Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In The Vineyard

Just a reminder that tickets are on sale for Edgewood Children's Center's "In The Vineyard," which will be held on Saturday, November 15th, 2008 at Plaza Frontenac. The evening will include wines from around the world and cuisine prepared by chefs from St. Louis' top restaurants. There will be a live auction with fantastic items, including a walk-on role as an extra in AMC's Emmy-winning TV show "Mad Men," as well as a silent auction with a spectacular array of unique wine related items. I really hope you consider attending our event -- it's great food and wine for an outstanding cause. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested in attending.

For those of you that don't know, Edgewood is a non-profit agency committed to the care and treatment of children with severe emotional, behavioral and communication disorders, particularly those who are autistic or diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Edgewood operates a fully accredited, licensed special school in Webster Groves, Missouri for not only the 40 children who live on campus, but also for 130 other children who come from all over the St. Louis metropolitan area for services. I have been a member of Edgewood's development board for over 3 years now and am so incredibly proud to be a part of such an amazing place.

If you can't attend, please consider giving a 100% tax-deductable donation to Edgewood. Remember that $0.95 of every dollar raised goes directly to the kids of Edgewood. http://www.eccstl.org/


An evening of wine tasting and gourmet food to benefit
Edgewood Children’s Center.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 7 p.m. @ Plaza Frontenac

Featuring 90+ wines from around the world.

Accompanying Cuisine presented by:
Annie Gunn's
Anthony's BarBissinger's
BrioCardwell's at the Plaza
The CrossingFleming's Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Villa Farotto

Fabulous Live & Silent Auctions Including:
Walk-on role on the Emmy Award-Winning Drama, "Mad Men"
Cardinal's 2009 Spring Training Package
St. Louis Cardinal's Green Seats for 4
Arizona Getaway
Fine and rare wine selections
And much more!

Buy tickets now at http://www.inthevineyard.net/

Wine Steward: At this level you will enjoy tasting featured wines (does not include Premium Wine section) and all of the exquisite cuisine offered at the event. $100

Master Sommelier: At this level you will enjoy tasting the finest wines in the Premium Wine section, as well as all other featured wines and cuisine offered at the event. You will also receive a chance to win a $500 Plaza Frontenac gift certificate. $200

Halloween Party 2008

This year’s Annual Haunted Halloween Costume Party was better than ever. I was pleasantly surprised with what a great turn-out we got, especially with so many other parties (and new babies) this year. The weather was perfect and the food was great, but I was absolutely blown out of the water by how good the costumes were this year!! Talk about creative and fun!! Here are some highlights…

Me as Madonna and Ryan as "The Dude" from the Big Lebowski

Winners of the Couples Costume, the Reno 911 cops

Winner of the Best Individual Costume, Busch Stadium Beer Man

Best Couples Costume Runners-up, Michael and Debbie Phelps

Jennifer Beales from Flashdance

The religious contingent

Newlywed Prizefighters

Redneck Fishin'

Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol and high school hockey star & baby's daddy