Monday, February 14

Let's Celebrate Love today and all week! Gratitude comes to mind...


Let's talk about Love
Valentines Day

Love is what motivates us much of the time,
and on February 14 we adorn our loved ones with sweets...

champagne perhaps...


It's fun to honor the people we love on this special day 
but this holiday was extra special for me this year
because I was able to share these sentiments
with a group dedicated to
helping children in the community.

I was invited to a Valentines Day soiree in the home of the fabulously talented and stylish

Pamela Morgan where we celebrated our commitment
to a special non-profit organization dedicated to children in need,
The Flawless Foundation.  

Check out Pamela's website and blog here for insider tips and expert advice.

Pamela is on board helping Flawless with their annual Gala event on April 9 at the beautiful and historic Otto Khan Burden Mansion in New York City.  We are in good hands with Pamela and there is no doubt she will show us the way to an extraordinary evening filled with much love and style as we honor the doctors that have been crucial in the industry.  An award ceremony, a cocktail celebration and a sit down dinner will unfold during this special evening on April 9.

Pamela's company FLAVORS is your home on the Web for special event planning and culinary sophistication. Pamela offers great advice -

"my goal is simple — to help everyone savor a richer,
more flavorful life through sensational entertaining,
inventive dishes and a fresh approach to social occasions".
the gracious hosts Pamela and Michael
But tonight we were celebrated in Pamela and Michael's exquisite home overlooking  

central park.  They adorned us with delectable treats, champagne and a lovely presentation given by Chairman Janine Francolini.  The excitement about the upcoming Gala infused the room.  We nibbled on treats, chatted, watched a special video about many of the exciting programs Flawless is taking part in the community, bought tickets for the event and topped off the evening with a special Valentine gift for our Chairman!

Gratitude is a word
that comes to mind often
 in the Flawless community 
Pamela and Janine giving us the skinny
on all the exciting details of the upcoming event.

The enthusiasm swirled as guests celebrated the holiday.
We were buzzing with all the goodness Flawless brings to the community. 

a proud mom beaming at all her daughter has accomplished
 in a few short years since launching the Flawless Foundation.

A hard working team pulling together for a great cause.
my teenage daughter is volunteering to help with the event as well.

 For more information about Flawless check out their website here.  You can find them on Twitter and Facebook too.

about the event:

The Flawless Foundation Names Congressman Patrick Kennedy As Honorary Chair for Perfection Party
On Saturday, April 9th, 2011, the Flawless Foundation celebrates their most recent accomplishments with its second annual Perfection Party at the Otto Khan and James Burden Mansions in New York City. This year’s special honorees include J. Stuart Ablon, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, and Director of Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, a top child and adolescent psychiatrist, and founder of the Child Mind Institute, Shonda Schilling, author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Best Kind of Different: Our Family’s Journey with Asperger’s Syndrome, and wife of retired Major League Baseball pitcher, Curt Schilling, as well as Shari and Garen Staglin, founders of the International Mental Health Research Organization, and cofounders of both The Next Frontier of the Brain campaign with Congressman Patrick Kennedy, and BringChange2Mind with Glenn Close and others.

The Foundation is also pleased to announce that Rhode Island U.S. House Representative and mental health advocate, Patrick Kennedy, will be the evening’s honorary Chair. Jim and Lauren Watkins and Josie Wechsler will be the event’s Co-Chairs. A celebrity chef who will be preparing the evening’s dinner will soon be announced.

A panel discussion titled “The Best Kind of Different,” and a champagne reception is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and is followed by dinner. The panel is comprised of Ablon, Koplewicz, Schilling and the Staglins, and will be moderated by civil and children’s rights attorney, television host and author of the upcoming book, Think: How to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World, Lisa Bloom.

To confirm your participation or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Janine Francolini at (917) 501-6078, or by email,

The Flawless Foundation is deeply committed to humane, compassionate care for children with brain disorders. Together, with your support, we can create miracles for these Flawless children.

and host Michael made these delicious that's love don't you think?

Happy Valentines Day
Week Everyone!


quintessence said...

What a wonderful evening for a fabulous cause!!

Anonymous said...

happy valentines day and what a worthy cause. I'll find Flawless on Facebook too. Thank You Tamara. Marcy

Anonymous said...

I hope to make the party on April 9 and looking into it. Thank You for the information. it's been a long time since I've seen the MAPDS people -- C.R.

Renae Moore said...

Great fun for a great cause!
Happy weekend Tamara!