San Antonio’s Most Stylish Luncheon Tops The Best
By Shannon Miller Turner
Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: The sun-kissed lawn of San Antonio’s historic Argyle club provided the perfect setting for the 12th Annual Le Brunch des Chapeaux benefiting the Autism Community Network. Over 450 guests enjoyed mimosas and a McCarthy Salad – a menu item from the Beverly Hills Hotel’s iconic Polo Lounge since 1948 – as San Antonio style star, Julian Gold, presented stunning spring fashions for all to enjoy.
THE VIBE: A bit of Beverly Hills set the tone for this annual al fresco luncheon with linens in the same banana-leaf print that has famously adorned the walls of the Pink Palace hotel for decades. Guests were received in true red carpet style as they were welcomed and photographed crossing the step-and-repeat in bright and beautiful festive hats. Many of the sublime designs worn on this warm April day were the creations of New York City-based milliner, Christine Moore, who partnered with Julian Gold to present a two-day trunk show prior to Le Brunch. A percentage of each purchase was donated to the Autism Community Network.
THE CAUSE: This year’s event was chaired by Amy Swaney, Julie Johnson and Sheila Mayfield. Autism Community Network was established to maximize the potential of children with autism by providing early diagnosis for those with limited access and educating and empowering the community to support them.