NCL Mother Daughter Tea
New Canaan chapter of National Charity League's annual tea
Membership from the New Canaan chapter of National Charity League gathered for their annual mother daughter tea on March 2, 2014 at Wee Burn Country Club. Despite the snow and cold temperatures outside, the gathering warmly welcomed 215 attendees both She La La and Vineyard Vines as their featured designers for a spectacular spring fashion show and basket of gifts to make any woman smile.
The afternoon began with comments from NCL President Liz Deambrosio who set the stage for a light hearted event, ice breakers for table conversation and introductions to the event’s co chairs, Jennifer Skyrm and Irene Allen. Mrs. Skyrm cited Churchill and the importance of making a life by “what you give” which underlies the philosophy and volunteerism of NCL. Vineyard Vines’ began as a tie business on Martha’s Vineyard started by brothers, Ian and Shep Murray and has grown to a business of 30 retail stores, 600 specialty, boutique and department stores nationwide with sales over 100 million. The brothers attribute six key points to their success including follow through, having fun, teamwork, being truthful, empowering team members, and continuously thinking outside the box.
Owned by Sheila and David Grow of New Canaan, She La La’s boutique offers affordable jewelry, accessories and gifts for the home representing designers not widely sold in the area. A supporter of local business, She La La represents modern vibrant design and graciously made a donation to one of the beautiful raffle baskets filled with She La La jewelry, gifts and women’s accessories.
As guests enjoyed tea, several senior ticktockers and their mothers took to the stage for a fun fashion show which featured Vineyard Vines clothing for men, women, and children. Raffle winners were announced and the afternoon ended with a bittersweet farewell to the class of 2014.
She La La is located at 120 Main Street and Vineyard Vines in located at 67 Elm Street.