There is so much fun going on in October. Not only is the weather the closest thing to perfection that the year ever delivers up, the sky is bluer, the colors are gorgeous and the city cries, “Come play with me!”
Here are 5 events to consider RSVP’ing YES to, along with a little help with what to wear. And, if none of these tickle your fancy and you want more options, stay tuned for our post next week filled with many different fun things to do in Nashville during this oh-so-perfect month. (But, next week there are no what to wear suggestions, so embrace today.)
Oh, there are also a “bonus” three listed at the bottom of today’s post that we covered in detail last year. Be sure to check them out as well!
Nashville Wine Auction: Champagne and Chardonnay
When: October 3, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Home of Kelly Pappas Crockett at 6145 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
Tickets: $100 includes wine tastings and hors d’oeurves by Kristen Winston Catering
At this exclusive ladies-only event, sponsored by Saint Thomas Health, Domaine Chandon, Newton Vineyards and Dr. Mark Whaley, DDS, guests will enjoy a beautiful night out drinking Champagne and Chardonnay with their girlfriends, while raising money to fund the fight against cancer.
Luxury brands Jimmy Choo and Tory Burch will have representatives on hand to allow guests to shop for stunning shoes, exquisite handbags and beautiful fashion accessories, such as Judith Ripka jewelry. Ladies will
be able to try on shoes featuring the latest fall fashions and take them home after the event. A percentage of the
proceeds will go to benefit the Nashville Wine Auction (the oldest charity wine auction in the country).
And if you don’t like Chardonnay? You most likely haven’t found the right one. “You can get a whole variety of styles depending on what type of Chardonnay you buy … And don’t forget that Chardonnay is also one of the key grapes in the making of Champagne – and who doesn’t love Champagne?” – Vivek Surti, Nashville Wine Auction
SB What to Wear Tip: This is a girls’ night out on steroids. Shopping, charity and wine all together. Wear your jeans or dressier pants and a fun top or a dress that allows you to chat with friends (and shop!) in comfort. We partnered with Blue Bohemian boutique to gather these looks for this event. www.blue-bohemian.com
*Note: many of these fashions are made by refugee women using repurposed materials. We thought this was definitely worth pointing out! Also, these looks represent about the most casual you want to be. Feel free to dress it up a bit more with a silk top or dress, fun shoes or dressier pants!
Dinner on the Bridge: to benefit Nashville’s Greenways
When: Oct 3, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cocktails and Dinner on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge
Experience a gorgeous fall evening with the Nashville city skyline as your backdrop. Hosted by Anne Davis and Mayor Karl Dean this event attracts local politicians and advocates for a greener Nashville, as well as those who simply enjoy our greenways with gusto!
SB What to Wear Tip: Many will be coming straight from work and the timing requires layers for many, as Oct 3rd often has a chill in the air. Think coat and tie or coat without tie for men, or even a sweater for the more casual guy. But, leave your jeans at home, as the company is more law firm than it is music industry chic. We partnered with J. McLaughlin to gather these looks for this event. www.jmclaughlin.com
Night of the Elephant: to benefit The Elephant Sanctuary
When: October 12, 2013
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Loew’s Vanderbilt Plaza
- $350 is the ticket price to the “big” party. For invitation information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For the Trunks Up party, for the younger crowd, tickets are $150/ticket. Until Oct 1, this party is just $75/ticket as an early bird special.
More Information: elephants.com
This one-time-only fundraising event looks to be a whole lot of fun with cocktails, seated dinner, auction, live entertainment and anticipated surprises. For the younger crowd there will also be a Trunks Up party that will be operating simultaneously with a DJ and dancing, heavy hors d’ouevres and cocktails. You know the event will be gorgeous with Amos Events in charge.
The Elephant Sanctuary was founded in 1995 and is the nation’s largest habitat refuge developed specifically for African and Asian elephants and operates on 2700 acres.
SB What to Wear Tip: It’s black tie, so men, your outfit is easy: penguin suit. Women, think cocktail, not gala or ball. Also, as this is a one-time event think FUN. Maybe go for that women’s tuxedo look or throw on a huge elephant necklace. We partnered with Designer Renaissance for some choices to this fun event.
For more information about Designer Renaissance, call: (615) 297-8822
Sunday in the Park: To benefit Warner Parks
When: October 27, 2013
Time: 12 noon – 3 p.m.
Where: Edwin Warner Park
For information or price, or to request an invitation, please call Friends of Warner Parks: 615-370-8053
Join in on this primary fundraiser for the Friends of Warner Parks and enjoy our beautiful park system on a day that is sure to be filled with leaves in full color! This tented luncheon is in the heart of Edwin Warner Park.
“Friends of Warner Parks dedicates itself to the preservation, protection, and stewardship of Percy and Edwin Warner Parks. It works to protect the natural and historical integrity of the area by supporting appropriate recreational activities, maintaining and enhancing its features, and promoting programs that inspire appreciation and conservation of the Parks.” — Friends of Warner Parks.
SB Tip on What to Wear: The timing of this event is perfect for leaving church and heading straight to the event. Thus, it’s definitely after church, as in dressy church, attire. Sport coats are fine, no need for a suit. You will be outside, so comfortably chic in pants or a dress is perfect for ladies. Wear shoes that don’t sink into the grass! We partnered with The French Shoppe and the Oxford Shop for this event. www.frenchshoppe.com and theoxfordshop.com
Komen Greater Nashville Race for the Cure: benefiting Susan G Komen
When: Oct 26, 2013
Time: Race begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Maryland Farms
This race is a powerful way to show your support of breast cancer survivors and those battling a disease that finds its way into entirely too many women’s lives. Run or walk in memory or in honor of someone and be filled with joy over a community all committed to making breast cancer a thing of the past. (A family friendly event.)
SB Tip What to Wear: Really, who cares? Just GO! But, for conversation’s sake, if you were to need some need some new exercise clothes, check out the women’s section at Cumberland Transit which is newly expanded. www.cumberlandtransit.com
So much fun, so many ideas for what to wear, so many worthy causes!
Remember, we will have MORE events next Wednesday as October has so much going on.
AND, to recap our What to Wear from last year, as these are great events to attend again this year (and every year!) please see:
Events covered include:
Once in a Blue Moon, this year on October 12th.
Authors in the Round, this year on October 11th.
Literary Award Gala, this year on November 9th.
Have a great weekend!