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Wine, Women & Shoes

A benefit for Imua Family Services.

April 15, 2010
Trisha Smith

Wine, Women & Shoes, a fashionable fundraiser for Imua Family Services, will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea on Saturday, April 24, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Imua’s mission is to provide comprehensive early childhood development services to the children and families of Maui and Lāna‘i, with the support and resources needed to achieve their full potential in life. (Visit

The concept for Wine, Women & Shoes was developed by Napa Valley Vintner Elaine Honig in 2005 to celebrate women in the wine business and raise funds for pertinent women’s and children’s causes in an entertaining but laid-back environment.

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Big-hearted “sole” sisters unite. Enjoy a marvelous afternoon of stylish sisterhood for a good cause at Maui’s First Annual Wine, Women & Shoes event on Saturday, April 24, at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea.

“It’s a way of having fun, of bringing together some wonderful women in the wine industry to showcase their talents, and of collaborating in order to create a lot of good,” said Honig. “It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The modest Napa affair has expanded to several locations across the U.S., and has raised over $4 million to-date for charitable causes.

Maui’s First Annual Wine, Women & Shoes benefit will feature a high-end fashion show with an amazing collection of delicious wines, chic shoes and more. Imua is delighted to have Honorary Chair Susan Graham provide her incredible support to the event, along with a marvelous collection of event co-chairs and committee leaders who have made this wonderful event possible.

Browse through the popular “Sip-n-Shop” boutique, and enjoy vino and hors d’oeuvres, while previewing the season’s hottest shoes and accessories.

Score some tasty tidbits when it comes to what is “in” these days, and discover the answers to such questions as: What do a racy, strappy sandal and a sassy sauvignon blanc have in common? What wine do you pair with that red-hot pair of pumps?

There will also be plenty of flirty fun as organizers are pleased to announce “The Shoe Guys” for this year’s benefit. These charming men of Hawai‘i will “wait” on guests hand-and-foot. Enjoy the show as they offer an up-close-and-personal sneak peek of featured shoes carried on fancy silver trays.

“Cinderella is living proof that a pair of shoes can change your life,” so don’t be shy ladies—these gentlemen are more than willing to assist you as they slip on a pair of fierce stilettos, posh pumps or silky slippers onto your dainty feet.

This year’s guests will have the opportunity to sample a fine selection from many of Napa Valley’s most-celebrated winemakers, including Gustavo Thrace, Eagle Eye, Tres Sabores and more.

Bid on some magnificent silent auction items, including an intimate Napa Valley vineyard tour.

The elegant afternoon is complemented with exceptional cuisine from Four Season’s restaurateurs.

Tickets are $150 for general admission and $200 for VIP access, which includes front-row, tableside seating near the runway. For sponsorship opportunities, including the “Ruby Slipper,” “Diamond Stiletto,” and “Couture” levels, contact Priscilla Veilleux at (808) 244-7467 or

Proceeds benefit Imua Family Services, a local nonprofit that provides a variety of services to children with developmental delays and disabilities.

For tickets and information, call Veilleux or visit




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