It took a great cause, a benefit for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, to finally get some of my neighborhood friends through the door at the CWE's Dazzle Me Twice. Admittedly, when Marty London first re-opened her consignment shop at 4632 McPherson in 2011, the hours were extremely limited, but that has changed (see end of post).
Last Wednesday evening an enthusiastic group of Shakespeare board members and supporters enjoyed wine and delicious appetizers while perusing the beautiful two-story shop's offerings. Marty provided the refreshments, which were passed by a charming waiter (who also offered approval as shoppers modeled their potential choices), and donated 15% of sales to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis.
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will open its thirteenth season Memorial Day weekend in Forest Park. This year's production, Twelfth Night, marks the directorial debut of delightful Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Rick Dildine. Several years ago there was a benefit for Shakespeare Festival at The Vino Gallery (see post here), just across the street from Dazzle Me Twice. Love that the board keeps some of the festival's fund-raising events in the CWE, close to Shakespeare Glen.
Marty London, in action above, offers pre-owned designer clothing, some of which has never been worn, at great prices. Comments heard from people who had not been to Dazzle Me Twice previously ranged from how comfortable it is to shop there, to how amazing the selection is.
Low-key benefit events such as this are so much fun for supporters and easy work for the board, whose main job is to simply get the word out. SFSTL Board Chair & CWEnder Jessica Holzer, far right above, and honorary CWEnder and board member Mary Morgan, middle, were among those in attendance.
The evening was a great chance to visit, shop, and support a great cause at the same time. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis's website is full of information on Twelfth Night, some would say "the best" event of the summer season.
Dazzle Me Twice, Weds. to Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-4, 4632 McPherson, (314) 757-4464.