E.B. White: A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered.
We had an elegant book club celebration yesterday. Our book, The Night She Won Miss America, was chosen by our hostess, Heidi, and everyone finished it. (That might be a first!) Most of us liked the book and the discussion didn’t even veer into the “are pageants necessary any longer?” territory.
Our book club was very different than we’ve ever had before. Heidi invited several extra friends and we had lunch at Seasons 52, “a wine bar & grill that offers fresh, seasonal restaurant dishes served in a casual and sophisticated atmosphere.” They have about 50 locations around the country. The parent company also owns Olive Garden, Yard House, Capital Grille, and Bahama Breeze, among others. The menu is incredible and everything is clean and pretty low-cal. We loved it!
We then wandered over to Kate Spade (yes, the store!) and had dessert there. We all competed in a “What’s In Your Purse?” contest and Leslie won a prize–a Kate Spade handbag! I was one entry away from winning the purse myself. I forgot to give myself points for the tissues I had in my purse! This is my official request to Leslie: Please let me borrow your new purse some day! ;-0
Could you win this contest? Points were given for each item. Here’s a partial list of the items we needed to have. How many of these items are in your purse right now?
□ flash drive □ nail file □ socks □ mints □ pen □ tweezers □ checkbook □ hand lotion
□ hair dryer □ tissues □ paper clip □ lipstick □ snack □ $50 bill □ band aid □ pencil
Heidi is Leslie’s boss and she loves being in the book club. She doesn’t always attend our luncheons because she travels a lot, but she is an incredibly generous hostess. Heidi’s personal assistant, Rheanna, wrangled the 15 of us like a pro, and the day was just spectacular. I hope our future book club hostesses don’t worry about out-doing Heidi.
Heidi just loves throwing parties and we all are privileged to be in her book club circle.