What could be better than giving back to the community in which you live? Nothing in my book! That's why when I received the invite to attend the 15th Annual Hats off Luncheon honoring Mrs. Madeline Arison, Wife of Miami Heat Owner Micky Arison at Loews Hotel on Miami Beach I couldn't wait to attend and be a part of it!
Tracy and Alonzo Mourning
Saturday morning I had the pleasure of joining the beautiful and charitable Tracy Mourning Wilson and the Honey Shine Foundation for the 15th Annual Hats Off Luncheon and to say it was amazing would be a total understatement. This year's luncheon was exceptionally special because of the honoring of Mrs. Madeleine Arison and her contributions since Day One of the Honey Shine Foundation. Tracy Wilson Mourning and the Honey Shine Foundation have been serving the community of Miami Dade through her philanthropic work with girls, teens, and young women from a variety of backgrounds for over an amazing 15 years now. By the way this luncheon was executed I can proudly say there will be many more years to come.
Tracy Mourning, Host Katelyn James and Honeyshine Director Marlo Wilson
After arriving to the Ballroom area and being greeted with Mimosa's I couldn't help but to fall in love with the setup, how beautiful everything was, and the sheer woman power in the room! I mean it really looked like something out of a fairy tale and the energy was magnetic! Just Gorgeous! The event had a Flapper theme and feel and enjoyed seeing everyone dress the part.
Lauren of LA Boudoir Miami
After taking a tour of the area I was highly impressed with the items that were being auctioned off. There was something for everyone and all budgets which made giving that much more wonderful. Attendees had the option of bidding on a large variety of items from fashionable bags to travel items, to food and wine, to entertainment and best of all was that it was all done very easily using an app.
Novelty Clutch Bidding Item
Entertainment Bidding Package
At the conclusion of the red carpet and viewing of the bidding items we headed into the ballroom for the luncheon to begin. The setting was once again amazing and the food was as well!
Can't remember the exact name of this salad but it was beyond delicious as was the entire luncheon
As we enjoyed the actual Luncheon part of the event we were treated to a really cute fashion show featuring many of the Honey Shine Girls and got to know them and their future goals a little better. Many of the Girls from the community go on to further their education at four year colleges of their choice made possible by the Honey Shine Foundation, Carnival Foundation, and other Donors from the South Florida Area.
At the conclusion of the luncheon guests were treated to a super fab Patron after party complete with a live band which was the most perfect end to a perfect luncheon!
Thank you for allowing me to share with you my attendance at the 15th Annual Hats Off Luncheon. Have you ever had the opportunity to attend one? I say you add it to your Must Attend List today!
For additional information on the Honey Shine Foundation or to find out how you can give back to the community please visit http://honeyshine.org/