The Betsy South Beach presents the first annual "Celebrate your Soul - on Solstice"

 
The Betsy-South Beach, the world’s only luxury hotel to operate on a PACE platform (philanthropy, arts, culture and education), presents its first annual Women’s Empowerment Weekend, “Celebrate your Soul - on Solstice,” June 21-23, 2014 on Ocean Drive. The three-day program offers wide-ranging dawn to dusk events, from sunrise yoga to evening gatherings that honor women with exceptional commitment to community. Other programs include workshops, seminars, and presentations on nutrition and wellness, exercise and relaxation, as well as a Moroccan couture fashion show where women who teach will be honored and ‘real women’ will model. Oh, and guess who will be one of these fabulous models? Yours truly of course!! Make sure to round up your friends and get ready for a really fun night. On Sunday, June 22nd, the evening will kick off with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and the fashion show will begin at 7 p.m. Project Runway star and Tony-nominated designer Emilio Sosa is hosting the 6p.m. rooftop cocktail party featuring the U.S. debut of Moroccan designer Siham Tazi’s couture kaftans. These gorgeous kaftans (as pictured on the left and below) will be sold at luxury boutique Le Beau Maroc (a.k.a. “Beautiful Morocco”) which opens in July (a block south of the Bal Harbour Shops). The boutique is owned by Miami Beach resident and Moroccan beauty Asmaa Benkirane. I absolutely cannot wait to see Tazi's exquisite designs!
During the fashion show, guests can enjoy champagne and VEEV cocktails as they take in the ocean views on top of the Betsy South Beach roof deck. You'll also be happy to know that the show will benefit Dress for Success, so bring your new or gently worn business attire for this worthy cause. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP for the event here (the fashion show is free and open to the public). Here's a fun fact I'd love to share with you before the show: some of these luxurious kaftans took five months to make and are being hand-carried from Morocco to give Miami fashion an injection of exoticism. I'm so excited to know that I'll have the honor of wearing such delicate and breathtaking designs. On the runway, I'll be joined by fellow “Real Women” models including Miami philanthropist Lana DeSimone, entrepreneur/designer/singer Meghan Walsh (daughter of America’s Most Wanted John Walsh), Betsy owner Lesley Goldwasser (considered one of Wall Street’s most powerful women) and other natural beauties. The “Celebrate your Soul on the Solstice” weekend will be held throughout The Betsy’s villa-like setting, from the subterranean speakeasy-style B-Bar to the oceanfront Roof Deck, lobby salon, venerable BLT-Steak and new sister hotel, The Carlton. Wellness appointments are offered all weekend with staff and visiting professionals in the fields of nutrition, exercise and beauty. The Betsy spa will offer special previews of Miami Spa Month treatments. Special room rates begin at $295 at The Betsy and $75 at The Carlton, and can be made by phoning 305-760-3900 or visiting www.thebetsyhotel.com and entering promotional code CYSS. For a complete list of events during this amazing weekend, visit their official website. See you all there! xo

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