Last month, Marissa Hermer of Bravo’s Ladies of London, was the guest of honor at an English tea to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Held at The Chesterfield in Palm Beach on May 17th, the luncheon served as a kickoff for the campaign to raise money for a new bus for the Florence de George Boys & Girls Club in West Palm Beach.
Chairwomen for the event included Marcelle Burke, Elizabeth DeBrule, Camryn Del Rio Linton, Katherine Kress, Sarah McKenzie and Laura Wissa. The afternoon included traditional tea, scones and sandwiches prepared by The Chesterfield’s executive chef, Gerard Coughlin from recipes in Hermer’s newly published cookbook, An American Girl in London.
Hermer, who participated as part of her scheduled American book tour, stayed to sign copies of her book.
Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, which transports more than 1,200 young people daily from their schools to 13 clubs. Replacing the aging bus fleet is the clubs’ top priority in order to increase safety as well as reduce expenses with larger passenger loads and fuel efficiency.