Craving Fashion Raises $40,000 for Make-A-Wish and United Way

Waterside Shops’ Craving Fashion Brought Together Food, Fashion and Fun to Benefit Local Charities

NAPLES, Fla. – 9/28/16 – Guests enjoyed an evening of food, fashion and fun to support two local charities during the 4th annual Craving Fashion event, Friday, September 23, 2016, at Waterside Shops, the Gulf Coast’s premiere shopping and dining destination.

make-a-wish-logoWhile participants strolled among the center’s favorite luxury brands, they enjoyed live entertainment and samplings from more than 40 local restaurants during an event that raised in excess of $40,000 for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and United Way of Collier County.

In addition to the sips, shopping and strolling, culinary-based awards were presented in two categories:

  • Ambiance winners:
  1. First place: Ario—Marco Island Marriott
  2. Second place tie: Sushi Thai and Tommy Bahama
  3. Third place: Here’s Howe
  • united-way-of-collier-logoTaste winners:
  1. First place: Season’s 52
  2. Second place tie: Fleming’s Steakhouse and Fresh Fit Foods
  3. Third place: Noodles Italian Café and Sushi Bar

“Of course, we’re thrilled that the event gets bigger and better each year,” explains Anne Fleming, General Manager of Waterside Shops. “What’s most thrilling is that through working with our community, we were able to provide United Way and Make-A-Wish the needed resources to continue serving children, women and men here in Collier County.”

Entree Magazine, Naples Illustrated, Florida Weekly and Shula’s Steakhouse sponsored the 4th annual Craving Fashion event. The event is one of several ways Waterside Shops supports local nonprofit organizations. To learn more, please visit

Set in the ultra-exclusive city of Naples, Florida, Waterside Shops is a collection of the finest luxury brand retailers from around the world and elegant dining options in a tranquil, outdoor environment. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, the center is home to more than 60 stores including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, St. John, Ralph Lauren and MaxMara. A truly sublime experience, visitors can wander past cascading waterfalls, lush flowering plants, and dramatic architecture all under the canopy of towering royal palm trees. For more information, please visit


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