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 !!


Chrissy121875 said...

Karen! You are a hottie, young lady!!! Those girls in the costumea are gorgeous too! I LOVE the costumes! They're so bright and festive. Mr. Half Naked is pretty hot too, btw! ;) It looks like you and Ian had a wonderful night :)

Mmmmmmmmm...What did the Carnival Cosmo taste like??

Chrissy121875 said...

Grrrrrr...uhh...that would be "costumes"!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You look fantastic, Karen! And that guy .... ahem, well he looks pretty tasty. Sounds like it was a stellar event!



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