We didn’t think it was possible to be more excited about 2015 Bal Masqué than we were on Monday. The performance lineup has been announced. The food order is set. And we have visions of beautiful dances in our heads. Then, we hosted a VIP Preview Party on Tuesday evening for members of the Harlequin Club, sponsor representatives and our beneficiaries, and now we’re counting down the days to October 3rd.
As guests arrived to Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue, they were greeted with champagne and some of the most delicious small bites we’ve ever tasted – including crowd favorites of lump crab cakes and fried goat cheese topped with pistachios and honey. Always elegant, Sophie’s was the perfect location for a sophisticated preview party for Sarasota’s premier annual gala.
Models mingled with guests while wearing some of the season’s hottest gowns that were selected by Saks Fifth Avenue Marketing Director Sally Schule. Bold prints and stunning hues from La Petite Robe, Teri Jon, Theia and BCBGMAXAZARIA were modeled throughout the evening. Expertly paired with gorgeous handmade Venetian masks from i tesori in downtown Sarasota, the evening’s looks were a lovely preview of the elegant attire worn by guests to Bal Masqué.
If Tuesday night was any indication, we fully predict that October 3rd will be an unforgettable evening of fun with great people. To purchase your tickets, visit SRQBALMASQUE.COM.
A gallery of images from VIP Preview Party can be viewed here.
See you on October 3rd!