Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Honey Shine Inc.’s 11th Annual Hats Off Luncheon at Jungle Island. Honey Shine members, or Lady Bugs, pulled out their best hats and came to support the mentoring program.
This year’s theme was “Peace, Love, Honeyshine” and the entire venue was decorated in retro chic 60’s decor and bright colors. Honey Shine mentees, or Honey Bugs as they’re called, were all made up and ready for their big show.
Honey Bugs having fun!
I manage the social media for Honey Shine, and in addition to sending out tweets and helping out where I could, I also interviewed Louis Aguirre of DECO Drive and WSVN TV FOX 7 and Honey Bugs Yolanda and Quanthavia who helped host and MC the event.
1. Quanthavia, me, and Yolanda after our interview. | 2. Over 600 guests attended this year’s Hats Off Luncheon! | 3. Tracy Wilson Mourning thanked everyone for coming out and making the event a major success.
4. Honey Bugs performed during the Honey Bug Showcase portion of the luncheon. | 5. Quanthavia, Yolanda, and Louis Aguirre took care of their host and MC duties! | 6. Honey Bugs wrapped up the showcase with handwritten poster boards declaring their love for Honey Shine.
It’s always an experience hearing Tracy talk about Honey Shine, how she’s grown as an individual, and the impact that the mentoring program has on the lives of these young girls. She’s an amazing orator and really knows how to connect with her audience.
I have to give a special thank you to my sister Maritza who helped make my job just a little bit easier. She was definitely a trooper throughout the day!
Sweater: H&M || Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft || Belt: Old || Skirt: Forever 21 || Shoes: Target (Mossimo)
Our day wouldn’t be complete without some silliness!
Earrings: Target || Dress: Asos || Bracelet: Old || Shoes: Target (xhilaration)
I feel so honored to have played a role in this event. It’s crazy to think that not too long ago, I was a recent college grad with no job prospects and I was driving myself crazy trying to figure out my next step. My how things have changed — blessed doesn’t even begin to describe it! 😉