Friday, March 19, 2010


Restore Gala at the Orensanz, Lower East Side

I know, I know....I missed a whole day on here (bad!). But I do have a good excuse. You see, I was at a gala last night (doesn't that sound so fancy & important? hehe :) and didn't get home until the wee hours of morning. And though it was in the back of my mind to just quickly stick a picture up here before heading to bed, my heavy eyelids and tired bones just wouldn't let me. Sorry! To make up for it, this will be an extra "full" post with lots of pics. K? :)

Back to the gala, though. It was a really lovely night for a very important cause at a BEAUTIFUL event space in the Lower East Side. And even better, the organization that was hosting the gala (Restore, a non-profit that provides long-term aftercare for international survivors of sex-trafficking -- read about their amazing work here) raised ALL of the money that they needed last night through ticket sales, auctioned items and donations and are now going to be able to build a safe house in the city for these women, something that is very much needed. Amazing!

In other news, the weather here has been out of control beautiful. Like, it feels as if we just fast-forwarded a few months to June weather. It's that gorgeous. 70 degrees, blue skies, sunshine. Perfect. (We so deserve this after last weekend, though, right, New York?). I went to Bryant Park during my lunch break yesterday, which was apparently everyone else's idea too, because it was absolutely packed with lunch-breakers happily eating, laughing & soaking up the sun. It was a beautiful sight.

And in more (happy) news....look who's back!!

Yay! After being gone ALL week on business, Dan finally returned this afternoon. Soooo happy :) And since I had today off, we were able to go out and do a little frolicking in the sunshine. Which made me very happy. Here are some pics from our time in Central Park today.

It really feels like Spring has finally come (though I'm trying not to get too used to this -- usually March is a beast of a month in New York. A girl can dream though!). Hope you have a lovely weekend and see you back here Monday.


Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Candice Pair said...

I might have to stop following your blog because it always depresses me when I see your fabulous pictures in your fabulous city! Just kidding...I'm glad I have your blog to keep me up to date! Enjoy many more beautiful spring days in the park for me...and maybe take a long walk the through the Village and tell me about it :)

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