Merrick Style

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

May 2019

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.”

Just For Fun
Yadra Top ($298). Cut with a flattering v-neck silhouette and subtly puffed shoulders, this floral-print top proves that low-key doesn’t mean boring. Park Skinny Pants ($218). In dark navy, these are our new favorite utility pants, with oversized front pockets, zipper detailing and cropped ankles with zip cuffs
Cocktail Time
Teresa B Dress ($328). A caviar-colored dress with fluttery sleeves and a fluttery hem, it’s all about movement, while the key hole pretties things up
Pretty in Pink
Kaylei Shorts ($178). These high-waisted lavender-rose shorts with waist tie are cut with easy pockets for a laid-back vibe. Kierra B Blazer ($348). This longline lavender-rose blazer is for brighter days, courtesy of the easy, warm-hue, just-right slouchy fit
For The Cobra Mom
Taima Dress ($328). This porcelain colored classic shirt dress is always flattering, an ornate upgrade in a muted snakeskin print