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Laura Swanstrom Reece is a sixteen-year resident of the Washington Metropolitan area, she is a philanthropist and fundraiser at heart. With experience in corporate and grass-roots fundraising, event production on an Olympic scale, and volunteer management, this entrepreneur and member of The Washington Ballet Women's Committee is passionate about supporting the arts and other non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to make change in our nation's capital and beyond.

Lilly Pulitzer Tea at The Fairmont Hotel To Benefit the Make A Wish Foundation

Attention lovers of Lilly!  The Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC will be hosting its ninth annual Tickled Pink mother/daughter fashion show on Saturday, May 12.  This is an event not to be missed and is a fabulous way to spend the day with your family – especially since Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day!

Angie Goff and Eun Yang with their daughters (swapped); photo by Kipp Burgoyne

Celebrity and model mother-daughter duos will don the latest “Lilly” spring and summer fashions. CBS Anchor Lesli Foster with daughter Jordon and NBC Anchor Eun Yang with daughter Carys, as well as yours truly with daughters Hannah and Ava; are just some of the celebrity models taking to the Fairmont runway to help support wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.  WTOP Radio’s Man About Town – Bob Madigan will once again serve as the Master of Ceremonies.

While indulging a passion for these unique and brightly colored Lilly Pulitzer fashions that have been warm weather chic ever since Jackie Kennedy slipped one on in the 1960s, guests will enjoy a lavish tea that, like Lilly, is both classic and new. Fairmont’s culinary team will serve mainstays like watercress, salmon and egg salad sandwiches, and homemade scones with lemon curd and real Devonshire cream, alongside kid-pleasing peanut butter and jam.  The sweet tray will be rounded out with everything from herbal tea cookies to berry tartlets and mini chocolate chip cookies.  For an added touch of sparkle, alongside Fairmont’s signature Metropolitan Tea blends, butlers will be passing Kir Royales and Mimosas.

photo by Kipp Burgoyne

Come dressed for the occasion – prizes will be awarded for the best “vintage Lilly” and a silent auction will feature numerous luxuries including weekend get-a-ways at several Fairmont Hotels.  Guests will receive take-home Lilly goodie bags courtesy of Lizanne Jeveret of Pink Palm at Bethesda Row, and complimentary valet parking will be provided.

100% of the proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic grants wishes to children in the Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas.

Saturday, May 12
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Fairmont Hotel
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC

$75 for adults and $25 for children aged sixteen and under.
For reservations contact: Diana Bulger diana.bulger@fairmont.com or call 202-457-5019.

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