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We love our Besties! In fact, we love them so much we helped put on a fashion extravaganza, “Besties: Fashion for a Purpose,” to honor them and raise money for the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center. (WASAC)

On Saturday, October 7, Lucinda’s, along with the Finishing School for Modern Women and Charisma – Inner Beauty, arranged a fun evening to celebrate the influence of our “besties,” raising $1,700 for the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center through admission and raffle ticket sales for prizes from local businesses. We hosted the wine and dessert after party, and donated 20 percent of sales that evening to our cause. 

 The event, held in the Atrium of Hotel at Old Town, featured our fabulous fall frocks and jewelry, crowned by gorgeous hairstyles and makeup by Charisma – Inner Beauty. We recruited pairs of real life best friends to walk down the runway together, showing off their new looks, while Jill D. Miller, the Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women shared stories with the audience of our besties adventures together.

 We’re passionate about supporting our community, especially nonprofits whose purpose it is to help women. WASAC’s mission is to educate and provide resources to individuals and the community to “create a culture of intolerance for sexual violence and an atmosphere of healing for those impacted by it.” They support a 24/7 crisis call line, give legal and medical help, support counseling, individual therapy and much more, all on a shoe-string budget.

 “What a great, fun way to raise money for women in need,” says Kathy Williams, Executive Director of WASAC. “These funds will help us fill in the areas that the grants we’ve received don’t. This will allow us to pay for supplies for support and unexpected needs of survivors in Wichita.”  

 A big thank you to our other sponsors, the Finishing School for Modern Women, Charisma - Inner Beauty and Hotel at Old Town. Three cheers for our modeling besties, who worked the catwalk with attitude and style. We appreciate the local businesses that donated raffle prized for the event: Skin Essentials, Intuitive Readings by Jennifer Jean, Sedgwick County Historical Museum, The Finishing School for Modern Women, WASAC, Bella Luz, Hana Café, Todd Brian's Brickstreet Cafe and Tavern and Pure. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the hard work of our staff. Special kudos to our Shannon, the director of our show, whose organization and leadership skills kept everything running perfectly.

Finally, thanks to everyone who came out and supported our event. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

 

Friendsgiving
Friendsgiving is a growing trend for those who live too far away from their homes to go back for the Thursday feast or just in addition to Thanksgiving where friends come together and drink and eat pie. Since Thanksgiving is a holiday to be thankful, Friendsgiving is to gather up your closest friends and just have a good time together. In the hustle and bustle of life getting all your friends together can be difficult and doesn't happen as much as you would like so this is the perfect excuse to hang out.

A good menu for Friendsgiving usually consists of the non typical Thanksgiving meal. I generally have three or four family Thanksgivings to attend so by the time Friendsgiving comes around I am SO tired of turkey, potatoes, and cooked veggies. Good ideas for some Friendsgiving menus are multicultural meals such as Chinese themed, Latin themed, or Italian themed foods. Or do something off the wall and have ballpark themed food. (Yes, I said ballpark themed.) My friends and I decided to go wacky and creative with the ball park theme. You can go all out with the decorations for this theme too to make it extra memorable. Here is the menu for this year:

~beef hot dogs
~hamburgers
~full service nacho bar
~popcorn
~pretzels
~potato wedges
~chili
~peanuts

 

Read more: Friendsgiving

DIY-lightful Costumes
Are you in the search for a unique costume for Halloween? Embarrassed of showing up at a party with the same store bought costume as somebody else? Tired of buying a costume and only being able to wear it once? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then DIY costumes are the way to go for you. DIY costumes are great for the simple fact that no one else will be wearing the same costume as you. Also, it is more bang for your buck because you now have an outfit that you can split up or wear together many, many more times. We looked through our racks and have come up with a few costumes that might spark some inspiration in you. So, go ahead and click "Read more" to see some spooktacular costumes that are sure to turn heads at your Halloween party.

Read more: Costume Inspiration

What's Up Wichita

There is so much going on around town this weekend so your couch and Netflix can wait for another time. I sometimes hear people complaining that Wichita is so BOOORRRRINGGG but in reality there is always something happening in this little big city. Sometimes those parties and shows can be hard to find out about but you just have to look in the right places. I decided to make it easy for you to find things happening around town and put upcoming events here for you to see. If you ever find yourself in the Youtube black hole or your Netflix asking you "Are you still watching:*insert tv series here*" then you can check back here and see what is going on in this beautiful city. A city is only as boring as you make it to be.

ART GARDENS GRAND OPENING

Hoyer Art Gardens Painting taken from the Wichita Art Museum webpage

The event we are most excited about this weekend is the Wichita Art Museum's grand opening of their new art gardens. The art gardens are going to be mixing art and nature with the incredible work of the Kansas City design firm, Confluence. It will be held on Saturday, September 26 from noon to 10 pm. Admission is absolutely FREE and there will be lots of fun to be had. There will be food trucks there along with much more. You can see the full schedule at www.wichitaartmuseum.org .


FINAL FRIDAY EVENTS

September 25 6-9pm

"RELICS" a group show with our very own Erin McColey's art featured at Vertigo 232 Gallery.

 

Opening of Jeffrey F Pierson "ICONS" presented by IFG

 

"Breaking the Cycle: My Story" presented by Youth Horizons art show

 

"The Adventure Lovers" presented by Downtown Senior Center

 

"Paisley on the Prairie" by Abbey Parrish at Visual Fusion Graphic Design

 

ORPHEUM

September 23 at 7:30 pm Last Comic Standing

September 24 at 7:30 pm Robert Cray Band

September 26 at 8 pm The Rat Pack is Back


OTHER EVENTS

Bacon and Beer Run on September 26 at 4-7pm. It will start at Wichita Ice Center and registration will begin on site at 3pm. There will be live music, bounce houses, and of course bacon and beer.

KMUW kick off concert series starts Saturday September 26 at 7pm. It will be held at the farm and art market plaza and is FREE admission.

 

If you have any questions please call us at (316) 264-1080.
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Thank you!!

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