WILTON — Janet Montalbano, makeup artist at the cosmetics company Let’s Make Up, is hosting her fifth annual Sip ’N’ Shop charity event to benefit the nonprofit organization Circle of Care. The event for 2020 began online Dec. 6, and goes through New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Photographer and owner of Justin Baiad Photography, Justin Baiad, and life coach and tarot card reader Liza Mariani are co-hosting the event. Baiad is donating 50 percent, and Mariani is donating 100 percent of their December proceeds from their businesses to Circle of Care.
The event has different vendors including a mobile massage therapist, stone mason, boutique gift merchants, and Dave’s Planet Pizza. The business is also donating part of the meals that are ordered there, to Circle of Care. Restrictions for social gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic have put the event online. The event is about small businesses supporting other small businesses, while also helping a local charity. Montalbano hopes to raise $25,000 for Circle of Care from the event. She has raised more than $100,000 overall with the Sip ’N’ Shop events.