Wine, Women and Shoes

Wine, Women, and Shoes! 

There are dozens of reasons why I am so excited about the Wine, Women & Shoes event next Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton.

First, this inaugural event benefits the St. Louis Area Foodbank, a nonprofit near and dear to my heart.

Second, the planning team and I have been working for nearly a year to make this event spectacular. I cannot wait to see all our hard work pay off!

But perhaps what I’m most excited about is simply seeing all the fabulously-dressed ladies and amazing shoes on parade!

This will definitely be a night to remember – girlfriends, shopping, wine, and hunky shoe guys! What more could a girl ask for?

As a St Louis Area Foodbank board member and event co-chair, I have enjoyed being a part of the coordination effort and working with the wonderful Foodbank staff and volunteers.

As the night approaches, I think the part of the evening I’m most looking forward to is the Keys to the Closet raffle.

One very lucky lady will take home the entire “closet” – a collection of fabulous donations, including premiere brands like Ann Taylor and James Avery Jewelry.

The winner of the Keys to the Closet raffle will walk away with handbags, massage gift certificates, jewelry and much, much more.

The prize is valued at almost $4,000 and the raffle tickets cost only $100 for one or $250 for three chances to win!

Best of all, all proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and auction items and a percentage of marketplace and wine sales benefit the St Louis Area Foodbank!

So, ladies, we get to shop guilt-free!

The Foodbank’s mission is to feed hungry people by distributing food
to our partner agencies and educate the public about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hungry.

As I see it, this is a rare chance to update your wardrobe and wine collection while making a positive difference in the community at the same time!

Tickets are selling fast so get yours today!  Be there and be fabulous!

Vicky De Los Santos
Vicky De Los Santos
UPS Director of Finance
St. Louis Area Foodbank Board Member
Wine, Women & Shoes Co-Chair




I can hardly believe it’s been a year since we started planning the first annual Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser for the St. Louis Area Foodbank!

This fun and glamorous girls night out will take place in less than a week on Wednesday, May 29, 2013! The fun happens from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton.

Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to get your  Just click on the “Buy Tickets” tab.

As one of the event co-chairs, I’ve been involved in planning this event from the start.  Wonderful and generous folks from the St. Louis Area Foodbank staff and its board have joined forces with community volunteers, companies and donors to make Wine, Women & Shoes a rocking good time.

More than 300 tickets have already been sold!

With the event finally so close, I took some time this weekend to shop for the perfect dress and shoes. This is, after all, a fashion event!

I found a dress, but am still looking for the perfect shoes.  One of my favorite things about this event will be the “Best In Shoe” contest.

Right after check-in, ladies are invited to strike a pose and let our photographers snap a shot of their fabulous shoes. Our excellent Best in Shoe judges will decide who has the best shoes in three categories:

  • Most Fabulous Flat
  • Sexiest Stilettos
  • Prettiest Pair

We are lucky to have three great judges:  Debra Bass, fashion editor for the St. Louis Post-DispatchJen Myers from Y98 and Julia Christensen from the Ladue News.

So, ladies, make sure you wear your most fashionable footwear and enter to win a great prize!

If you can’t seem to find anything fabulous beforehand, you can also shop for shoes and accessories right at the event, all while sipping delicious wines served to you by fabulous “Shoe Guys.”

So just who are these Shoe Guys?  Join us on May 29 and find out!


Barb Bunning-Stevens
Barb Bunning-Stevens
Monsanto Law Team Senior Counsel, Trademarks and Commercial Law
Wine, Women & Shoes Co-Chair



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