My charity event for Blerancourt was beautiful with an impressive turnout. The Cipriani family was so nice and generous to donate the army of servers, food, wine, and champagne! Thank you Sergio Vacca for coming to make sure everything went perfectly.
Only 15 minutes into the party, Housewives drama began to unfold upstairs. I wanted to make it clear to LuAnn that we were not picking on Kelly. I told the girls I had to go downstairs to the guests. We made sure the guests had drinks and then asked them shortly thereafter to bid on pricey paintings! We sold several Brian Farrell paintings before, during, and after the art show and part of the proceeds went to our organization. Check out Brian's art at http://www.facebook.com/bfarrellart?ref=ts. Blerancourt is the Anne Morgan Chateau turned Franco-American museum outside Paris. Anne Morgan was an amazing, trailblazing lady. She had a driving license when most women didn't and she summoned her other privileged girlfriends together to deliver food, medical supplies, shoes, kitchen utensils, rabbits, all to help the French soldiers when the Germans attacked the region of Picardy in France. Her goal along with 350 women volunteers was to rebuild homes and communities that were bombed to the ground. Check out our website at www.americanfriendsofblerancourt.org
One of the most spectacular moments of the evening (other then the ladies bickering in my dining room) was Met opera singer Jeffrey Mattsey and pianist Michael Benchman's live performance of Figaro. Talent and services were donated thanks to Ubiquite Productions & Steinway. Thank you to all.