Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Evening In Paris II

Over the weekend we attended our second Evening in Paris fundraiser at Alex's school.  We love this event.  Some of the very best restaurants in Kansas City are a part of it and so its a great opportunity to try several different (and amazing!!!) dishes for a small and totally worth it pricetag that doubles as a donation to the school.  Plus all you can eat desserts and all you can drink cocktails make this event worth. every. penny.

It's also a great opportunity to wear fancy dresses and fascinators and let's face it, there are never enough of those opportunities....even if said fascinator looks like deer antlers in photographs. 

Seriously, it's a great time.

We managed to get out of there this year with a few wins on a couple of silent auction items.  My favorite?  These two super cool prints from one of our favorite local letterpress printers, Hammerpress.

No word yet on where these things will eventually end up.  For now they are just chilin' in the entryway covering up some artwork already in progress.

We also hand a hand in helping to put together the class basket, basically lots of cool items from the neighborhood including gift certificates totaling over $300.  We bid on this, but didn't win it, but it did manage to go for a great price --- so we're really happy about that.

One of the coolest things about this event is aside from it benefiting the school --- a place we feel SUPER grateful to have gotten into---- is it really is a lot of fun.  Last year we went before we knew if Alex had been accepted and before we knew anyone there.  So going back this year as a part of the school and actually having friends to hang out with, was awesome.

Below are a few pics from an Evening In Paris 2011.

Menu From Michael Smith - a local favorite and the place we ate last July to celebrate our engagement.

Alex's Class Project, one of the many silent auction items available to bid on.  Again, we bid, but didn't win. 

Harry & Rochelle (aka: the hosts of my b-day surprise party).

Rochelle & Carla, fellow moms and new bffs. 

These two you know.

Us with Mme. Israel - Alex's Teacher

 Me & Annie--- one half of a cool couple we met and sat with last year at this event. Also part of a group of people we went in with to score a Private Boulevard Beer tasting event.  But we lost that too.

All in all, there really are no losses for an event like this.  Food, fun and fundraising = a win win win!

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