A few weeks ago, my dear friend Joyce Rey asked me to accompany her to an evening with the First Lady, Michelle Obama.  Of course, I was delighted to go; I am a strong supporter of the First Lady.  Interior designer Michael S. Smith and his partner James Costos hosted the event.  It was a huge success!

The Beautiful Interior, Me with friend Jazz Smollet, Festive Décor

The gathering was held at Michael and James’ beautiful estate.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the entry to their home is one that I included in a recent post, I’ve always wondered who lived there!

Sharon Osbourne, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Myself

It truly was a beautiful evening, filled with inspiration and personality.  I had a great time chatting with Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Sharon Osbourne.  Also at the event were Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Barrymore, fellow designer Kathryn Ireland, and Jeffrey Deitch – head of MOCA.

Me and Ben Solemani of Mansour Rugs, Drew Barrymore, and Guests

As Michael and James gracefully introduced Mrs. Obama I must have looked like a madwoman trying to clear my camera card to snap a few shots.  I seem to always forget to upload and delete my camera just before those photo-worthy evenings, so frustrating!  I finally managed to gather a few images in before my camera filled back up!

Michael S. Smith and James Costos Introduce Michelle Obama