Crescendo: An Audrey Hepburn-inspired Affair w/ Nicholas Rodriguez

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Crescendo: An Audrey Hepburn-inspired Affair w/ Nicholas Rodriguez

Sunday, February 18
11:30 am

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550


Sinfonia Gulf Coast is launching an exciting new fundraising endeavor called Crescendo!, a cultural and culinary extravaganza.

This spirited inaugural event is set for Friday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 18.

On Friday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Crescendo! (formerly Wine Women & Shoes) will begin with a series of carefully curated Vintner Dinners hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the Emerald Coast, which pair the talents of local and regional “celebrity” chefs with some of the country’s most acclaimed vineyards for a delicious evening of food and wine. Among the participating vintners are Mario Perelli Minetti, Aloft by Mondavi, Blackbird Vineyards, Calluna Vineyards, Charles Krug Winery, Dunstan Wines, Sanglier Cellars and Tournesol. Vintner Dinner tickets are $275 per person and include all food, wine and gratuities. Go to for a list of the Vintner Dinner venues.

This year’s inaugural main event, presented by Dr. Michael Stickler of Dermatology Specialists of Florida/Aqua Medical Spa, is themed “an Audrey Hepburn-inspired affair” and is set for Sunday, Feb. 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Coastal Ballroom at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach. This energy-infused event experience will celebrate the cultural and culinary arts by showcasing world-class vintners, expert spirit purveyors, amazing auction items and an award-winning musical guest. Enjoy reserved table seating, hors d’oeuvres, a full, seated lunch and an all-inclusive afternoon of incredible fun.

A highlight of the main event is a live cabaret performance by special musical guest Nicholas Rodriguez, an award-winning actor (played Nick Chavez on ABC’s “One Live to Live”) who appeared in “Sex and the City 2,” on Broadway, off-Broadway and in international tours of musicals and most recently starred opposite Kathleen Turner in “Mother Courage and her Children” at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C.

One of the most-anticipated moments will be the live auction of high-end lots of reserve wine, artful excursions, luxury travel trips and more.

Guests of Crescendo! also can enter to win a Paris Boutique Shopping Experience, which includes a five-night stay for two at the elegant, 5-star Renaissance Paris Le Par Trocadero Hotel, located near the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower and the Paris Congress Center; a private, guided shopping tour, an exclusive wine pairing dinner at O’Chateau Wine Bar & Restaurant (located just a stroll from the Louvre!) and more.

An homage to all things Audrey Hepburn, guests will be treated to a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”-themed closet brimming with “Tiffany boxes” filled with delightful prizes ($50 minimum value); along with photo booths, beauty bars and other fanciful fun celebrating Ms. Hepburn’s classic cinematic turns in “My Fair Lady,” “Funny Face,” Sabrina,” “Roman Holiday” and more.

Tickets to Crescendo! 2018 are $100 per person and include all food, wine, reserved table seating and valet parking. Tables of 10 may be reserved by calling 850-460-8800.

For more information on how you can join Sinfonia’s team of volunteers, contact Elaine Tucker at (850) 460-8800 and                                 

Tickets for Crescendo! 2018 are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets for Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s Crescendo events, visit or call (850) 460-8800.

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