Betty Ford Alpine Gardens hosts Breakfast in the Gardens, fashion show
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What: Breakfast in the Gardens.
When: 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, June 27.
Where: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Ford Park, Vail.
Cost: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens memberships start at $50 and are available at the event, which is free for members.
VAIL — Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is hosting its annual Breakfast in the Gardens on Monday to celebrate supporters of the Alpine Gardens. The continental breakfast is available from 8 to 10 a.m., and a fashion show and presentation titled “Women in Philanthropy,” featuring Nina McLemore, will take place from 9 to 10 a.m.
The breakfast is free for members, and memberships will be available at the event. Donna Giordano, Betty Janik, Nanette Kuich, Amanda Precourt, Barbara Scrivens, Beth Slifer and Debbie Wester will model McLemore’s summer line.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Nina McLemore,” said Liz Campbell, Alpine Gardens development director. “Her iconic style and use of fabric has turned Nina into the go-to designer for women looking for sophisticated apparel.”
McLemore will be in the Vail boutique, located at 183 Gore Creek Drive in Vail Village, on Sunday and Monday and will be donating 15 percent of sales from Monday through Monday, July 4, to the Alpine Gardens. Shoppers must mention Betty Ford Alpine Gardens when checking out.
McLemore designs a well-tailored wardrobe for both professional women and the “community professional” woman who serves on boards, travels and is active in social events. She cuts for all body types, with colors and styles in sizes ranging from 00 to 18. The fabrics used for the separates-oriented collection, many of which are designed by McLemore, are made with natural fibers, including cotton from Switzerland; exotic, hand-woven silks from India; and fine wools and tweeds from Italy and Scotland.
The Nina McLemore collection is made in New York, with retail 14 stores throughout the United States, including boutiques in Vail and Aspen. McLemore was recently featured on Bloomberg Market Watch and in the Wall Street Journal for dressing high-profile women such as Hillary Clinton; Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont; Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve; and Gwen Ifill, PBS journalist.
As a lifelong skier in Vail and homeowner in Crested Butte for the past decade, McLemore knows the colors, styles and fabrics that are suited for Colorado. To make an appointment for a fitting with McLemore, call 970-476-4809 or stop by the boutique in Vail. View the full collection at http://www.nina mclemore.com.
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is Eagle County’s botanical garden. Nicola Ripley, executive director of the Gardens, has been with the organization for more than 20 years.
“We specialize in understanding and conserving alpine plants, and we share that knowledge with scientists around the globe and with over 100,000 guests each year,” she said.
Learn more about the Alpine Gardens at bettyfordalpinegardens.org.
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