Women Volunteer of the Year | Recap
It was an absolute honor to be amongst the most charitable women of Boca Raton last Friday, November, 6 at the Junior League of Boca Raton’s Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Upon entering the event, we were overcome with pictures and stories about each nominee. It’s such a beautiful thing for the Junior League to do year after year to celebrate these amazing women. Congratulations to the much deserving Woman Volunteer of the Year, Linda Coffin of the Children’s Home Society of Florida (Southeastern).
Completely blown away by these stories of triumph and perseverance, we left the luncheon with an overwhelming sense of inspiration and drive to do more with our platform. It gave us great peace to know that this was the 28th year they have honored the charitable women of Boca Raton. We can only hope that we will do enough in our community to make it on this list one day.
Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton was the fashion sponsor for the afternoon, showcasing the Spring 2016 collection by designer Rebecca Taylor. When Lindsey lived in NYC, her roommate interned for Rebecca Taylor, and always came home with a wealth of knowledge that most merchandising interns will never experience, and for that Rebecca Taylor has always held a special place in our hearts. That being said, the collection she showcased for the luncheon didn’t disappoint. “Garden Party” kept coming to mind as each look graced the runway adding the perfect combination of flattering layers and sexy hemlines.
Designer, Rebecca Taylor made a personal appearance for the luncheon, mingling with VIP guests in a private meet and greet pre-event reception, where her merchandise was also shown in a boutique-style set-up. It was the perfect line and designer to showcase at a Boca Raton luncheon filled with women who idolize fashion. The Rebecca Taylor Fall/Winter and Resort 2016 collections are both currently available for purchase at Saks Boca, and the exquisite Spring collection that was shown on the runway, will be in-store beginning in late December, just in time for the holidays!
Being invited by the end all, be all to Fashion PR in South Florida, The Buzz Agency, we knew we were in good hands. They connected us with local fashion brands and businesses that truly speak to our heart. Our table consisted the editorial team behind South Florida’s best lifestyle & fashion magazine, Boca Mag, and our friend/founder of Local Mom Scoop, Heather McMechan. She is always such a pleasure to hang out with during these events. Heather constantly gives us insight into the crazy world of ‘mommy-hood’ in South Florida. Not sure if we’re ready to enter into that realm just yet, but she proves that you don’t have to lose sight of who you were before kids, especially when it comes to fashion, because she is one hot fashionista! Check out her blog for information about anything and everything you need to know in order to stay #OnTheScene in South Florida as a #SceneMom.
The Buzz Agency also connected us with the fabulous founders of the Kate’s Fashion IQ app we just wrote about on LLScene! We spent the entire after party sipping on champagne and getting to know Susan and Maria. Talk about inspiration! Like us, they are best friends with a passion for the growing style and trends of our time. There was an immediate connection made with all of us, and we can’t wait to share the collaborations we have in store together.
With the running around and mingling we do at certain events, it can be hard for us to capture the best photo opportunities for the blog. We have learned our lesson and decided to bring a professional along with us to the WVOY Luncheon. We have been networking and trying to collaborate with Kate Oakley of Adorned Photography for months now, and couldn’t have been happier to have her on our (good) sides seizing the opportunity for the best photos. Having a passion for branding and creativity, Kate knew exactly the type of shots we were looking for without us having to ask any questions. She had a natural ability to understand her surroundings and the needs of her #SceneGirls. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer with creativity and professionalism behind her craft. Bottom line, she cares, and that is something very hard to find in a photographer these days.
What more could you possibly want in a Friday afternoon filled with the “who’s who” of Boca Raton, beautiful fashion, and networking with the influential women of our community. We could get used to this society life...
*LLScene Photo Credit: Kate Oakley of Adorned Photography