Last Sunday night was truly magical for Jeff and me. The night that we had anticipated for a year came and went at lightning speed, and we enjoyed every second of it. I will admit that it was somewhat disconcerting to be the focus of the evening. Don’t get me wrong, I am accustomed to being the focus when I am on stage and with a microphone in my hand, but being the focus of attention as recognition for philanthropy is not something to which either of us is accustomed. Having said that, the evening was perfect in every way and we are both grateful that we could celebrate with loved ones, both family and friends, by our side.
Many of you have written to me asking to see what I wore to the event, so here it is. The dress is an Oscar de la Renta. I purchased it in the spring during one of Bloomingdale’s points events, so that the price tag didn’t sting as much. The venue was Sinai Temple and the cause was Camp Ramah, so I wanted the dress to be modest but still have a sparkle. The minute I saw this dress on the rack, it was kismet… as it was everything I had imagined, classy and elegant with a lot of personalities!
I went with a gold heel to bring out the gold thread winding its way throughout the tweed. The bottom of the dress, which hit right at the knee, is fabulous with a sheer panel that subtly peeks at the leg. The workmanship of this dress is impressive in every way. I know that I will have it forever, just as the memory of that evening will forever be etched in my memory.