Wine, Women and Shoes: Amazing, Powerful, and FUN!
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Wow! Never in the history of Napa Emergency Women's Services (NEWS) has there been such an outpouring of support, as there was at Wine Women & Shoes event this past Saturday, July 28.
Guests entered through the red-carpeted Carriage House onto the oak filled lawn at Charles Krug Winery. The number of volunteers seemed to equal the population of the town of Yountville!
From the food, wine and Marketplace vendors, to the amazing “Shoe Guys”, everyone was in the spirit of working for a cause so near and dear to my heart, helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
The afternoon ended with a Helen Lyall Fashion Show that was incredible. From swim wear to gowns and everything in between, the models rocked the runway.
There were so many highlights; and I would like to mention just a few.
First, Jackie Rubin, our St. Helena Chief of Police, did a fabulous job as Auctioneer, and David Aten, our Event planner, made putting on a huge event look effortless.
Our Chair Women, Katie Somple and Jennie Thayer gave up a good chunk of their lives over the past few months to organize the event filled with friendship and fun.
Mostly, I was incredibly moved by our guests, who were mostly women. Many of them came to support their “sisters” and children, who had suffered domestic and/or sexual abuse.
The power of women helping other women is a wonderful thing, and the guests at Wine Women & Shoes gave with all their hearts.
On behalf of everyone at NEWS, we are deeply humbled by the support we felt at this magical event. I would like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to each and every person who made this event such an overwhelming success.
See "Wine, Women & Shoes raises $80,000-plus for local nonprofit" by Michal Nissenson in the St. Helena Star.
Click More Details to see our list of all the wonderful sponsors, partners, businesses, and people who donated to this event.
Thank You to our Presenting Sponsor
Thank You to our Generous Sponsors
Thank You to our Fabulous Fashion Partners
Helen Lyall • Dana Davis • Diana Kelly • Baker Street • Scott Lyall • Toss Designs • Shaw Shoes
Kevin Friedman • Lisa Mackey • Monique Van Blitter • Nihsima • Tass Jewelry Design
Penelope Paintings • UB Chic • Zenobia • Azusa
Thank You to our Sip-sational Winery Partners
Charles Krug Winery • Peju • Conn Creek Winery • Clif Family Winery • Lorenza Rose
Tres Sabores • Raymond Winery • Cakebread Cellars • Joel Gott Wines • Shadowbox Cellars
Pina Napa Valley • Silver Oak • Swanson Vineyards • Ceja Vineyards • St. Supery • Beringer
Summers Estate Wines • Paloma Vineyard • Schramsberg • Black Coyote Wines
Thank you to our Food Partners
Auberge Du Soleil • Beringer • Bistro Don Giovanni • Bistro Jeanty • Cole's Chop House • Celedon
Compadres Rio Grill • Fish Story • Hurley's Restaurant • Kinyon Culinary Services
La Toque • Laura Chenel Chevre • Marin French Cheese • Oakville Grocery
Thank you to our Dedicated Committee Chairs
Jennie Thayer (Co-chair) • Katie Somple (Co-chair)
Allie Shull • Andrew Healy • Anna Nickolatos • Cathy D’Angelo Holmes
Danielle Schmitz • Diane Bishofberger • Edie Kausch • Gail Silverman • Heather Piazza
Ida Bruce • Joan D’Angelo • Julie Rayner • Julie Ross • Karen Calhoun • Laurie Puzo
Linda Hamilton • Lisa Batto • Nancy Bradley • Nancy Mott • Nicole Naslund • Randy Gnagy
Rebekah Barr • Rebekah Weeman • Taylor McDaniel • Velva Felton
Thank you to our Beautiful Fashion Show Models
sponsored by Perfect Puree
Kendall Asmuth • Oscar Azalea Aguilar • Dalia Ceja • Katie Finn • Ryan Hill
Nicole Hill • David James • Kim Lam • Holly Mason • Paulette Mitchell
Laurie Nigliazzo • Allie Phelps • Julie Richardson • Samantha Rudd
John Truchard • Michele Truchard • Richard Von Saal • Tricia Williams
Thank you to our Hair Stylists & Make-up Artists
Fanny Woo (Coordinator)
• Caryn Kuykendall-Dado
• Salon Glorio - Nancy Glorio, Kendall Mund, Mari Cruz, Sandra del Casale, Laura Behrens
• Bloom Creative Hair Design - Tiffanie Christensen & Kathleen Wade
• Studio B - Kevin Brown, Courtney Conner, Andrea Limon, Angela Imrie
• Juice Beauty - Rosalind Hopper • Amanda Peck Phelps
Thank you to our Charming Shoe Guys
sponsored by Napa Valley Wealth Managment
Shawn Baker, Massage Services • Steve Brady, Megandina Cellars
Bill Chiat, Ca. Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions
Colin Craft, Designer • Kelly Crane, Napa Valley Wealth Management
Alec Cummings, Silver Oak Cellars • Brett Dashe, Box.com • Dan Darden, SEO Freelance
James Darden, Bottega • Myles Davis, Myles Davis Electrical
Sean Dempsey, Vintage Inn and Villagio Inn & Spa • Brian Dodd, Napa Printing & Graphics
Doug Fraggi, Cakebread Cellars • Jim Gladfeldter, Alta Mesa Group, CPA
Jason Hart, Trinchero Family Estates • Jay Howard, Velo Vino • Gordon Huether, Gordon Huether Studio
Greg Knittle, Knittel Construction • Peter Mott, Sunmaster • Mark A. Navarro, Navarro Studio
Will Phelps, Joseph Phelps Vineyards • Sean Quinn, Tudal family Winery
Steve Reynolds, Reynolds Family Winery • Nader Safinya, Creative Designer
Fred Sconberg, Tamber Bey Vineyards • Emerson Simon, Treefort Winery
Christophe Smith, Titus Vineyards • Stephen Thayer, GENTS Barber Shop
Ian White, 7 x 7 Magazine • Todd White, Entrepreneur • Sean Wickersham, RPM Mortgage
Thank you to our Swag Bag Donors
sponsored by Joseph Phelps Winery
Napa Nuts • Clif Family • Napa Valley Marriott • Meritage SPA TERRA
Napa Valley Wealth Management • Teddi L Hosman • Compadres Rio Grille • Wilson Daniels
In Pink • Salon Glorio • 7x7 Magazine • St. Helena Hospital • Popchips
Thank you to our Generous Live and Silent Auction Donors
49ers Foundation • Ace Cleaners • Ackerman Family Vineyards
Aesthetic Surgery Center of Napa Valley (Dr. John Zimmerman & SpaVenus)
Alan’s Studio Off Main • Any Length Studio • Amanda Phelps Makeup
Amica Studios - Fitness for Women • Anders-Lane Artisan Wines • Ann Ernish
Artesta Vineyards & Winery • BANK Cafe and Bar • Beringer Vineyards
Black Coyote Wines • Bruce Saunders Construction • Cakebread Cellars • California Closets
Carneros Wine Company • Ceja Vineyards • Charles Krug Winery • Clif Family Winery
Clos Pegase • Conn Creek Winery • Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Daisy Clothing Boutique • David’s Jewelers • Dog World • Eagle & Rose Inn
Ebersole Construction • Elizabeth Spencer Wines • Emerald Day Spa
Farmstead Restaurant • Flats • Fleury Estate Winery • Freemark Abby Winery
Gundlach Bundschu Winery • Heaven & Earth • Highway 12 Winery • The Home Depot
Jackie Rubin • James West • Joel Gott Wines • Karen Wynn Nails • Ken Bankson Painting
Kevin Friedman/Frankli Wild • Klass Cleaners • Knight Wine Tours & Adventure Travel
Knittel Construction • Laird Family Estate • Lark Creek Restaurant Group
Lauren & Bob Ackerman • Long Meadow Ranch Winery • Lorenza Rose
LPGA Teaching Professional – Sandy Nickerson West • Lunaria • Mayacama
Meadowood Napa Valley • Molly Chappellet • Myles Davis Electric • Nails D’Jour
Napa Wholistic Massage & Bowen Therapy • Napa Valley Hand Car Wash
Napa Valley Tours & Transportation • Napa Valley Vacuum & Sewing
Napa Valley Vintage Home • Olivier Napa Valley • On the Vine • Oxbow Market
Paloma Vineyard • Patti Wessman - Glass Artist • Peju Province Winery • Pilates Napa Valley
Pink Girl Wines • RMS Designs • Randy Gnagy • Raymond Vineyards • Robert Biale Vineyards
Robert Craig Winery • ShadowBox Cellars • Simplebliss • Smiths St. Helena Pharmacy
Shadowbox Cellars • Sommers Estate Wines • Sonoma International Film Festival
Sportabout • St. Supéry Estate Vineyard & Winery • Swanson Vineyards
Synergy • Tass Jewelry Design • Teddi Hosman Designs • The Blues Jean Bar
The Carneros Inn • The Christopher Hill Gallery • The Harvest Inn • Toss Designs
Tres Sobores Winery • Trisha Tortolani Skin Care • Uncorked @ Oxbow • Van Winden Landscaping
Von Saal Design Build • Victoria Mimiaga - Pet Portraits By Commission • Villagio Inn & Spa
Vineyard 29 • Wine Art Life - Penelope Moore • Woodhouse Barbecue
Thank you to our Tireless Volunteers!
Lauren Ackerman • Melinda Adams • Julia Allen • David Aten • Marci Atkinson • Bill Bennett
Wendy Bennett • Kara Benton • Alessandra Boscarino • Bruce Bradley • Jena Bradley • Nancy Bradley
Angela Briggs • Ida Bruce • Vicky Cardone • Lynn Carriker • Gina Cerda • Sarah DelCampo
Katelyn Duarte • Teri Everson • Velva Felton • Margaret Friedrich • Patty Garaventa • Randy Gnagy
Debbie Greene • Debbie Hanson • Corrina Haugen • Melissa Hawks • Jenny Heinzen
Cathy D'Angelo Holmes • Teddi Hosman • Edie Kausch • June Kirkpatrick • Judy Levin • Lisa Lewis
Nicole Marino • Cecily Mason • Taylor McDaniel • Yessenia Mendez • Judith Merwin • Penelope Moore
Nancy Mott • Nicole Naslund • Anna Nickolatos • Michal Nissenson • Deb Oberlin • Maricela Ochoa
Cata Parkhurst • Maricella Pelayo• Andrea Phelps • Heather Piazza • Julie Raynor
Sandy Re • Julie Richardson • Julie Ross • Julie Santiago • Wonona Schmidt • Danielle Schmitz
Lee Schwab • Lacey Scoot • Pat Shiery • Erik Shumaker • Jessica Silver • Gail Silverman
Pam Simpson • Kass Simon • Lisa Skinner • Emily Somple • Katie Somple • Olivia Soto
Jennie Thayer • Lisa Vizza • Kristine Waldenburg • Ben Webster • Denise Weinert • Emily Williams