Last Thursday, I attended Generosity, a fundraiser put on by UJA-Federation of New York. Admittedly, my post-Israel high played a part in my purchasing the ticket (funds raised go towards strengthening various Jewish communities). Generosity is, in UJA's words, "one of New York City's premier fundraising events for community-involved, socially conscious Jews in their 20s and 30s". I make it a point to try to attend several charity cocktail parties every year, and I have to say this was one of the best I've been to yet.
I wish I'd taken more pictures of the event space. The party was held at Capitale, an elegant venue downtown. I attended a Junior League party there a few years ago and was really excited to go back. The top shelf bar was lined glass bowls of jelly beans and truffled waffle potato chips.
With gal pals JE and HS at the step and repeat. I borrowed a few of HS's photos for this post... thanks!
Bites included beautiful passed hors d'oeuvres and a full sushi bar. Fresh and delicious.
I wore a black sequin Michael Kors wrap dress and black patent leather Michael Kors heels. It's always such a treat to get dressed up on a Thursday!
Few things I love more than a photo booth complete with props!
With new friend RZ!
Primo candy bar on the way out. The worst part about events like this, in my opinion, is coat check. I only own one dressy coat... it's a beautiful Burberry London gilded coat with a skirted bottom that fits like a dream. It was my 26th birthday gift to myself. The coat check was an absolute mob scene and somehow I had lost my ticket. After a lot of arguing, I finally got my beloved Burberry back. These sweets definitely softened the blow. And I was beyond delighted to find a bag of Twizzlers cherry nibs in my clutch the next morning.
Giving money to a good cause and getting to party while doing it is always a win-win. A fabulous evening with great friends and great fun!