Happy Monday! Ooh, I've got a good one for you today. Scroll to the bottom for an awesome giveaway. But first, some pics from the weekend!
On Friday, my dad, sister and I packed up the car and headed out east. We had tickets for Super Saturday, a big fundraising event for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund hosted by Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa. (Some of you old-schoolers might remember me writing about this back when I attended in 2008 & 2010.)
I hadn't been to Super Saturday in five years, and I forgot how much crazy fun it is. I thought I was a serious shopper until I saw some of these women. Turns out I'm a total amateur. Some broad almost knocked me over in the Alice + Olivia booth (she literally put her hand on my back and PUSHED me out of her way before yelling "EXCUSE ME" um, excuse YOU?!) and all around us women were stripping down to their skivvies to try things on. Super Saturday is essentially a giant designer "garage sale" held in an open field under a large tent - no walls, no fitting rooms, no holds barred. Almost immediately, my eyes landed on the most spectacular sequined frock but I was all, "Oh, I love it but I don't know...." While my dad and Perri were all, "CUT THE BS." Oh, and NO WAY was I going to stand there with my FANNY out in front of Brooke Freaking Shields, who strolled by us several times looking casually gorgeous, like NBD. So I refused to try it on but managed to snag it - only because my dad and sister muscled their way through the crowd to claim it while I waited patiently on the outskirts. So we took a risk, and luckily it fits perfectly. Somewhere my mom was rolling her eyes...I've definitely lost some of my mojo. I used to be the girl who climbed, maneuvered and tore through rolling racks, fixtures and piles for a good deal. This was a little aggressive even for me!
There was great shopping to be had (I was particular thrilled by the tarte table, where nothing was over $15) and I love that 100% of the proceeds from all sales go to OCRF. But let me tell you about the food. Phenomenal! Sant Ambroeus catered and everything was just so luxe and delish. I had no time to take photos of my lunch - I was so hungry - but particular highlights were asparagus with Parmesan and mushrooms, and a penne with the most sumptuous, fragrant sauce I've ever tasted. I hadn't had pasta in quite some time, and wow.
The dessert wasn't too shabby either. I know everyone raves about Laduree but I thought these macarons were far superior.
Other fun weekend highlights included a carnival (I won a bunny!), a few fun dinners and lots of sunny walks. I worked on a few wedding-related tasks and did a ton of laundry. Oh! And I finally joined Snapchat. Username is teddisetgo. It seems like fun but I'm definitely still figuring it out. Sidenote: I cannot believe it's almost August!
And now, to end this post on a super-sweet note, I am hosting a giveaway!
Super Saturday is known for its gigantic, full-of-goodness gift bags. This year they're packed with full-sized beauty products, healthy snacks, fun accessories, the list goes on. And guess what?! My dad gave me his, which means I wound up with two. So one of you lucky duckies will be winning one of these!
Yep, they're two-handers! :) I'll share more details about the goodies on Snapchat so be sure to find me on there!
Enter below. The giveaway ends on Friday and I'll be drawing a winner over the weekend. This giveaway is NOT sponsored in any way, but I do encourage you to learn more about OCRF, a charity organization close to my family's heart. I'm glad I can share a little bit of it with you. Good luck my friends!
Linking up with Erin to share my weekend snapshots. Thanks for hosting!