Thursday night was our annual Women's Red Hot Night event, and this year it was at a new club, Zan, in downtown Springfield. It was a great night; I always look forward to this event, it is definitely the most fun one that we do. The evening's activities included chair massage, makeup by Chanel, henna tattoos, dream interpretation, wine tasting, a silent auction and more.
Lindsay, (she's in the second picture below, looking gorgeous as always in the black/striped dress!) is with our health system's foundation, and has worked hard to build some fabulous relationships in town, including the owners of Zan, who also own three other restaurants. So, they gave us a great deal on the food for the evening, which was SO yummy! One of the owners, Mike, is also the chef and did a culinary demonstration for the women, showed them how to fix Touch's signature bacon-wrapped dates.
Gretchen Miekley, holding the camera in the above pic, is a local photographer and is SO talented! She took pictures of all of the committee members prior to the event, and also some women who are cancer survivors, since this year's proceeds go to our support services in our cancer center. I have one of the pics as my profile pic on my blog now, and will have some more I'll put on here soon. Check her site out, here. She has some beautiful work.
A few of the committee members ended up the evening at our local spot, Parlor 88, for a post-event cocktail. We've enjoyed planning this event, and most meetings have been on Thursday afternoons, so we would follow our meetings with a glass of wine for happy hour at P88. Now that the event is over, we won't have a regular meeting set, but I hope we'll still get together some.
Oh yeah, another highlight of the evening was our silent auction, which had some great things, including a piece of jewelry from my friend and local metalsmith, Tammy Kirks. And, as has happened several years now, I won it in the auction. I will post a pic soon. I'd try it on now, but you wouldn't want to see me this morning, still in my jammies with bedhead... wouldn't do the jewelry any justice!
Jace and I will be headed to the movies later today, to see "Monsters and Aliens", the new animated movie that is out. Then we're having dinner with Gail and family this evening. We may possibly get 1-4" of snow (SNOW, in late March - YUCK!) but Gail just lives one street over, so no worries on being out in the inclement weather. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.