Miss Brooklyn

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

American Cancer Society's Eat, Drink and Be Hopeful

Alex and Simon of The Real Housewives of NYC

American Cancer Society has been on fire lately! Last night I was so thrilled to be invited to their Eat, Drink and Be Hopeful event hosted by Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen of The Real Housewives of NYC and authors of the new book Little Kids, Big City! The event took place at the beautiful BellTel Lofts in Downtown Brooklyn. Patrons purchased tickets for $100.00 each or a VIP ticket was available for $125.00 in order to raise funds for cancer research. In my opinion, it was a hit! The evening consisted of some of Brooklyn's most delicious restaurants, wine vendors, drink providers and beer breweries scattered among one floor's worth of the BellTel Loft's most gorgeous apartments. There was also a silent auction including everything from small baskets from boutique stores to Disney World vacation packages and year-long memberships to Zip Car. Every room was filled with a taste of something magnificent from each vendor. I was able to mix and mingle with Brooklyn's restaurant owners to get the buzz out there about the Miss America Organization. I was surprised to find that most people have very little understanding of what Miss America is all about. Lucky for them I was there to explain! I spent the evening talking with business owners, restaurant managers and Brooklyn socialites alike about the benefits of being Miss Brooklyn and the ways that Miss America has truly enriched my life (okay, I may have had a nibble or two as well!)

The lovely gentlemen there to represent Brooklyn Lager. I thought it was only appropriate to take a photo with them. :)

Mr. Joe Roken, Manager of Morton's Steakhouse said doing a fundraiser for the Dove: Campaign for Real Beauty is a definite possibility!

These fellas provided me with a Salmon Tartare that was delicious!

The lovely ladies of Mojito's Cuban Cuisine. They were kind enough to invite me to join them for their "Sex and the City"-like event they are having in July (girls only!)

The wonderful American Cancer Society Brooklyn Director who is responsible for inviting me to all of these amazing events!

My new friend, Racine, who is getting ready to compete in the Miss Tropical Paradise pageant. We exchanged "pageant" details!

This guy was giving me a hard time! He claimed it was impossible for me to be Miss Brookly because he is "Mr. Brooklyn!" Haha

One of my favorite pit-stops of the evening was this Brooklyn restaurant, Palo Santo. They grow their own greens for their salad in their roof top garden! They served "salad on a stick" and it was to die for!

These two handsome guys were from Manhattan Beer Distributors and there to represent VOSS water!

More pictures to come, but this is it for now!

Appearing like crazy,


1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! You met Simon and Alex!!! I *LOVE* them. They are my favorite on Real Housewives!!!