Experience a Tuscan Evening at Fairchild with author Frances Mayes

Monday, March 22, 2010

Experience a Tuscan Evening at Fairchild with author Frances Mayes

Celebrating the publication of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life

  Coral Gables, FL, March 23, 2010— Join us on April 1 at Fairchild for cocktails and conversation with award winning author, Frances Mayes, discussing her new book, Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life, where Mayes chronicles her continuing, two-decade love affair with Tuscany’s people, art, cuisine and lifestyle. This event marks the launch of the Books & Books at Fairchild Garden Series, an ongoing seasonal partnership in collaboration with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

Schedule of Events:

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Tram Tour of the Garden

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Wine and Conversation with the Author

8:00 p.m. – Talk and Q&A with Frances Mayes

Book signing to follow

Tickets are required for this event and may be purchased at all Books & Books locations and at the Shop at Fairchild, while supplies last. Fairchild members will receive a $5 discount on tickets, if purchased at Fairchild Garden ONLY with their membership card. Books & Books customers will receive a 10% discount on membership to the Garden. 
 
The $40 ticket includes entrance to the garden, a tram tour of the premises, reception with the author, talk/lecture in the Visitor Center and an autographed copy of Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes. You will receive your copy of the book on April 1st at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. However, if you would like to redeem your book before the night of the event, there will be a stub on the ticket that may be used for that purpose.

Please direct all questions and information to Cristina Nosti at 786.554.1764 or cristina@booksandbooks.com 

This event is generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market-Coral Gables and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County

About the Author
Frances Mayes is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun–which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane. It was followed by Bella Tuscany and two illustrated books, In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home. She is also the author of the novel, Swan, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 52,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild this year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables (Miami), Florida 33156, just a thirty minute drive from South Beach. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members. For more information, please visit us at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

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