The Spectacle and Vivace Announces 3rd Annual "A Walk for Wishes" May 11

North Hills Retailers Team Up to Support Make-A-Wish Foundation

Raleigh, NC, April 15, 2011 --( The Spectacle ( and Vivace ( will present the 3rd annual “A Walk For Wishes,” an open-air, red carpet event to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, featuring a runway fashion show, outdoor beverage service, and live entertainment by Bruce Clark and DJ Jason Wiggs, on Wednesday, May 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Vivace’s patio, located at 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd., Suite 115. Sponsored by Von Kekel Salon Spa, Luxe Apothecary, Uniquities and Whalebone Urban Surf Shop, the event will feature models dressed in casual beach looks from Whalebone, couture fashions from Uniquities, eyewear from The Spectacle, and hair and makeup styles by Luxe and Von Kekel. The event is free and opened to the public, however tables are available for $100 and limited V.I.P. tables are available for $200. To reserve a table, call Vivace at (919) 787-7747.

“The Make-A-Wish Foundation has always been close to my heart, as my father worked with the organization and instilled its importance in me,” said Wick Morgan, designer and owner of The Spectacle. “As the proud father of a healthy six-year-old son, I cannot fathom the courage it takes for families of children with life-threatening medical conditions. I am thankful to have so much community support, as we blend fashion with fundraising to help those in need.”

About The Spectacle:
The Spectacle is Raleigh, North Carolina’s artfully designed luxury eyewear shop. Located in the North Hills Mall Shopping Center, The Spectacle offers eyewear to fit any lifestyle. Designer and creator Wick Morgan has more than 20 years of optical and fashion experience and has worked with some of the most talented and influential eyewear designers in the world. Along with Gregor Owen, licensed optician, The Spectacle offers the very best lens technology, a fabulously diverse and intriguing collection of fashion forward eyewear, and a perfect environment for making sure every client that comes in gets the very best personal care. Morgan and Owen opened the shop in April 2008, and they have positioned themselves as the leaders of Raleigh’s premiere luxury eyewear shop. For more information on The Spectacle, visit or call (919) 783-5863.

About The Make-A-Wish Foundation:
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Jill Mastrangelo
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

The Spectacle
Patty Briguglio