Sunday, March 2, 2014

Shopping, Smiles & Celebration to Benefit Operation Smile

On November 12, 2013, my friends Sara Allard, Nicole Enslein & Cristin Marandino hosted a Ladies Night of Shopping and Smiles to benefit Operation Smile at Splurge & Vinoteca in Greenwich.  It was such a great night with more than 80 women in attendance.  The evening began with a night of shopping at Splurge boutique and was followed by dinner at Vinoteca.

Shopping at Splurge

Vinoteca looked beautiful lit up for the evening.

Vinoteca is a gorgeous new restaurant in Greenwich that serves incredible wine and food in a fun, European atmosphere.  It was the perfect venue for our event and they generously donated 20% of the evening's food and beverage to Operation Smile.   The evening was hosted by three wonderful women to celebrate my being named Best Health Advocate by Moffly Media's for their Light a Fire Awards honorees in the November issues of their magazines including Greenwich Magazine.

My friend Cristin Marandino, editor in chief of Greenwich Magazine

Luke Bear hanging out at the bar.

Sara, Wendy Bloch and Nicole

Before dinner, I gave a presentation called #triggerhappiness about my family's journey, how we can learn to trigger our own happiness everyday and how we all need to be kind.   I shared how we became involved with Operation Smile and launched the Three Little Bears program and what a difference it had made in our lives.   There were so many lovely women there and we raised $20,000 for the evening.   Thank you to everyone who supported the evening and our bears program.  #triggerhappiness

Griffin bear with the ladies!

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