Friday, April 23, 2010

Last Tuesday: Children for Children's Art of Giving Gala

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young lady attending a charity event will be at her wits' end searching for the perfect dress to wear.
(To say nothing of the fact that said ladies often spend more money procuring their wardrobe than they ultimately donate to the charity itself. It's a bit sickening if you dwell on the idea for too long...)
In the end, I narrowed it down to these two:
1) The FuNkY:

2) And the (somewhat boring) Classic:

In the end, the classic won out.

This particular event, The Art of Giving to benefit Children for Children, was held at Christie's, so naturally auctions (both live and silent) were part of the evening. I was paddle #758, but managed to exercise some amount of self-control when it came to bidding.

The dinner was full of charming guests and honorees (Ellen Burstyn, Neil Bush, and Katie Couric), and the meal was themed with children in mind: cute veggie salad, Mac & Cheese entree, and a plate of cookies served with Serendipity 3's famous Frozen Hot Chocolate for dessert.

But the sweetest part of dessert?

I am obsessed with Alec Baldwin.
On "30 Rock" one character recently described Jack Donaghy (the part perfectly embodied by A.Baldwin) as having "the piercing blue eyes of a Siberian husky."
No doubt the show's writers deserve an Emmy for ACCURACY.
(Katie Couric (pictured at right) was lovely, too.)

Following the rousing live auction--which offered a safari to South Africa, a week in Vail with skiing instruction from an Olympic champion, and a jaunt to Turks and Caicos among other exotic vacations--everyone adjourned to the first floor galleries to enjoy live music on the dance floor, the silent auction, additional desserts (including a La Maison du Chocolat tasting table), the Richard Avedon photographs on display, and a vintage (but still functional) photo booth.

Amidst all of the fun I failed to get a photograph of myself, and so snapped this one when I got home (I took this for you, Mom!)

To learn more about the great work Children for Children does, please visit their website HERE.


Lacey Bean said...

I had the same photobooth at my wedding last month! WOO!

BLC :o said...

I loooove the classic pick!!!! What a week!!!!! Xoxo-BLC