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Rosemary Beach Foundation Girls Getaway Rosemary Beach Foundation presents its 17th Annual Girls Getaway on Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13, 2022, to benefit Ascension Sacred Heart Pediatric Emergency Room. Girls Getaway has become a weekend tradition that many women cherish.

Nadine Keller, Julie Johnson & Michelle Clapp. “This picture is a great example, having a great time with my sister Michelle and my new found friend, Nadine.” Julie says. Photo by Alena Bakutis Photography, LLC

Julie Johnson from Nashville has attended for many years. “Girls Getaway weekend not only gives me time to reconnect with my sisters and other old friends, but to make new friends as well. Every year is more and more like a reunion,” Johnson said.

and buying guide this past year called Wine Label Shopping. She provides tastings and classes for both social and corporate events, virtual or in-person, and caters to new and seasoned wine lovers alike.

The 2022 event will include a specially curated wine tasting by Rosemary Beach resident Sommelier and Private Alisa Ghazvini, Donna Kay Miller, Chef, Sydney Eliason. This engaging Gladys Wilson & Leigh Bolick. “We love Girls Getaway!” says tasting will look at the rules of thumb Alisa Ghazvini “It’s a weekend full of entertainment, fun, laughter, for wine pairing, discussing why they learning… and sunsets on the work and when to deviate from them. beach.” The class, sponsored by The Hidden Lantern Bookstore, will taste through four wine styles to offer something for everyone, along with simple ingredients so participants can experience firsthand how the most basic elements of taste transform wine. “I am so excited and honored to be a part of Girls Getaway and to support Rosemary Beach Foundation and Ascension Sacred Heart,” Eliason said. With her background in cooking and extensive knowledge of wine, Eliason started her own company, The Somm Chef, with the goal of making food and wine fun and engaging for all. Sydney also wrote a tasting

Sydney Eliason & Diane Brady, owner of The Hidden Lantern.

“This is one of my favorite classes to teach. It’s great for people across the board, from those proficient in wine knowledge to the more casual consumers,” she said. Eliason started her culinary career after attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where she fell in love with food and wine. She and her husband, Ian, have always wanted to spend an extended time in Rosemary Beach. They moved down in September 2020, only planning on staying for a few months. By January, they decided that Rosemary Beach was where they wanted to permanently stay. For more information about Girls Getaway and Rosemary Beach Foundation, visit