Earlier this month, the 8th annual Wine, Women & Shoes event took place in the Design District, bringing together some of Miami’s most notable and celebrated women for a charitable cause. Since its launch, Wine, Women & Shoes has raised $1.2 million for the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Among the women in attendance was Maria Tettamanti, who took Ocean Drive around for a first-hand glimpse into this exclusive luncheon. We chatted with the style maven and Miami influencer about the event, the work of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and her top style tips for summer.
How did you get involved with supporting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation?
MARIA TETTAMANTI: I’ve been attending Wine, Women & Shoes for the past several years. As a mother of two, I’ve visited Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on numerous scary occasions and am a staunch supporter of these angels on earth.
Tell us about this year’s Wine, Women & Shoes event.
MT: The event took place for the first time in the Design District’s Moore Building. Spanning several floors, the event was brimming with auction items, beautiful women and men—and of course… smashing shoes!
Why is this cause important to you?
MT: No child should ever have to suffer—Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation is consistently ranked as a top hospital for pediatric needs. That’s a huge feat!
As summer approaches, what are you most looking forward to in and around Miami?
MT: My family and I love to hop on our boat and head to the Bahamas for a few nights. As a mom, I love being able to sleep in and not having a schedule, too. Every day is different.
What are your top style tips for summer?
MT: Never underestimate the power of a Panama hat and flip flops paired with an easy, breezy sundress. And always wear sunscreen!
Favorite hangouts in Miami?
MT: I’ve been loving Swan for lunch with my girlfriends. And my kids love to hangout at Artsy Hive in Miami Shores where we can paint pottery. My husband and I cherish date nights at Makoto, too.
Photography by: Photos courtesy of Maria Tettamanti