Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Special Treat


Instead of the usual Mother's Day flowers and brunch, I had a special gift. Friday night was the annual black tie patron gala at the Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills. This event was for the benefit of the Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens which support the oldest estate in Beverly Hills built in 1911 and its magnificent terraced gardens. In a city where so many stately buildings have been torn down to make way for the biggest and the best and the latest in contemporary architecture chic, it's a pleasure to be involved with a group that supports a living piece of Los Angeles history.

This year's theme was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the gala chairs went all out to create a whimsical atmosphere. After cocktails on the tennis court, the dinner, set in the garden, was so elegant with topiarys of red roses on all of the red clothed tables.

But what does this have to do with Mother's Day you are wondering. Well, my special treat was to take as my date my son, Mr. Handsome. And handsome he was in his tuxedo and new glasses. While it was difficult for him to give up a Lakers play off game, he rose to the social challenge and ended up enjoying himself thoroughly. And I was so proud to watch his natural charm with everyone he met.
Then, to top off the Mother's Day treat, the prodigal daughter, Miss Pretty, called with the news that she had aced all her finals and was getting A's in all of her courses. In addition, she's been asked to curate the college film festival and write the movie reviews for the local city newspaper.

So all is good for Belle de Ville, la Mere, when touts va bien avec les petites.
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1 comment:

XXXO, K said...

Too lovely.

That beats my Mom's Day gift: I sent my mom jewelry and some Booty Parlor Flirty Little Secret, pheromone-laced lotion.

Let's see if she's amused.

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