A Successful Sip & Sample at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay!
The 9th annual Sip & Sample at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay was a huge success. Crowds arrived early eager to receive their passports and complimentary wine glasses to begin a sip and sample tour around the north and south sides of The Village.
The weather was cool, the path from merchant to merchant was well lit with holiday lights, the holiday jingles were playing through the speakers, and the food and wine was free flowing.
For the 9th consecutive year, The Village Shops’ retailers and restaurants collaborated and created unique displays to show their support for Friends of Foster Children Forever.
Each Sip & Sample stop provided offerings with everything from charcuterie boards to full appetizer displays.
Each of the food offerings were also paired with a wide selection of wines and champagnes.
This year’s participating merchants were Chico’s, DanaTyler, Fabec-Young & Co., J&K Collections, Lux Boutique, Mondo Uomo , Patchington, Sukie’s Wine Shop, The b. Store, Whispers of Naples, Wildflower, WM. Phelps Custom Jewelers, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Fish Restaurant, Le Petit French Café, M Waterfront Grill, MiraMare,T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House, and The Village Pub.
Many guests snuck off between sips and samples to shop the high-end designer brands, saving their receipts to further support Friends of Foster Children Forever and their vital mission to serve local foster children. Now through Sunday, November 18th, The Village Shops is pleased to invite guests to continue to support FFCF by dropping sales receipts in the drop boxes located on the south side of The Village near Pratt’s Shoe Salon or on the north side near Panache. The Village Shops will be donating ten percent of all sales from collected receipts to FFCF.