This Month Merrick Style Visits the Showroom of Joie in the Shops at Merrick Park. Our Model For Their Playful Styles is Mary Snow, Coral Gables Native and Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation
By Katherine Dagand // Photography by Jon Braeley
Just in time for Mother’s Day, May’s Merrick Style highlights contemporary lifestyle brand Joie. Joie draws inspiration from Southern California and creates casual, comfortable, yet luxurious looks for the modern woman. Our model mom this issue is Mary Snow, who has led the efforts of the Coral Gables Community Foundation for the last five years. Mary is the quintessential modern Gables mother. As the mom of two-year-old Teddy Tellam, she balances family and the demands of a thriving nonprofit organization. Her secret?
“There is no secret. Every day is a juggle. However, I would have to say I strive for peace over perfection,” she says. “Patience is important, as well as having peace of mind and not taking life so seriously. Teddy taught me that.”
Under Mary’s administration, the Foundation team manages more than 70 charitable funds for local families and businesses, runs scholarship and community giving programs, and hosts two premier social events, The Biltmore Ball to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the signature Tour of Kitchens.
Like Mary, most of her family are longtime Coral Gables residents. Her parents, Eddie and Judy Snow, own Snow’s Jewelers on Miracle Mile. “My sisters and I would go to my parents’ jewelry store all the time. That was before Starbucks and Hillstone opened…. we were the youngest people on the Mile,” Mary recalls. As for life lessons, “My parents raised me with the mentality of ‘Do good by your family, your kids and your community.’ I strive to do the same.”