Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What a Girl Wants


Wine, women and shoes: What other combo could raise nearly a million dollars per year for women and children's charities across the nation?

There is one way such a mix could be even better, and YWCA Tulsa brings the missing ingredient starting this Thursday: that capital of Green Country, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Its Wine, Women & Shoes event is a three-day celebration of women designed to benefit the programs at YWCA while educating patrons about wine and having fun with friends.

Wine, Women & Shoes is, sensibly, split into three parts:

Wine 101: Art and fashion meet the vine in this speed-tasting-style event at Pearl Gallery this Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Vintners compare shoes and wine (Do you know what wine pairs best with your favorite stilettos?) while guests taste and learn about a variety of wines, enjoy light nibbles and art. Tickets are $40.

A Taste of Wine Country: On June 12 from 7-9 p.m., listen in on wine presentations and nosh on yummies by some of Tulsa's greatest chefs, all within the walls of three of Tulsa's fanciest homes. A live auction at each of the homes will include wine trips and magnums from participating wineries and retail partners. Sponsorships are available, or individual reservations are $150.

Luncheon, Fashion Show and Marketplace: Belly up to the Renaissance Tulsa this Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. to get your fill of ten Napa Valley vintners pouring their wines, a fashion show featuring the latest in shoes and a retail marketplace. With 20 percent of the proceeds from the marketplace going to YWCA Tulsa, this shopping opportunity is good for the sole (Ha! Get it? You know you laughed). Reservations are $75.

Be advised, wine lovers, that this event is right up your alley. The vintners whose wine is featured at the Wine, Women & Shoes event fly in from California to present their wines in person. The selections sound exceptional, and the one-on-one experience should be rather entertaining.

Anyone, man or woman, who appreciates good design won't have a problem getting excited about the shoes aspect of this event. An Italian shoe designer who flies his line, Angeleigh Anastasio, will be at the event all the way from, you guessed it, Italy.


Or, try your luck with me, because I have a little somethin' somethin' to make this fantasy of an event a complimentary reality for one lucky reader.

Up for grabs are two (2) tickets to either Wine 101 ($80 value) or the Luncheon, Fashion Show & Marketplace ($120 value). How to enter? You have two options.

Option 1: How many people participated in YWCA programs last year? The correct answer in the form of a comment on this post earns one entry.

Option 2: As a comment on this post, list the last tweet from YWCA Tulsa. I realize this answer will vary depending on when each individual who chooses this option enters. Each answer earns one entry (yes, you can enter multiple times using option 2 - this is, if YWCA Tulsa tweets more than once during this contest).

Again, part of the proceeds of the wine and goods sales of the event goes back to YWCA Tulsa, as well as ticket and sponsorship revenue. YWCA means to bring huge, wonderful things for the Tulsa area, including high-quality, affordable child care for working families, health and wellness education and services to help foreign-born people acclimate to the T-Town community. The YWCA organization has been making a difference in the fight to empower women and eliminate racism in this city for nearly a century, and getting in on the Wine, Women & Shoes event is just one way to get involved in this take-charge organization.

Enter at will! I'll select a winner after 5 p.m. tomorrow.

For good luck, give yourself a pedicure. You'd be braver than I'll ever be to show up at this event - where all eyes will be on your feet at some or more points - with less-than-perfect tootsies.

24 comments:

Catie said...

Here's my entry! Latest tweet from @ywcatulsa:

RT @cityoftulsagov: PLANiTULSA- Which Way, Tulsa? Help plan Tulsa's future today! Take the scenario survey at www.planitulsa.org

Thanks! @ladycatie :)

Judd Wheeler said...

25,316 people participated last year (@juddwheeler)

Catie said...

Newest Tweet:

YWCATulsa Check us out on TashaDoesTulsa! RT @tashadoestulsa: Wine. Women. Shoes. GIVEAWAY. http://bit.ly/131oUw @ywcatulsa

Thanks! :)

Daniele said...

Below is the latest tweet from YWCA Tulsa. I do not drink but the thought of seeing all of the shoes just makes a girls heart beat fast!

Check us out on TashaDoesTulsa! RT @tashadoestulsa: Wine. Women. Shoes. GIVEAWAY. http://bit.ly/131oUw @ywcatulsa

christine said...

25,316 people participated in YWCA programs last year.

What a fun event!

Erica said...

25,316 people

@imintulsa :)

christine said...

And the most recent YWCA tweet!

Check us out on TashaDoesTulsa! RT @tashadoestulsa: Wine. Women. Shoes. GIVEAWAY. http://bit.ly/131oUw @ywcatulsa

Erica said...

and the tweet says:

YWCATulsaCheck us out on TashaDoesTulsa! RT @tashadoestulsa: Wine. Women. Shoes. GIVEAWAY. http://bit.ly/131oUw @ywcatulsaabout 1 hour ago from HootSuite

I would love to go and bring my friend along! she's been stressed and what better way to make a friend smile than to bring her to a shoes and wine event?!

@imintulsa // Erica

Sherri_T4Tulsa said...

The most recent Tweet from @YWCATulsa at this hour is a nice "thank you" to you!!

Huge thanks to @tashadoestulsa for featuring us on her blog — be sure to enter her contest for tickets to WW&S! http://bit.ly/131oUw

PS: Thanks for dropping by our meetup this evening! :-)

ba_joker said...

The most recent Tweet is:

Huge thanks to @tashadoestulsa for featuring us on her blog — be sure to enter her contest for tickets to WW&S! http://bit.ly/131oUw

beautynbeast16 said...

Last year alone, 25,316 people participated in YWCA programs which include:

beautynbeast16 said...

Huge thanks to @tashadoestulsa for featuring us on her blog — be sure to enter her contest for tickets to WW&S! http://bit.ly/131oUw

Oh I hope I can go! I reallly want to go...

Erica said...

Today's tweet thanks me!!! :)

YWCATulsa@imintulsa @lucindarojas @mmillberry Thanks for the RT love and your support!32 minutes ago from HootSuite

@imintulsa

Amanda Forman said...

25,316 PARTICIAPTED LAST YEAR AND THE LAST TWEET WAS: @imintulsa @lucindarojas @mmillberry Thanks for the RT love and your support!

christine said...

Another YWCA Tweet!

@imintulsa @lucindarojas @mmillberry Thanks for the RT love and your support!

Lindsay said...

Latest YWCA tweets:
Friday's luncheon: catwalk and Angeleigh Anastasio's to-die-for Italian shoes: http://bit.ly/dYBz2. Only available @ WW&S! http://bit.ly/wws

Lindsay said...

Latest YWCA tweets:
YWCA Tulsa receives almost $1m annually from the TAUW! RT @tulsaunitedway: Watch Mark Graham, TAUW President and CEO, on @FOX23 at noon!

Lindsay said...

Entry:
25,316 people participated in YWCA programs last year alone! What a great turnout.

I so badly want to take my mom--we love wine and shoes! =))

christine said...

Latest Tweet!

YWCA Tulsa receives almost $1m annually from the TAUW! RT @tulsaunitedway: Watch Mark Graham, TAUW President and CEO, on @FOX23 at noon!about 4 hours ago from HootSuite

Lindsay said...

Gosh I sure want to win some tickets!!! Latest YWCA tweet:
Still room left! RT @Midtowner RT @TulsaEvents YWCA Wine, Women & Shoes Pearl Gallery 1201 East 3rd St 5:30-7:30 Thurs 6/11 587-2100 $40
Lindsay Epps (t: lindsayepps)

Geoffrey said...

RT @ywcatulsa Still room left! RT @Midtowner RT @TulsaEvents YWCA Wine, Women & Shoes Pearl Gallery 1201 East 3rd St 5:30-7:30 Thurs 6/11 587-2100 $40

Judd Wheeler said...

Still room left! RT @Midtowner RT @TulsaEvents YWCA Wine, Women & Shoes Pearl Gallery 1201 East 3rd St 5:30-7:30 Thurs 6/11 587-2100 $40

@juddwheeler

Courtney said...

Fun! 25,316 participated.

Courtney said...

Here's the latest tweet.
Still room left! RT @Midtowner RT @TulsaEvents YWCA Wine, Women & Shoes Pearl Gallery 1201 East 3rd St 5:30-7:30 Thurs 6/11 587-2100 $40

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