San Antonio Gardenia Club Luncheon Celebrates Fashion And Fine Arts
By Jake Gaines Photography by Jenna-Beth Lyde
THE SETTING: Recently, at the Argyle Club, a glorious luncheon and style show unfolded on a sunny afternoon celebrating a Splendour On The Lawn theme. The event’s top-tier table attendees were initially welcomed at a VIP pre-party in the Champagne Room to kick off the afternoon of fun ahead.
THE STYLE: Attendees mingled in anticipation of the main event, the annual fashion show, a sensational runway of this season’s best fashions. Presented by Julian Gold and produced by Emily McMichael of R World Productions, the summery styles presented something for everyone, from pretty sundresses to resort wear and beyond. Serving as event emcee was past Gardenia Club President Siobhain Buckley, while the 2020-2022 Gardenia Club President Laura Humphries offered the group’s appreciation to its members, volunteers, and guests. The event-goers applauded a special performance by Melissa Gonzalez, representing The Woodlawn Theater & Woodlawn Academy. Also, a fine arts recognition donation was made to the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas on behalf of the Gardenia Club.
THE PURPOSE: The event was co-chaired by Sharron Batchelor and Christi Tidwell, who announced the fortunate silent auction and door prizes winners. The San Antonio Gardenia Club was founded in 1960 with the mission of providing fine arts scholarships to students within the San Antonio area. The club also participates in the annual Fiesta Battle of Flowers, Texas Cavaliers River Parade, and the Annual Holiday Parade.