Lifestyle Legend Caroline Roehm Speaks At Luncheon For AugustHeart
By Shannon Miller Turner Photography by Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: San Antonio Country Club’s bright and beautiful ballroom was the setting for the winter luncheon benefitting AugustHeart. Guests enjoyed the pristine beauty of nature brought indoors with tables decorated in garden-like hues set off by elegant centerpieces provided by Baker Tatum. Emcee Bobby Cavender welcomed the glamorous guests and set the tone for an afternoon of fun, learning and fundraising about the organization and its goals.
THE VIBE: Guest speaker Caroline Roehm, a lifestyle expert and renowned author, shared photos and stories from her life as well as from her most recent book, At Home in the Garden. Ms. Roehm imparted to the audience the lessons she has gained from gardening through the years: patience, forbearance and loss; “…great love and beauty, as in the actual human experience: gardening is humbling and wise.” The garden has always been a font of inspiration and draws from it for her astonishingly lovely arrangements, gracious dinner parties, and her gallery-quality photographs. Roehm also guided the attendees on a beguiling tour of the gardens of Weatherstone, her historic Connecticut house.
THE CAUSE: At the luncheon there were door prizes and a raffle drawing to win a $2,000 Julian Gold shopping spree and a Barfield Collection Ostrich Tote valued at $4,000. All guests took home gift certificates from Julian Gold as well as Barfield Collection..The mission of AugustHeart is to prevent sudden cardiac death in high school students, ages 14-18, in San Antonio and surrounding counties by providing free heart screenings, education, awareness, and life-saving technology.