Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dancing through Vizcaya

It was almost like dancing through Italy on Tuesday at the Vizcayan's Preservation Luncheon. I got to wear one of my hats from Lyon and one of my vintage necklaces…how fun! To give myself an additional treat I also got my makeup done. So, feeling like a million bucks, I drove away in our black limousine (aka the mini-van) up the scenic and historic Bayshore Drive to Vizcaya. I had a wonderful time sipping champagne and eating lobster! I felt like I had boarded a plane, flown through time and place, and arrived at this carefree moment, however brief it was. I even sat with some French and Italian speakers and got the opportunity to practice a little of both. My only complaint is that I didn’t win the Ferragamo bag and shoes that were raffled off. I don’t think I’ve ever won anything in a raffle. The odds seem to be against me, maybe this means I’m due soon and will shortly win the lottery. Wouldn’t that be nice?

I was quite impressed with the attendance and lovely selection of hats at the event. My favorite hat belonged to Kira Flanzraich, who was wearing a hat especially made for her that resembled the onion domes of the Kremlin, in honor of her Russian heritage.

Fantastic! Kira with jewelry designer Mish Tworkowski

Another treat was the group of models wearing the new Ferragamo spring collection. I was glad I didn’t have to stand still for 2 hours wearing very high heels. I've noticed some of the fashions this season are quite Grecian in style.

There were lots of photographers and I just had to take a photo of this one.

Norma Quintero in Oscar de la Renta.

Interior designer Fernando Sanchez with one his clients, Lydia Prio-Touzet in Christian Dior.

My friend Coco Palenque Torre who told me she wasn't going and then pleasantly surprised me!

At the end of the luncheon, a few of us stuck around to toast our gracious hostess, Norma Quintero, and to thank her for establishing this wonderful tradition, hopefully for many years to come.

Vizcayans Treasurer Bill Jones.

Marysol Patton, Norma Quintero, and Ana Moran Varela.

Some gentlemen did attend...Alvaro Varela, Edgar Lozano, Richard Tasca, Tom Wood, and Luis Quintero.


Upon my return to the store (after a brief flight back to reality), my husband, a talented photographer, took this photo of me in his studio. The dress is rendition of an Yves Saint Laurent design. Thank you, D! You make me feel beautiful.

5 comments:

Vica said...

Alice had been looking over his shoulder with some curiosity. `What a funny watch!' she remarked. `It tells the day of the month, and doesn't tell what o'clock it is!'

`Why should it?' muttered the Hatter. `Does your watch tell you what year it is?'

`Of course not,' Alice replied very readily: `but that's because it stays the same year for such a long time together.'

`Which is just the case with mine,' said the Hatter.

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

That's Tom Wood, Kim's husband, next to Luis. I need to write my post and I'll link up to yours. What a fabulous afternoon...

Olga Granda-Scott said...

thanks Coco!

Pigtown-Design said...

Wow! I've been to Vizcaya once for a musical presentation and remember it as a magical place!

Cote de Texas said...

So beautiful!!! what a dress - you look so pretty in it.

I saw that magazine in the store and almost bought it - now I'll go back and buy it for sure! congrats!!!

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