Sunday, February 25, 2007

Gala-riffic!

Last night was the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Winter Gala. It felt like prom night! After searching far and wide for a dress, I found the perfect one, fitting for the occasion. I had a hair appointment scheduled. Unfortunately it was a little late, so I ended up running around like a maniac, trying to get ready on time.

But all in all the event was a blast! We started the night off with our meal. Salmon, roast beef, asparagus, pasta salad, and potatoes, followed by some gourmet chocolate truffles. Mmmm. Then afterwards we took a little stroll through the few open galleries. After that, we decided to visit the Thomas Chimes: Adventures in 'Pataphysics exhibit that was open especially for the gala. It really was incredible. I especially loved his "white paintings". The rest of the evening consisted of meandering around the museum, taking advantage of the open bar (mostly with sodas!), watching people dance, and even dancing a little ourselves, although Rob's knee wasn't up to it. I would absolutely attend next year!

So, I'm sure you'd like to see a few photos.

Still goofy at a formal event:




Some shots of the museum:








My lovely dress that just so happened to be on major clearance:




And the happy couple:

4 comments:

Dave said...

Nice Doily!

Mary said...

I love that dress on you! Gorgeous, with a capital "G". Looks so fancy shmancy :)

Jeope said...

Remember you wished your museum had some of the shtuff I was showing off at ours? Well, don't. From the looks of things, you got a fine one and ours is a pataphysic's patootie.

Kim O. said...

LOVE THE DRESS!!! And your up-do is faboo! Melly, you look just gah-geous! You and Rob sure do clean up nice. ; - )