Last night Tom and I attended a charity event with Ted Baker for Project Angel Food at the Beverly Hills Hilton. Despite the 2 hour and 45 minute commute, we ended up having a great time with delicious food, drink, sweets and VIP shopping with a 50% discount! And all of it went towards a great cause so we didn't have much buyer's remorse as we checked out. McSteamy and his wife Rebecca (LOVED her in 90210 as Dylan's girlfriend, do you guys remember that?? She was the one who rescued the kitty and was killed in the rainy car crash!?) were there and so were a few other recognizable TV/Film faces.
The night started off with cocktails which we missed due to ass to balls traffic, then a sit down dinner with about 500 people, then awards, an auction and a fashion show and then finally....CRAZY SHOPPING! During the auction part of the night I spotted a familiar face a few tables away from back when I worked on Will and Grace. Eric McCormack was there with his wife and it's been over a year and a half since I've seen him and he looks fantastic, seriously the man does not age. After the auction and fashion show ended I made my way over to him and we hugged and reminisced and it was so great to see him. Working on that show was such an unforgettable experience and just talking about it all made me miss it so much. At least I remembered to grab the camera before we left so I was glad we were able to take a picture together. He's one of those genuinely warm people that you just enjoy being around.
And if you're wondering why it looks like I'm wearing a flannel shirt while everyone else is dressed formally, well it's because...I am and I wasn't informed ahead of time that the event was formal. Though it's not actually a flannel shirt, it's a flannel shirt dress and yes it was completely out of place for the type of event that it was but I was warm and snuggly and felt comfortable while all the other bare backed gals were shivering and complaining because the ballroom was too cold.
Here's a pic of Tom and I as we were saying our goodbyes. And a full shot of my Lumberjack dress...
And here's a pic of the Gingerbread village that was in the lobby of the hotel. I so wanted to snag a piece of the roof but Tom advised me that would not be a good idea. Party pooper.
Here's a final pic of Tom and I waiting for the valet to get our car. Tom was entering the serious mode phase of the night so I had to snap him out of it and have some last minute fun before the drive back home.
It was a wonderful evening and I realized last night that we've done more holiday type stuff this year before the month of December than we did the whole month last year. Part of that was due to a 2 week bout with the flu but we're definitely making up for it this year!