Via Bice Sip & Shop Benefits Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

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Stacey Leuliette, Sarah, and Dora Cooke with Monty and Remy.

On June 24th, more than 120 two-legged guests — many accompanied by their beloved four-legged friends, attended a Sip & Shop on Via Bice that benefited Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Guests enjoyed music by DJ Jean Marc, complimentary cocktails, special trunk shows, raffles and gift with purchases during the lively “yappy hour” that lingered well past 6:00 p.m.


Jennifer Gowdy, Farley Rentschler and friends.

Participating purveyors included Sergio Andres Mendoza with his Bonbon Ring collection, which drew a constant crowd to the Coastal Girls boutique. Toquifina’s handmade Montecristi Panama hats were displayed and available for purchase in front of Eye of the Needle. Bice Ristorante offered Happy Hour drinks and bites in the courtyard; Gil Walsh Interiors, M.A.A.C London, Frances Valentine and Taglialatella Galleries offered complimentary refreshments.


Maureen O’Sullivan with Meghan McCarthy and Pam Williams.

Pet owners were given swag bags with contents courtesy of Woofgang Bakery and Le Bilboquet Palm Beach offered Bonne et Filou French doggie-macarons.


John McGreevy, Lavinia Baker and Christie Oelsner with Dudette Lola and Kodiak.

“We really enjoyed bringing our two dogs – they loved looking out from their wagon at all the pets and people who came to support Peggy Adams,” said Lavinia Baker.


Mashi Azmudeh with Felfel
Denia Mendoza with Ceyda Avunduk and son Bora.
Dionne Schneider and Sergio Andres Mendoza.
Gil Walsh of Gil Walsh Interiors and Ceyda Avunduk of J’Da.
Aleska Morales, Melina Cantos, and Frances Cantos with Toquifina’s handmade Montecristi Panama hats which were displayed and available for purchase in front of Eye of the Needle.
Susan Loren from Frances Valentine.

Representing the Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League were Leslie Francisco, Associate Major Gifts Officer, and Stacey Leuliette, the 2021-22 Young Friends Chairman. All participating merchants donated a portion of proceeds from sales to Peggy Adams.


Leslie Francisco from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

“We’re so fortunate to have the support of our friends at Via Bice; events such as ‘Pets on the Via’ support Peggy Adams’ lifesaving mission, enabling the League to impact thousands of animals each year,” said Leuliette.

Host committee members also in attendance included Lavinia Baker, Harrison Morgan, Diane de la Begassiere, Jacqui Michel along with guests Lucy Musso, Mashi Azmudeh, Mickey Weissman, Sybil de Bourbon-Parme, Maureen O’Sullivan, Pam Williams, Sarah Yansura Cooke and Cora Cook.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 30,000 animals each year. The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people.

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