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Shopping for success! The MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon raises funds for the continued growth of the Fundación MIR Schools

MIR Bazaar casa de campo

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lian fanjul azquetaFrom Thursday March 29th through to Sunday April 1st, the annual “MIR Bazaar” at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo was open for business, raising funds to support the Fundación MIR’s schools in La Romana, with the “Ladies Luncheon” hosted by Lian Fanjul de Azqueta founder of the Fundación MIR attracting quiet a crowd on Saturday afternoon. 

Celebrated in conjunction with the exclusive and glamorous annual Sugar Golf Tournament hosted by Alfy Fanjul, a 4-day golfing event with the participation of more than 200 golfers, all personally invited by Alfy himself, the MIR Bazaar is an excellent additional source of income for the Fundación MIR whilst also a fantastic opportunity to buy gifts – for friends, family or even oneself!
[Click here to read more and see more photos of the 27th annual Sugar Golf Tournament]

Casa de Campo ladies enjoy shopping at the MIR Bazaar
MIR Bazaar casa de campo

Although the MIR Bazaar was open from Thursday through Sunday, most Casa de Campo ladies and there daughters turned out on Saturday March 31st for the “Ladies Luncheon”, when they were able to combine shopping with a delicious lunch catered by the La Romana Country Club.

 Rústicos y Más at the MIR Bazaar

rusticos y mas

Rústicos y Más, who have just opened a showroom in the Coconut Mall in the Marina Casa de Campo were thrilled to support the Fundación MIR by participating in the annual MIR Bazaar.  Rústicos & Más manufacture bespoke furniture items using Dominican methods, wood and tools in their workshop here in La Romana.

fashion showAnd in the midst of indulgence (shopping and/or lunching), a fashion show sauntered through the Bazaar. The fashion show, an annual addition to the MIR Bazaar was once again organized y Casa de Campo villa owner Claudia Becker and featured beautiful models from the Casa de Campo community wearing fashions by AZURRO (luxury clothing boutique in the Marina Casa de Campo) & CASITA DE YAGO, an adorable children’s clothing range.
[CLICK HERE for MANY photos of the fashion show and the gorgeous models!]

The following photos were taken during the MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon on Saturday March 31st 2012 at the la Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo: 

Fashion Show at the MIR Bazaar
mir bazaar fashion show

Many of Casa de Campo’s most beautiful girls made their modeling debut at the fashion show which took place during the Ladies Luncheon and MIR Bazaar at the La Romana Country Club – and the girls, the fashions and the hostess were sensational!


The Fundación MIR

The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Tecnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school).

For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website:

To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo (809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens!

To find out more and see photos and articles of events organized by the Fundación MIR – click here!

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