Melania dons a white and red floral dress as she unveils a children’s hospital healing garden
On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump visited the Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. She was there for the unveiling of a healing garden.
For the special occasion, the first lady wore a dress that coincided with the event. She wore a white and red floral gown.
On President’s Day First Lady Melania Trump, 48, left Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach by motorcade about an hour after her husband, President Donald Trump, 72, left for his Palm Beach golf club. She was on her way to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
The first lady posted two images from the healing garden unveiling at the hospital. On one of the images, Trump was seen smiling as she looked down at two children who were part of the event.
The photos were shared on the official Instagram page of the first lady with the caption:
“A beautiful ceremony at @Nicklaus4kids hospital today to celebrate their new changes! I hope the garden nurtures and heals all the young patients who visit. Thank you to the generous donors and to @Nicklaus4kids for all the important work you are doing. #BeBest”
Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, revealed that she was heading to Miami “to participate in the unveiling of @Nicklaus4kids new healing garden & the naming of the new cardiac Intensive Care Floor.”
Her visit was kept as a secret until she left Mar-a-Lago dressed in a beautiful red and white dress adorned with a floral design. The shirt dress had a stylish collar and a buttoned down front.
Melania Trump, Miami-Dade mayor visit Nicklaus Children's Hospital https://t.co/W9WI7tHvqP— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 18, 2019
Trump completed her look with red stilettos in a croc skin finish. Grisham shared that the first lady was traveling 72 miles by SUV to Miami for the hospital visit.
This was her second trip to a pediatric center in five days. Later in the afternoon, the first lady joined her husband in Palm Beach.
NEW: First lady Melania Trump unveils “Morton and Linda Bouchard Healing Garden” at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida, White House says. https://t.co/964Ni4xgAb pic.twitter.com/Qyp1GtzHuR— ABC News (@ABC) February 18, 2019
During her speech at the unveiling, Trump said:
“This healing garden is a perfect example of nurturing children’s health physically, emotionally & spiritually. I believe in the power of meditation & taking time to be still & quiet esp when trying to heal from an illness.”
Lovely garden doors and nice dress. But kids need #healthcare care & asylum seekers need protection.— Vivian Leal (@VivianLeal123) February 18, 2019
A White House readout of the event said the first lady had visited the hospital to celebrate the opening of the “Morton and Linda Bouchard Healing Garden” and the “Esrick Dream Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Floor,” which was recently renamed.
I love your work for the children melania ! ❤️— Kimberley Korenaar (@KKorenaar) February 18, 2019
Trump thanked the donors who the initiatives were named after for helping the hospital “offer more care and comfort to children who are already battling to get well.” She also added, “I hope the new garden brings renewed strength to each child that visits.”
“This healing garden is a perfect example of nurturing children’s health physically, emotionally & spiritually. I believe in the power of meditation & taking time to be still & quiet esp when trying to heal from an illness.” -@FLOTUS @Nicklaus4kids @NicklausCHF #BeBest— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) February 18, 2019
During the recent State of the Union address held by the president, the first lady wore a black Burberry coat dress and one black glove on her left hand. Her stylist, Hervé Pierre, strangely explained that this wasn’t the initial plan for her look.
He said the gloves were “very First Lady, and very appropriate. As long as I find the right outfit, the designer is almost irrelevant. The designer, well, is Burberry, but it could have been anybody else. It has nothing to do with England or Brexit.”