Sunday, April 22, 2007
Get me some body paint quick
Thank goodness for the modern convenience of the clutch-sized digital camera. I was able to capture the spectacle and some great memories of a wonderful evening.
The Brazilian Carnival Ball was such an event - all glitz, glamour, booze was flowing from the martini bar made completely of ice (but I was D.D. so only sipped at the Carnival Cosmo) food was fantastic and the music was so lively. The best part of course was the parade and dancing. I don't think I've ever seen so many gorgeous people in one room. Ian couldn't get over the cars being parked at valet parking. I mean, let's get our priorities straight.
There was some serious money there - at the live auction, someone scored a bargain for a Lexus (paid $46K for the car worth $53K) but most other auctioned items went for about $30k. Imagine spending that, with the raise of a hand - yikes! We bought some raffle tickets, suckered in by a chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree at Yorkdale Mall, but to no avail. No matter, it all went to a good cause. All in all, I think about $2 million was raised for the Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Foundation.
The costumes and the lack thereof were beyond spectacular. One of my dinner mates commented that she'd never seen a butt so small on anyone before last night - one of the male performers was wearing the teeniest bikini at the bar. Tried to get my camera out in time to catch it but was just too slow. I just had to get a picture with one of the other dancers. I was so happy when Ian found one and I thought I'd scored with the above. But dear hubby had to do me one better. Look at him shortly thereafter:
No wonder he was so anxious to pull me onto the dance floor! Sneaky, sneaky !!