"So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it."
I have been quite busy this season with special events for work. In September, I had a young professionals cocktail reception; in October, a 125th anniversary celebration and a donor cultivation event; and in November, a ribbon cutting ceremony. But no rest for the weary, because there are big plans underway for the annual fine wine dinner and auction, coming up in just a few months. And somewhere in the midst of this is a wedding.
I've previously shared about Thanksgiving, The Black Eyed Peas concert, and apple picking, but more activities that kept me occupied this fall are described below.
Fall Bridal Extravaganza
The Fall Bridal Extravaganza, held at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown on Monday, September 19, was my first and only bridal show. I was not that impressed -- with "extravaganza" in the name I had expected more -- but at least I came home with a bag full of complimentary magazines.
|Wedding accessory vendors|
|Free bridal magazines and tote bag|
Chloe's 1st Birthday
We celebrated the first birthday of Chloe, my friend Michelle's daughter, at Kum Gang San in Flushing on Saturday, October 15. In the Korean dol custom, the birthday baby wears a traditional hanbok and hat, and is placed in front of a selection of items. The item the baby chooses is said to predict her future. Chloe picked a golf club and a stethoscope. A golfing doctor? Highly probable.
|Chloe with Peter and me in background (Image: Angela R.)|
Crate & Barrel Wedding Party
I attended a Crate & Barrel Wedding Party at The Westchester in White Plains on Sunday, October 23. I just love Crate & Barrel; I went for fun since I had already created a registry. They served an appetizing spread as I meandered around the store which was closed to the public. Before I left, they gifted me with a lovely glass vase.
|Eggs, panini, freshly squeezed juice, and more|
|Pretty pink peonies on box|
Hope for New York Happy Hour
On Thursday, October 27, I went to the Hope for New York Young Supporters Happy Hour at BAK with a few friends. HFNY serves the poor and marginalized of NYC. It began with seed money from Redeemer Presbyterian Church, and is now funded by individual and corporate gifts, special events, and Easter offerings received at partner churches.
|BAK's Korean spicy chicken tacos|
The Space Tour Starring Team StarKid
I stayed for the opening of the Space Tour show at Irving Plaza on Saturday, November 26. I wish I could have stayed for StarKid, but I had a post-Thanksgiving dinner to rush to at my sister's place. I'm not a Gleek, but I'm glad I got to see Darren Criss (aka Blaine) perform!
|Darren Criss performing with Charlene Kaye|
Now the holiday season is in full swing. I've started to write Christmas cards, but still have gifts to buy, cookies to bake, and places to go. I love this time of year; I just wish I had more time to enjoy it!