Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week’s flick features Alexis Clark with Adeline Wong Ettelson at the Young Fellows Ball’s of The Flick Collection in New York City. More than 600 attending the wonderful event entitled Bal de Chinoiserie  took inspiration from Eastern and Eastern inspired artistic elements.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Woo! The years FLEW by and today I turn the BIG 4-0!

It's an exciting time and I'm actually looking at this birthday as a 'call to action' in terms of health, professional, and financial management. More news on this soon.

I also plan to do something special for myself each month until I turn 41. Why should I just let 40 sail by with a limited celebration?!

I'm heading out with Fab Fiance to enjoy a great dinner tonight and then, there's a big family dinner on Saturday.

Forty is fabulous!  I know it will be a good year!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

Honoree Ingrid Saunders Jones and Terrie Williams
Honoree Ingrid Saunders Jones greets David Robinson with Rachel Robinson

Honoree Joseph Perella and presenter Ray McGuire

Carl Ware, Javier Goizueta, Lee and Linda Dunham

Maurice DuBois, Robin Bell Stevens and daughter Savanna K. Stevens, Andrea DuBois 
(seated) Hon. David N. Dinkins and Rachel Robinson
Colonel & Mrs. Irving Smith, Colonel Mike Endress, Hon. David N. Dinkins, Archie Elam 
and Major & Mrs. Michael Burns

Sharon Robinson and Joyce Dinkins

Sheila Johnson, honoree Ingrid Saunders Jones and Della Britton Baeza

Wendy Lewis and Leonard S. Coleman

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) hosted a star-studded gala at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on March 7th. More than 1,000 supporters attended the event which helped to raise over $1.4 million in donations.
The event was hosted by legendary entertainer Bill Cosby and celebrated the following awardees of the prestigious ROBIE Award: Sean "Diddy" Combs (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bad Boy Entertainment Group), Ingrid Saunders Jones (Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company), and Joseph R. Perella (Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners.  
Grammy Award® winning singer, Chrisette Michele performed and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a stirring speech on a new education initiative to support young men in the public school system.
Many thanks to Margot Jordan for sharing her pictures!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

On March 3rd, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) honored Vernon Jordan with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in New York City. Jordan is a former Executive Director of UNCF. The UNCP provides financial assistance to more than 60,000 students attending historically Black colleges and universities.

As you can see from the flicks, the glitterati was in full effect! Many thanks to Margot Jordan for sharing her photos!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Constance White To Lead Essence Magazine

Constance White has been named Editor in Chief of Essence. She's the former Style Director of Ebay and is considered a fashion industry insider.

Good for her and let's wish her well!


Friday's Fabulous Flicks

Mireille Schwartz & Carolyne Zinko
Sharply dressed ladies celebrating the engaged couple

Well wishers share cheer for the the happy couple

Mirelle Schwartz's daughter is posing the front. She provides some of the evening's entertainment.

Chef Woodward whips up his magic

The newly engaged couple

On Sunday, January 16th Mireille Schwartz (a long time supporter of this blog) opened her Presidio Heights home to host a celebration for San Francisco Chronicle Style writer Carolyne Zinko and her fiancee Dan Dieguez. The couple became engaged on Christmas morning 2010. 

Mireille and Carolyne are best friends. Mirelle was also celebrating her birthday. Ross Executive Chef Michael Woodward prepared an allergy-free sit down dinner menu including Marin Sun Farms Ribeye and Yukon Gold Potato Gratin with Chanterelles and Hedgehog mushrooms . A small circle of friends & family enjoyed a pre-dinner concert by Mireille's daughter Charlotte, complete with a special rap to roast Carolyne and Dan. Other attendees included Joel Goodrich and Damion Matthews, Joy Venturini Bianchi, Clariity's Creative Director Cameron Noble, and PUC Judge Karen Clopton.

I've had this pics forever - but you know your girl's lifestyle these days! I'm trying to get better good people!

Thanks to Moanalani Jeffrey for providing these photos.