Send in the gowns. And a cocktail number. And things that shimmer and sparkle lassoing the wrist and throat. This year for Fantasies in Chocolate, we’re bringing glamor back.
And that’s as it should be, given the “diamond and pearls” theme of the 2016 gala, which runs Nov. 5 in Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. The annual event raises money for RGJ Media’s charitable foundation.
So, what to wear?
One of our event partners, Boulevard of Dreams in the Outlets at Sparks, supplied suggestions from its collection of formal wear.
There are elaborately embroidered gowns in red and a black, a glimmering ombré beauty that’s partly sheer, a flirty (curves ahead!) cocktail dress, and a two-piece spangles-and-tulle dress that frames a peek of midriff.
Boulevard of Dreams is offering special Fantasies in Chocolate prices on the outfits.
Another event partner, Diamond Vault Reno, helped us garnish the gowns with magnificent jewelry like diamond hoop earrings, a diamond tennis bracelet, a pavé bangle, two diamond necklaces, and ropes of Akoya, South Sea and black Tahitian pearls — more than $125,000 in all.
Treat yourself to some of our Fantasies merchandise or use it to inspire your take on glamour. See you at the party!
FANTASIES IN CHOCOLATE 2016
When: Nov. 5 (5:30 p.m. VIP admission, 7:30 p.m. general admission, 10:30 p.m. Lex Nightclub after-party)
Where: Summit Pavilion in Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St.
Why: To benefit RGJ Media’s charitable foundation
Theme: Diamonds and pearls
Highlights: Chocolates and other sweets, savory dishes, wine and cocktails, live music, dancing, VIP dinner and wine service
Tickets: General admission: $90; VIP single: $215; VIP table for 10: $2,000; Lex Nightclub after-party: $15