SUMMER 2021 SEASON

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Lot 11 ~ Stepping Out in NYC

  • Fashion and personal styling experience for 2 couples with fashion icon Veronica Swanson Beard
  • Dinner with Veronica Swanson Beard and renowned photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank
  • A gourmet dinner and private screening of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical film In the Heights, hosted by Washington Heights resident and Festival Napa Valley VP Charles Letourneau  
  • 3 nights’ luxury accommodations, courtesy of Exclusive Resorts
  • Take home 2 photographs from Claiborne Swanson Frank’s “Flowers” series

Experience the best of Manhattan’s fashion, food, art, and theater worlds with this VIP package hosted by style icon Veronica Swanson Beard and her sister, famed photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. You will enjoy an insider’s experience with the sisters, who are based in Manhattan and Greenwich but have deep roots in the Napa Valley through Swanson Vineyards, founded by their parents in 1985.

Veronica is co-founder of the renowned fashion house Veronica Beard, and she’ll provide expert wardrobe and personal styling for the women in the group. Your days and evenings will be filled with culture and spectacular cuisine, including dinner with Veronica and Claiborne. Be sure to ask Claiborne about “Flowers,” her latest collection of photographs — you’ll go home with two of her limited-edition prints from the series.

Your New York City adventure continues with a private screening of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel  Miranda’s music-infused love letter to Washington Heights. Your host for the screening will be longtime Heights resident and Festival Napa Valley Vice President Charles Letourneau. Together you will discover the historic treasures of this little-known Manhattan neighborhood, and enjoy a four-course epicurean adventure in one of New York’s gastronomic hidden gems.

Luxury accommodations by Exclusive Resorts will offer a respite from the whirl of the city, with an exclusive home address where you and your guests can relax and get ready for the next event on the town.


Donors: Veronica Beard Swanson, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Exclusive Resorts, Napa Valley Festival Association

Designed for 2 couples. Travel dates: September 16–19, 2021