A Vintage Affair: Diamonds are Forever
“A Vintage Affair: Diamonds are Forever” was held at the Vineyards Country Club in Naples on April 2, 2022, to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida.
As guests arrived they were greeted by a glamorous scene, complete with Porsche cars in the driveway, a Daniel Craig look-a-like with Bond girls by his side, James Bond 007 movies playing on monitors, shaken-not-stirred martinis, with the décor of an elegant “Diamonds are Forever” theme.
Emcees were WINK TV anchors Amanda Hall and Russ McCaskey, and the auctioneer was Jay Zeager.
A four-course dinner with wine was followed by an exciting Live Auction. Along with other exciting experiences, Zeager auctioned off four premium tickets to the inaugural Miami Formula One Grand Prix, in May, contributing to the evening’s fundraising total of $240,000.
To cap off the evening guests moved into the Casino Royale Party area where they tested their luck at the gaming tables for a chance to win one of several amazing prizes.
The annual ‘A Vintage Affair’ gala benefits the MS Center’s services, which are offered in several locations throughout Southwest Florida. Services include connection to important resources for MS, social and support groups, specialized exercise classes for MS, art classes, counseling, educational seminars and more.
What is Old Hollywood style?
For men: slicked-back hair, parted in the middle; pencil-thin mustaches; top hats and canes; double-breasted, fitted tuxedoes; white on white suits; ascots; Art Deco patterns on ties; patterned shirts; surprising colors, like deep burgundy and deep green (on women, too).
For women: gold and silver dresses and accessories; velvet capes; fur; sequins; feathers; gowns that drape; dresses with low backs; satin and silk; beaded clutch bags; fairly short hair kept close to the head in waves; gloves and hats and plenty of accessories.
A Benefit for the Clients of the MS Center of SWFL
The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida’s (MS Center) mission is to improve the quality of life for people affected by multiple sclerosis. The MS Center provides a comprehensive wellness program designed to help manage pain, improve mobility, and decrease isolation.
The MS Center is a local organization, not a national chapter, and is funded entirely by the generous contributions of individuals and businesses in our community. We hope you can join us for this fun event in support of the MS Center and the people we serve in Southwest Florida
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