Ok, so every once in a while, there are occasions that, I believe, warrant a little cheating…even if that means waking up the next morning with a gnawing stomach ache and an angry gallbladder.
Yesterday was one of those days. How often do people get to go to the Waldorf=Astoria in Manhattan? Probably not very often. Which is why, when I do go, I completely indulge in the food. Yesterday, I was there as a New York Women in Communications Foundation scholarship recipient at the organization’s annual Matrix Awards.
Aside from the amazing people at the event, there was some pretty amazing food. The dessert we had was this decadent chocolate cake with cream cheese layers. The stuff on top? Raspberry, whipped cream and white chocolate.
I didn’t feel as guilty eating this because the lunch was the Waldorf salad. I went light on the salad dressing and skipped butter on my bread, so I tried to be careful. My gallbladder still acted up this morning, but whatev. It was totally worth it.
And just to show the awesomeness of the ceremony, here are a few pictures I snapped:
The incredible John Legend, giving a surprise performance.
Posing with presenter Rosie O’Donnell, who was nice enough to introduce herself to each scholarship winner. I’m also wearing my new favorite dress, which was generously supplied by The Limited.
The lovely Idina Menzel, of Wicked and Glee, accepting her award. The blonde lady sitting down wearing beige? Arianna Huffington. No biggie.
Needless to say, this was an incredible day, and I’m so thankful to New York Women in Communications for giving me the experience. I definitely savored every minute of it (and every calorie)!