Barneys New York’s, Simon Doonan, hosts a fashion show at FIRST Food & Bar to benefit The Shade Tree


Supporters will enjoy an intimate fashion show emceed by Barneys New York’s Simon Doonan, while dining on culinary delights by FIRST Food & Bar


The ladies of CREW-LV, the Commercial Real Estate Women of Las Vegas, will host their fifth annual charity event to benefit The Shade Tree. The fashionable event will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tickets are just $50 for an afternoon of fashion, food and fun.

Guests will get an intimate look at the hottest trends in fashion provided by Barneys New York. The fashion show will be emceed by Barneys’ very own Creative Ambassador at Large, Simon Doonan. Models, styled by Barneys’ first-rate team, will be mingling throughout the luncheon giving guests the chance to see the fashion up-close. The afternoon’s cuisine will be provided by the exceptional chefs of FIRST Food & Bar inside The Shoppes in The Palazzo.

Attendees can participate in a live and silent auction with lavish and exclusive items such as show tickets, diamond jewelry, a NASCAR VIP package, a $1,500 prize giveaway and much more. Eleven year old singer and Las Vegas resident, Bobbi Alyssa, will provide the entertainment for the event.

An after-party will immediately follow lunch at Barneys New York with an exclusive meet and greet with Doonan. Barneys will be donating 10 percent of the entire day’s sales to The Shade Tree giving supporters an extra incentive to drink champagne while they shop at the after-party.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person, which includes lunch, cocktails, fabulous gift bags for the first 250 guests, entrance to the after-party and the opportunity to network with other professionals while helping The Shade Tree to provide care for women, children and their pets. This event is open to men and women. For tickets, register online at or fax in a registration form to 702-798-8653. For more information on the event or CREW-LV visit It is strongly recommended that tickets are purchased in advance as seating is limited.

Sponsors for the event include Absolut Vodka, Majestic Fine Wines, Bank of America, Plaza Bank, Towne & Country Bank, ATC Associates, Wallace, Neumann & Verville CPA’s, Austin General Contracting, Vegas Materials, The Westek Group, Noble Title, Outsource IT, Apartment Realty Advisors, 5th Avenue Restaurant Group, CalPac Painting and Terracon.

About The Shade Tree:
Established in 1990, the Shade Tree is the largest facility of its kind in the state and is the only 24 hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in crisis in Southern Nevada. Its mission: to provide safe shelter to homeless and abused women and children in crisis and to offer life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance. The Shade Tree provides shelter to over 3,000 women and children in crisis a year and up to 364 each night in both emergency and transitional programs. In 2007, Noah’s Animal House joined The Shade Tree campus as a safe place for the pets of residents at The Shade Tree. For more information, call 702-385-0072 or visit


About CREW-LV:
CREW-LV is a nonprofit organization committed to encouraging and expanding networking, educational, leadership development and civil/philanthropic involvement opportunities for women in all fields of commercial real estate. For information on membership, committees, calendar events, our local job bank and many other items visit their website at or by phone at 702-798-5156.


About Barneys:
BARNEYS NEW YORK (Barneys) is a luxury specialty retailer with flagship stores in New York City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Scottsdale. Founded as a men’s retailer in 1923 in downtown Manhattan it turned into an international arbiter of high style for both women and men in the 1970s and became renowned for discovering and developing new and innovative design talent. Barneys is famous for selling the most intriguing edit from the world’s top designers including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, fragrances, and gifts for the home. Barneys’ signature sense of wit and style is manifested in its creative advertising campaigns, original holiday themes, and celebrated window displays. Barneys’ innovative CO-OP, a mecca for young and emerging designers, was launched in 1985 and has since expanded into a freestanding store concept. Barneys operates more than a dozen CO-OP stores in eight states across the U.S. For more information about Barneys New York please visit


About FIRST Food and Bar:
Located inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo just steps from The Strip, FIRST Food & Bar brings the authenticity and character of the neighborhood bar and restaurant concept back to life. This hip, yet comfortable restaurant and lounge is set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and has the vibe of a late-night spot blended with the casualness of a local eatery. FIRST caters to those who stagger in to feed their late-night cravings, as well as those looking for a mid-day business lunch or casual dinner. Brunch is offered every Saturday and Sunday featuring an array of creative items. The menu features American eats and drinks created by Executive Chef Sam “Sammy D” DeMarco. Delicious, affordable and familiar are on the menu year-round. For reservations, please call 702-607-3478 or visit for more information.

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