Tracy Mourning hosts the 9th Annual Honey Shine Hats Off Luncheon at Jungle Island

Get ready Miami: the Royal Wedding has started a new trend in our city. Since we don't get to wear such fabulous hats on a regular occasion, I loved the concept behind last week's 9th Annual Hats Off Luncheon benefiting Tracy Mourning's Honey Shine Mentoring Program. Members and sponsors of the organization attended the festivities at Jungle Island to support and raise funds for Honey Shine's vision which is to empower young girls to shine as women. As a program under the Alonzo Mourning Charities, Honey Shine is dedicated to enriching the lives of young girls (ages 8-18) that are living in at-risk situations in our inner-city communities. During the event, guests were able to meet some of these extraordinary young girls [who are affectionately called "Honey Bugs"]. Aside from a great cause, you can really see that the Honey Bugs love to participate in all of the bi-weekly workshops and especially their annual Camp Honey Shine that takes place every summer. To get involved with this organization or for more information, make sure you visit www.HoneyShine.org.

Above: Tracy Mourning's sister, Lisa [right], provided guests with a personalized demonstration of the new Honey Child collection.

Above Left: Bond Trisransri, owner of 2B Asian Bistro, and Norma Jean Abraham (Event Committee Member and a Double Platinum Donor). Norma has a big heart and is an imperative part of the Honey Shine family. Above Right: Sabrina Badeaux, owner of Chez Badeaux Salon, along with her friend during the Luncheon.

Tracy Mourning bidding on a handbag during the Silent Auction.

Yours truly and Celebrity Jewelry Designer, Shannon St. Clair.

Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard (right) with her mother, Suzie Sayfie (left). Stephanie is dedicated to working at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund, the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center based at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine.

Talk about confidence! Check out the Honey Bugs as they modeled apparel from GAP (sponsor) on the runway.

The lovely Honey Bugs "Under the Big Top" at Jungle Island! By the way, if you'd like to get a closer look at my outfit to this event, check out the Miami New Times today. They featured my entire look [from head to toe] on Cultist, Miami's culture blog. Many thanks to Jipsy Nefarious who photographed me that day. Enjoy!

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