Honey Shine Celebrates Their 15th Annual Luncheon

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Kalyn James, Tracy Wilson Mourning and Marla Wilson pose for the camera as they showcase their flapper-themed costumes at the luncheon

Dressed in their fringe and beaded vintage-inspired clothing, both men and women gathered at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Honey Shine’s Hats Off Luncheon. Founded by Haute 100-lister Tracey Wilson Mourning, Honey Shine, Inc. is an organization that provides the education and nurturing experiences that young women need in order to feel both empowered and confident in their abilities to succeed in the future.

Honey Bugs, dubbed this name by their mentors, were the highlight of the event due to their feature in the luncheon’s runway show that showcased their sass and enabled them to strut their stuff on the catwalk. Their infectious energy filled the room and encouraged attendees to dance and clap as they watched in amusement. Due to ticket sales, a live auction and the generosity of their guests, Honey Shine generated well over $200k. The proceeds ensure that Honey Shine will continue to make an impact on the lives of little girls and enrich their experiences with the organization even further.

There were 400 guests in attendance, including Mourning’s husband, Alonzo Mourning. The attendees, Host Committee Members- Norma Jean Abraham, Ayana Boucher, Kalyn James, Maria Lowe, Monisha Melwane, Jacqueline Nickelberry¸ Shari Rochester¸ and Nadine Valme, Mistress of Ceremonies: Neki Mohan, Board Members: Sabrina Gallo, Dr. Roslyn Clark Arts, Mathew Beatty¸ Lydia Desnovers, Marie McKenzie, Rebecca Ocariz, and Sofia Samuels, and VIP attendees: Fabrice Tardieu, Sky Watson¸ Shani Chin, Trish Carroll and Lauren Arkin, also enjoyed the celebratory lunch. Madeleine Arison of Carnival Cruise Lines was honored by Honey Shine for her continued support of the cause.

Joyce Davis, Ivette Diaz, Sandy Vallejo and Gina Gray showed their support to the organization. Many of the guests wore vivid colors, as pictured above, which was indicative of the energy of the event.