7th annual Hat Luncheon raises more than $100K

7th annual ‘Hat Luncheon’raises more than $100K
7th annual ‘Hat Luncheon’raises more than $100K
Pictured (l-r) are Daysi Johansson, Lesli Brown and Ana Hernandez.

The seventh annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon, also known as the Hat Luncheon, netted more than $100,000 to preserve and protect Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for the community and future generations to come.

The Mar. 17 event was attended by more than 300 guests. The day’s festivities included modeling of precious jewelry by GRAFF Diamonds and elegant fashion looks by Oscar de la Renta, and entertainment by Jeff Grainger.

The Preservation Luncheon reprises the fashionable daytime events in the gardens, which were a tradition in Vizcaya’s early years. Bringing together a cross section of Miami’s social and philanthropic leaders donned in creative headwear, this luncheon is Vizcaya’s only major daytime fundraiser held on the estate.

The seventh annual Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon’s honorary chair was Swanee DiMare; co-chairs were Sonia Gibson, Linda Levy Goldberg, Barbara Hevia, Laura C. Munilla and Lydia Touzet, and commit tee members were Eilah Campbell- Beavers, Lesli Brown, Suzy Buckley, Ana Hernandez, Carol Iacovelli, Daysi Johansson, Cathy L. Jones, Marile Lopez, Christy Martin, Bronwyn Miller and James W. Murphy.

The Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon was sponsored by Ana Maria Balda Decoraciones, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Champagne Château de Bligny, Chateau D’Esclans Rosé, Connectaflor, Grey Goose Vodka, Atelier Monnier, Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, Park Grove, RedCap, Royal Flowers, Selecta Magazine, SHAPOH, A Thierry’s Catering and Event Design, and V°73.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built lavish estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe.

Located at 3251 S. Miami Ave., between Brickell Avenue and Coconut Grove, Vizcaya is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.vizcaya.org or call 305-250-9133.

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