Designing Women Boutique will host their final Salon Series for 2016 with a “lunch and learn” event on Thursday, October 27th. In addition to a catered boxed lunch and fabulous style show, the event will feature a mini-lecture from The Honorable Lee Haworth, Senior Circuit Court Judge of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Judge Haworth will speak on therapeutic justice, which is the concept of how the legal system affects people’s mental and emotional health. He will also discuss what courts are doing to assist and improve families.
“We are honored to welcome Judge Haworth as the guest speaker at our last Salon Series for 2016,” said Ida Zito, president of the DWB board. “Judge Haworth is particularly well known for his work on behalf of children in the court system, and we look forward to hearing what he has to share with us on this important topic. Plans for our 2017 Salon Series are in the works and we will be announcing our new calendar soon.”
As a native of Sarasota, Judge Haworth served as a circuit judge for 26 years before retiring in 2015 to assume senior status. He is a former chief prosecutor for the circuit and was a board-certified civil trial attorney before taking the bench. He is a current member of the Florida Supreme Court’s Steering Committee on Families and Children in the Courts. He is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and was the first statewide recipient of the Supreme Court’s award for Judicial Excellence.
Salon Series tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased via PayPal at DesigningWomenBoutique.org. The 2016 series is sponsored by Judith Skornicka Schwartzbaum, senior vice president with The Schwartzbaum Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. The events are coordinated by DWB’s Ambassador Guild and chaired by Joan Campo-Liga. Stylists for the fashion shows are Lauren Walsh, Viki Hornberger and Chris Sancin.
About Designing Women
Established in 2002, Designing Women Boutique is Sarasota’s premier non-profit boutique featuring upscale fashions, jewelry, fine art and home goods. DWB also offers concierge estate sales and downsizing services. Through their sale of consigned, donated and new merchandise as well as sponsorships, donations and other fundraising activities, they have granted over $1.75 million to more than 75 local recipients. The mission of DWB is to grow funding for the benefit of Sarasota’s arts and human services organizations.
DWB is located at 1226 North Tamiami Trail. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. For information, call 941-366-5293 or go to DesigningWomenSRQ.org.