What could be better than dressing up in that super special outfit (with spectacular shoes, of course) and spending an afternoon shopping and sipping fine wines with your best girlfriends in the heart of downtown Nashville? How about knowing that you’re supporting the life-saving domestic violence work of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee at the 7th annual Wine Women & Shoes on Saturday, February 23?
Seven years ago, YWCA introduced this signature event to Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Held at the Music City Center, Wine Women & Shoes features a festive marketplace where philanthropic women (and a few good men) gather to sip, shop, and support the worthy cause of ending domestic violence. For 2019, Wine Women & Shoes has partnered with 9 California-based vintners who will be onsite conducting tastings of their award-winning wines. This year’s marketplace vendors include Kendra Scott, Vinnie Louise, LOVE Thirteen, CV Designs, an exclusive Dress for Success Designer Pop-Up Boutique, and more!
In addition to shopping and sipping, guests will bid on more than 100 valuable silent auction items while DJ Apollo is spinning tunes. During the seated luncheon, guests are invited to bid on exclusive live auction items, including trips to Napa Valley, Tuscany and St. Croix. Guests are invited to participate in the “Best in Shoe” and “Key to the Closet” contests and the “Wall of Wine” wine pull. Fashion blogger Emmanuel LeGrair is returning to judge the shoe contest at the upcoming event, and a new partnership with CMT will bring “CMT After Midnight” co-host Marley Sherwood to the stage as emcee.
The event features a powerful mission moment where the audience can connect to the cause. It’s a reminder that one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence and this crime impacts everyone. Since arriving in Nashville, the Wine Women & Shoes event has helped YWCA raise more than $1.8 million to support domestic violence services.
Wine Women & Shoes is presented by Regions Bank, and the 2019 co-chairs are Lucia Folk, Shay Howard, and Cameron Simmons (a past “Best in Shoe” winner). Ticket information is found at www.ywcanashville.com/wws or by calling (615) 983-5146.
YWCA recently celebrated its 120th anniversary serving women, children, and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. It is the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state, and the recently expanded 65-bed Weaver Domestic Violence Center offers victims of domestic abuse and their children a safe space to heal, hope, and rebuild their lives. Survivors receive counseling and supportive services as they work to break cycle of abuse. More than 500 women and children pass through the doors of the Weaver Center each year, and the Crisis & Support Helpline answers over 7,500 calls annually. This critical, emergency resource wouldn’t exist without the generous support from the greater Nashville community.
This post has been sponsored by YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee