Dream Fund.”
‘Vintners and Vines,’ a unique spin on the traditional walk-around wine tasting, will kickoff the events on Thursday, November 4 at Straz Center’s Maestro’s, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, from 7p.m. – 10p.m. During a special VIP Crush Hour pre-party from 6pm – 7pm, guests will meet special guest Janice Mondavi, Bart O’Brien and other representatives of select West Coast wineries. Admittance to ‘Crush Hour’ and ‘Vintners and Vines’ is $75; General admission to ‘Vintners and Vines’ only is $55.
The signature event, Wine, Women and Shoes®, will be on Friday, November 5 at the Straz Center’s Riverwalk Promenade, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, from 10:30a.m to 2:30p.m. Wine, Women and Shoes® is a walk-around wine tasting and boutique shopping experience, high energy fashion show, light luncheon and live and silent auction. Ladies will be pampered by one of the event’s ‘Sole Men’ – charming men from the community who will cater to the crowd with designer shoes presented on silver platters. General admission is $125 and tables start at $1,000. Sponsorship levels are available.
On Saturday, November 6, five wine-paired dinners will be held at exclusive homes throughout Tampa Bay for private ‘Vintner Dinners.’ Each will offer a unique and intimate dining experience, having a different theme with a carefully paired menu and wine list. There will be a West Coast vintner on site to walk guests through the dinner pairing and answer questions. Photos of the homes and details about the personalized dinners are available at www.winewomenandshoes.com/tampa/vintnerdinners. Vintner dinner prices vary. Dinners will be throughout the Tampa Bay area at the homes listed below:
v Rutland-Farley Mansion
v Azzarelli Estate
v Noto Residence
v Ardolino Residence
v Roger and Suzanne Perry Residence
“The Florida Fashionistas put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising by adding the element of fashion,” said Kit Stewart, Founder of Florida Fashionistas. “It is the type of event that brings it all together- wonderful women, style, great venue and a noble cause.”
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available and there are still sponsorship opportunities. To purchase tickets and for all event information, visit www.winewomenandshoes.com/tampa. Contact Bobbie Kinsbury at 813-312-6322 to request sponsorship information.
To schedule an interview or for a complimentary press pass to the event with media credentials, please contact Andrea Vest at 727-896-6390 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Children’s Dream Fund:
The Children’s Dream Fund, a non-profit organization headquartered in the Tampa Bay area, has been fulfilling dreams for children with life threatening illnesses on the West Coast of Florida since 1981. For more information, phone (727) 896-6390 or visit www.childrensdreamfund.org.
About Wine, Women, & Shoes:
Wine, Women & Shoes fundraisers create an opportunity for partnerships between charities, wineries, shoe and accessory retailers, corporate sponsors and women in the community. In addition to raising money, these events raise awareness for charities, increase sales for wineries and retail partners, and provide community outreach for corporate sponsors. WW&S events are now in 20 cities across the country, with over 15,000 attendees per year, and they have raised more than $4,000,000 for women’s and children’s causes. http://www.winewomenandshoes.com.
About the Florida Fashionistas:
Florida Fashionistas is a group of women passionate about helping to raise funds for local worthy causes through professional, fashion-oriented events that often include the attendance of national celebrities. We put the FUN back in fundraising. For more info visit http://www.Facebook.com/FloridaFashionistas .