Monday, April 26, 2010

Tuxes & Tails

This weekend, I was thrilled to be a part of Seattle Humane Society's annual fundraiser, Tuxes & Tails. I got to experience this event both as a volunteer as well as a guest for the gala and it was incredible. Over $665,000 was raised in just a matter of hours. So many people with big hearts, wanting to help the animals as well as families who have difficulty caring for their animals. It makes you feel pretty good inside to know there are so many people who care. It was also the first time since moving to Seattle that I actually wore a dress, and that felt pretty good too!

Here are some pics from the Animal Fashion Show:

And here's a pic of me and Tom posing under the "Catsino Royale" sign. Looks like Prom night:

Here's a shot of some of our table attendees - the 2 gentlemen in the middle are our dear friends Mike and Gary. We met them shortly after moving to Seattle through our friends David and Mark in LA (Karyn's Mark):

Gary's tie matched the back of my dress so we had to snap a pic together, even though it's kind of hard to see the details of the dress, which was embroidered with pretty pink roses:

I'd also like to thank my friends at Fresh Wave for supplying the most fantastic auction baskets for the event. I started working with Fresh Wave back in 2003 when they launched their consumer line and now here we are 7 years later still going strong!

Good people and a great cause, all rolled into one.


Anonymous said...

It looks like it was a beautiful event in every way. You looked stunning. I've been trying to get some Fresh Wave around here. I tried the Whole Foods in Bellevue--they thought they had it, but didn't. I guess I can order it online. YKW

Smileygirl said...

Bed, Bath and Beyond should have it now. I'm hitting the stores in the next couple weeks all around Seattle to help promote!

karen gerstenberger said...

Gorgeous photos of an event that I know is close to your heart! You did a wonderful job, raising that much money in this economy. Well done! So glad that you enjoyed the evening, and got to meet others with whom you share the passion for animal welfare. You look beautiful!

Smileygirl said...

Thank you Karen, it was such a success and I just love how compassionate this city is towards the animals. It's soooo good to be a part of that love!

Anonymous said...

Thanks--I'll hit Bed, Bath, and Beyond soon!


oneandahalfcats said...

Catsino Royale! What a great idea, and good excuse for getting dressed to the nines. It's always great to hear about the efforts that people are making on behalf of our beloved animals!

And those Fresh Wave products look awesome. I have been looking for some natural animal care and household products. Will have to check this out.

oneandahalfcats said...

PS: Thanks for the recent blog visit Laura. I only just noticed it now. My bad. We've been so busy in the past year that I'm afraid I have had little time to cultivate it. You've inspired me to give it another go. :)