Last Saturday night glassybaby housed the best "Howling Good Halloween Party" that I have ever witnessed, thanks to the brilliance of Peggy Obrien Murphy and Mary Alice Pomputius...of the Lakeside Opera Preview Group. This group is a marvelous mix of opera patrons who raise funds to support aspiring local opera talent (think...flowing gowns, competitions, airfare, voice lessons, etc., etc..) It is pricey to be a gifted soprano. Lakeside has been helping for decades...a local patron saint to voice talent. The Lakeside glassybaby Event was a marvelous fundraiser and included the following details:
- a pair of harlequin tights won the "best leg wear" competition
- one auction item was a home made teddy bear inspired by the opera character Lucia...holding a dagger, dripping blood from the chest area (winning bid: $150)
- Kari Ragan...the gorgeous local soprano...sang in three installments...levitating the adoring crowd
- guests could be photographed beneath the sinister talon of perhaps a griffin...for a nominal fee...funds of course, back to Lakeside
- Taryn and Carrie...our delightful glass blowers, who were present...dressed up for the affair
- many guests received a single glassybaby with their ticket price
- tasty hors d'oeuvres, desserts and wine were served...with a proclamation: "absolutely no chance you will depart a skeleton"
What a marvelous evening...for a marvelous group. Thanks Peggy and Mary Alice, et al.
I had the complete pleasure of meeting Heike Malakoff today. She is the founder and visionary behind the local nonprofit, "Check Your Boobies." Take a journey through the CYB website (http://checkyourboobies.org/.) Their mission is important...breast enlightenment...what could be better? We are joining forces with CYB beginning November 1st...mention or type in the promotional code: "boobies" when purchasing a glassybaby and 10% from your purchase will be donated to CYB. This will run until Santa has come and gone (December 31st.) Holiday shopping with signature giving...join us in supporting CYB.
We would like to extend a rousing welcome to our new, New York glassybaby, Store Manager. Welcome Ellen Lee...we are absolutely thrilled to have you on board...no pop quizzes on glassybaby color yet...just a warm welcome. And another New York mention...Happy Birthday to our New York Store...1 year old this week.
Happy Holloween. More Soon, Nicola