Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out Boutique Returns to OG to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Back by popular demand is the shopping extravaganza Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out Boutique, held at the gorgeous new club house at Innis Arden Golf Club at 120 Tomac Avenue in Old Greenwich from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Thursday, November 9, 2023.

The event is open to the public (no denim please) and is organized by Roseann Benedict and Nancy Carr, two life-long Greenwich residents, who have been running the popular Sip & Shop event since its inception in 2016.

The Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out Boutique brings together more than 40 different local vendors, many which are women-owned, for a fabulous night out of shopping, cocktails and socializing.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will support Swim Across America Fairfield County and its local Stamford-based beneficiary Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, which funds innovative cancer cell and gene therapies.

To learn more about this fun event, inquire about being a vendor, or browse some of the exciting offerings, visit

Nancy Carr and Roseann Benedict, co-founders of the Sip & Shop Greenwich event for Swim Across America Fairfield County. Contributed photo

Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out is the brainchild of Roseann Benedict and Nancy Carr, friends for more than 20 years, who met when their children were in nursery school. Both Roseann and Nancy are local business leaders who created this event to bring together and foster the business ventures of other local women.

Roseann’s day job is as one of the top realtor sales agents at Compass Real Estate in Greenwich, and Nancy Carr is a personal stylist with J. Hilburn custom menswear, as well as co-event director of Swim Across America Fairfield County.

The two Greenwich residents have combined their retail, fashion, community and fundraising expertise to create the Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out Boutique – to offer something fun, entrepreneurial and a means to fundraise for crucial cancer research, a topic that is so important to the Greenwich community and to Nancy and Roseann personally.

“Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out had a little hiatus the last couple years in 2020 through 2022 from COVID, with a virtual shopping event in 2020,” noted Nancy Carr.

“We are so excited to be back in-person this November 9 — and at the beautiful new Innis Arden Golf Clubhouse! Everyone loves a night out to shop and be social — and to be able to do it for good cause raising funds for Swim Across America Fairfield County and ACGT is even better.”

For Roseann Benedict, raising funds for new ways to treat cancer is something she is passionate about as well.

“Anything we can do to raise funds that go directly into creating new and better, more effective treatments for cancer are worth it,” she said. “The Greenwich community, and actually all of Fairfield County, has been incredible at raising funds that really do make a difference.”

Some of this year’s vendors include:

Criss Cross – Fashion phone accessories, phone cases with straps for a stylish hands-free solution.

Designer Sunglasses – Authentic designer sunglasses.

ELCA Golf – ELCA Golf was founded on the premise that functionality and fashion are not mutually exclusive, and made for women who want to look just as great as they play.

FatHat Knits – Handmade chunky hats for adults and kids. All hats made by local Fairfield County mom.

Get Hammered – Personalized on-site cuffs, rings & sterling silver charms. Vintage spoon rings and custom pieces.

Katie Bartels Jewelry – Light weight and colorful statement earrings and necklaces.

Lily Perry Fine Art – Lily Perry is an abstract painter based in Riverside. She enjoys working with different mediums and exploring contrast and scale. Lily has degrees from UVA and Parsons School of Art and Design.

Lottie NYC – Step into the world of lottie NYC, a distinguished luxury jewelry brand born amidst the challenges of 2020, founded by visionary artist and designer, Charlotte Elizabeth Alden. At the heart of Charlotte’s magnificent creations lies a diverse array of high-quality, natural freshwater pearls. Every meticulously crafted piece is lovingly handmade by our dedicated team at our intimate studio in the vibrant Lower East Side of New York City. During this year’s tennis U.S. Open, Lottie partnered with content creator, Morgan Riddle to bring you the ‘morgan x lottie nyc’ tennis bracelet & necklace, designed for the ultimate queen of the court.

Mariehoene Kids – Danish kids’ clothing, outerwear and wooden toys.

Penn Stables Hats – Artisan crafted, western-inspired straw, felt and wool hats. Sun protection with style.

Sabina Furst Design– Coastal chic, equestrian and fine gemstone jewelry and gilded seashell decor, handmade in CT.

Scout & Cellar – An e-commerce wine company that brings to market Clean-Crafted wine from vineyards around the world and delivers them directly to your doorstep. From ensuring that grapes are grown without toxic pesticides through independent testing, to producing wine that is low in sulfites and made without artificial processing aids, ingredients, or added sugar, Scout & Cellar guarantees that all its wines adhere to their Clean-Crafted Commitment®

Social Seas – A curated selection of outdoor tableware & gifts that are shatterproof and beautiful, perfect for you to use by the pool, at the beach, on your boat and in your backyard.

Squeeze de Citron – Colorful, sustainable totes made of recycled plastic by artisans in Mexico and Guatemala.

Stella M’Lia – Trendy but timeless & age-appropriate dressy dresses for girls age 8-14.

Studio G – Handmade freshwater pearl jewelry inspired by the ocean.

Timo & Violet – A lifestyle brand for babies, children and parents devoted to creating timeless, chic luxury products that honor nature, spark wonder, and are inspired by the world around us.

Two B’s Accessories – Unique fashion accessories for the busy woman on the go, including blouses, jackets, bags, gloves and hats.

Visit for an updated list of vendors or contact Nancy Carr at 203-940-2724, [email protected] or Roseann Benedict at 203-979-9104 or [email protected] for more information.

Sip & Shop Girls’ Night Out Boutique has supported Swim Across America Fairfield County since its inception in 2016. Swim Across America Fairfield County held its first open water event in 2007 and is held annually on the border of Old Greenwich and Stamford in Long Island Sound. The organization is a national nonprofit dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events, including more than 20 open water swims across the country from Nantucket to under the Golden Gate Bridge. Founded by Darien, Connecticut, resident Matt Vossler and his college roommate Jeff Keith in 1987, its roots are firmly anchored in Connecticut. Locally, Swim Across America Fairfield County has granted more than $5 million to Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research. One hundred percent of funds contributed by Swim Across America to ACGT go directly to cancer research. To learn more visit or follow on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter (X) at @SAAFairfieldCo.