Dillard’s spring fashions luncheon highlight


Coastal Friends is planning “A Tasteful Tee Off to Spring” fashion show from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 6 at Marsh Landing Country Club, 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway, Ponte Vedra Beach.

Dillard’s is the sponsor this year. The models for the fashions and accessories will be Coastal Friends members showcasing such brands as Lilly Pulitzer, J. McLaughlin, IBKUL, Eileen Fisher and Antonio Melani — Dillard’s exclusive private label brand. 

Dillard’s Assistant Store Manager Kimberly Pond will be the emcee and Lisette Colebrooke, visual manager, will be busy behind the scenes helping to make sure all goes smoothly, along with their resident makeup artist, Rebecca Miller, from Chanel.

Additionally, Dillard’s will donate two high-end gift baskets as raffle tickets: one filled with ladies’ fragrances and the other with luxury skin-care products. Coastal Friends will make a donation to “Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida” on behalf of Dillard’s. 

The luncheon is open to the community, members and guests of Coastal Friends. The cost to attend is $25. As seating is limited for this very popular event, reservations must be made in advance; contact the luncheon chairman (bartshar@comcast.net) as soon as possible. The luncheon menu will consist of caesar salad, chicken marsala, roasted red potatoes, asparagus and chef’s choice for dessert. 

Coastal Friends, formed in 1998, is a social group of women who live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, St. Augustine and the surrounding area.  Some of the activities offered are: adventures and outings, book club, bunco, canasta and canasta lessons, happy hour, lunch in, lunch out, mah jongg and wine socials. Luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of every month, except for July and August. New members are welcome throughout the year.