Pink news flash
Guardian Lifestyles Editor
Published: Oct 11, 2013
The little pink party is described as the most adored experiential marketing event in The Bahamas and apparently it is, to have caught the eye of the people at Atlantis. The winter edition of the KhanAali Media Group Ltd.’s popular event will be hosted as part of the Atlantis Resort’s Pink It In Paradise fundraising initiative on Saturday, October 12.
This edition of the little pink party with Atlantis will be held during breast cancer awareness month, instead of December. Proceeds from the door will benefit breast cancer charities and initiatives in the country.
“We are elated for more reasons than one, mainly because Atlantis came to us, a small business, to partner with us to put on this great initiative,” said Kandice Hanna, who along with her sister Krista Hanna co-founded the little pink party in 2008, out of a desire to host fashion-forward parties for Bahamian women in Nassau.
The little pink party was designed to encompass and sensationalize every element of the most fabulous shopping experience for women.
“Last year, [Atlantis] had a successful Pink It In Paradise, but this year they wanted to focus more on the local community by partnering with a local group, to produce an event for predominantly locals, so, the little pink party is a part of their Pink It In Paradise initiative for breast cancer awareness month and a fundraising event for them for their local breast cancer initiative,” said Hanna.
The party will take place in the Crown Ballroom at Atlantis between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. General entry is $10 for adults and free for children with a $10 charge for the kids play pen.
The weekend’s hottest affair will showcase four major attractions — a health and wellness suite with free health screenings offered; an awareness speaker’s corner with Dr. Wesley Francis, Dr. Sharon Thompson, Dr. Gregory Neil; and Magan Trottier, a genetic testing counselor at Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative, will address issues pertaining to general women’s health as well as topics related to breast cancer awareness treatment and prevention; as well as a fitness area and a fashion showcase for the stylish.
“The health and wellness suite which will be in the Crown Ballroom foyer, presented by Bay Street Medical has become a staple at our events,” said Hanna.
In the Prince of Wales Room, Club One Fitness will host a move for the cure area with a spinning marathon, Zumba and yoga as well as Funktastic at a cost of $5. Patrons wanting to participate in the fitness workouts are encouraged to dress to sweat.
The ever popular Kids Play Pen at which parents can drop their kids off and stroll through the party at their leisure will be hosted by Atlantis Kids Activities and showcase all the fun activities that interest the little ones from games to face painting and eats.
And of course, the little pink party will showcase its various vendors in fashion and accessories, beauty and cosmetics, kids, technology and communication, food and beverage, health and fitness and special attractions.
Par for the course, the fabulous little pink box, which costs $5 and yields over 300 fabulous prizes, will be available again. Each box will contain at least a $3 phone card. Patrons can also discover prizes from Club One Fitness, Jemi Health & Wellness, Scotiabank, Atlantis, Baha Retreat, Marco’s Pizza, Wendy’s, Dolphin Cay, Mandara Spa and Aquaventure at Atlantis.
The swag bags that everyone likes to score will be available for the first 500 patrons entering the door. And will contain samples and giveaways from Atlantis Resort, KhanAali Media Group Ltd., Lightbourn Trading, Lowe’s Wholesale and The d’Albenas Agency.
Purchasing a ticket to attend the little pink party, Hanna said, is the perfect way for Bahamians to show their charitable side.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for us as well as the entire Bahamas to give back,” said Hanna of the event series that provides stylish, smart, trendsetting and on-the-go women with a unique opportunity to learn and experience products by a variety of craftsmen, retailers and brand representatives.
It’s a field trip into the world of all things fashionable and scrumptious. During their Atlantis sojourn this weekend, hundreds of females will find themselves inside the pages of their favorite lifestyle magazine as they shop, sip, see, sample, snap, score and squeeze all the juice out of this style emporium.
Club One Fitness Centre line-up
(Come dressed to sweat and move for the cure)
3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. — Funktastic with Jeff
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. — Zumba with Dianne
5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. — Spinning with Cassie, Tony and Yolanda
7 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. — Zumba with Dianne
7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. — Yoga with David
Fashion and accessories
Bold & Beautiful
Lesli Isabel Jewelry
Pink Pearl Gems
Sweet Feet & Accessories
United Colors of Benetton
Beauty & Cosmetics
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Eye Candy Makeup Company
Happy Hair Boutique
Nail Taxi Bahamas
Atlantis Kids Adventures
Precious & Pampered
Technology & Communication
BTC Powered by Lime
Sky High Media
Food & Beverage
Health & Fitness
Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation
Bahamas Medical Centre
Bay Street Medical
Club One Fitness
The Cancer Society
Kids Play Pen
Spin for the cure marathon
The little pink box giveaway
Wellness Speaker’s Corner