Thursday, November 29, 2007

Let's call it "Festive Flirty"

Dress code? Well, it's winter and it's Minnesota, which means your flannel pajama pants are not only practical but probably socially acceptible no matter where you Jingle your Jangle on a cold December night. As for me, I'll be wearing sequins and showing some cleavage. It's the holidays! So let's call the dress code "festive flirty," like this happy young woman with very natural hair color seems to be all about. If you're hopping, come as you are. Its YOU we want to see!

(Gents, tuxes would be definite overkill. And yet, you look so darned gorgeous in them, so who am I to stop you if the mood strikes?)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The car and parking situation

Parking: Stella's offers a $6 valet service, which will be a good choice if you're planning to stay for a few hours. Otherwise, a cheaper option may be to park at the Calhoun Square lot (Lake and Girard, one block east of Hennepin and across the street from Stella's) or at the Lagoon Cinema lot (Lagoon and Girard, one block north of Stella's).

Remember, though, good little elves don't drive at all if they've had too many martinis. A steady stream of cabs is available at Figlio's across the street throughout the night, and we'll have plenty of non-alcoholic choices for the DD in your group.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It's the silent auction, woot woot!

Fabulous holiday gifts, not only at a bargain, but also for a good cause? YES! Our not-so-silent auction will include, among other things:

  • A certified-authentic Brett Favre autographed game ball
  • BOSE QuietComfort II headphones
  • Gift certificates to Stella's Fish Cafe, Wildfire, Kip's Irish Pub, and other great restaurants
  • Minnesota Wild suite hockey tickets
  • Jewelry sets by Silpada
  • A bottle of vintage red Bordeaux
  • The coolest U of M popcorn and crock giftset you ever saw
  • Aveda gift baskets
  • Morningstar Coffee gift basket
  • Tastefully Simple gift basket
  • Subscriptions to Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Metro Magazine
  • Original, hand-carved wooden Santa Clauses made by my awesome Dad
  • A set of collectible Mad Magazines and comic books
  • A gift certificate to Midwest Mountaineering
  • Plus holiday ornaments, a collectible Wells Fargo plush pony, and other great gift certificates and merchandise!

  • And yes, you read it right... we will accept credit cards. See you there!

    Saturday, November 3, 2007

    The time, the place

    December 8, 2007
    7 p.m. - 2 a.m.

    Stella's Fish Cafe
    3rd Floor Private Lounge
    1400 West Lake Street
    Uptown, Minneapolis

    Tickets are on sale now for a minimum donation of $35. We have room for all your friends, and tickets will be available at the door -- spread the word! To purchase tickets, contact Becky Waller or Mindy Gudmundson.

    All net proceeds will go to the brand-new Greatest Gift Foundation (see next post).