What: Wine Women & Shoes, a benefit for the Sacramento Children's Home.
When: 1 to 4 p.m. May 5.
Where: The Mohamed Quail Run Estate, 4415 College Oak Drive, Sacramento.
How much: A single ticket is $75; VIP tickets, $125. Call (916) 290-8202; visit http://kidshome.org.
Party plans: Fashion show, world-class wines, delectable bites, the Shoe Guys, and boutique marketplace.
Suggested shoe attire: Stilettos.
Beneficiary: Sacramento Children's Home is a comprehensive child and family service organization providing services to vulnerable children and families for nearly 150 years. The focus is to end the generational cycle of child abuse and neglect through programs including family resource centers, crisis nurseries, counseling, education and residential treatment.
Featured volunteer: Stephanie Cripe describes Wine Women & Shoes this way: "This fabulous event has everything for us gals. Picture this: Strolling the grounds of a beautiful estate while sipping wines, nibbling on incredible bites by our wonderful culinary partners, all the while shopping the various shoe and specialty boutiques. The fashion show itself will be showcasing current fashions
and don't forget the darling Shoe Guys."
Cripe's main task for WW&S is culinary chair. "We will have everything from pork belly and salmon to ahi and polenta," said Cripe. Among suppliers will be Selland's, Bandera, Piatti, Bella Bru, Land Ocean, American River Culinary Institute, Had's, Casa Garden, Roxy/Lucca, Elaine Belle Catering, Splendid Gourmet Catering, Toffee Boutique and Capital Confections.
Cripe is not a newcomer when to comes to volunteering. She served on the SCH board, has been involved with the Crisis Nurseries, the Junior League of Sacramento and Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California.
Is Cripe a shoe person? The answer is no.
"The humor of being involved with this fundraiser is not totally lost on me," said Cripe. "I have perhaps a dozen or so pairs of basic pumps and flats, and lots of sandals. I'm into comfort, and although high heels and stilettos are dreamy, my feet ache just looking at them."
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