There are two ways straight to my heart, giving while shopping and Centurions ushering you to lunch. At this event we had both!
Our first stop was Anne Fontaine | Anne Fontaine Foundation
Her classic and sleek cotton button ups cannot be denied! Add one of her signature collars to any blouse and you will be the belle of the ball.
They presented us with these beautiful reusable bags that fold into themselves. It is made out of plastic bottles, and they plant 5 trees in honor of every purchase!
Next stop was just a few stores over, off to Donald J Pliner | American Cancer Society
Always ahead of the curve with footwear, fashionable yet comfortable. Known for their eclectic style and philanthropic spirit. A percentage of every purchase made from now till the 12th will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
We were greeted warmly with DJ Joy and lots of sips and sweets! Then the store manager Sarah gifted us with SHOES, their Furfi to be exact, we were are all giddy!
We made our way over to Mulberry | Public Education Foundation
The store manager shared some of the upcoming spring trends in dreamy colors like lilac and Persian green. Again, a percentage of their sales would be going to the Public Education Foundation!
He also shared a little tip that I love, you can purchase a fun shoulder strap to bring any Mulberry bag current and on top the trends. he had a few with beautiful beading, or candy colored links…..what a great idea!
On to Pandora |Opportunity Village
The Manager was so sweet and really took the time to explain their new holiday charms and ornaments as well as the basics of getting started on your own Pandora journey! The Rockettes was a major theme which I loved and a portion of their sales will be going to a charity close to my heart: Opportunity Village.
From there we stepped into Mont Blanc | St. Jude
It was a super unique experience in this store for me. I guess I just always equated it to masculine and gifting for men. But it is so much more! We learned that Mont Blanc was the inventor of the first pen with a self filling system that you could take with you and not be tied to your desk writing with a fountain pen! Wow! They also came out with a technology that will take your written word and upload it to the technology of your choice. An ace for those who have to take notes in meetings, etc. They are also gearing more things towards women with a beautiful Marilyn collection based on the stiletto heel of a Ferragamo shoe, Marilyn’s favorite! A percentage of their proceeds will be going to St. Jude. They had a volunteer on hand to share with us how much St. Jude’s does, it was really heart warming.
Then it was time for LUNCH! Onwards to The Palm | The Unshakeable
We were ushered into our private dining room by Centurions who offered us gift bags!
Then the Manager of the restaurant greeted us and told us a little bit about the the charity and the way they will raise funds. They will ask their patrons if they would like to “round up” their bill, then the change will go to the fund. At the end of this event they will add up the donation and The Palm’s home office will match it. What a great idea for a great cause!
We had a beautiful Prix Fixe menu to choose from that took all of our sensitivities into account. We really enjoyed ourselves!