Hope in Bloom Charity Fashion Show, Auction and Luncheon to be held Saturday in Barnstable

Food, Fashion and Philanthropy event to be held on Saturday

Gardens in Harwich and Barnstable recently installed, Forestdale installation to take place on Friday

What happens when some very talented women get together? They inspire, delight and raise money for a good cause.

Join us for lunch on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm when the Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern hosts Food, Fashion & Philanthropy. The event will benefit the Dedham-based non-profit Hope in Bloom, which plants gardens free of charge at the homes of breast cancer patients in Massachusetts.

The afternoon will feature a three-course lunch by Chef Bob Calderone followed by an exclusive fashion show presented by Liz Nill of Shibui Designs in Barnstable Village. Shibui Designs creates handmade clothing for women seeking age appropriate elegance in classic styling. Nill’s designs have been heralded in Money Magazine, The Boston Globe, Cape Cod Magazine and numerous blogs.

Nothing completes an outfit like a one- of-a-kind hat by Harwich’s own milliner, Deborah Harper. Her chapeaux have graced the pages of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the Cape Cod Times. A silent auction will showcase something for everyone including jewelry, artwork, photographs, clogs and an official New England Patriot’s jersey for No. 83 Wes Welker.

Hope in Bloom was created in 2007 by Roberta Dehman Hershon after she lost a
childhood friend and fellow gardener to breast cancer. To date the organization has planted 84 gardens throughout the state. Three will be installed in Duxbury, Harwich and Barnstable in the weeks leading up to Food, Fashion & Philanthropy.  

Volunteer planters can sign up on the Hope in Bloom web site.

Reservations are required for Food, Fashion & Philanthropy and can be made by calling 508 362-2355.   The cost, $35 per person, includes tax and tip but not alcohol.

The Barnstable Restaurant & Tavern is located at 3176 Main Street (Route 6A) in Barnstable Village.

Courtesy of Hope in Bloom.

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