Saturday, March 5, 2011
Cocktails for a Cause, Success!
It was LUPEC Seattle's first ticketed event to raise money for a local women's charity, this time the Jubilee Women's Center, and it was a great success!
Held in the Aspira Penthouse in downtown Seattle, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening. Clear skies coupled with floor to ceiling windows equaled amazing views of Seattle, the Sound and Lake Union. You know the view is gorgeous when everyone who enters stops to gaze before even ordering a cocktail!
Anu Apte, owner of Rob Roy created all the wonderful libations while LUPEC Portland lady Jenn Hegstrom and LCL creator Ted Munat shook and served. We were so lucky to have such great sponsors: Makers 46, Voyager Gin, Corrido Tequilla and Ebb & Flow Vodka. Everyone got 2 cocktails included with their ticket price, those who brought a clothing donation got 1 more. And all the drinks were only $8!
Ethan Stowell Restaurants provided us with delicious bar snacks like bruschetta with fresh ricotta & white anchovy or smoked tuna spread; buffalo milk mozzarella; spicy Copa and soft boiled eggs with a dried tuna loin shaving.
Christina Kuypers was there with the gorgeous Left Coast Libations cocktail book for purchase. Between shaking cocktails Ted was poised with a pen- the autograph king!
And of course we have all these beautiful pictures taken by Chad Pryor. He's in the process of building a new site but for now you can find him at www.chadwiki.com
But of course one of the main reasons were were having this party is to give back to our community. On Monday I went to Jubilee with a whole car load full of clothes. The center was so surprised and excited, we filled their lobby with bags and bags of really nice stuff. And then I mentioned I had a check for them for $500 and they were THRILLED! This was all a surprise and they couldn't believe we picked them as a worthy cause and donated.
So THANK YOU again to all of you who bought tickets and came out in support of LUPEC and Seattle's community. And THANK YOU to our sponsors and worker bees. We hope to do more of these types of events this year. Suggestions? Put them in the comments please!