The Food, Fun, and Fashion gathering was a sold out event with women coming from five different states to attend. Spending the day with these engaging women who share a passion for looking our best as we move with grace through our daily lives, was truly a joy for me. I look forward to the next event with great anticipation.
The event was not overplanned or precisely choreographed. Plenty of time remained for open discussions to lead where they may. I kept the capacity small and intimate so that we could talk to each other and everyone could feel equally included. It was very much like having a perfect afternoon with sisters or best friends. When we hugged each other at the end of the day, I felt sad to say goodbye and honestly did not want the day to end. The video I had recorded for those of you who could not attend is available now here.
I am very grateful to my very considerate friends at ShopMyFairLady.com who sent me the IC Collection pants set in a new lighter bright blue for Spring, to wear on this special day. They know how much I enjoy this line, so they wanted me to have something new and yet effortless to wear on this day. I have added several new pieces to my spring/summer wardrobe. (A special blog post and video about the warm weather additions are both in the works!)
Mr. Mickey is often my photographer, but he was out of town this weekend, so I want to thank his daughter, Regina (below) for coming to the rescue and helping me so much. She also took these photos with our little camera which sadly, was not up to the task. Jared Bentley is a professional videographer and photographer, who recorded and photographed the first part of the event, but I don’t have the results of his work yet. I will share more photos and offer you a private video at a later time. VIP Seen magazine also sent a photographer to document the event. When published, I will share that with you as well.
A big thank you for the grand door prize which was donated by Uno Alla Volta. I also want to thank The Carnegie Hotel’s staff for preparing the space so well for this event. Everything was top notch and our every request was promptly honored.
One of the questions that came up in our open discussion was, “How do you organize your closet?” The video below is in response, and for those of you have recently asked. Also note that I am wearing a very casual, lounging at home look with flat shoes. Slip on canvas shoes could also work with this comfortable casual look. I failed to mention why the empty hangers are near the end of the video. I do not leave the empty ones mixed in with my clothes; rather I place them all in the same spot so that when one is needed, I don’t have to look for it and they do not waste space.