Last night, the gardens at the William Paca House were full of color! Not only were the flowers in bloom, but hundreds of women from the Annapolis area flooded the terraced lawn for a good cause–to raise funds for Historic Annapolis. It was the Paca Girlfriends Party going stronger than ever for the 8th year.
With more than 600 women descending on the William Paca House and Gardens. Along with the event’s signature cocktail, the PacaTini, the sold out crowd indulged on gourmet food from some of the area’s premier caterers. Paca’s boisterously dressed “girlfriends” mingled throughout the gardens, enjoying live entertainment and a festive outdoor marketplace featuring home accessories; fashion elements; jewelry; health and beauty products; and worldwide walking tours.
The lead sponsors were Sullivan Integrates Aesthetic Center, Homestead gardens, Whats Up Magazine, St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, Pandora, Severn savings Bank, Herrmann Advertising, Branding and Technology, Chesapeake Eyecare and Laser Center, Spunk Wear, Council Baradel, Porsche of Annapolis and the Loews Annapolis Hotel.
The ladies were able to browse and shop from local shops such as Kokopelli, Ellen Allen, tyler boe, Annapolis Pottery, The Painted Cottage, Spice & Tea Exchange, Urban Event Tours, heather Crowder Photography, Laure Moore Designs, The Lucky Knot, the Pink Crab and many more.
Food and drink was plentiful and provided by Wine Cellars of Annapolis, The Boatyard Bar & Grill, Carolines Cakes, Palate Pleasers, Mills Fine Wine & Spirits, Bowl of Cherries, Carrol’s Creek Cafe, Main Ingredient Cafe, Harry Brownes, Lemongrass, Luna Blu, Ken’s Creative Kitchen, Galway Bay, Iron Rooster, and more! And to top it off, Annapolis native and current Mayor, Mike Pantelides was slinging the signature “PacaTinis.”
All photos © 2016 Glenn A. Miller | Glenn A. Miller Photography for Eye On Annapolis