Wine, women & shoes

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children held its annual Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser recently at Green Valley Ranch Resort. About 350 guests enjoyed wine tasting, food and shopping for a good cause.

The nonprofit selected Lori Nelson, vice president of corporate communications for Station Casinos, as this year’s honoree. During the fashion show, models sashayed on the catwalk in stylish gowns and ensembles by fashion designer David Tupaz.

The event was hosted by Chet Buchanan of KLUC-FM 98.5, and included a performance by cast members from “Aussie Heat,” appetizers by Bottiglia, Tides and Borracha, and a marketplace with jewelry, shoes, wine and handbags.

More than $100,000 was raised to support programs for abused and neglected children and homeless children and youth in Southern Nevada.


Constructed in 1906, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery’s mill was once home to the Minden Flour Milling Company.
The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of excursions, including a new murder-mystery dinner ride. Photo by David H. Collier
The sisters also created a pair of pink sweats with a satin bow as part of their new clothing line.
After a two-year absence, Smith & Wollensky opened on the Strip and still features drinks with generous hand-pours. Photo by KeyLimePhotography
Bank Atcharawan is known for his expertise on rieslings, whose fruitiness complement Thai dishes. Photo by K.M. Cannon
David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra provided the evening’s entertainment.
Former Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett, center, chats with attendees and shakes hands with Dave Melroy during the Raiders Foundation’s second “Celebrity Swing” at TopGolf.
American artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner created the sonic kinetic sculpture “Gamelatron Perhiasan Emas di Awn Hitam” or “Golden Jewels in a Black Cloud” for the new John Hardy store at The Forum Shops. Photo by Aaron Taylor Kuffner