- February 1, 2017
After more than 10 years, our Black Tie Standouts issue is back! We’ve compiled a list of all our favorite fashion-forward black tie scenesters — basketball tournament style — and we want your help narrowing it down. You can now click here once a day this week and vote for who you think were the four best-dressed men and women for the 2016-2017 season. Every Monday between now and the end of voting on April 9, we’ll narrow it down in each category, so keep tuning in each week as the bracket slims down to the finalists. We will announce the winners May 4 in our Black Tie Standouts special section.
Birthday dreams came true March 19 when Charlotte Watts, daughter of Blush Bridal Sarasota owner Fondren Watts and Danny Watts, got a unicorn-themed party for her third birthday. Charlotte celebrated with her family at Columbia Restaurant followed by a fun day in the sun at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Club on Lido Key. Fondren ordered a custom cake from Gigi's Cupcakes for the party. She based the design on images she found on Pinterest. “Charlotte is the epitome of a girly girl,” says Fondren. “So for the final touch, we ordered her a custom pink sparkle tutu and birthday shirt with the number "three" spelled out in gold on the front, from Etsy.”
Two couples have joined the Asolo Repertory Theatre's Crystal Society: Larry and Debbie Haspel and Herman and Sharon Frankel. All are long-time supporters of the theater. Larry Haspel is president of the Asolo Rep Board of Directors. The Crystal Society recognizes donors who give $1 million or more to the company. Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards made the announcement at the March 17 dinner preceding the opening of Lillian Hellman's "Little Foxes” at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
Baby bliss … Sarah and David Horvath welcomed their baby girl, Phoebe Marie Horvath, into the world at 6:43 a.m. on March 19. Sarah informed her Instagram followers that their “hearts are full!” … Late-night bites … Guests at Ringling College’s An Evening at the Avant-Garde got a sweet surprise upon leaving the event on March 18: Moon Pies. To infinity and beyond! … A year of love … Erin and Worth Graham celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary March 19. The couple enjoyed a saved portion of their wedding cake and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to get in the nuptial spirit ... Star-studded occasion …
Guests at Nashville’s Music Row Comes to the Ballpark on March 17 included many familiar names, including Grammy award-winning songwriter Liz Rose, Orioles infielder Chris Davis (who celebrated his birthday with a surprise cake at the event) and “Wheel of Fortune” star Pat Sajak.