2014 COUTURE IN THE COURTYARD FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON BENEFITING THE SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS

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Jessica Schubick, Communications Manager
Phone: 941-746-4131, ext. 14
Email: [email protected]
03-07-14
THE 2014 COUTURE IN THE COURTYARD FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON
BENEFITING THE SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS
Many Thanks to Presenting Sponsor Hancock Bank, Gold Sponsor Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota
and to All of the Event Sponsors, Supporters and Attendees.
Models walk the runway in the finale of the Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota fashion show.
(Bradenton, FL) The 2014 Couture in the Courtyard Fashion Show and Luncheon presented by Hancock Bank
and benefiting the South Florida Museum took place on the afternoon of Monday, March 3, in the
beautiful Spanish Courtyard and it was a hit! The weather was beautiful for the outdoor Luncheon catered
by Michael’s on East, and the fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota sizzled on the catwalk. Guests -ed
and -ed as beautiful ladies in gorgeous gowns and separates paraded before their eyes at this fun and
exciting event.
Event Chair Jeanie Kirkpatrick with Denise Williams from Presenting Sponsor Hancock Bank.
Guests enjoyed pre- and post-Luncheon shopping provided by the Saks Fifth Avenue on-site Boutique.
Vendors included Jo Malone, Thierry Mugler fragrance, Trish McEvoy cosmetics, The World of Tory Burch, and
jewelry from Stephanie Kantis. Attendees were also able to get a touch-up from the on-site makeup artists
from Saks. Saks is generously donating up to 10% of their Boutique sales to the South Florida Museum – with
an additional 3% of sales from the Stephanie Kantis Jewelry line going to the Museum.
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Shoppers at the Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota on-site Boutique peruse the fabulous collections.
Attendees were also encouraged to purchase tickets to win one of seven fabulous raffle packages. Guests
entered with great excitement and generosity with the impressive proceeds benefiting the Museum. Raffle
items included an A , a weekend of dining
must-have items, and several other phenomenal packages.
Event Guests ponder which raffle packages to enter.
Following their time shopping, guests were treated to a w
words about the event from Event Committee Chair Jeanie Kirkpatrick, Denise Williams of Presenting Sponsor
Hancock Bank, and Museum
served as Presenting Sponsor of the event and that Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota has provided the fashion show
The fashion show featured dozens of breathtaking looks from the Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota spring lines.
The South Florida Museum is tremendously grateful for the support of all of the event sponsors and the
committee members for the 2014 Couture in the Courtyard Fashion Show & Luncheon. We would like to
specially thank Hancock Bank as Presenting Sponsor, Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota as Gold Sponsor, and Silver
Sponsors – Sandy & Jeanie Kirkpatrick, Morrish Stewart Orthodontics, Mosaic, NDC Construction, and The Mall
at University Town Center.
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Table Sponsors included Kim Boyd, Center Montessori School, Fawley|Bryant, First America Bank, Florida
Power & Light, Betsy Johnston, Moseley Investment Management, Pink & Navy Boutique, Pittsburgh Pirates /
Bradenton Marauders, Sabal Trust Company, Jeannie Slater, Snead Island Boat Works, Susan Wilcox, and
Wyman, Green & Blalock Real Estate, Inc. The underwriters for the event were Boost DFM, Bradenton Herald,
Martha Marlar & Victoria Horstmann Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, METV, Michael’s On East, Nancy M.
Perron DMD, Peggy Robinson, Sarasota Magazine, and The Fresh Market.
The 2014 Couture in the Courtyard Event Committee front row, left to right: Peggy Robinson, Elizabeth Baran, Lester Rice,
Denise Williams of Presenting Sponsor Hancock Bank, Event Chair Jeanie Kirkpatrick, Sally Schule of Gold Sponsor Saks Fifth Avenue
Sarasota, Christina Sadler of Gold Sponsor Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota, Debbie Gigliotti; back row, left to right: Mary Bea Collins,
Valerie Telfair, COL Jim Fraley, Susan Wilcox and Museum Executive Director Brynne Anne Besio.
(Not pictured: Event Co-Chair Janet Walter, Kim Miele, Barbara Najmy, Janae Rudacille and Elaine Steinfurth.)
This wonderful event would not have been possible without the tireless work of the 2014 Couture in the
Courtyard Committee including Event Chair Jeanie Kirkpatrick, Co-Chair Janet Walter, and committee
members: Elizabeth Baran, Mary Bea Collins, COL Jim Fraley, Debbie Gigliotti, Kim Miele, Barbara Najmy, Lester
Rice, Peggy Robinson, Janae Rudacille, Christina Sadler, Sally Schule, Elaine Steinfurth, Valerie Telfair, Janet
Walter, Susan Wilcox, and Denise Williams.
About the South Florida Museum
engaging exhibits as well as educational programs which interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of
Florida, the world and our universe. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the Museum features a constantly
changing lineup of temporary exhibitions offering something new to discover with each visit. The facility
also includes both the all-digital Bishop Planetarium Theater and the Parker Manatee Aquarium. Outfitted
with a brand new, state-of-the-art Planetarium and projection system in October of 2013, the NEW Bishop
ltimedia capabilities.
manatee in the world. Snooty shares his Aquarium pool with young manatees from the Manatee
Rehabilitation and Release Partnership. These injured or orphaned animals are taken care of by the Parker
Aquarium staff until they are ready to be released into the wild. For more information about current
exhibitions and special programs, membership, hours, or admission prices please call 941-746-4131 or visit
SouthFloridaMuseum.org.
Please contact Jessica Schubick with any inquiries or additional photo requests 941-746-4131, ext. 14 /
[email protected]
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