Published on April 16th, 2024 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


Celebrating Resilience, Empowerment, and Elegance at Dress for Success’s “Springtime in Paris” Luncheon

Prepare to immerse yourself in the ambiance of Paris at Dress for Success Southern Nevada’s forthcoming Champagne Luncheon & Success Showcase, hosted at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. VIP Check-in begins at 11 am as doors open to welcome esteemed guests. French Quarter Magazine is thrilled to join this event, aligning with one of our missions to uplift and support women in our community.

Get ready for an afternoon dedicated to fashion, fun, and empowerment as we celebrate the remarkable women in Dress for Success’s Community. Stacey Gualandi, the pink carpet hostess will welcome you with her effervescent charm, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. Stacey will conduct short interviews of the guests who will share their thoughts on the event, their reasons for attending, and their experiences with Dress for Success.

You will step into a world of sophistication and romance as you walk through the diverse silent auction items, entering the event venue adorned with lush floral arrangements that will transport you to a Parisian atmosphere. The allure of Paris will await at every turn and you will be able to enjoy a French flair reception with live performances by talented French singer Sylvie Boisel and Cassie Stone, serenading guests with soulful melodies and mesmerizing accordion tunes reminiscent of the streets of Montmartre. Also, a special performance by a talented lady will dazzle you with her own unique style of mime, Penny Wiggins. She brings the art of silent storytelling to life with grace and elegance, adding a touch of Parisian charm to our afternoon. Don’t miss those unforgettable performances!

But this is not all, curate your own art experience with a little showcasing of an artwork by a local artist Geri Timko and capture timeless memories at the Parisian-themed photo booth, striking a pose with a few props, including berets, scarves, and replicas of the Eiffel Tower.

Indulge your senses with French-inspired menu during the event while you be entertained by the fantastic and accomplished performer who just released her new CD, Ellie Smith, and Emcee Patranya Bhoolsuwan who will keep the energy high with her infectious enthusiasm.

Local hairstylist Ana Rivas will also share her expertise and offers hands-on demonstrations. All the proceeds of your donations for the touch-ups will go empowering women to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Each guest will receive a complimentary copy of French Quarter Magazine in their goody bag, adding an extra touch of elegance to this magnificent event. As a media outlet dedicated to community engagement in participating with charities and nonprofits as well as women’s empowerment, we are honored to contribute by donating a live auction set of items, including an entertaining “Paris Trip” package for two.

Come join us and experience the magic of “Springtime in Paris” at the Champagne Luncheon & Success Showcase!

Event Details:

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024

Time: 12 to 2 pm

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, 3960 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Kindly RSVP and feel free to contact us or Dress for Success with any questions or concerns.

For more information, visit HERE

If anyone wishes to be a sponsor or donate items for Dress for Success’ silent auction, please message Dress for Success directly through their website.

About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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