The Gulf Okaloosa Island is giving back to Shelter House all day on October 31st! Come for lunch, happy hour and/or dinner and 10% of all sales will go towards supporting the local women, children and men who have been affected by domestic or sexual violence. So come hungry and we will see you on Halloween!
Join us on Saturday, October 14th for the 2nd Annual Brunch and Bowl at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill at Destin Commons. This family-friendly fundraiser includes an indulgent breakfast buffet, unlimited bowling, silent auction, music,cash bar & trophies for Best Team Score and Highest Individual Game!
Registration is $500 for teams or $40 per individual bowler (space permitting).
Five-Course Wine Dinner and Live Painting raises almost $34,000 for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
(Destin, Fla.) February 26, 2018 –Over 150 guests attended Shelter House’s 2nd Annual Palate & Palette Five-Course Wine Dinner and Live Painting on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Legendary Marine showroom in Destin. All proceeds for this event went directly to Shelter House, the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center that has been serving both Okaloosa and Walton counties for over 30 years. Palate & Palette, which raised almost $17,000 in 2017, raised upwards of $33,800 this year, making this Shelter House’s most profitable fundraising event since the organization’s inception in 1985.
The evening featured a live painting and a performance by Jon Moody, an award-winning multi-medium artist from New Orleans. Palate & Palette featured the area’s top chefs, each presenting one course while Moody’s painting came to life before their eyes. The lineup of culinary talent this year included:
• Jack McGuckin, Executive Chef at Bijoux Restaurant and Spirits
• Nikhil Abuvala, Owner and Executive Chef at Roux 30a
• Wesley True, Executive Culinary Director at The Gulf Okaloosa Island and contestant on Season 13 of BRAVO TV’s Top Chef
• Tim Creehan, Owner and Executive Chef of Cuvee 30A
• Dan Pettis, Executive Chef of Fuel Restaurant and One20: A Modern Bistro
• Giovanni Fillippone, Executive Chef at the Vue on 30a, recently featured on Hell’s Kitchen All-Stars on FOX
Each of the chef’s unique courses was perfectly paired with hand selected wines by Republic National Distributing Company, Southern Wine and Spirits and Krutz Family Winery of Sonoma County, California. Select food and ingredients for each of the dishes were graciously donated by Whole Foods in Destin. Local beverage companies Timber Creek Distillery and Grayton Beer Company served craft cocktails and beers all night. The event featured an expansive silent auction, which featured trips, dining experiences, gift cards, wine by local artists and more. B-Boy Productions returned this year to provide entertainment with a DJ to command the modern, edgy vibe of the event. As dinners were finished, a live auction was held for guests to bid on the piece Moody had created before their eyes.
“To see the success of this event literally double within just one year is truly incredible,” said Rosalyn Wik-Iovieno, executive director of Shelter House. “The challenge our world is facing with domestic violence and sexual assault has received a substantial amount of attention in the media recently, so it speaks volumes to see our local community recognize that and step up to support our mission.”
Special thanks to other event sponsors including RSVP Events, Gulf Power, The One- Destin, Flip Flop Real Estate and Marsha Babe of ERA Real Estate Niceville.
Click here to Watch the Highlight Video from Palate & Palette!
Video Credit: Get The Coast
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Palate & Palette Wine Dinner and Live Painting Event!
Must be 21 & up to attend
(MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.) February 14, 2017 – Purses with a Purpose, the annual sale and auction of new and gently used handbags to benefit Shelter House, returns to Grand Boulevard March 24-25, 2017. Whether you favor a tote, satchel, clutch or hobo, you can find it at Purses with a Purpose. This signature Shelter House event, now in its seventh year, has become a must-attend annual shopping experience for ladies across the Emerald Coast.
Shoppers at Purses with a Purpose have the opportunity to select from hundreds of new and gently used purses up for sale or auction. Handbags from designers including Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and more will be available for purchase.
This year’s event kicks off with an opening party on Friday, March 24 in the corner storefront next to Altar’d State at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Attendees will enjoy appetizers from Grimaldi’s, refreshments by Timber Creek Distillery in the lounge and wines donated by Mike and Valerie Thompson of Thompson 31Fifty Wines. B-Boy Productions will provide a DJ and photo booth. A purse fashion show featuring hair and makeup by Pin Up Girls Hair Studio will top off the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. for general admission. VIP tickets get you in at 5:30 p.m. for first pick of the purses and a specialty cocktail. General admission tickets are $15, and VIP tickets are $25 in advance. Tickets purchased at the door are $20 for general admission and $30 for VIP.
Purses with a Purpose reopens on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with deep discounts on remaining merchandise, plus muffins, mimosas and free admission. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.shelterhousenwfl.org.
Since its inception, Purses with a Purpose has raised more than $73,000 to support Shelter House’s critical services for domestic and sexual violence survivors. Shelter House accepts donations of new and gently used handbags throughout the year. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelter House at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla.) February 10, 2017 – Art and food lovers packed the Tack Room at Arnett’s Gulfside Ranch in Santa Rosa Beach for Shelter House’s newest signature fundraising event, Palate & Palette: Five-Course Wine Dinner and Live Painting. In just a few hours, the event brought in close to $18,000 to benefit the domestic and sexual violence center.
The first-time event offered a unique blend of art, food and music and sold out well in advance. “It was so encouraging to see 120 people come out to support Shelter House and our mission,” said Rosalyn Iovieno, Shelter House executive director. “All of the services we provide are free to survivors, and events like Palate & Palette not only bring in critical funds but also raise awareness about what we do and the need in this community.”
The event kicked off with a Bourbon and Brews Hour featuring local craft beer and spirits by Grayton Beer Company and Timber Creek Distillery. Attendees were then treated to an indulgent five-course dinner by the Emerald Coast’s best chefs. The featured chefs were Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30A, Tim Creehan of Cuvee 30A and Destin Ice Market 30A, John Engle of The Gulf Okaloosa Island, Jack McGuckin of Bijoux and Dan Pettis of Fuel Restaurant and One20: A Modern Bistro. Each course was perfectly paired with wines from Krutz Family Cellars of Sonoma County, California.
While guests dined, New Orleans-based artist Jon Moody, whose work has been seen on the hit television show “Empire” as well as recognized by the White House, created a stunning piece of art in front of the audience.
“Shelter House helps people grow, and I wanted this piece to be about empowerment, energy, growth and love,” said Moody. “I always try to become the piece a little bit and work to evoke love and great energy all the time.”
At the end of the evening, Chris Camp of Luxury Estates Auction Company led an exciting live auction for Moody’s one-of-a-kind creation. The winning bid was $4,500 by Shelter House board president Calvin Jones.
Dion Moniz, president of Palate & Palette’s premier sponsor, Emerald Coast Title Services, said, “Shelter House is a great organization, and we didn’t have to think twice about supporting them and this event.”
Special thanks to RSVP Events for event décor, B-Boy Productions for DJ services, STM Photography for videography, Tre’ Cole for photography and all chefs, restaurants and beverage sponsors.
Shelter House’s other signature event, Purses with a Purpose, is scheduled for March 24-25 at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. More information on this event can be found on the Shelter House Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ShelterHouseNWFL.