Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Jewel Ball Madness
Hoo-whee it's been a busy couple of weeks! Last week was completely taken up by prep for the Jewel Ball. This year's theme was Speakeasy, so we recreated the feeling of, no, not a speakeasy exactly, because I believe actual speakeasies were prone to seediness, but that of an elegant Jazz Age supper club. We had fun, but I was wiped out for days. Between constructing the ballroom and all, the party itself, staying up all night to rip it back down again (That's the most amazing part - what took a year to plan, paint and build and then several days to construct on site is gone in time for people to play tennis on the five courts we cover the next day.) and everything else, I felt jetlagged and then finally succumbed to some kind of virus I'd been fighting for a week.
Anyway, things are getting back to normal and I'm madly playing catchup, but there's a little photo of John & me in our gladrags at about 1:00 am the night of the ball.