The benefit was a dinner, a film, some singing, some flower arrangements to be purchased and some more donations to be given by participating in a raffle...
Here in The States we've been dealing with the tornadoes devastation in the South, and the lost of lives and property.
I decided to go to this benefit because like one of the attendees told me "it makes it harder to get money or supplies when we are out of the news".
It was raining cats, dogs and some squirrels, the traffic was horrendous and I got a bit lost trying to find the free parking lot (to find out it was right at the left of theater, duh!).
My old and extra large Geoffrey Beene men's shirt from Steinmart.
Express purse decorated with orange flowers and fringe.
Old sandals from Marshalls.
Necklaces, all gifts from my friend Luz (from our shopping days in New York
back in the mid 90's).
Isaac Mizrahi skirt.
Indian scarf from my favorite Indian store, bought it two years ago.
The store is 3 minutes away from my work place.
Bracelets, two red ones are from the same store and the other one
is a necklace wore as a bracelet.
The theater entrance. The turquoise and pink are very art deco.
This photo was in the bathroom as to remind us where we are?
A guess just in case you have too many sakis!
This beautiful flowers arrangements were created by
The Ikebana Sangetsu School of Flower Arranging.
Some of the theater personal and the fundraiser director
spoke before the movie started and a Colombian singer
performed a lovely Japanese song. This is why South Florida
is different from other parts of Florida; the
fact that we have a great mix of people from all over the world!
The movie first scene.
The movie is a 2008 comedy that follows the life of a professional cellist that looses
his job and has to move back into his deceased mother's house, and ends up getting
a job as a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer". The story is very moving, the music, locations, acting was amazing and there was a gentleness through out the entire film that stays with you after
the movie is over. Please rent it, if you get a chance!
The theater ceiling lanterns.
This one is by the exit stairs.
They gives the theater a touch of old charm.
After the movie and the rain stopped, we decided to walk to the
restaurant (The Downtowner) by the river walk.
This palms are across from a collection of condominiums.
The fountain in this photo appear smaller than
in real life or in real time.
Some of the condominiums I mentioned before and the lovely
Ft. Lauderdale night skies.
A path of lights by the big o'l boats and yachts.
I'm following the red and beige brick road...
A look from our outside tables, while we waited for our food.
My friend's lovely appetizer.
My delicious grill-blackened fish.
Happy Mother's Day to all!
I'm going to enjoy my mother duties by being at my youngest
daughter theater presentation of Oliver starting today and ending on Sunday.
She is one of the pick-pocketing orphans and I'm very proud!
Enjoy time with your mothers or pay respect to your mother's memories.