GSB Parents’ Association Hosts Annual Fashion Event, La Dolce Vita

On Tuesday, April 12, the GSB Parents’ Association hosted their annual Fashion Event in an incredible display of elegance, grace, and community. This year’s theme, La Dolce Vita, was a particularly sweet element as attendees gathered for an in-person format for the first time in over two years. 

Held at Fiddlers’ Elbow Country Club, guests eagerly arrived to take part in a morning of shopping with local vendors and explore this year’s fabulous basket prizes. With over 30 unique baskets and experiences to win, notable prizes included shopping certificates, gourmet food and wine bundles, personal training classes, jewelry, handbags, and more. With two door prizes, vendor finds, and swag bags for each guest, no one went home empty-handed! 

All the premiere vendors on display at this year’s event can be found on the event webpage.  

After a morning of shopping and catching up with one another, guests sat down for a delicious, seated lunch as the 2022 Fashion Event Co-Chairs, Kate Hanson and Lauren Salko, greeted the crowd and extended their sincere appreciation for all who were involved in bringing the event to life.  

“One thing we have learned these past few years is that life is sweet and much sweeter together,” the Event Co-Chairs stated. “To say we are grateful to be gathered together as a community is truly an understatement.” 

PA President Sheri Cohen and GSB Head of School Sid Rowell also took the stage to welcome attendees and to congratulate the Parents’ Association and volunteers for putting together such a successful event.  

“The best part of the day is seeing smiling faces,” Sheri said. “Thank you to the entire Gill Community for a wonderful day.” 

The lunch concluded with the first-ever showing of the “Life is Sweet Runway Show,” a special pre-recorded video featuring our very own GSB moms taking the runway to model this season’s top spring fashion trends. The runway moms were dressed courtesy of B—Boutique, located in Bernardsville, New Jersey. 

The Parents’ Association would like to extend a special thank you for all the support in this annual fundraiser from the GSB community including all donors, attendees, and everyone who bid on the silent auction remotely. 

The Fashion Event was one to remember due to the behind-the-scenes work of the Event Core Committee, Co-Chairs Kate Hanson and Lauren Salko, Basket Co-Chairs Michelle Lawse and Emily Maillet, Vendor Co-Chairs Jacquelyn Hofmann and Michele Winneker, Silent Auction Co-Chairs Susan Brooks and Kristen Menza, Swag Bag Co-Chairs Lauren Buch and Kelly Garnes Pages, Model Chair Nicole Kolb, design by Vision Creative Group, and GSB Director of Parent Relations and Special Events Jennifer Doherty. 

Please enjoy the photo gallery and the “Life is Sweet Runway Show” below, and mark your calendars for the PA Year-End Breakfast on May 18, 2022, to celebrate all the PA successes during this past school year.  

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