Shangri-La Springs hosts Bonita Springs Historical Society’s 2018 Luncheon “Spring at Shangri-La”

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, will host the Bonita Springs Historical Society’s (BSHS) 2018 Spring Luncheon “Spring at Shangri-La” on Thursday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ticketed event is BSHS’ premier annual fundraiser, raising funds to support its mission to preserve, protect and promote the rich cultural legacy of Bonita Springs.
During the event, guests will have the opportunity to bask in the natural surroundings of the historic property during a tour of the enchanted grounds and organic garden, as well as enjoy a decadent spring lunch. In addition, guests will enjoy live music by Johnny Luber on acoustic guitar and a live performance of sidewalk chalk art by Jane Portaluppi Durand. The event will include the opportunity to win an assortment of desirable prizes, including a couple’s prize basket from Shangri-La Springs. The Shangri-La Springs basket contains a gift certificate for a couple’s massage at the property’s spa, bottle of Prosecco, organic Lady of the Spring goat’s milk soap, organic Buddah goat’s milk soap and two loofahs grown within the property’s organic garden.
Tickets for the 2018 Spring Luncheon Fundraiser are $65 per person and includes lunch and a guided history tour of the stately grounds by Andrew McClure of Shangri La Springs and a lecture by local historian, David Southall. To purchase group or individual tickets, visit,  call 239-992-6997 or stop by the Shangri-La Springs gift shop to pay with cash or check. It is recommended to reserve tickets quickly as this event will sell out.
About Shangri-La Springs
Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, organic restaurant, fitness studio, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event space. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows, special programs and unique events. Currently under renovation, the property is preparing to reopen as a historic hotel with an organic restaurant. While the restaurant is temporarily closed, the onsite fitness studio and the organic spa are open. The Spa at Shangri-La Springs offers a range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge. Additionally, the property has reinstated their monthly art nights and is currently offering event and wedding venue rentals as well as tours of the historic property and lunch for large groups upon request with tour reservation. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit
About the Bonita Springs Historical Society
The Bonita Springs Historical Society has been a part of the Bonita Springs community for more three decades, and strives to preserve, protect and promote the rich cultural heritage of Bonita Springs. Through a number of touchpoints, the Society provides visitors with a complimentary resource library, compelling exhibits, local history displays and friendly docents. It also hosts a variety of history programs and walking tours. In addition, the Society owns two historic properties: the 1930 Casner Historic Home and the 1915 McSwain Historic Home on Old US41. The Riverside Drive home serves as The Society’s headquarters as well as a period museum. On completion, the 1915 McSwain home will serve as a gallery, event space and metaphorical ‘front door’ to the community.


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