COCKTAILS IN CUBA. What to Wear to the Mint Auxiliary’s Cuban Themed Party on 2/9

We may be deep into chilly winter temps, but the Mint Museum Auxiliary annual Winter Party is heating things up in the QC on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Cuban style. You’ll want to grab some maracas and get your tickets now for a festive & fab evening with Cuban music from the Orquesta Mayor Band, libations, and traditional Cuban hors d’oeuvres provided by Roots Catering.

Tickets are $125 each ($63 tax deductible), and can be purchased at

WHEN: Saturday, February 9 from 8 – 11 pm

WHERE: The Palmer Building 2601 E 7th Street

Suggested dress is ~ of course ~ Havana Style, and it’s cocktails so think colorful, tropical prints for guys and girls. Not “gala” dressy but summer cocktails dressy ~ enough so you feel in the party mood. This is a super fun one for pulling out or buying new summer statement accessories like big, showstopping earrings and necklaces, bright, colorful heels, and an adorable printed clutch.


Still need ideas? We convinced the Event Co-Chairs Mimi Harris and Frances Williamson along with Host Committee member Brooke Knaus to model some party perfect Cocktails in Cuba fashions from the QC stores. All your outfit shopping questions answered below! 

Charlotte’s In Charlotte

Charlotte’s Roller Rabbit dress $145
Kyma Sandals $170
Bamboo bag $138
Mignonne Gavigan necklace $725
Rubber bangles (set of 5) $42

Charlotte’s Blue Ginkgo dress $138
Earrings $58
Hot pink bag $250
Earrings $58
Charlotte’s Jude Connally jump suit $288
Bamboo bag $138
Leather leaf earrings $52
Charlotte’s Leather leaf earrings $52
Charlotte’s White Hudson Jeans $225
Blue and white striped top $168
Pink fan earrings $65
Charlotte’s Pink fan earrings $65
Charlotte’s Hinson Wu linen shirt dress $268
Lisi lerch earrings $98
Bamboo bag $140
Bamboo bag $140

Monkee’s of Charlotte

Monkee’s Caterine Dress $345
Monkee’s Marguerite dress $415
Monkee’s Sheila Top $210
Ahreana Dress $370
Monkee’s Sandrine Dress $370

Poole Shop

Poole Shop’s Dress: Rhode Resort, Ella Dress in Red Botanical, $395.00
Earrings: Mercedes Salazar, Pineapple Earrings $148.00
Bag: Mola Sasa, Calliandra Clutch, $450.00
Shoes: Ulla Johnson, Clara Heel in Melange, $450.00

Poole Shop’s Dress: Pero, Sleeveless Floral Tiered Dress in Blue, $950.00
Earrings: Mercedes Salazar, Fiesta Earrings, $225.00
Bag: Mola Sasa, Jungle Clutch, $450.00
Shoes: Ulla Johnson, Clara Heel in Melange, $450.00

Poole Shop’s Dress: MSGM, Fruit V-Neck Black Mini Dress, $845.00
Earrings: Lizzie Fortunato, Ornament Earrings, $380.00
Bag: Mercedes Salazar, Floral Closure Bag in Red, $438.00
Shoes: Ulla Johnson, Clara Heel in Melange, $450.00

Poole Shop’s Top: Mara Hoffman, Floral Lily Top, $325.00
Skirt: Mara Hoffman, Floral Tulay Skirt, $425.00
Hair Clip: Jennifer Behr, Mamie Barrette, $395.00
Belt: Isabel Marant Étoile, Carpet Belt with Ring in Burgandy, $120.00
Shoes: Ulla Johnson, Clara Heel in Melange, $450.00

Poole Shop’s Dress: Zimmermann, Sleeveless Pintuck Dress, $995.00
Shoes: Ulla Johnson, Clara Heel in Melange, $450.00

And For The Guys….

J. McLaughlin in Charlotte

Get Ready to Heat Things UP Cuban Style.

We know you’re working on your outfit even as we speak, but don’t forget the most important details…your tickets.

Tickets are $125 ($63 tax deductible), and can be purchased at 

See you there!


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