I wanted to tell you all about the great time I had last night – I went to Flames Central for a fundraiser put on by The Flames Better Halves. It was raising money for the Flames Foundation of Life with funds directed to Rotary/Flames House, Albertaâ€™s first free-standing pediatric hospice.
It was an amazing event, first class all the way. Wine was flowing, the Better Halves did a fab job of modeling on the catwalk, and my favorite part was bidding on the incredible baskets put together by the Flames and their wives. The baskets were filled with their “favorite things” and included things like lululemon gift certificates (the Aucoin basket), Royal Kona coffee (the Langkow basket), Gladiator on DVD (the Tanguay basket) and an iPod touch (the Kiprusoff basket).
But my very favorite basket was made by Susan and Stephane Yelle – I loved it so much I had to bid 3 times in the silent auction to finally win it. It was so packed with awesomeness that I had to go and pull my car around front – I could barely carry it out the front door! It had great treats like Lush gift certificates, Jo Malone bath oil, Williams Sonoma cupcake mix (my fave), Planet Earth DVDs and lots lots more. My husband was happy to see something for him – Anthony shave gel and facial mosturizer.
I had a wonderful time meeting lots of really cool women, eating delicious food and tasting a few glasses of different wines. (The Pinot Grigot was my favorite). But I think the best part was seeing my gift certificate from Fresh Sugar Photography being given away as a door prize and hearing the women behind me groan in disappointment when their numbers weren’t called.
It was such a neat idea, and I can’t wait for next year’s – which I am sure will be bigger and better (if that’s even possible!)
It got me thinking about what I would put in my own “favorite things” basket.
It would definitely include some Philosophy bath products (Sugar Cookie is the BEST), maybe a Tassimo machine (Chai tea is so delish, but only available in the US right now), a gift certificate to Holt for a pair of Miu Miu pumps, and some Bare Escentuals makeup and brushes (the soft glow blush brush is DIVINE!).