BellaSugar and I recently attended a Bay Area charity event, White Caps and Night Caps, sponsored by The Associates of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital to benefit the organization's burn unit. The event included a silent auction of expensive wine, but in the wake of the San Bruno gas explosion, there were lots of wallets opened and the bidding was high for bottles like this magnum of Armida PoiZin. Have you ever bid on something similar?
Big-name celebrities came out last night for the premiere of Armida at the Met in New York. If you've never seen an opera, Armida would be an excellent place to start; it's about a woman who chooses revenge over love. Can't go wrong with that!
The New York Times interviewed the production's choreographer, Graciela Daniele, and asked what attracted her to it. "I like the power of the woman and the vulnerability of the woman," she said. "The fact that she’s all-powerful, and yet love comes in and makes things bad for her."
See what actresses showed up for the debut below.